Hotel for sale

High Street - AB56

£495,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • 21 En-Suite Bedrooms
  • Lounge Bar
  • 2 Private Dining Rooms
  • Spacious Owners’ Flat

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
The Old Coach House Hotel is prominently situated on Buckie High Street on the Moray Coast in Northern Scotland. The coastal town of Buckie lies either side of the mouth of the Burn of Buckie where it flows into the Moray Firth. The town lies just off the main A98 road that runs from Fochabers right along to Fraserburgh and benefits from excellent communication links to both Aberdeen and Inverness via the A96. This area of Scotland is famous for its highly acclaimed Links golf courses, well renowned fishing on the Spey, walking the Speyside Way and not forgetting the several malt whisky distilleries which are located close to the business.

The harbour at Buckie is named the Cluny Harbour, which remains one of the most active and fascinating in Scotland, despite the setbacks that have befallen the Scottish fishing fleet in recent years. Within the centre of the town around Cluny Square there are an array of amenities including a good variety of shops, bars and eating places. The town also benefits from a modern sports centre and both primary and secondary schooling. Other major towns situated close to Buckie include Cullen, Elgin and Fochabers.

Business
The Old Coach House Hotel operates as a traditional hotel drawing custom from a variety of areas. The public bar which has its own entrance at the front of the property is really a business within a business. Its annual sales alone are in excess of £240,000 and is popular with locals and visitors alike. There is the restaurant which trades very well catering for both residents and the general public, open daily from 5.00pm — 9.00pm. Income is also derived from the lounge bar that lends itself nicely to lunchtime trade with bar meals served throughout the day. There are 2 further private dining rooms which are used mainly for private functions and high teas, etc. This area of the business proves very popular as there are not many other establishments in the town that cater for this type of trade. The 21 letting bedrooms attract a wide variety of customers including passing business people, contractors and visitors to the area. All rooms have en-suite facilities and attract custom throughout the year. The business markets itself through VisitScotland from which it has been awarded 3 stars and also through its own informative website which can be found at www.oldcoachhouse.net.


Building Internal
The Old Coach House Hotel is a substantial building which has accommodation on 3 floors under a pitched and slated roof. The main entrance is from the front leading into a reception hallway, off which the ground floor accommodation is located and stairs to the upper floors lead. Contained within the reception hallway is the main reception desk with a private office located behind. The restaurant, which can comfortably cater for approximately 50 guests, is furnished with dining tables and cushioned chairs. To the rear of the room there is direct access to the kitchen.The lounge bar is a spacious open plan room which provides a comfortable setting for customers to enjoy a relaxing drink and Lunchtime meal. The room can easily cater for up to 40 covers and is furnished with a mixture of comfortable cushioned chairs and wooden spoke back chairs all around wooden topped bar tables. Contained within the room is a gas fire which creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere and also a feature bar servery which is well equipped with draught supply and a gantry behind. This room could also be utilised forprivate functions as there is a dance floor located to one side.

The public bar, as previously mentioned, is self-containedhaving its own entrance from the front of the property. This room has a modern feel to it with attractive wooden panelled walls, tiled flooring and a contemporary style bar servery that runs along one side of the room. Furnishing is by way of modern wooden chairs around wooden tables and high chairs
situated along the bar. Contained within the room is a coal fireplace, pool table, darts board, gaming machines and a plasma TV. Ladies and gents toilets are well appointed off the bar. Located off the main reception hallway are 2 separate private dining rooms that are used for private functions such as
funerals and parties. The smaller of the 2 rooms can cater for around 20 covers and is furnished with wooden cushioned chairs around dining tables. The larger r

Letting Accommodation
The hotel has 21 letting bedrooms all contained on the first floor level. The rooms are broken down as 12 doubles, 8 singles and 1 family room. All rooms have en-suite facilities, TV’s and tea/coffee making facilities. Situated on the second floor are 2 further bedrooms and a separate bathroom which are currently unused. Potential proprietors may consider converting this into a deluxe suite or extending the owners’ accommodation.


Service Areas
As you would expect from a hotel of this size, it has extensive service areas including a professional kitchen which has a wide variety of catering equipment. Located outside the kitchen is a freezer store, dry goods store and shed for general storage. The cellar is located adjacent to the lounge bar and services both the lounge and public bars. Ladies and gents toilets are well appointed off the reception hallway.


Owners' Accommodation
Situated on the first floor is a self-contained owners’ flatcomprising of a lounge, bedroom and shower room. As previously mentioned, the 2 unused bedrooms on the second floor could also be used as owners’ living quarters.


Services
We have been informed that all mains services are connected including a gas central heating system.


Accounts
Full trading information will be made available to seriously interested parties after a formal viewing has taken place.



Summary
This is an outstanding and rare opportunity to purchase a thriving hotel prominently situated in the centre of town. Although the hotel trades well in all departments, potential purchasers viewing will undoubtedly identify various areas which offer room for further improvement and business
development.


Call to Action
Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 477 6060.


Nearest station

  • Keith (8.6 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

  • Keith (8.6 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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