11 bedroom hotel for sale

Ben Loyal Hotel Tongue, Lairg, IV27

Offers in Region of £450,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Northern extremities of mainland Britain provides some of the country's most dramatic scenery – with mountains, moorland, tidal estuary's, sandy beaches and cliff coastlines all on the "doorstep". Tongue, the North Highland village in which the Ben Loyal Hotel is located, is situated at this Northern "seaboard at the junction of the A836 and A838 roads affording accessibility to all of the natural wonders of North Sutherland.

The Ben Loyal Hotel takes its name from the spectacular cluster of mountains immediately to the south of the village of Tongue and the hotel has been an established hostelry for locals and visitors alike, in the village and surrounding locality, for many years. The Ben Loyal Hotel in some respects is your traditional Highland village hotel but this description totally belies what the Ben Loyal has to offer. The attractive 3 star hotel – which commands great westerly views to the beautiful Kyle of Tongue in one direction and dramatic Ben Hope in the other – provides an excellent range of accommodation to suit the taste of all travellers and visitors. The property has been carefully and sensitively upgraded to ensure a good level of comfort and an enjoyable experience and the owners have developed the business attracting regular custom to its bar and restaurant facilities. The hotel principally trades on a seasonal basis from April to Mid-November with the exception of the public bar which is kept open throughout the winter period on a restricted hours basis.

The sellers purchased the Ben Loyal Hotel in 2010 and as already indicated have developed and created the property and business with this now excellent and well established turnover. The sellers have other unrelated business interest, elsewhere in Sutherland, which they now wish to concentrate upon therefore necessitating the sale of the Ben Loyal Hotel. This offers an outstanding opportunity to new owners to purchase this very well established hotel business in a truly dramatic and outstanding location.

THE PROPERTY

The Ben Loyal Hotel has a visible roadside location and the property has been developed, over many years, from what was a cottage style appearance to this now full hotel offering with its accommodation arranged over ground and first floor levels as follows.

PUBLIC AREAS

The hotel's main entrance leads into the Reception Hallway where there is the reception counter and hotel office behind. Steps from the hall lead down to the spacious Resident's Lounge (20), which doubles as overflow restaurant facility too, and takes full advantage of the open westerly views. Alongside, via double glazed doors, is access to the hotel's principle Dining Room (40/60 for functions) which is an attractive and airy room again taking maximum advantage of the Kyle and mountain views. Accessed off the entrance hallway to the left, or with its own separate street side entrance, is the hotel's Public Bar which is divided into 3 areas – the main bar area (35) with bar servery; the Snug area (6) with wood burning stove; and up a few steps the Pool/Games area (15).

LETTING BEDROOMS

11 Letting Bedrooms to sleep 22 (2 single, 5 double, 3 twin, 1 family). All the rooms are located at the first floor level of the hotel and all have ensuite facilities (9 bath with shower over; 2 shower only). The bedrooms which are all attractively furnished and decorated are equipped with central heating, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, direct dial telephone, flat screen TV, with Sat View and WiFi throughout.

SERVICE AREAS

Good sized main commercial equipped kitchen. Still room off. Veg store. 2 dry stores. Wash up area at rear. Laundry. Cellarage.

PRIVATE COTTAGE

Included with the Ben Loyal Hotel is a 5 room cottage that can be used for staff or owners private accommodation. Currently the cottage is utilised as Ground Floor – hairdressers, craft shop and W.C. First floor: Double Bedroom, Single Bedroom, Bathroom and further Double Bedroom (not used).

OUTSIDE

There is ample car parking to the front of the hotel below which there is a garden and grassy area beyond. Former garage with walk in freezer. Good sized storage shed. Within the courtyard a further storage shed.

SERVICES

Highland Council, Inverness ( 01463 702000 ) . Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG Bulk gas. Oil fired central heating – except for 3 bedrooms and staff cottage which are electric heating.

LICENCE

Premises Licence

WEBSITE

www.benloyal.co.uk

PRICE

Offers around £450,000 for the freehold (heritable feuhold outright ownership) property complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory) but excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

ADDITIONAL PROPERTY

The seller's also own two houses alongside the Ben Loyal Hotel and these could be available to be purchased with the hotel but by separate negotiation and in addition to the purchase of the Ben Loyal Hotel.

OFFERS

All offers should be submitted to Colliers International with whom purchasers should register interest if they wish to be informed of closing dates.

FINANCE

Colliers International is able to assist by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the lender or broker involved.

TO VIEW

All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors’ agents who are acting with sole selling rights.



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1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN

0131 291 0011 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Forsinard (20.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Edinburgh

1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN

0131 291 0011 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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