Hotel for sale

Bridge Of Alford - AB33

£425,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • 9 en-suite letting bedrooms
  • Lounge bar and Conservatory restaurant
  • Extensive service areas and Mature landscaped gardens
  • Owner’s accommodation.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
Forbes Arms Hotel is an extremely busy business that has been run by the current proprietor since 2011, and has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor’s personal circumstances.

The hotel trades throughout the year from a good mix of accommodation, food and wet sales. The quality of the hotel is reflected in the number of awards it currently holds such as the 3 Star rating from VisitScotland. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website www.theforbesarmshotel.co.uk.

The business enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its stunning location next to the river and also its excellent communication links to the likes of Aberdeen, Inverness and the Highlands. Many of the visitors include golfers and outdoor enthusiasts and it also plays an integral role in the local community as many locals use it for meetings and dinners etc.

Although the hotel is trading extremely successfully, it still has potential to grow income further.

Situation
Bridge of Alford is an Aberdeenshire Village situated on the River Don. The village is just 45 minutes drive from Aberdeen City, and is a popular commuter town.

The Forbes Arms holds a prominent position being visible from the A90, Inverness to Aberdeen route.

Building External
The Forbes Arms Hotel is a traditionally built country style house that has been extended and modernised at various periods.

The property is set in its own spacious landscaped grounds overlooking the River Don.

The main entry is from the front that leads into a reception hallway which in turn gives access to all accommodation and public areas.

Building Internal
Situated to the right hand side of the reception hallway is the conservatory restaurant which is furnished comfortably with traditional wooden tables and chairs and benefits from spectacular views over the gardens and river. The restaurant can also double up as a small function suite, seating up to 60 guests.

To the left hand side of the hallway is the lounge bar. The lounge bar has a feature fireplace and log burner and is used as an ideal pre-dinner drinks room or as a bar lunch venue.

The main ‘Brig Bar’, has it own entrance from the front, and is popular with locals. The bar features a real fireplace, juke box, pool table and two dart boards. Traditionally furnished with wooden bar stools, tables and chair, the bar is an ideal place for walkers, sportsmen to relax.

Letting Accommodation
There are 9 en-suite letting rooms, which are utilised as: 3 family, 2 twin, 3 single rooms and 1 double room.

The bedrooms have been refurbished to a high modern standard, including new carpets and benefit from LCD televisions with DVD, tea/coffee making facilities and telephones.

Owner's Accommodation
Located on the top floor of the property the Forbes Arms has spacious owner’s accommodations featuring a large lounge, office area, large double bedroom, shower room and kitchen.

Building Internal
As expected with a hotel the style and size of the Forbes Arms Hotel, there are extensive service areas including a well equipped large commercial kitchen with still room, dish wash area and freezer room.

Other service areas include laundry, cellar and manager’s office. There are also three external sheds.

Ladies and gents toilets are well appointed off the public areas.

Building External and Services
The front of the property has a large garden with a children’s play area located to the side. The patio area is located off the main restaurant and can be used for outside seating.

The property also benefits from extensive parking.

The property has a private water supply, drainage and mains electricity. Cooking is by way of tanked LPG, with oil fired central heating along with wall mounted electric heaters in the bedrooms.

Tenure and Legal
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold. We have been unable to check this information and advise any prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

The business trades with the benefit of a full hotel licence.


Summary
The sale of the Forbes Arms Hotel offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented Aberdeenshire hotel. The business is trading extremely successfully but still has the potential for expansion. It benefits highly from its stunning location on the banks of the River Don.


Nearest station

  • Insch (7.7 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

  • Insch (7.7 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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