Hotel for sale

15 Bishops Road - IV3

£459,950

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • POPULAR TOURIST CATCHMENT AREA
  • 10 BEDROOMS OVER 2 FLOORS
  • POTENTIAL TO INCREASE LETTING ROOMS
  • EXEMPLARY CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
Bruce and Co. are delighted to offer for sale White Lodge Guest House, a beautifully presented guest house situated in Inverness just off the banks of the river Ness. The business has been awarded a 3* rating by the Scottish Tourist Board and is highly rated on Trip Advisor where it has nothing short of good reviews. The White Lodge Guest House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in a commanding property with elegant interior making the business very popular with a lot of repeat customers. The business has been under the very caring ownership of our clients for 17 years during which time they have carefully carried out substantial refurbishments throughout the entire property to a very high standard. They are reluctantly offering the business to the market due to their impending wish to retire. The White Lodge Guest House enjoys a good turnover and not only provides the owners with an excellent source of income but also a wonderful home. The business enjoys high occupancy levels and could trade successfully all year round although our clients have chosen to focus on the main season from Easter through to October offering plenty of potential to increase turnover should new owners wish to increase the trading period. The property also has several formations for letting accommodation with the current owners choosing to let only 7 bedrooms but the house has potential to increase this depending on the new owners needs.

Situation
The surrounding area has great appeal for varying tastes including the Highland Wildlife Park, castles, museums, malt whisky distilleries etc and there are excellent amenities all around. An excellent public transport network serves the local and outlying areas all across the Highlands & the Isle of Skye. There is excellent primary and secondary schooling; Inverness College, hospitals and the local airport as well as numerous shopping centre areas together with good restaurants and nightlife. The area is thriving with increasing business expansion and with tourists from every corner of the globe as well as very regular UK visitors. Inverness is the capital of the Highlands. The surrounding areas including Loch Ness and the world famous Eilean Donan Castle are very popular. Nearby there is also more on offer for mountain climbers (including the Skye Red Cuillens), skiers, golfers as well as shooting and fishing visitors. The population of Inverness is forecast to grow rapidly in the next two decades by 40% and is ranked as Europe’s fastest growing city. It remains one of Scotland’s most breathtaking, adventurous and yet romantic parts of the Highlands. The ski resorts of Aviemore and Kingussie are close by and Skye and the Western Isles are within easy reach.

Building External
The business premises occupy an impressive detached building, with an imposing corner position on Bishops Road. The décor and interior has been thoughtfully planned and implemented by the current owners to a good standard throughout which is reflected in the previous reviews by guests and the 3* award received from the Scottish Tourist Board. The property is arranged over 2 floors and entrance to the building is from the front which leads in to a welcoming conservatory reception.

Building Internal
The entire property has adequate furnishings and attractive décor. On the ground floor, once inside the reception hallway is the breakfast room which is positioned to the front of the building. Residents also benefit from a conservatory at the front of the property with comfortable seating for guests looking to relax.

Letting Rooms
The White Lodge Guest House offers the potential for 9 letting rooms all of which are en-suite but the current owners currently trade with 7 letting rooms with the potential of a further bedroom on the ground floor. Each guest room has been individually finished to an excellent standard and offers a high level of comfortable accommodation. The rooms vary in arrangement and can accommodate single guests, couples or families. Each room benefits from tea & coffee making facilities, colour television and hair dryer.

Owners Accomodation
At The White Lodge Guest House, owners benefit from spacious private accommodation which is presented to an excellent standard and in keeping with the remainder of the property. The private accommodation is located on the ground floor and consists of one bedroom, bathroom and a spacious private lounge with windows from floor level to ceiling looking out from the front of the property as well as a well presented fitted kitchen with functional utility room. The current owners also benefit from a second lounge to the rear of the property which has feature fireplace and french doors leading to the rear courtyard.

External
To the front of the property there is car park with parking for 6/7 cars comfortably and the well maintained gardens surrounding the building are laid mostly to lawn.

Services
The property has mains water, drainage and electricity.

Tenure
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.

Licence
The business conforms to all fire regulations.

Trading Figures
Accounts are available on request after a formal viewing has taken place.

Summary
This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a successful business which has all the features to become a bigger operation but currently trades with an enviable reputation and client base. Early viewing of this business is essential!


Price
Offers over £460,000 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

Inventory
An inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale; this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company. Please remember when viewing that staff and locals may not be aware that the business is on the market and we would be grateful if you do not talk openly about the business while in the area.

Call to action
All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the seller’s sole agents Bruce & Company.

Further Information
Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 477 6060.


Nearest station

  • Inverness (0.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, 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

  • Inverness (0.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, 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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