Hotel for saleThe Laurie Arms Hotel - DG7
- Business for sale
- Excellent owners accommodation
- Established 400 years
- Superb family business
- Restaurant, Public Bar
The Laurie Arms is an extremely well run business that has been run by the current proprietors for 9 years. The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor’s impending wish to retire from the licensed trade. The business trades throughout the year and its quality is reflected in the number of awards it currently holds such as achieving 4 out 5 on trip advisor. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website www.haugh-of-urr.com.
It enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its excellent reputation for fine foods and real ales.
The Laurie Arms offers an excellent opportunity to run a popular and profitable country Inn.
Haugh of Urr is a small village located 4 miles from Castle Douglas, just off the A75 Dumfries to Stranraer route. The village is well situated between Dumfries and Stranraer.
The Laurie Arms sits prominently within its own grounds on the main street of the village.
The Laurie Arms is a traditionally built detached property set over two levels. The building itself dates back to the 1700s and has been extended at various times. The property has been well maintained by the current vendors. It is presented to a very high standard and is now offered at true walk in condition. The main entry is from the front that leads into a small vestibule, which in turn gives access to all accommodation, public and private areas.
On entering the vestibule, the public bar is located to the right, with the restaurant located to the left.
On entering the bar, you are immediately greeted by a large feature fireplace to the rear. The bar is located to the left of the room and is of traditional construction, with a good gantry to the rear and overhead glass storage. The room is well furnished with a mix of upholstered bench seating and wooden chairs. Located to the rear of the bar you will find additional seating and the pool room beyond that. The bar can accommodate 40+ persons. The public bar also gives access to the restaurant from behind the bar.
The restaurant of the Laurie Arms is again well presented and traditionally decorated, in keeping with the property. The restaurant benefits from its own feature fireplace and bar. The restaurant is well furnished with wooden tables and chairs for 38 covers.
The kitchen is located off the restaurant. Access to the owners accommodations is via a stairway from the rear of the service areas.
Ladies and Gents are well located off public areas.
The owners accommodation at the Laurie Arms is extensive. The accommodations are located above the public areas and are set over two levels. The main family accommodation offers five large double bedrooms, extremely spacious family lounge with UPVC conservatory to the rear. The conservatory gives access to the private rear gardens. The accommodations also benefit from a large dining kitchen, which comes fully fitted with integrated appliances, family bathroom and WC. Two of the bedrooms are also en-suite.
The owners suite, also benefits from a self contained one bedroom flat. The flat offers a double bedroom, bathrooms and living room. The flat has no kitchen facilities. The flat would make ideal staff accommodation.
As expected with a property the style and size of The Laurie Arms there are ample service areas, a fully fitted commercial kitchen, still room, dish wash area, walk in chill/freezer and cellar.
The property sits well in its own grounds. The vehicle access is from the front via a tarmac drive. To the side is parking for 15+ cars. There is a well maintained beer garden to the rear. The gardens are laid mostly to grass and borders with paved pathways. There is also a large static caravan to rear with all mains services and one large outbuilding providing storage facilities.
We are advised the property has all mains services.
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.
The business trades with the benefit of a full Licence and conforms to all fire regulations.
Accounts are available on request after a formal viewing has taken place.
The sale of The Laurie Arms offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented property which is trading well but with potential for expansion of the business.
OIRO £449,999 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 and items subject to lease; this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.
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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.
Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 477 6060.
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