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Rattray - AB42


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Lifestyle Business
  • Rare Business Opportunity
  • Unique Business, Rare Business Opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Bruce and Co. are delighted to offer for sale Rattray Head Eco-Hostel, a unique Bed & Breakfast and self-catering/hostel situated in Rattray, Peterhead. The business is in a commanding property with many of the original features still on show in this former lighthouse compound. The property has been under the caring ownership of our clients for fourteen years and they are reluctantly offering the business to the market due to their impending wish to retire.

Rattray Head Eco-Hostel enjoys a comfortable turnover with much more potential available to the next owner, and not only provides the owners with an excellent source of income but also a wonderful home. The property truly is unique and can only be appreciated in full by viewing. The property also has several formations for letting accommodation with the accommodation split over two properties.

Rattray Eco Hostel is located on the North Sea Trail footpath and the Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail which follow the North Sea coastline. The North Sea Cycle Route (Sustrans Route 1) is only 17 miles away where it passes through this historic area full of stone circles, castle ruins and golf courses.

Rattray is situated between Scotland's premier fishing ports of Peterhead and Fraserburgh, and Rattray Head is accessed via a mile long farm track at the end of which you will see the property with the dunes and lighthouse behind.

Building Internal
The property is an 1892 granite lightkeepers building which was built by the remarkable Stevenson family to the standard design seen all around the Scottish coast, but instead of the quoins being painted stone, they are carved from the local pink Peterhead granite making for a rather striking facade.

The family home located to the right of the main building was built in 1952 as two three-bedroom semi-detached houses, to create the extra accommodation required for the families to join the lightkeepers. When the lighthouse was automated in 1982 and the lightkeepers moved away, the houses were subsequently converted into one spacious five-bedroom home.

Hostel Accommodation/Self Catering Accommodation
The hostel comprises three, two-bedroom apartments which makes very flexible accommodation. All apartments are used as a self-catering hostel, allowing guests to book single or double beds by the night. There is also a lounge and kitchen for guests to use during their stay. Larger groups or families can also book a whole apartment. Each of the two first floor units contain a lounge/kitchen, shower room four-bunk bedrooms and original under stairs bathroom. The ground floor unit contains a lounge/diner, kitchen, two large bedrooms and two shower rooms.

Owners Accommodation/Bed & Breakfast
The family home offers flexible accommodation which is ideal for a family, or a couple running a bed and breakfast. It comprises 5 bedrooms with 3 of them benefiting from en-suite facilities, a family bathroom, lounge, dining room and kitchen. Some renovation has been carried out including new exterior doors and a new country style kitchen with central island unit. There are two other rooms with shower room suitable for use as a self-contained granny annex.

Building External
The property has large gardens all around of one and a half acres, with double garage, outbuildings, and a polytunnel to the rear.

The property has metered mains water, electricity, and two septic tanks.

The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.

The business conforms to all fire regulations.

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

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a truly unique property offering Self-Catering and Bed & Breakfast accommodation from home. Early viewing of this business is essential!

Offers over £445,995 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; this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.

Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company.

All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the seller’s sole agents Bruce & Company.

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