Commercial Property for sale

Aroma Café & Gift Shop, Mellon Charles, AULTBEA, IV22 2JL

Offers Over £495,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Use class orders: A1 Shops and A3 Restaurants and Cafes

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Located within the beautiful crofting community of Mellon Charles, close to the village of Aultbea, the Aroma Café and Gift Shop represent a unique lifestyle opportunity along with a successful and profitable business. Built around an original crofthouse, the building has significant local provenance.

Owners accomodation of approximately 830 sq ft on the ground floor plus some additional upstairs space, can be created within the building and a pre-planning application advises "there are no other material planning considerations identified at this time that would prevent the granting of the permission."

The property, which was purpose built in 2006, has two main income streams and currently trades for 7 months of the year, 6 days a week from 10am-5pm, leaving ample scope to increase profits.

The Café, which seats around 32 covers, is finished in a bistro-style and provides a calm, contemporary atmosphere. A freestanding wood burning stove with bespoke Caithness Stone hearth provides an additional welcoming focal point. The Café also enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views across Loch Ewe, towards the Torridon mountains and the Islands of Harris and Lewis. The Café boasts a "Taste our Best" certificate and has featured in national newspaper reviews. As the current owners do not take a day to day role, the Café is presently operated by two full-time staff (one being the manager), supplemented by two part-time staff in the busiest part of the season. The Café offers light lunches, soups, snacks, beverages and an excellent range of home baking. There is an additional outside seating area where customers can dine and enjoy the truly stunning and ever-changing vista.

The Gift Shop, which has no dedicated staff, has been formed from the original croft house and benefits from exposed stone walls, creating a pleasant atmosphere, complemented by subtle lighting. It is very well laid out with quality display units and offers a good range of gifts and high-end souvenirs. The Gift Shop is renowned for the sale of locally produced soaps, toiletries, fragrances and skincare products which are very popular with both tourists and locals. The current owners produce the products and are happy to continue supplying these high-end products to the Gift Shop and also to introduce the new owners to other trade suppliers. Likewise, the sellers would be happy to provide training and support to the new owners during a transition period, if required.

There is also a large parking area and portacabin with power and water.

The Aroma Café and Gift Shop offer the purchasers a rare opportunity to live and work within a crofting community in a beautiful location offering an idyllic, rural lifestyle, where you can develop the business at your own pace.

The property, which nestles on the shores of Loch Ewe, is reached via some of the most stunning scenery in the Scottish Highlands. The area is a highly popular tourist destination and is adjacent to the North Coast 500 route. There is an excellent range of outdoor activities available on your doorstep, including fishing, shooting, hillwalking and sailing. Facilities in the nearby village of Aultbea cater adequately for daily requirements and include a general store, Post Office, hotel, medical centre and Primary School. Secondary education is available in Gairloch, approximately 12 miles away, to which bus transportation is provided daily. Gairloch and Poolewe offer additional facilities, including several food stores, bank, chemist, hotels, leisure centre, swimming pool and a small selection of bespoke retail outlets.

Inverness, the main business and commercial centre in the Highlands, is approximately 77 miles away and offers extensive shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities, along with excellent road, rail and air links to the south and beyond.


Nearest station

  • Achnashellach (28.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Macleod & MacCallum , Inverness

28 Queensgate Inverness, IV1 1DJ

01463 568025 Local call rate

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Macleod & MacCallum , Inverness

28 Queensgate Inverness, IV1 1DJ

01463 568025 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Achnashellach (28.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Macleod & MacCallum , Inverness

28 Queensgate Inverness, IV1 1DJ

01463 568025 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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