6 bedroom guest house for sale

Huntingtower Lodge, Achintore Road, Fort William, Inverness-Shire, PH33

£625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Truly outstanding Visit Scotland 4 star Gold loch front bed & breakfast business
  • Luxuriously appointed bedrooms & suite
  • Comprehensively refurbished property
  • Awarded GOLD by Green Tourism Business Scheme
  • Owner's accommodation and gardens
  • Prime location overlooking the stunning Loch Linnhe
  • Strong turnover with good adjusted net profits
  • Ideal business for couple

Full description

Description & Location

Boasting stunning open views over Loch Linnhe this most impressive contemporary boutique guest house, which has been lovingly upgraded over recent years, is positioned on Achintore Road in Fort William on Scotland's breathtaking west coast. The beautifully appointed 4 star Gold Huntingtower Lodge which has been owned by our clients since January 2008 sits 2 miles south west of the centre of Fort William. The location of the property is ideal for owners and guests alike to take advantage of the many facilities the town has to offer, whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the immediate surroundings.

Known as "The Outdoor Capital of the UK", Fort William provides the perfect base for a wide range of visitors throughout the year from outdoor enthusiasts to those wanting to explore the beauty of the Highlands. Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the town by Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain) and the Jacobite Steam train which travels over the Glenfinnan viaduct (made famous in the Harry Potter films).

The area offers an extensive range of walks for those of all abilities, the Great Glen and West Highland Ways both start/finish in Fort William. More serious walking and climbing is available in Glencoe and on the Nevis Range. Cyclists are catered for with numerous local mountain bike trails and downhill cycling at Aonach Mor, longer routes exist between Fort William, Oban and Inverness. Fort William hosts a Mountain Festival, The World Downhill Mountain Bike Championship, The Scottish 6 Day Trials and many other smaller events. Skiing and ice climbing are also available on the Nevis Range and in Glencoe.

The location of the business offers easy access to a wealth of interesting places to visit and enjoy, with Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, the Cairngorm National Park, Aviemore and the famous Neptune's Staircase which provides access from the sea into the Great Glen and Caledonian Canal. For the keen outdoor & sporting enthusiast the area offers the opportunity to fish for salmon & trout in one of the many lochs.

As arguably one of Fort William's finest bed & breakfasts, Huntingtower Lodge has built up a reputation locally and internationally as one of the places to stay while visiting the area. Enjoying rave reviews from guests who visit from far and wide, any potential buyers can easily get an idea of the quality of operation being offered for sale after having a quick look at the comments book.

Since taking over the business in 2008 our clients have invested heavily in a comprehensive refurbishment programme which has seen a complete redevelopment of the property. With hard work, effort and financial investment, the vendors of Huntingtower Lodge have created something truly special.

On first entering the property you are instantly aware that you have entered an operation that boasts contemporary design accompanied by high quality fixtures and fittings running throughout the property. From the welcoming guest lounge with stunning water front views to the stylish bedrooms & luxuriously appointed suite, potential buyers should note that a great deal of focus and effort has been placed on the guest experience which has resulted in a high level of repeat and referred trade enjoyed by the business.

Part of our client's business plan was to create a high quality bed & breakfast business whilst at the same time operating on green principles. By installing a solar thermal water heating system, wood burning stove and, using when possible A rated electrical products throughout the house, our clients have been awarded Gold by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

Enjoying 4 star Gold status through Visit Scotland the vendors have also seen turnover at Huntingtower Lodge steadily growing year on year. Potential purchasers should consider that this has all been achieved whilst the UK has been going through an extremely challenging economic period. Now that the economy is beginning to show positive signs of growth along with visitor number increasing, Huntingtower Lodge looks set to go from strength to strength in the years ahead. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this highly impressive property.

The Property

Located on Achintore Road in Fort William the detached property is housed over ground and upper floor and consists of the following: reception hallway, dining kitchen, utility room, front facing lounge, 1 private double bedroom with en-suite shower room, office. The 5 letting rooms are as follows: The Studio: a spacious ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room and picture windows to the front also benefits from having its own entrance. The Loch View:- a dual aspect ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room. The Ardgour:- located on the upper floor, double bedroom with Velux window to front plus en-suite shower room. The Waterfall Suite: located on the upper floor, this is a suite of large rooms with walk through lounge, bedroom with en-suite shower-room and dressing room. The lounge overlooks the loch at the front and the bedroom has views over the wildflower meadow towards the waterfall at the rear of the property. The Linnhe: twin bedroom with private shower room plus a large picture window to the front with views over the loch. All of the bedrooms are furnished in a modern style and offer tea/coffee making facilities, mini-fridge plus free wifi. Externally the garden and grounds are very well maintained and offer a spacious front lawn, a wild flower meadow plus car parking to the side. A double garage is housed to one side of the property.

Fixtures & Fittings

A full inventory will be completed to detail all personal items excluded from the sale or items subject to a lease.

Price

An asking price of 625,000 has been set for the freehold property, complete with goodwill and trade contents but excluding personal items.

Viewing

For reasons of confidentiality, no direct approach may be made to the business. All viewings must be arranged through Scottish Business Centre's Edinburgh office.

Offers

All offers should be submitted directly to Scottish Business Centre.

Nearest stations

  • Fort William (2.4 mi)
  • Corpach (3.6 mi)
  • Banavie (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Scottish Business Centre, Edinburgh

21 Lansdowne Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5EH

0131 291 0096 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Fort William (2.4 mi)
  • Corpach (3.6 mi)
  • Banavie (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Scottish Business Centre, Edinburgh

21 Lansdowne Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 5EH

0131 291 0096 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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