Hotel for sale

The Forth Inn Ltd - FK8

£750,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellent 2014
  • 120 cover Function Hall
  • 24 Cover Private Dinning Area
  • Beer Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
Bruce and Co. are delighted to introduce to the market The Forth Inn, offering a unique and exciting business venture. The business has been under our clients ownership for 16 years and has been placed on the market due to our clients impending retirement. Food sales which are extremely popular are served in 3 main areas with 64 covers to the front and an additional 120 covers to the rear in the function hall. The Forth Inn trades with successfully with exemplary customer reviews. The current success and popularity of the restaurant is a true testament to our clients who throughout their ownership have maintained a great reputation and the business has been awarded a Trip Advisor certificate of excellence, proudly holding this award for 2014. In addition to the restaurant and bar sales, the hotel offers 6 guest letting rooms all of which are en-suite and have a mixture of twins, doubles and family rooms. Although trading well the business still has potential to grow with a little renovation work to the staff rooms this could increase the number of letting rooms and in turn increase turnover.

Situation
Aberfoyle enjoys a backdrop of rugged highland scenery. Much of the area around Aberfoyle and the Trossachs are designated as the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park with the appropriate planning control to preserve the outstanding scenic splendour of the area. The area is particularly renowned for its wide range of recreational facilities including forest walks, golf course, fishing, boating and mountain biking with further major provision for those with equestrian interests. There is a bank, post office, Co-Op, butcher, police station, restaurants and other shops situated within the village. Aberfoyle primary school enjoys an excellent reputation whilst secondary education is at MacLaren High School in Callander. An excellent road network including nearby motorway links make travel throughout Central Scotland readily accessible. Stirling lies to the east, Glasgow city centre airport to the south west and Edinburgh to the south east.

Staff
Owner managed with full and part time staff.

Hours
09:00 - 24:00 Sun-Fri
09:00 - 01:00 Sat

Public Areas
Entrance to the business is via the welcome hallway which is accessed by the main door at the front of the property. The reception hallway provides access to the restaurant and bar area as well as the function hall. WC facilities are also located off the hallway as well. On the upper floor room guests benefit from a large residents lounge with comfortable seating to relax.

Service Areas
The business offers excellent service areas including an office to the left hand-side of the reception hallway. The cooking and food preparation quarters consist of a spacious preparation area and large fully equipped commercial kitchen fitted with a good range of modern facilities including a walk in chill room and walk in freezer. As expected with a property of this size and nature there are plenty of storage areas for linen etc.

Letting Accommodation
The Forth Inn trades with 6 guest letting rooms, however the number of rooms could be increased if new owners wish to with minimal renovation/modernising. Each room has en-suite facilities and is presented to a good modern standard ensuring no additional work is required before new owners could commence immediate trading.

Building Internal
The restaurant and bar areas boasts covers for up to 64 arranged over 2 dining areas. The main dining area is located to the right hand side and a private dining area is situated to the left hand side of the main entrance. The restaurant/bar are finished in traditional décor and furnished with wooden tables and chairs with a stunning feature fireplaces made from stone. The main bar runs the full length of the room giving plenty of standing and serving points.

Function Hall
The function hall is located to the rear of the property with 120 covers but is licensed for 150. The function hall can only be truly admired by viewing as this area has been decorated to display a historical charm with rustic character with wood panelled walls and flooring. This room is a part of the business that with a little marketing could be pushed to increase turnover.

Other Areas
To the rear of the function hall is a separate room. This area has already been designed and finished to an excellent standard ready for immediate trading. The room is in an ideal position and arrangement for a coffee shop or ice cream shop as it benefits from its own entrance just of the main street of the village.

Owners Accommodation/Staff Accommodation
The Business benefits from a flat offering 4 bedrooms, kitchen, living room and bathroom. There is also 2 large staff rooms currently used for storage

External
Car parking is available at the front of the property with additional parking located in and about the village. The business also benefits from a large beer garden to the front offering outside seating for food and drink.

Services
The property has mains water, drainage and electricity with cooking by gas. In addition there is gas central heating.

Tenure
Scottish equivalent of freehold.

Licence
The business conforms to all fire regulations.

Summary
The Forth Inn provides a unique opportunity to acquire a popular and well reputed business which offers a variety of ways to increase turnover substantially. This is an excellent opportunity for new enthusiastic owners who can build upon the successful base which our clients have founded. Early viewing essential as business of this calibre rarely appear on the market !

Price
Fixed price of £750,000 are sought for the freehold 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.

Offers
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 314 0660.


Nearest station

  • Arrochar & Tarbet (13.3 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

  • Arrochar & Tarbet (13.3 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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