10 bedroom hotel for saleHaughton Arms Hotel, Main Street, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33
Offers Over £135,000
- Business for sale
- Beautifully Refurbished
- Function Room,
- Wedding Venue Facilities
Bruce and Co. are delighted to introduce to the market Haughton Arms Hotel, a beautifully renovated country hotel in Alford, Aberdeenshire. The Haughton Arms Hotel provides modern bed and breakfast accommodation in a traditional and commanding property with elegant interior making the business very unique in the local area. The business has been under the very caring ownership of our clients for 10 years during which time they have carefully implemented substantial refurbishments throughout the entire property to a very high standard and the business has reluctantly been offered for sale due to their impending wish to retire. The Haughton Arms Hotel trades successfully throughout the whole year and receives great feedback on TripAdvisor. The Hotel offers a choice of dining options with various menus for the lounge bar and restaurant and the business well supported by the local community as well as receiving custom from staying residents. Another attractive aspect of The Haughton Arms Hotel is its function room which provides the perfect venue for conferences, parties and christenings. In addition, the premises provide the perfect venue to host wedding receptions - an area of the business which has not been promoted but which we believe could prove to be a good source of income and increase turnover. Despite the success and popularity of this business there is still potential to increase turnover by increasing the marketing currently, particularly concentrating on the weddings/functions facility as at present our clients operate the business at a pace comfortable to their lifestyle.
Alford is a small country developing and expanding town, happily nestled in the Vale of Alford. Surprisingly, given the peace and tranquillity of the town, Aberdeen is just a 25 mile drive away. There are excellent links to the main road networks from Aberdeen and the area is served by regular bus links to and from the city. There's hill walking on the Cairngorms or fishing in the River Don. If you have an interest in history, the Alford Heritage Centre, Haughton Country Park and Grampian Transport Museum offer a fantastic insight into the local heritage of this area. For ancient history enthusiasts, there are many stone circles and Pictish symbol stones in the area and for the more energetic, why not follow the Gordon Way or take a shorter ramble along the peaks of Bennachie. Alford also boasts a dry ski slope, skate park, swimming pool and plenty of parks.
Major developments are also underway in the town with a new Primary and Secondary school being built as well as a new community centre and housing development looking to be completed by October 2015.
The business premises occupy an impressive 3 storey detached building build around the 1850's which holds a prominent position in the very heart of the village. This substantial property has been extremely well maintained and is presented in excellent condition throughout. The entranceway at the front of the property leads into a large welcome reception area. Despite the attractive traditional outer appearance of the building, inside the property is finished with modern contemporary design and furnishings. The interior design has been carefully thought out and implemented by our clients to ensure that the hotel retains its traditional charm and is in keeping with the period of the property and merges this with a high level of modern accommodation and facilities which today's travellers expect.
As expected with a business of this size, the property offers a large number of storage areas including a barrel store and bottle store on the ground floor. Additional facilities include a large fully equipped commercial kitchen with all necessary equipment for a business of this nature including a pantry also located on the ground floor.
On entrance to the hotel, guests are welcomed in the large inviting reception hallway which runs almost the full length of the building. To the left hand side, a public lounge bar is situated furnished with modern décor and seating, this area also benefits from a pool table and a wood burning stove. A particularly attractive aspect of the hotel is the large function room which can accommodate weddings, parties and christenings for up to 145 people. The function room is the perfect venue to host such events and offers a private bar.
Breakfast for residents is served in the restaurant at the right hand side of the property. The restaurant, with covers for 40 is furnished with modern high backed cushioned chairs and wooden tables and enjoys an abundance of natural light as well as a feature fireplace with wood burning stove. This area also has its own bar.
The ground floor also has male and female toilet facilities including accessible facilities and a baby change area making the overall business easily accessible for all.
Haughton Arms Hotel boasts 10 letting rooms offering a mixture of single, double, twin and family rooms. Each room is exquisitely finished to a high level of accommodation with modern contemporary interior design and high quality furnishings. 7 of the rooms have en-suite facilities and 3 have a shared bathroom as well as tea & coffee making facilities, a telephone and free view TV.
Owners Accommodation/Staff Accommodation
Owners or staff accommodation is presented in the form of a large apartment located on the middle floor of the property in a separate wing. This spacious apartment now consists of 3 large bedrooms and large bathroom (these areas have recently been refurbished). The accommodation is currently used as staff accommodation but has various options depending on the needs/ambitions of the new owners. The accommodation is well presented and offers a very spacious family home should this be required. Alternatively, the facilities are such that it would also provide quality staff accommodation.
The Haughton Arms has a beer garden located to the front of the property with outdoor seating and picnic benches. The hotel benefits from a large car park to the rear with additional parking located at the front.
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