32 bedroom hotel for sale

THE MOORINGS HOTEL, FORT WILLIAM

£2,250,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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INTRODUCTION

The Moorings Hotel, with its superb location alongside the Neptune's Staircase, a series of locks on the Caledonian Canal, has evolved over many years to what is now one of Fort William's premier 4-star hotels. The recent addition of the Moorings Bistro & Café - with access to the Caledonian Canal walkway - along with 5 deluxe bedrooms above, has added an additional facet that has proved extraordinarily popular to the Moorings Hotel. Plus, with views of the famous Ben Nevis, the Moorings Hotel is a great place for tourists, visitors and local alike to come and visit to 'soak up' the delights of this Highland location.

Fort William, a perennially and popular well known tourist destination, combines its role as a resort, summer and winter (with the attractions of Ben Nevis, Aonach Mor, Caledonian Canal and surrounding Highland Countryside), and as an important commercial service centre for the local industries and indigenous population.

The Moorings, originally a private dwelling, has been substantially extended and developed over many years with the original house now unrecognisable. The hotels range of facilities - bar, restaurant, bistro, café, function room and range of bedroom types - ensures its appeal to not only a regular base of custom but a wide cross section and the new bistro &café and bedrooms have added to that attraction.

The sellers have owned and operated the Moorings Hotel since 1997 but now, with the decision to retire from the business, the Moorings Hotel is offered for sale and is an exciting and excellent opportunity for new owners - whether they be private operators or a small group - to acquire a very established and profitable business in, undoubtedly, one of the most popular destinations and localities of Highland Scotland.

LOCATION

The hotel is located in Fort William, a town in the western Scottish Highlands, on the shores of Loch Linnhe. It's known as the gateway to Ben Nevis, the UK's highest peak, and Glen Nevis valley, home to Steall Falls. The stunning Neptune Staircase on the Caledonian Canal, is at the beginning of the southern end of the Great Glen, which leads all the way to Loch Ness.

The nearby Nevis Range Mountain Resort has ski runs and forest trails, plus a World Cup Downhill Mountain Bike track. Not far away is Glenfinnan viaduct, famous for its inclusion in the Harry Potter films and the steam train to Mallaig. In the town centre, the West Highland Museum
focuses on regional life and history, while to the northeast, Ben Nevis Distillery makes some excellent whisky.

THE PROPERTY

PUBLIC ROOMS

From the car park at the front of the hotel the Main Entrance, via a vestibule, leads into the Entrance Hallway with Reception/Reception Office to the left hand side.

The public rooms are arranged throughout the hotel and include the Upper Deck Lounge Bar (50) with bar servery which is open plan to the Moorings Bistro & Café (120 including terrace) which has its own dispense servery and with doors accessing the terraced deck area alongside the Caledonian Canal. At lower ground/garden level is the Mariners Bar (50) with bar servery. Central to the hotel is Neptune's Restaurant (40) with dispense servery and the Caledonian Function Room (130) which is split level and has its own bar servery. At lower ground/garden level
is the Canalside Meeting Room (30) and a small gymnasium with separate ladies' and gents' changing facilities with showers and toilets.

LETTING BEDROOMS

32 letting bedrooms - 6 superior deluxe; 10 superior; 16 standard - to sleep 66 (29 zip & link double/twin; 2 double; 1 family). All of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities - 29 bath with shower; 3 shower only. All of the rooms are equipped with ironing board, TV, tea and coffee facilities.

SERVICED AREAS

The main hotel kitchen with walk in fridge. Cellars and cellar store, etc. Office accommodation. Staff-room, with freezers and staff washing machine/tumble dryer. Separate Moorings kitchen to serve the Moorings Bistro & Café.

OUTSIDE

The Moorings Hotel has a superb location alongside the Neptune's Staircase of the Caledonian Canal, with direct access from the hotel grounds and Moorings Bistro & Café to the walkway alongside the canal proving an appealing draw and attraction to the visitors to Neptune's Staircase (which attracts approx. 50,000 visitors annually - Source: Scottish Canals). There is ample private car parking included with the Moorings Hotel - 45 spaces.

SERVICES

Highland Council, Inverness (01349 886606).
Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG gas. Partial central heating from oil fired boiler,
plus electric heating.

LICENCE

Premises Licence

GRADINGS

AA 4-Star Hotel : STB 4-Star Hotel

WEBSITE

www.mooring-fortwilliam.co.uk

TRADE

Trading accounts for the year ending 30th April 2017 show a total turnover of £1,669,216 (net of VAT) producing an excellent EBITDA trading profit. 2017 season is up on the previous year with the 'rolling' 12-month turnover to 31st August 2017 at £1,745,444 (net of VAT). The Jan-Dec2016 room occupancy was an excellent 85.54%. Trading accounts will be made available to genuinely interested parties preferably after viewing the property.


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  • Banavie (0.3 mi)
  • Corpach (1.1 mi)
  • Fort William (1.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Banavie (0.3 mi)
  • Corpach (1.1 mi)
  • Fort William (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Edinburgh

1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN

0131 291 0011 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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