Self Catering for sale in Fort William

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C. McFarquhar (Apr 2017)
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Freehold Price: £575,000
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Business Description
Only by viewing this substantial property can one appreciate the absolute beauty of the location of this attractive chalet business. Inchree Chalets is a purpose built and well-established holiday letting business trading to a high level with strong occupancy rates. The business was built and developed by the current owner who has been trading for over 30 years. The site comprises of 9 holiday chalets comprising of 5 detached ‘A’ frame cottages plus 4 cottages set to a semi-detached configuration. In addition there are a number of ancillary buildings housing a laundry, workshop and general storage. The site also has a static caravan which is primarily used as staff accommodation but new owners could use it as letting or family accommodation as required. The extensive grounds provide scope to build out further units if so desired.

Each chalet boasts ample parking and surrounding amenity ground, allowing guests to relax and take in the panoramic views overlooking Loch Linnhe, with the surrounding Mountains of Morven & Ardgour framing a stunning setting. The site with its elevated position benefits from tremendous views along the stunning and rugged shoreline for which the West Coast is renowned. The lodges are furnished and decorated to a good standard, offering a pleasant degree of comfort. The standardisation of the chalets makes for ease of business operation being less labour intensive than a B&B / hotel business which are required to be turned over on a daily basis.

The chalet business forms part of a larger site which is also for sale and includes 14 further letting rooms, a licensed restaurant and a separate accommodation / meeting block which would be ideal as owner’s accommodation. Further details are available from selling agents ASG Commercial upon request.

It is the intention of the current owners to retire that brings this attractive business and development opportunity to the market.

This is a successful and sustainable business opportunity benefiting from a high level of repeat custom. Situated in a strong trading area, this well-performing business represents a sound level of return on investment. The majority of the trade is generated between April and October offering an easy-to-operate lifestyle operation. This venture would ideally suit first-time operators who could bring their flair, imagination and energy to the business to take Inchree Chalets to the next level.

The business utilises a wide range of marketing options which maximises occupancy uptake. Online bookings are taken via their own highly effective website ( and also via the 3rd party website to provide wider market exposure. The business attracts a varied range of customers throughout the year including winter mountaineers and ski enthusiasts. The site is almost equidistant from both the Ben Nevis and Glencoe mountain ranges.

The owners operate a flexible booking system allowing for both short-term stays and longer holiday lets. The former, which includes one-night stays, offers a higher level of income but generates a greater workload. Likewise the site can accommodate groups, families, couples and lone travellers.

Inchree Chalets and the 4 Seasons Restaurant are located just off the A82 along a shared road to the site entrance. The properties are well positioned to offer an excellent base to explore the Highlands and benefit from being just 20 minutes from both the Nevis Range & Glencoe Ski areas. The West Coast of Scotland is famous for its spectacular countryside, rugged mountains, stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The idyllic scenery and open spaces combine to make the area highly popular with those seeking a relaxing holiday in the Scottish Highlands. The area is renowned for its outdoor activities and there are Munro’s aplenty on the doorstep plus many more leisurely walks close by. The Ardnamurchan peninsula offers some of the most rugged and breathtaking scenery on offer and is accessed from the Corran Ferry minutes from the business. Ben Nevis and Glen Coe are two of the major mountaineering centres in Scotland. Close to Inchree is the 5-Star visitor attraction, The National Ice Climbing Centre which is one of the UK's premier mountain activity centres. Mountain biking is also a favoured past-time with the Nevis Range and the surrounding area of Lochaber which boast a large number of mountain bike trails, from cross country trails and white-knuckle downhills to relaxing forest trails, suiting every level of experienced riders. There are many places of historical interest one being the Glenfinnan Monument, at the head of Loch Shiel, which was erected in 1815 in tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who supported the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Another is Glen Coe where the massacre of Glencoe took place in the early hours of 13 February 1692.

The coastal location supports sea-fishing, sailing and kayaking, with the area also being a renowned fishing location (sea, loch & river). The wide range of birdlife and animals roaming wild are a great attraction. The hamlet of Inchree is close to the village of Onich and benefits from services including a hotel, grocer shop, garage and a full range of social and welfare facilities in Fort William, 8 miles away. Primary schooling is available in Onich and both primary/secondary schooling is available in Fort William. The chalets are located adjacent to the Glenrigh Forest and are a 15-minute walk from the popular & impressive Inchree Waterfalls.

The chalets are signposted from the A82; access is via a tarmac road leading to an open plan site. Of timber and block construction, the chalets age from 30 years old with the ‘A’ framed lodges having tiled roofs and the semi-detached chalets flat roofs. The Lodges have good separation providing for privacy, parking and plenty of communal amenity space.

The nine chalets are configured as follows:

Four ‘A’ framed chalets have 3 bedrooms sleeping up to six people. The rooms are configured to 2 twins on the first floor and 1 double on the ground floor.

One 3-bedroom ‘A’ frame chalet to sleep up to 4 persons with two single bedrooms on the first floor and 1 double downstairs.

Four two-bedroom / four-berth, (1 twin, 1 double.) units, configured to two semi-detached buildings over one floor.

Each chalet is accessed into a hallway leading to the lounge/dining/kitchen area. The rooms benefit from a comfortable standard of décor and furnishings. The chalets have a sensible range of facilities to make any stay enjoyable and relaxing. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and 4-ring cooker/oven. The first floor sleeping accommodation in some lodges is via a steep set of steps and would not be suitable for young children or disabled guests. However, each chalet has bedroom accommodation on the ground floor ideal for those who are less able. The bathrooms have a white suite comprising of a bath with shower over, WC and wash-hand basin. They also benefit from tiled walls, heater, vented extract fan and vinyl floor covering. A self-service laundry for guests is adjacent to the chalets, with commercial washer and dryer.

On site there is presently 1 static caravan which is currently used as staff accommodation. This could be used as owner’s accommodation or further income generating accommodation as required.

The site is accessed by a gravel road leading to parking adjacent to each unit. Paths to the chalets are laid to slabs. The site has ample recreational ground and plenty of ancillary buildings including a laundry, drying room, bike storage shed and general storage. There is also a workshop and wood store.

The site has significant potential to accommodate further lodge development.

Mains electricity, water and drainage, the chalets have electric heating. The property is mainly double glazed. The entire site is Wi-Fi enabled via a professionally-installed system which offers guests free and reliable internet access.
Tenure: Freehold

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