10 bedroom hotel for saleTemple View Hotel, Carinish, Isle Of North Uist, Inverness-Shire, HS6
- Business for sale
- Desirable Trading Location in Carinish on Beautiful North Uist.
- Exceptional Views and Setting Amidst the Unspoilt Beauty of the Western Isles
- Lounge Bar & Dining Room Residents' Lounge
North Uist has a fascinating history and many signs of a rich heritage dating back thousands of years - a blend of Gaelic and Norse influences. Ancient Brochs and Cairns are too numerous to name, whilst the 13th century Teampull na Trionaid at Carinish is a prime site for those interested in the growth of Christianity in the islands. Many thatched cottages remain today and the Gaelic tongue is commonplace, a testament to island traditions and values. Scenery and relaxation are the order of the day for many visitors, beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches, rocky coves and dramatic headlands setting the scene.
The island is a favourite with both the naturalists and ornithologist alike. It is host to a large red deer herd and otters amongst many animals and boasts an important RSPB reserve at Balranald. There are few areas where birdwatchers can see so many prestigious species in one place, such as the rare corncrake, golden eagle, great northern diver and long tailed skua.
The island is most definitely a paradise for fly fishers with countless hill lochs where guests can pursue trout, sea-trout and salmon in complete solitude if they so desire. Sea angling is another popular alternative.
The Temple View Hotel was originally built as a family home in 1900 and has subsequently been tastefully extended and renovated resulting in the delightful high quality hotel that it is today. The building commands exceptional open views towards the 13th Century ruin of Trinity Temple, from which the hotel gets its name. The traditional origins of Temple View are reflected in both the character of the property and the warmth of the welcome extended to its wide range of patrons today. Now benefiting from a bespoke range of smart modern facilities throughout, the hotel is reaping the rewards of a rising turnover and increasing level of repeat trade. Most comfortable bedrooms and high quality cuisine complement excellent service to form the attractive well rounded business that exists today, as recognised by its presence in the Michelin Guide and Trip Advisor.
The present owners' have run the hotel since 2004 and during this time have enjoyed the profitable lifestyle that accompanies self employment at the helm of a successful business. During this period, they have incurred considerable expenditure in modernising and refurbishing the business, bringing it to the market today in first class condition. It is the proprietors' retiral that creates this attractive business opportunity to new owners.
The original building is a detached property of traditional stone built construction under a slate roof. Over recent years, the hotel has benefited from the sympathetic addition of a modern two storey extension and single storey extension to both the front and rear accompanied by many improvements to the building's fabric and infrastructure. Modern double glazing and oil fired heating are high in comfort and low in maintenance. The hotel has accommodation arranged over two floors.
The main outer door opens into an attractive reception hallway where the reception desk and guest register are located. To the right is the beautifully furnished and relaxing residents' lounge followed by the comfortable lounge bar. A wide range of refreshments including wines, beer and spirits are dispensed from the bar's corner servery. The bar in turn leads on to the main dining room. The dining room is most attractive, enjoying complementary colours and a pleasant ambience aided by low level lighting and background music. Also off the lounge bar to the front of the hotel is the bright and highly popular conservatory which enjoys an exceptional panoramic view. A patio area to the front of the conservatory has additional outside seating for the enjoyment of guests, particularly during fine weather. All in all, the hotel benefits from an excellent range of well appointed public areas. The main stairwell leads upstairs from the reception hallway to 4 of the hotel's 10 letting bedrooms, a further 4 are located on the ground floor. A second stairwell to the other end of the property leads upstairs to the remaining 2 letting bedrooms. The hotel benefits from modern, well maintained ladies/gents/disabled toilets and baby changing facilities all on the ground floor.
The hotel has 10 en-suite letting bedrooms to sleep 17 guests (1 triple, 3 double, 2 twin and 4 single). These are all well appointed and very comfortable with modern en-suite facilities. Rooms have central heating, double glazing, direct dial telephones, tea/coffee making facilities, radio alarms, wi-fi connection and colour televisions with DVD and ipod station. One bedroom has bespoke facilities for disabled guests.
The owners' accommodation is located on the first floor with beautiful views to the front of the property. This consists of a spacious double bedroom, lounge and large modern bathroom.
The hotel has a beautiful, modern fully fitted, well equipped commercial kitchen and washing-up area. A large dry store is located adjacent to the kitchen. A large office sits opposite the residents' lounge and acts as a second reception facility. This houses the hotel's computer, fax, etc and is a generous room with good storage facilities, an open fire and comfortable seating.
There is a separate laundry room with two washing machines, 1 dryer and a rotary iron. There is also an ice machine. Upstairs there is also a spacious utility room for storage of cleaning materials, etc.
To the rear of the main hotel is a further well maintained stand alone building which houses additional freezers and offers further watertight storage areas.
The hotel is a substantial property located on a prominent roadside site enjoying beautiful views. Gardens are landscaped to an award winning standard and there is private parking for approximately 10 cars.
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