Commercial Property for sale

Union Street - IV10

£499,995

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • 9 En-Suite Letting Rooms, Freehold
  • Winner of Several Awards For Food, Craft Beer & Whisky
  • Excellent Owner’s and Staff Accommodation
  • Enviable Location, Whisky Bar, Public Bar, Restaurant

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
The Anderson is an extremely well run business that has been operated by the current proprietors since 2003. The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor’s impending wish to retire from the licence trade.

The business trades eleven months per year and has earned a rating of 4.5 out 5 on Trip Advisor. Since purchasing the hotel in 2003, the current vendors have won dozens awards such as CAMRA Pub of the Year, Top Ten Scottish Restaurants and Whisky Bar of the Year Gold Medal. They are a fixture in most major guidebooks and feature regularly in magazines in the UK, France and America. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website, www.theanderson.co.uk, as well as major social media. It enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its strategic location in the centre of Fortrose on the Black Isle. The Anderson offers superior accommodation for guests, owners and staff.


Situation
The Anderson occupies an enviable corner location within the village of Fortrose, a town and former burgh in the Scottish Highlands, on the Black Isle peninsula about 6 miles North-East of Inverness. The town is known for its preserved 13th century cathedral, which lies on an attractive green outside the front door of The Anderson, and as being the home of the legendary Brahan Seer. The village boasts a popular 18-hole links golf course designed by James Braid, surrounded by water and referred to as a ?hidden gem? among Scottish links courses. Set within the Chanonry Ness, the course narrows to Chanonry Point, whose lighthouse -- designed by Alan Stevenson and first lit in 1846 -- gives name to the course’s signature hole, Number 4. It is beside the lighthouse where visitors from around the world gather to spot the colony of bottlenose dolphins putting on spectacular shows as they feed on the plentiful Moray Firth fish population. Fortrose also lies on several routes of exotic migratory and predatory birds, making it a twitcher’s paradise. Golfers, and dolphin watchers and birders form significant repeat international customer bases for both the food & beverage and accommodation sides of The Anderson’s business, providing target marketing opportunities that the current vendors have not fully exploited. Proprietors with families will appreciate that top-rated Fortrose Academy, the village bowling green, tennis courts and leisure centre are all within a short walk of The Anderson, and that staff accommodation are equally suited as ?granny flats?.

Building Internal
The Anderson is a traditionally built, semi-detached property set over three levels. The building itself has been extended at various times and has been well maintained by the current vendors. It is presented to a very high standard and is now offered in true walk in condition. The main entry is from Union Street, leading in to a traditionally presented reception which in turn leads to the Dining Room and Whisky Bar, as well as the ground-floor ladies and staff entrances to the Pub and Kitchen. The Dining Room is well presented and has been refurbished to maintain the Victorian feel of the property, with a large wood-burning stove as its centrepiece. The Dining Room also serves as a function suite for parties up to 50 persons. The Pub is a traditionally presented country bar and is well furnished with wooden tables, church pews and chairs for up to 40 persons and heated by a wood-burning stove set into an existing fireplace. The long gantry is home to a craft beer collection that has won awards in the UK and America. The Pub has its own ladies and gents, and it two public entrances are from the High Street and rear car park, the latter of which also serves as beer garden and smoking area. Also benefiting from a second public entrance from the car park is the popular and award-winning Whisky Bar. It has a compact gantry that offers an eclectic mix of over 250 single-malt whiskies. A popular choice for drinkers and diners alike, the Whisky bar has seating for 25 persons and features banquette and bench seating, a prominent wood burning stove and the ground-floor gents. A sweeping period staircase from the reception leads to letting, owner and staff accommodation as well as an office on the first and second floors.

Letting Accommodation
There are 9 letting bedrooms, all which have modern en-suite facilities. Each room may be used as a single or double room, and four of them also easily convert to twin rooms. All rooms come fully complete with flatscreen TV, coffee machine and individually-controlled heating. Room 1 features a four-poster bed and bathroom with separate large shower and clawfoot bathtub.

Owners accommodation
The owner’s accommodation is located on the first floor of the property and is set over two levels. The first level offers a spacious living area with original period detailing, central heating, plenty of natural light, views to the village centre and a wood-burning stove set into a marble fireplace. It leads on to a fully-fitted, modern kitchen with storage, half bathroom and views to the Cathedral grounds and Moray Firth. On the second floor, accessed via a spiral staircase, you will find two ample double bedrooms with views to the surrounding countryside, spacious laundry room and family bathroom with large shower stall and clawfoot bathtub.

Staff Accommodation & Office
The staff accommodation consists of two separate flats. The first-floor contains an office with large safe, electric & telephone connexions. Sharing its entrance from the staircase is the entrance to a large, 4-room flat consisting of large sitting room, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub/shower, fully-fitted kitchen and double bedroom. The flat also has a private entrance via rear stairway to the ground floor kitchen hallway. The second floor contains a three-room flat consisting of a double bedroom, bathroom with shower/tub and fully-fitted kitchen.


Service Areas
As expected with a property the style and size of The Anderson, there are ample service areas, a fully fitted commercial kitchen with flame grill and 6 burner gas oven, larder, dish wash area, laundry and separate stone cellars with inside & outside access for wine, sprits and keg/cask beer. To the rear of the property, there is a fenced-in area with smoke house, firewood shelter and a large container for dry storage. The service areas further benefit from several modern chillers and freezers.

Building External
The front of the property sits straight to street. To the rear you will find the service area along with a car park that also serves as beer garden and smoking area.

Services
The property has mains services with the exception of LPG gas for cooking and OIL CH.

Tenure
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.

Licence
The business trades with the benefit of a full Hotel Licence and conforms to all fire regulations.

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

Summary
The sale of The Anderson offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented, award-winning Highland property which is trading well at night but with potential for expansion of the business into lunchtime/Sunday lunch hours.

Price
OIRO £449,995 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

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

Viewing
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.

Offers
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 on 0131 314 0660.

Nearest station

  • Invergordon (7.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Invergordon (7.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 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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