13 bedroom hotel for sale

Station Hotel (Freehold), Bridge Street, Avoch, IV9

Offers Over £385,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: A3 Restaurants and Cafes, A4 Drinking Establishments and C1 Hotels

Key features

  • Popular Hotel/Guest House in roadside location in Black Isle
  • Mixed clientele from strong local support, tourists and business travellers
  • Nine en-suite letting bedrooms
  • Bar and charming dining facility to seat 40 covers
  • Excellent four-bedroom owner's accommodation

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION
The Station Hotel, Avoch is an imposing and charming Victorian building dating back to 1892, with sympathetic and functional extensions. Presented with amenity ground to the side and rear, the business is well-established with a commanding roadside presence. It is a substantial and excellent quality establishment, presented in superb walk-in condition following a major refurbishment by the proprietors over the past few years.

The business drives turnover mainly from accommodation with some additional income from food and wet sales. Until recently the business operated as a full hotel but due to family circumstances the owners now restrict trade. The business operates 6 days a week, closed on Sundays, and opens for meals and the bar between 5 and 9pm. New owners could choose to operate as a guest house or could, if so desired, resurrect full hotel operation. Income from accommodation is derived from tourists in the main season but a healthy occupancy level is maintained all year-round through business to business provision. The Station Hotel boasts a well-appointed dining area which is open plan and has a fireplace with wood burning stove and seats 40 covers. The conservatory which leads off from this area also features a wood burning stove and can seat around 44 covers. There is a snug bar with a separate entrance from the street but mainly serves residents only. From the bar, access is gained to a lounge area with pool table. The owners maintain a restricted level of food service, however, previously there was a strong demand for lunches and evening meal provision from nonresidents as well as the ability to undertake small weddings and functions and this could be reinstated should new owners wish to do so.

The present owners purchased the business in 2010 and have expended a great deal of time, effort and financial resources to bring the property to the market in excellent condition. It is due to a desire to undertake a different project altogether that brings The Station Hotel, Avoch to the market.

LOCATION
The Station Guest House is in a lovely coastal village overlooking Avoch Bay and the Moray Firth situated about 13 miles north of the city of Inverness, and 8 miles south of Dingwall. Located on the south side of the Black Isle on the A832 between Munlochy and Fortrose, this vibrant village currently has a population of circa 1000. The closeness to the city of Inverness, offers all the facilities and amenities associated with city living including excellent air, rail and road transport links. Avoch is also a popular tourist resort with B&Bs/holiday accommodation, local amenities, a village hall and the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club close-by. There are a number of other quality golf courses in the area. In and around Avoch there are plenty of activities for both locals and tourists alike to engage in. Boat trips operate from the village, taking visitors to see the dolphins in the inner Moray Firth at Chanonry Point. Other activities within the immediate area include walking, fishing and nature watching. Loch Ness and its associated castles are only a short drive away and the West Coast is a 50 minute drive. The Station Hotel Guest House is an ideal base from which to explore Inverness and to make a broader odyssey of the Highlands. The Black Isle Show is a large agricultural show held each August which brings an abundance of visitors to the area. A further attraction to the region is the distilleries such as Glen Ord Distillery, Dalmore Distillery and Glenmorangie Distillery; these distilleries have visitor centres providing guided tours.

THE PROPERTY
Of traditional stone construction mainly under a slate roof with a conservatory extension, accommodation is arranged over three floors.

PUBLIC AREAS & LETTING ACCOMMODATION
Access to the trading element for the property is from street level. The dining room can accommodate up to 40 diners and is located next to the very smart public bar. Well presented customer bathroom facilities are located just off the main internal corridor and there is also a baby changing facility. The guest house has 12 high quality en-suite letting bedrooms following investment by the owner who has invested in their complete refurbishment within recent times. These rooms are configured to 6 family rooms, 5 double / twin, and a single. In total the guest house can accommodate 29 guests comfortably. All bedrooms are attractively furnished and are well equipped with televisions, tea/coffee making facilities and hair dryers. All bathrooms are presented to a very high standard.

SERVICE AREAS
The Guest House has an outstanding, very well equipped, large commercial kitchen and wash-up / preparation areas that benefits from modern facilities. This food production area has ample capacity to meet business requirements and is located on the lower level affording excellent access for deliveries etc. The business has ample freezers, a walk-in chill cabinet and a separate dry goods store. There is also a spacious cellar at this level. A large functional manager's office and storage area is situated in the basement area. Throughout the premises there are ample storage areas.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
There is no owner's accommodation with the hotel as the previous owners area was converted to letting bedrooms. However there could easily be some conversion within the hotel to provide owners accommodation once again should this be desired subject to consents.

GROUNDS
The Guest House is clearly identified with illuminated signs and floodlighting and its frontage leads directly onto the pavement. To the rear of the property is a spacious garden with seating which proves most popular during the summer months. To rear of the property is public parking. A storage shed is located to the rear of the building.

SERVICES
The property operates with mains electricity, gas, water supply and drainage. The central heating is gas fired with partial double glazing. The subjects have recently had an electrical upgrade, with fully compliant fire alarm system.


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Nearest station

  • Inverness (6.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ASG Commercial, Inverness

17 Kenneth Street Inverness IV3 5NR

01463 568016 Local call rate

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