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Leisure Facility for sale

Barend Holiday Village, Sandyhills, DG5

Offers in Region of £549,999

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: B1 Business

Key features

  • Bar/Restaurant, Cover Restaurant, 3 Bed Owner House
  • Annex currently used as letting accomm for 2 people,
  • VisitScotland 3 & 4* Lodges, Indoor Heated Pool and Sauna
  • Courtyard Area, Self-Service Launderette, reception offices

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Bar/Restaurant with a bar capacity of 120 persons and a 42 cover restaurant which is currently leased at 12,000 per annum. Three bedroom Owners' house, annex currently used as letting accommodation for 2 people, VisitScotland 4*, indoor heated pool and sauna, reception offices, outdoor courtyard area, sun terrace with views over the Solway to the English Lake District. Separate garages and storage, 79 lodges on site, 29 lodges in letting portfolio, 4 more under management contracts, potential to increase number of lodges to let, self service laundrette.

Barend is at Sandyhills, near Dalbeatie in Dumfries and Galloway, on the south west coast of Scotland, an area of outstanding natural beauty and historic interest. A lovely sandy beach is just 400 yards away and there are 16 golf courses within a 20 mile radius of Barend, including the championship links course at Southerness.

Barend Holiday Village is less than a few hundred yards from the sea, in an excellent south-facing position. This marvellous setting overlooks a landscaped loch where otters can occasionally be seen enjoying the free fishing! The forests and hills all around provide shelter and most lodges have a view of the loch, Colvend Golf Course or the sea.

Barend Holiday Village is a well established Holiday destination that is deriving the majority of its income from lodge lettings, as well as the income from the pool and restaurant/bar. All 79 lodges are independently owned, with all owners paying annual fees to a non profit company, BPAL, owned and operated by the lodge owners. Barend Holiday Village run a letting business, comprising of 29 of the 79 lodges currently on their books. They also provide management services for a further 4. The park is pet friendly. Pets are welcome in many lodges, but some are designated pet free to cater for visitors with allergies. All chalets have downstairs sleeping accommodation and for ease of access, if this is of importance, a level path to the lodge can be requested.

The business has been run by the current proprietors for the last 16 years, who have placed the business for sale due to retirement. The business has a fantastic 4* rating on Tripadvisor and the lodges have either 3 star or 4 star ratings from Visitcotland QA.

The site comprises 79 lodges, all independently owned. A large 3 bed farmhouse with annex for either granny flat, additional owners accommodation, or holiday letting unit,10m indoor pool, sauna, bar/restaurant, reception offices, courtyard area, children's play area, two boules pitches, garages and large car parking area are all owned by the current owners. The pool has an automatic pool water testing and chemical dosing system and in June 2016 a new pool liner with a ten year guarantee was installed.

The owners' house is situated at the top of the park and comprises 3 bedrooms (2 with fitted wardrobes), family bathroom, 2 reception rooms, modern fitted kitchen, downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin, and a conservatory, leading to a large private garden with great views over the Solway.

The Granny Annex, with its own front door but also accessible from the main Farmhouse, comprises one bedroom, a large dining/sitting room (with sufficient room to make a second bedroom subject to obtaining the necessary consents), kitchen, 2 bathrooms (one with a walk-in shower cubicle), and a fantastic sitting/dining room opening on to timber decks with stunning views over the Solway Firth to the hills and mountains of the Lake District.

There are several garages owned by the current proprietors, with one being leased out. The large car park is also owned by the current proprietors, along with all buildings housing the pool and sauna, reception area, laundrette, and the bar/restaurant.

The park is served by mains water, electricity, LPG, and has its own independent sewerage and drainage system. The owners' house, the swimming pool and the bar/restaurant are supplied with LPG from a separate tank. The central heating system in the house is powered by LPG.

This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a well performing holiday village letting agency that has tremendous scope to be developed further. A viewing of this business is highly recommended.

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