Pub for sale

Canalside - PH32

£570,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Located on Loch Ness
  • High level of tourists
  • All year round trade
  • Leasehold option

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Description
Bruce and Co. are delighted to present to the market The Bothy Bar & Restaurant a long established restaurant and pub positioned in the idyllic surroundings of Fort Augustus, Loch Ness. The business has been under the very caring ownership of our clients for 11 years and has reluctantly been placed on the market due to their wish to retire. The Bothy Bar & Restaurant enjoys a generous turnover and provides the owners with an excellent source of income which is derived from revenue generated through very strong all year round tourist trade as well as a locally supported business with wet sales from the public bar food sales from the 60 cover restaurant. The Bothy Bar & Restaurant receives exemplary feedback from customers and benefits from extremely positive reviews from both locals and visitors to the village. Although the business is trading with good profit at present we believe that income could be increased with additional marketing as very little is currently done along with the introduction of breakfast service and increased opening hours as the business currently trades with short lunch opening times.


Situation
The Bothy Bar & Restaurant occupies a stunning and highly visible trading position on the banks of the Caledonian Canal linking Fort William to Inverness in the picture postcard village of Fort Augustus, which lies on the busy main A82 tourist route at the head of the world-famous Loch Ness in a spectacular rural area of the Highlands of Scotland. Until the early 18th century the settlement was called Kiliwhimin (current Gaelic name ‘Cill Chuimein’ being a derivative thereof). It was renamed 'Fort Augustus' after the unsuccessful Jacobite Rising of 1715. In the aftermath, General Wade built a fort, named after the Duke of Cumberland. The settlement grew, and eventually took the name of this fort. The fort was captured by the Jacobites in April 1745, just prior to the Battle of Culloden. In or around 1876 the area passed onto the Benedictine Order and The Monks set up Fort Augustus Abbey from the fort. The Abbey and the history of the local and outlying areas remains intriguing to the many tourists who flock to this area throughout the year.


Building Internal
This impressive and extremely well fitted landmark semi-detached stone built character property has been sympathetically converted, modernised and extended over the years whilst retaining many attractive original features. The premises provide outstanding and highly functional internal business accommodation to the ground floor which briefly comprises an inviting public vestibule entrance into a charming and welcoming public lounge bar with a wealth of exposed original timber and stonework, feature spotlighting, wood-burning stove in original open fireplace. The main bar area, in turn, affords easy access through to the property's delightful timber-and glazed purpose-built dedicated conservatory dining extension with feature quarry-tiled flooring throughout for easy cleaning, fully equipped waiter service station and stylish furnishings, which is served by a fully fitted and extensively equipped commercial kitchen with extraction system housing ample stainless-steel work surfaces, storage units, a fully equipped preparation/washing-up kitchen area with fitted sink unit and dishwasher and a full range of well maintained, industry standard catering appliances. Further ancillary internal business accommodation to the ground floor consists of a fully disabled compliant cloakroom/WC for customers. Further ancillary business accommodation to the first floor consists of all the usual separate male and female washroom/WC facilities for customers.


Owners Accommodation/Staff Accommodation
Situated on the upper floor of the building is accommodation which the current owners are using for staff but could also be used for owner operator should they wish. This area comprises of a double bedroom and bathroom.


Building External
To the exterior the premises are well signed and immaculately presented and incorporate generous grounds. This includes a large private car park and a well maintained and furnished patio trading area providing additional external dining covers with wonderful views over the Caledonian Canal, together with a covered smoking shelter and a range of three small storage outbuildings.


Services
The property has mains water, LPG gas, drainage and electricity.

License
The business trades with the benefit of a full license.

Accounts
Turnover figures are available after a formal viewing has taken place.

Summary
The sale of The Bothy provides an excellent lifestyle opportunity to acquire a popular, well reputed business which is trading with fantastic return — Early viewing is essential!


Price
Offers over £570,000 are sought for the fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

Tenure
This is being offered as a leasehold. The current lease has 19 years reaming with annual rental of £75,000.

Further Information
Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact the office on 0131 3140660.


Nearest station

  • Tulloch (18.0 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

  • Tulloch (18.0 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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