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6 bedroom hotel for sale

Aonach Mor Hotel, Spean Bridge, Inverness-Shire, PH34

Offers Over £299,999

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Around 30% increase in the turnover over the last year
  • Well Established Family Run Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
  • Separate Private Owners' Accommodation
  • Residents Lounge and Bar

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant (named after the Munro nearby) is a perfectly situated Hotel on the main route between Inverness and Fort William. Set in the centre of Spean Bridge, Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant occupies a busy tourist location, and yet is set back in it's own private grounds. There is significant proposed residential development nearby which is likely to benefit the business.

The business has been run successfully by the current proprietor for over 15 years. Personal reasons necessitate this regrettable sale. During the time of the current owner's occupancy of Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant, the business has built up a unique and excellent reputation. The venue is strategically well situated on the main Inverness to Fort William road and is within the bustling and popular village of Spean Bridge.

Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant is attractively presented, modern and refurbished to a good standard. The Hotel is spacious and has a ''cosy'' feel. The Hotel offers guests a very high standard of comfort in a formal (Restaurant) and informal (Lounge Bar) yet friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

The Hotel is entered via the main front entrance (additional separate entrance to Hotel lettings and private service access via rear entrance) leading into a hall / reception area with wall adorned with imposing stag's head. The central hall area then leads to all other areas including resident's room / lounge and free house bar specialising in a selection of over 30 rare malts, wines and spirits. The large commercial kitchen is conveniently located within the Hotel to the rear and is equipped to good modern standards and with full ancillary equipment / storage. Adjacent to the kitchen area is the formal dining restaurant with up to 40 covers which can also serve as the breakfast room for residents. Whilst the Hotel currently opens for restaurant trade, the hours of opening are very limited due to personal reasons. It should be noted that the Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant is reluctantly being sold by the proprietor due to genuine personal reasons. It has excellent potential to expand to it's full potential, vis--vis lunchtime openings, evening meals and formal dinners as a fully fledged restaurant.

From the ground floor, the wide staircase leads to the upper hall which in turn leads to the 6 en suite letting bedrooms, all giving good views of the romantic landscape in the distance and an air of spaciousness. There are two double bedrooms, two twin rooms and a single room as well as a family room sleeping up to 3 people. All rooms have WI-FI access. The business was previously graded 2 star with Visit Scotland and it is understood that this could be easily be re-instated by any new incumbent.

The Aonach Mor Hotel also regularly caters for special occasions. The venue has previously been host to birthday, social and private parties, as well as wedding receptions. The formal restaurant is ideal for private occasions and the lounge bar is not just a 'Hotel Bar' but is a traditional pub with character.

There is, in addition, a part of the Hotel that has further letting potential or, alternatively, could provide excellent private owner's accommodation with superb views of the mountains and hills beyond.

Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant as a business model has great potential for any new proprietor wishing to maximise it's true currently unrealised potential. There is scope for an immediate increase in turnover with increased opening hours either evening restaurant dining and / or the pub / bar and lounge bar. Outside there is the possibility (by separate negotiation) of the further purchase of a building plot with further scope for extension/ conversions to dwelling houses and/or outdoor chalets for letting to outdoor adventure enthusiasts (all subject to necessary consents).

Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant operates a fully licensed free house bar serving fine quality single malt whiskies, ales wines and spirits with a regular client base of locals and travelling worldwide tourists. The bar and games areas have a resultant ''cosy and friendly'' feel. The restaurant room itself can cater for 40+ covers. The business is currently run as a Guest House / Bar Hotel and has built up an excellent reputation which has resulted in much repeat custom over the years. Any prospective purchaser would benefit from the same.
The current proprietor (15 years or so) desire to sell is due to personal reasons (family bereavement). Aonach Mor Hotel, Bar & Restaurant is thus a rare sale and sure to attract significant interest.

To the side of the Hotel is access out to a large private enclosed car park and rear garden area. This area amply allows for car parking up to at least 20+ cars and the other garden areas can also be utilised as outdoor seating / dining for guests. The front and rear areas are attractively presented with flower beds etc and large rustic / formal garden area at rear.

Land to the rear of the property also available under separate negotiation.

The business benefits from having an excellent fully equipped commercial kitchen offering an excellent range of cooking appliances and all ancillary support. There is also a wash up area and staff wc. There is ample storage within the building. Ladies and Gents toilets are well appointed within the Hotel. There is a rear service area.


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