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10 bedroom detached house for sale

Grantown on Spey

Offers in Region of £359,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique 'Home & Lifestyle' Opportunity.
  • 10 Letting Bedrooms
  • Self Contained Owner's Accommodation
  • Separate 1 Bedroom
  • Renovated Stone Cottage
  • Immaculate Throughout
  • Cairngorm National Park

Full description

Willowbank Guest House, owners accommodation and separate one bedroom cottage, are a well-established business, with a great reputation, and benefits from healthy new and repeat custom due to its prime trading location within this popular tourist location. Offered as a unique package of two outstanding properties presented to immaculate standards, with good accounts, these properties must be viewed to be appreciated and provide a solid opportunity for first time entrepreneurs, and those seeking a lifestyle business within the thriving Cairngorms National Park. With 10 delightfully furnished letting rooms, self-contained owners accommodation, and separate 1 bedroom letting cottage to the rear, it is a superior and easily run home and income lifestyle opportunity that currently enjoys fantastic seasonal trade with further year-round potential. Viewing essential.

For Sale

Willowbank Guest House offers a unique opportunity to purchase an outstanding property presented to an immaculate standard and ready to operate including most furniture and commercial equipment with the benefit of 10 letting rooms, self contained owners accommodation and a separate 1 bedroom letting cottage to the rear. This is a superior, home and income lifestyle opportunity with a prominent trading location on the High Street within this popular tourist town set in the beautiful Cairngorm National Park. The property radiates a blend of character and quality, offering a warm and friendly welcome where comfort, service and quality feature highly. The present owners have invested both time and finance into the upgrading, not only the guest accommodation, but also the self contained owners apartment to bring the property onto the market in immaculate condition. Through choice the proprietors operate their business with a respectable return to suit their lifestyle giving potential purchasers the opportunity to operate at a higher intensity if they wished. This well established Guest House and letting cottage offers potential purchasers a superb and stylish lifestyle business opportunity.

Grantown On Spey

Situated within the Cairngorms National Park Grantown is the Capital of Strathspey and a leading tourist resort. It has a fine shopping centre, first class hotels and guest houses, Primary and Grammar schools offering education to university entrance standard, Cottage Hospital and Health Centre.
Sporting facilities include 18 hole golf course, superb leisure centre with 4 court sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite and 20m pool, excellent Salmon and Trout fishing in the River Spey and other waters, 8 tennis courts, bowling green, children's recreation park and forest walks through Grant Park. There are many places of interest to visit in the area with Grantown being the gateway to the Malt Whisky Trail. The Grantown Heritage Centre is open through the summer and Highland Games are held at different venues throughout the Spey Valley. Within easy reach are the Cairngorm Mountains for winter sports facilities and hill walking. The sandy beaches of the Moray Firth are also close by. Other distances from Grantown on Spey - Aviemore 15 miles; Elgin and Inverness 34 miles; Aberdeen 80 miles; Perth 95 miles.

The Properties

Willowbank - Of traditional construction, circa 1858, under a slate roof Willowbank is an attractive twin fronted detached villa complemented to the front by the addition of a conservatory / 24 cover breakfast room. To the rear, accessed from the High Street, there is parking for approximately 8 cars. This property provides quality accommodation for guests and a great level of amenity for the owners. Finished to a high standard, the property also has a fully compliant fire system and emergency lighting.

The Bothy - Of stone construction under a corrugated roof the Bothy has been fully renovated to a very high standard with a contemporary interior design. Separate parking space.

Public Areas

The main reception hallway is presented in excellent order and is representative of the property in general. The guest lounge provides a relaxing environment for residents to unwind after a hard day exploring and enjoying the many attractions and amenities of the National Park. The impressive dining room presented within the conservatory can cater for up to 24 covers and provides a convivial atmosphere for diners to watch the world go by. Presently operating on a bed and breakfast only basis, the new owners could easily increase profit levels with the introduction of additional dining times which could attract further tourist and local business.


The present trading pattern generates a healthy and constant turnover just below the vat threshold. Out of choice the proprietors limit the operation of the Willowbank business to 6 months of the year from April - September taking advantage of the fair weather tourist season. This self-imposed operating limits turnover and new owners could choose to operate the business at its current level or could opt to trade it to a higher intensity achieving an increased turnover through ski and winter sports trading and / or increased dining options. The business enjoys a 3 star Scottish Tourist Board rating and has its own website. The Bothy provides a fundamental income for the business generating a consistent turnover with excellent profit margins. The Bothy also has its own website. Full trading figures will be made available to seriously interested parties after viewing the properties

Letting Accommodation

Willowbank has 10 letting bedrooms delightfully furnished and decorated to a high standard. On the second floor there are 4 bedrooms consisting of 3 twin rooms, while the other room, a twin / double is currently utilised as a private office which could be easily converted back to a letting bedroom. The remaining 6 bedrooms are spread over the ground and first levels of the property and all enjoy en-suite facilities. There are 2 family rooms, 3 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom. The two ground floor family rooms would be most suitable for less able guests.

Private Accommodation

The self contained private owners accommodation provides excellent, high quality and private living space with both internal and separate access. Comprising double aspect lounge, large kitchen / dining area on the ground floor, master bedroom with walk in wardrobes and en-suite shower / bathroom on the first floor the apartment provides a good degree of separation from the business. New owners could easily reconfigure private accommodation to accommodate a larger family if necessary.

Service Areas

The property benefits from a well proportioned kitchen and food preparation area. The office is located on the 2nd floor and provides a functional area to administrate the business out with the owners accommodation.

The Bothy

The bothy provides separate self catering accommodation comprising open plan kitchen / living room, double bedroom and bathroom. Fully renovated to a contemporary design and benefitting from total control heating and double glazing the Bothy provides enchanting and superbly snug accommodation for guests and a generous income for the proprietors of approximately 350 per week during the peak season


It is understood that both properties is served by mains water, drainage and electricity.

Willowbank additionally has LPG gas for cooking, Oil fired central heating and boiler system providing a consistently high level of service. Integral fire alarm system and emergency lighting.

The Bothy additionally has electric total control heating.


To the rear of the property there is a car park with spaces for approximately 8 vehicles. There is a large workshop and dry goods shed, both with the benefit of electricity and light and a further covered parking area beside the Bothy.


Offers in the region of 359,000 are invited.

The sellers are willing to consider part exchange in order to offer potential purchasers a guaranteed sale and easier purchase transition.


By arrangement

Viewings And Offers

Viewing is strictly by arrangement with and all offers to be submitted to:-

Masson Cairns
Strathspey House
Grantown on Spey
PH26 3EQ

Tel: (01479) 874800
Fax: (01479) 874806

Business Websites &

These websites will be made available for the new owners to take ownership upon payment of the relevant transfer fees.


Owners Lounge

Owners En-Suite

Guest Lounge

Conservatory / Dining Room

Bothy Kitchen

Bothy Lounge

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 6

Bedroom 8

Bedroom 7

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09 February 2012


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