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The Aultbea Butchers, Birchburn, Aultbea, Wester Ross, IV22 2JE

Offers in Region of 106 sq. m. | £140,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 1,140 sq ft (106 sq m)

Key features

  • Established retail business set in beautiful Wester Ross within a most idyllic
  • Currently operating as a butchers &grocery shop but could be utilised for a number of business uses
  • Trading figures as at Mar 2012 reflect turnover of 166K
  • Total internal area extends to circa 106m2 with a sales area approximately 25m2
  • Development options available to new owners
  • Extending the existing premises or building within the ground extending to approximately 0.39 acre
  • Also available leasehold

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


The Aultbea Butchers Shop is located on the outskirts of the village of Aultbea in beautiful Wester-Ross. The extant business was established in 1984 providing the vendors with a good living since that time. It is their impending retirement that brings this sound business to the market. The business is a small family run business which sells a broad range of general groceries as well as excellently prepared meats etc. They also manufacture their our own sausages, burgers, pies and puddings including black, white, fruit and haggis to a high standard. The business generates a sound turnover at 166,618 (2012) with good level of net profit from retail and wholesale trade. However, the business as it stands could be developed further by new motivated owners either through an expansion of the current building to increase the sales area or to change the present trading model. The business operates year-round but is especially busy in the main tourist season with the influx of visitors to the area. The location of the Shop is adjacent to the village therefore attracting significant local business but it is on the main road with good signage and therefore attracts passing trade. The building has sufficient size (circa 106m2 Net Internal Area) and scope to be used for a wide range of business options subject to the necessary consents. The subjects extend to approximately 0.39 of an acre. The sale of The Aultbea Butchers offers new proprietors the opportunity to own a retail outlet which has a strong trading history and has further development potential.


The West Coast of Scotland is famous for its micro-climate, spectacular countryside and rugged mountains which in turn meet the stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The wonderful scenery and the traditional community of Aultbea combine to make the area highly popular with those seeking a relaxing holiday in the Scottish Highlands and wishing to settle in a most charming location. Such are these enduring attributes that The Aultbea Butchers enjoy a loyal client base and a good level of on-going trade. The village of Aultbea benefits from other retail outlets and two hotels plus there are a large number of holiday homes, chalet parks and bed and breakfasts in the locality. There is a wide range of activities available befitting its coastal setting including sea-fishing and sailing, in addition to a wide range of birdlife. The beautiful Scottish terrain offers varied degrees of challenge from the more leisurely hill walking to more stretching mountaineering. Golf, freshwater fishing and simply relaxing amidst unspoilt surroundings are other favoured options. Most social facilities and services are provided in Gairloch 12 miles away with Inverness being the nearest city some 75 miles away.

The Property:

Circa 1975, the property is constructed of concrete block finished in Skye Marble Chip with a sloping metal box profile corrugated roof supported by Scandinavian pine beams. The subjects extend to .39 of an acre with ample car parking and some development potential. The internal layout of the property is in two main aspects; the sales area and the production area. The shop sales area is accessed via a single glazed door to the front with the main service counter to the fore upon entering. A ladies / gents wash room and small changing room are to the right of this customer service space. The main part of the rear production area is in an open plan configuration allowing for the smooth processing of products. Additional work areas include the spacious office, a compressor and store room, a cold room and a deep freeze room. Throughout there are ample work stations including wash-up and bakery areas.


The property benefits from mains 3 phase electricity, water and drainage. It has electric heating and an efficient hot water system.

EPC Rating:

The Energy Rating of the property is 'E'.


Full trading figures will be provided post viewing.


The Aultbea Butchers Shop is located at the edge of the village of Aultbea as per map insert.

Finance & Legal Services:

ASG Commercial is in touch with several lenders who provide specialist finance to the hospitality trade. Paul Hart (Head of Commercial Agency) will be delighted to discuss your financing requirements with you and make an appropriate introduction. We have a large team of legal experts in-house and can act in all legal matters arising to include conveyancing and license transfers.

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