3 bedroom commercial property for saleHoliday Cottage, 3 Church Street, Buckie, Banffshire, AB56
- Business for sale
- Beautifully renovated former fisherman's cottage, above the picturesque Hythe beach and harbor.
- Profitable, self-catering holiday cottage business or could be an attractive family home.
- "B" listed property, extensively modernised throughout, offering a walk-in trading opportunity.
- Tastefully presented and beautifully appointed, blending traditional features with modern facilities.
- Set in a charming garden, with patio seating area and steps leading to incredible seaward vistas.
3 Church Street is a charming holiday cottage, ideally situated in the picturesque Moray fishing village of Findochty, offering wonderful seaward views. This captivating "B" listed traditional style property is a fine example of a tasteful renovation and would ideally suit investors looking to acquire holiday let accommodation in a prime tourist location. Presented to an exceptionally high standard, the property comprises 3 generously sized and well-appointed bedrooms which can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 6. Originally built in 1897 as a fisherman's cottage, the property has undergone extensive renovations completed in 2016 and effortlessly blends traditional features with modern facilities. Set within a manicured garden with well-maintained flowerbeds and lovely external patio seating, this property must be viewed to appreciate its character. 3 Church Street Findochty, would also make an ideal family home.
The business currently trades to a leisurely model with the majority of income generated over the summer months, with strong forward bookings in place. The fisherman's cottage has performed well utilising the Airbnb and Sykes platforms, representing a profitable self-catering cottage with potential to trade to a higher level. The accommodation is available from 4-night minimum to 1 or 2 week lets with bookings taken from early Spring through to late Autumn. The property has been very well received online with brilliant reviews and high numbers of repeat visitors which is testament to the standard of the accommodation on offer. This is a sustainable business opportunity in the popular self-catering market within a picturesque coastal setting.
REASON FOR SALE
Having been in the family since the property was built in 1897, and as a holiday home for the last three years post renovation, the owners now wish to present the property to the market to allow them to reduce their work commitments and retire from the hospitality sector.
With picturesque views over the harbour, Findochty is a delightful little fishing village in coastal Moray. The village itself dates back to the 1400s and sits on the edge of a historical harbour. Also featuring attractive sandy beaches and rock pools, the village offers an ideal base to explore the North East of Scotland either by car or on foot along the coastal walk or nearby Speyside Way. Ideally situated close to the A98, both Inverness and Aberdeen can be accessed in about an hour and a half's drive. Other towns and centres located close by include Banff, Fochabers, Elgin as well as also being a short drive from world-class fishing on the River Spey, superb golf courses and the Whisky Trail with several well-known brands and world class whisky distilleries located close by. Nearby Buckie has grown in recent years with significant house building on the outskirts and offering both primary and secondary schooling as well as a busy High Street offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
3 Church Street, Findochty is a traditional fisherman's cottage built in 1897, and sensitively converted into a self-catering unit in 2016. Of traditional construction with tiled roof, this semi-detached property has an attractive exposed stonework gable and painted façade, which is very much in keeping with the feel of the village. This attractive property has undergone extensive and thorough modernisation including high specification insulation whilst still retaining a traditional feel.
The ground floor is configured to an open plan kitchen/dining area complete with a range of modern appliances, ample fitted storage units, dining room table and additional lounge seating. Off the kitchen is a functional utility room with laundry, wash up area and adjoining W.C. / shower room. The family lounge is accessed through the entrance hallway and exudes a great deal of character. Set to soft furnishings and finished to a high standard this is a lovely area for groups to relax and unwind after a long day enjoying all that the North East has to offer.
All bedrooms are located on the first floor, which comprise two large double rooms and a twin room which are bright and airy with Velux windows and decorated and furnished tastefully. Also located on the first floor is the family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail and Velux windows. The property is fully double glazed and has been totally rewired. There is ample storage throughout including a large floored loft.
A most attractive feature of this sale is the garden. The walled garden can be accessed via double gates off the main road at street level, set to gravel with slabbed driveway suitable for parking. On the lower level is a large paved patio with benched seating and table and a wooden summer house for storing outdoor paraphernalia such as barbecue, parasol, rotary clothes line, fishing nets etc. This well-maintained area allows a degree of privacy and is just a stone's throw from stunning views over the harbour and the coast. There is a further gate at the rear of the property with steps leading to a stunning vantage point with views towards the Hythe beach and harbour.
3 Church Street, Findochty benefits from mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. The property has gas central heating with modern combi boiler and has high speed broadband.
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