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Crubenbeg - PH20

£950,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • 8 Self Catering Cottages, Lifestyle Opportunity
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • 4* Scottish Tourist Award
  • Magnificent owner accommodation included

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
Bruce and Co. are delighted to offer the sale of Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages: eight luxury self-catering cottages and a stunning main house in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The business has been established over the last 25 years and has a proven track record of profitability with excellent repeat business and the potential to grow even further.

The current owners, due to family and career commitments, have decided to release this unique and profitable lifestyle business. The business is located in beautiful highland surroundings, offering visitors a truly relaxing holiday break with breathtaking scenery. Crubenbeg has eight superior 4-star self-catering cottages and has been awarded a 4-star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board and a Gold Award for environmental performance.

The business benefits from a Loch-an ‘pond’, which is fed by a small stream, stocked with brown trout for fishing and is very popular with guests. There is a children’s play area, walled garden and well-established vegetable garden. There is also a footpath and a bridge over the stream leading to the Loch-an, all in grounds of approximately three acres. In the rear of the gardens, there are a number of storage facilities, including a large workshop, bike store, gardening sheds, wood store and covered parking.

Crubenbeg is a well-performing business and receives exemplary feedback from previous guests and on-line reviews on sites such as Trip Advisor, where the business has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

Despite the success of the business, there is potential to increase turnover. The house, steadings and outbuildings are in expansive grounds with plenty of opportunity to extend or develop. The property is presented in immaculate condition throughout due to recent renovations carried out to an exceptional standard. It needs no further work before the new owners can begin trading. This is an exciting opportunity to buy a turnkey business.




Situation
The business is on the outskirts of the village of Newtonmore, which is at the southern end of the Spey Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Crubenbeg spans more than three acres and is only a short distance from the A9, providing great access to local attractions and the popular tourist towns of Aviemore and Inverness to the north and Fort William to the west. The area attracts tens of thousands of tourists every year due to the spectacular scenery and superb facilities, such as the Highland Wild Life Park, Dalwhinnie Distillery and the Cairngorms Snow Sports Centre and funicular railway, to name just a few. Several Munros are also within easy reach.

Crubenbeg is accessed via a quiet country road just off the A9. En route to the property you will pass by a beautiful waterfall (The Falls of Truim) and a meandering river. The mountainous landscape is truly breathtaking and offers an unrivalled sense of relaxation and tranquillity. As you can imagine in an environment such as this, the area is home to an array of birds and wildlife, which, along with the magnificent scenery, attracts a number of visitors to Crubenbeg each year.

The nearby village of Newtonmore has a range of amenities for day-to-day provisions such as a Co-op, post office, banking facilities, three pubs and a number of coffee shops. The larger resort of Aviemore is only a 15-minute drive away and offers a comprehensive range of facilities and activities. Just 20 minutes south of Crubenbeg is the House of Bruar, the luxury retailer known as the ‘Harrods of the Highlands’. It enjoys a unique reputation for quality, and its food hall, with its delicatessen, green grocer and butcher, showcase the best Scotland has to offer. Both, Tesco and Asda deliver groceries to the location.



Building External
Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages offers eight individual luxury self-catering cottages that have been finished to a superb standard. There are five 1-bedroom cottages, two 2-bedroom cottages and one 3-bedroom cottage, providing accommodation for up to 27 people.

Each cottage is styled with contemporary décor and furnishings to provide the level of comfort that today’s traveller expects, yet they retain the traditional character of the building.

As the accommodation is self-catering, each cottage benefits from a recently refurbished kitchen including a dishwasher in all cottages, while all of the cottages have satellite TV, WiFi, a DVD player, DVD library and CD player, as well as wood-burning stoves and double-glazing throughout. Ash, Birch, Cedar, Larch and Pine (the 1- bedroom cottages) offer a beautifully presented bedroom featuring handmade wooden king-size and super-king-size beds.

Ash, Birch and Cedar cottages are south facing and benefit from French doors leading to the walled garden, while Larch and Pine cottages overlook the Cairngorms and Monadhliath Mountains. The cottages also have a wood-burning stove in the lounge (with the exception of Pine, which has an electric fire). Pine cottage is ideally suited for disabled guests and wheelchair users as it has a ramp leading directly to the entrance. Cedar cottage shares an entrance porch with Douglas Fir making it perfect for a larger family or group accommodation. Elm and Douglas Fir cottages have two bedrooms, currently configured with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. Both of the bedrooms are upstairs in the properties, while the downstairs living rooms feature eco-friendly wood-burning stoves, wooden floors and a patio overlooking the Loch-an, and Crubenbeg Mountain.

Hazel has three bedrooms and is the largest of all the cottages. It has an open-plan sitting room featuring a large window overlooking the courtyard and a Charnwood wood-burning stove in the living room. Hazel offers flex

Building Internal
The flagship main accommodation (Fernlea) is a hugely attractive aspect of this sale and can only be appreciated by viewing the property. This expansive 5-bedroom property has been renovated and extended by our clients to an exceptionally high standard. The ground floor comprises a modern open-plan kitchen with solid oak worktop island, granite surfaces and a range master with gas hobs and electric double oven. The kitchen benefits from full-length windows offering spectacular views and lots of natural light. An open-plan sitting room with dining area and wood-burning stove are beautifully presented with elegant décor. The ground floor also has a larger dining room, which is also presented to a high standard and which, along with the remainder of the property, is finished in a modern style. There are three well-sized bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which is being used as an office/study and one of which benefits from an en-suite shower room. There is also a large family bathroom on the ground floor.

The main entrance to the property is via striking French doors in a porch that leads into the main hallway. An additional entrance is located to the side of the property next to the utility room. The house is heated by an oil boiler and benefits from under-floor heating throughout the ground floor. There is external access from the kitchen and lounge to a large decked area, a herb garden and cast-iron fire pit.

The upper floor of the property consists of two double bedrooms with stunning views from dormer windows at the front and velux skylights to the rear. The bedrooms are of excellent proportion and benefit from superb storage. A large walk-in shower room with under-floor heating is towards the rear of the upper floor. The owners’ property is currently used as a family home but it could be added to the rental portfolio to increase the turnover significantly.



External
Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages is an imposing white building that is more than 220 years old. The property was originally used as a working farm and is surrounded by three acres of gardens and grounds that offer wonderful walks and places to explore. There is also a fenced south-facing kitchen-garden that produces large quantities of soft fruit, vegetables and herbs. A separate south-facing walled orchard area is maturing and providing more fruit each year. There is also a fenced area that could be used for farm animals or small pony.

At the main entrance to the property there is an office where all day-to-day duties are managed (it is also connected to the games room). Crubenbeg offers a range of outdoor facilities to keep guests of all ages entertained. Younger visitors will enjoy the games room with its pool table and there is also a kids’ swing park/play area. The business also benefits from its own pond, Lochan, which is home to brown trout; guests are welcome to use the fly-fishing rods provided. There is a golf practice area too and Crubenbeg provides clubs and balls for guests to use in the summer. There are also BBQs available, and a laundry room with washing and drying facilities (paid for by token).


Services
The property is supplied by mains electricity. Water is fed from a local spring into a large header tank. A borehole was sunk in 2011 and is also available for supplying the property directly if required. Both water supplies are shared with a neighbouring property. Drainage is connected to a private septic tank. LPG gas is used for cooking in Fernlea. Fernlea is heated by oil fired boiler.
A mixture of wood-burning stoves, an electric flame fire and electric heaters provide heating in the remaining cottages. All eight cottages have e-card electric meters, which means guests manage their own electricity. Newtonmore village primary school and Kingussie High School providing a high standard of education for all ages. A school bus or taxi service is supplied by the local council.

Website
Included with the sale are several impressive websites:

www.HighlandHolidayCottages.com
www.NewtonmoreHolidayCottages.com
www.AviemoreHolidayCottages.com

The websites have been developed by the current owners and are very successful in generating new business (they maintain an excellent position on SEO rankings). All the websites can be self edited using a simple Content Management System.

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

LICENCE
The business conforms to all fire regulations.

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

Summary
Crubenbeg Highland Holiday Cottages presents buyers with a unique and exciting opportunity to purchase not only a successful and prestigious business but also a beautifully presented owners’ home in an idyllic location. This is an extremely rare lifestyle opportunity and early viewing is essential. Under no circumstances should contact be made directly with the business, all enquiries must be made through Bruce & Co.

Price
Offers around £950,000 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

Inventory
An inventory can be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale, 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 us on 0131 3140660.


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