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Commercial Property for sale

139 Halbeath Road - KY11


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Vendor will cover all LBTT due
  • 9 en-suite letting rooms, Separate owners accommodation
  • Private gardens and large off-street parking area
  • Ideally located for both tourist and business trade

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Bruce and Co. are privileged to introduce to the market Clarke Cottage, a beautifully presented guest house situated in the heart of Dunfermline. The business has been awarded a 3 star rating by the Scottish Tourist Board and is featured on the Visit Scotland website. In addition to custom received through VisitScotland, Clarke Cottage also generates business from its own informative website:

Clarke Cottage provides luxury guest house accommodation in 9 letting rooms on a bed and breakfast basis in a commanding property with elegant interior making the business very unique in the local area. The property has been under the very caring ownership of our clients since 1982 and throughout their time here they have carefully carried out substantial renovations and refurbishments throughout the entire property to an extremely high standard, creating an impressive private home with separate country cottage guest house accommodation. Our clients are reluctantly offering the business to the market due to their impending wish to retire. Clarke Cottage enjoys a generous turnover and not only provides the owners with an excellent source of income but also a substantial and completely private family home. The property truly is superbly presented and can only be appreciated in full by viewing. The business enjoys high occupancy levels and trades all year round. Despite business being generated from visitScotland and the business’ own website we believe that further marketing and visibility on other accommodation booking sites would increase turnover.

Situated to the East side of Dunfermline, Clarke Cottage provides an ideal base for tourists wishing to explore this area of Scotland. With excellent transport links at Halbeath Park & Ride close by and Queen Margaret Railway Station only a 2 minute walk from the property, guests can make their way to Edinburgh, Perth, St. Andrews, Stirling to name but a few. Not only tourists, but also business clients are attracted to Clarke Cottage due to its excellent location and close proximity to the M90 motorway and Edinburgh Airport. Dunfermline, which was once the capital of Scotland, is a vibrant town with plenty of history. It was the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and the resting place of Robert the Bruce. Dunfermline is now a modern city which offers a full range of facilities which you would expect including the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, a large selection of supermarkets and the Fife Leisure Park providing a 10 screen cinema, health club, 10-pin bowling alley and a variety of bars and restaurants. Outdoor pursuits are also in abundance with the area benefiting from a number of public parks and woodland walks including renowned Pittencrieff Park and also several golf courses.

Building External
Constructed in the 1890’s, the original victorian property served as the home of a prominent family in the linen industry. Purchased by our clients in 1982 the building became the family home while our clients raised their children. Clarke Cottage was established in 1993 when the first renovation began to extend the property and create 4 en-suite twin bedrooms. The extension was carefully thought out and implemented by our clients to create a completely separate guest house and retain the privacy of their family home. Due to the extremely high occupancy levels and popularity of Clarke Cottage the next extension was carried out in 1997 to create a further 5 letting rooms, a residents lounge and a dining conservatory.

The extended guest house has a completely separate entrance allowing full flexibility for guests to come and go as they please as well as completely privacy for the owners.

Building Internal
A guests lounge is located in the centre of the property and provides a quiet and relaxing environment to host a meeting or unwind.
Breakfast is served in the dining conservatory which enjoys plenty of natural light and offers seating for up to 14 (fourteen) at any one serving.

A comprehensive utility room leads to an outside drying area.

Letting Rooms
Today, the guest house consists of 6 en-suite twin rooms and 3 en-suite double rooms which offer a comfortable level of guest room accommodation which todays traveller expects. The rooms benefit from all of the usual facilities including tea/coffee making facilities, TV with DVD player, radio alarm and hair dryer as well as a fridge and the property features full gas central heating and double glazing throughout. Each room is finished with modern contemporary interior and traditional furnishing and is presented to a very high standard.
Wi-fi is available throughout the property

Owners Accommodation
Owners accommodation is a particularly attractive aspect of this sale as owners are very well catered for at Clarke Cottage. The private owners accommodation is located in the original house and has its own separate entrance to ensure complete privacy. This traditional Victorian property is an impressive building which is presented to the highest standard. The building has been completely modernised to create a substantial family with luxurious finishes yet still retains many traditional features in keeping with the period of the property such as ceiling roses, cornices and stained glass windows. This commanding property boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, a conservatory, fully fitted kitchen, toilet with shower cubicle and a large bathroom. The living room and dining room feature real flame gas fires and traditional high quality hard wood flooring features in many of the rooms.

The property is set within half an acre of land and private parking is available for up to 12 cars. Private gardens for the owners are completely enclosed to ensure privacy and benefit from a south facing position. The garden is well maintained with a large patio area and the owners also benefit from a detached garage.

A separate garden area is located to the rear of the guest house exclusively for residents use.

The property has mains water, drainage and electricity.

The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.

The business conforms to all fire regulations.

Accounts are available on request after a formal viewing has taken place.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a successful business which has been renovated to an excellent standard and trades with an enviable reputation and client base. Wonderful lifestyle opportunity and substantial family home - Early viewing of this business is essential ! The vendor has advised that they will cover all LBTT due.

Offers over £420,000 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

An inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale; this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.

Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company. Please remember when viewing that staff and locals may not be aware that the business is on the market and we would be grateful if you do not talk openly about the business while in the area.

All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the seller’s sole agents Bruce & Company.

Further Information
Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 3140660.

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