4 bedroom guest house for sale

Tha Butchach, New Luce, DG8

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Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Scottish Tourist 3Star Rating
  • Could also be used for a carehome/childrens home Self Contained Flat, Single Garage + Parking
  • Owners Accommodation With Sun Room Landscaped Garden With Summer House
  • Secret Bookcase Entrance

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

New Luce is a quiet village in the Scottish unitary council area of Dumfries and Galloway. The village has a post office, shop and Church. The coast to coast walk, the Southern Upland Way, passes close to the village and Tha Butchach which provides the walker with a comfortable B&B. New Luce is surrounded by good walking countryside and there are a number of excellent golf courses nearby. The Galloway Forest Dark Sky Project is only a few miles away.

The area is served by buses which connect the main population centres. Express bus services link the main towns with Glasgow, Ayr, Edinburgh and Carlisle. Local bus services are also operated across the region.

Dumfries & Galloway is home to two ports which have services to Northern Ireland, both are in the west of the region. Stena Line have a port and P&O Irish Sea in the village of Cairnryan.

Tha Butchach is a well run business that has been managed by the current proprietor for over 8 years. The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor's impending wish to retire and downsize. The bed & breakfast trades throughout the year but not yet to its full potential. The quality of the business is reflected in the 3 Star Award it currently holds from VisitScotland. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website www.thabutchach.co.uk.

It enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its location on the edge of the bonny village of New Luce in wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway. With the added advantage of having private parking for several cars, many of the visitors include tourists, golfers, fishers, hunters, walkers and astronomers. Although the business is trading successfully, it still has potential to grow income further. Tha Butchach is well situated to visit the Dark Sky Park and enjoy the wonderful skies from the Galloway Forrest.

Tha Butchach Bed & Breakfast is a traditional house that has been renovated, extended and modernised. The property is set in its own grounds and is presented to a modern standard and offered in walk in condition. The main entry to the B&B is to the side of the property and the owners' accommodation is accessed by a separate entrance at the front of the property.

As you enter the B&B, reception hallway, located to the left hand side is a breakfast room. Further down the hallway will lead you to the 4 bedrooms.


At the front of the property there is a welcoming wishing well. As you enter through the chipped driveway, there is ample parking.

The property is surrounded by private gardens which are currently used only by the existing owners. The landscaped gardens are well maintained and located at the bottom of the rear garden, just over the small ornamental bridge is a sun house and a pond

There are 4 letting rooms, 1 twin bedroom, 2 double bedrooms and 1 bedroom with a four poster bed. All of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities and televisions and the rooms have been finished to a traditional standard. Refreshments; tea/coffee and biscuits as well as toiletries such as soap, shampoo and shower gel are provided for guests in the bedrooms. All of the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor.

The business also offers a self contained flat on the top floor. The 2 bedroom flat consists of a double bedroom and a single bedroom and can accommodate up to 5 guests. The flat is an open plan design with a living room and kitchen/dining area. There is a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Situated at the front of the property, the owners' accommodation can be accessed via the private garden and porch. As you enter the hallway, to the right hand side you will find 2 bedrooms. The first bedroom is a double room with views from the window over the fields. The second bedroom, the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and also benefits from French doors which lead out onto the rear garden with views over the fields. The left hand side of the hallway leads you to a walk-in dressing room with shower room, sink and WC and then onto the dining room and living room. The living room is furnished with traitional stlye décor and a brick fireplace with wood burning stove. Patio doors lead out from the living room onto the front garden. There is also a separate door within the living room which leads to the shop, where existing owners currently stock antiques and collectables.

The kitchen, which is traditionally designed, is also located next to the living room and is finished with solid wood panels. Located next to the kitchen is the utility room.

To the rear of the property, there is a sunroom with views over the surrounding land. The sunroom also has a secret doorway, disguised as a bookcase which leads into the hallway of the B&B. The family bathroom has a freestanding bath with wooden floors and panelling.

This property offers an opportunity to operate a lifestyle business as well as giving ample room to allow extended family members retirement accommodation.

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Nearest station

  • Stranraer (7.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

Bruce & Co, First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Stranraer (7.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

Bruce & Co, First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

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