• Charming and well-presented, substantial country Inn positioned in an excellent trading location in the heart of Angus.
• 9 spacious and well-appointed en-suite letting bedrooms, offering a cosy ambience and comfort with a traditional Scottish welcome.
• Turnover drawn from traditional income streams of accommodation, food provision and beverage sales with potential to increase.
• Newly built extension offering generously sized private owners' accommodation.
• Well-presented and comfortable public areas with modern dining facilities and excellent beer garden all set in an acre of ground.
• Construction has begun for a new 125-house development adjacent to the business, this will see an increase in local trade.
Only by visiting can one appreciate the ambience and charm of this traditional village Inn. Originally built in 1895, with modern extensions, this Victorian property is ideally located on the main thoroughfare through the village of St Cyrus, and benefits from being the only pub/restaurant in this location. This family friendly Inn offers the traditional income streams of accommodation, food and beverage sales, serving a wide range of clientele. Open year round the Inn provides a full catering service from morning coffee and cake through to full evening meals. Diners can eat in the cosy bar itself which provides 60 covers or in the dining room with an additional 24 covers or indeed in the beer garden should the weather permit. Accommodation is provided in 9 attractive, well-equipped en-suite rooms which are located on the ground and first floors. Owner's accommodation is accessed via a private entrance located to the rear of the building in a modern extension comprising; two bedrooms, open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area. The business is well signposted with excellent parking facilities and a soft play area popular with families.
Trade is generated through business travellers and oil and gas industry workers who frequent the business during the week. Tourists and visitors to the area, account for the remainder of the sales. The business has repeat accommodation custom from firms who send workers through the week on a regular basis as well as using a range of online booking agencies. The Inn is well supported by a good local clientele, which include families who visit the Inn attracted by the child friendly facilities and good food. Further local trade is driven by the Inn supporting local sports teams such as 2 darts leagues, in-house poker and dominos. The business has a fantastic reputation locally as demonstrated by popular online review sites. Trade has seen a boost this year with the opening of a new Caravan Holiday Park a quarter of a mile away and will receive a further boost in the near future as a new estate of 125 houses just 500 yards away has started construction.
St Cyrus Village Inn is situated in the picturesque coastal village of St Cyrus, which is set above a dramatic red sandstone cliff with sandy beach. As well as St Cyrus, other popular beaches are found locally are at Lunan Bay and Montrose. Johnshaven is a small fishing village just north of St Cyrus, from where sea fishing is available. Both St Cyrus Beach and Montrose Basin are Nature Reserves providing lovely wooded and beach walks. Dolphins, whales and porpoises can be spotted from the St Cyrus beach whilst closer to land there's the chance to catch a glimpse of seals and a variety of birds.
Away from the coast the range of outdoor pursuits is impressive. Fishing can be taken on the nearby North and South Esks. Golf courses are found at Montrose, Stonehaven, Brechin and Edzell, whilst the championship course at Carnoustie is within easy driving distance. St Cyrus has a primary school, and secondary education is available in Montrose, or at the Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk or the Mackie Academy in Stonehaven. Lathallan (7 miles) is a well-known private school. The village has a post office and general store with a more extensive range of shopping, business and leisure facilities found in Montrose and Laurencekirk.
The A90 provides fast access to Aberdeen as well as to Dundee and the south. The A92 coast road links Stonehaven to Dundee via Montrose and Arbroath. Both Aberdeen and Dundee provide all the services expected of major cities. Aberdeen Airport has a range of domestic and European flights, and there are direct services from Dundee Airport to London Stansted and Amsterdam.
Reason for sale
The current owners purchased the property in 2006 investing significant capital through a programme of refurbishment and renovation. However, it is the owners wish to retire from the hospitality sector that brings this attractive business opportunity to the market.
The St Cyrus Village Inn is a substantial Victorian property built in 1895 and set within an acre of land. Arranged over two floors with further attic accommodation, construction is traditional stone under a slate roof with extensions. Throughout the subjects are double glazed and offer a high standard of fixtures and fittings which reflect the ambience of this country Inn. Situated in a most prominent trading location on the main thoroughfare in St Cyrus, the property includes attractive beer garden area with soft play facilities for children.
The Inn and bar are both accessed through double doors and via street level. Upon entry the business has a charming feel in keeping with a traditional country pub indeed this ambience is evident throughout the property. Upon arrival, a spacious area welcomes you through a partially glazed door. Off to the left is a hallway which leads to the letting accommodation. Directly ahead of you upon entering is W.C. Facilities and set to the right of the reception area is the modern and well-presented dining room which has a feature fireplace and a mix of booth and free-standing seating. The dining room seats 24 and caters for breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. The dining room is also used as overspill from the bar on busy evenings. This compact and beautifully appointed room is ideal for small private events or meetings and provides a pleasant dining experience. This is an attractive area which is served by dedicated bathroom facilities for diners.
The accommodation is set over two floors with options to extend further to include an additional letting bedroom/self-catering facility in the attic area should a new owner so wish. The Inn is currently configured to 9 en-suite letting bedrooms which are all comfortable with modern facilities including, hospitality trays, hair dryers and TV. The bedrooms are configured to:
Room 8 - Double with en-suite shower room
Room 9 - Double with en-suite shower room
Room 10 - Twin room with sofa bed and en-suite shower room
Room 1 - Twin with en-suite shower room
Room 2 - Twin with en-suite shower room
Room 4 - Twin with en-suite shower room
Room 5 - Twin with en-suite shower room
Room 6 - Family room, double and single beds, with en-suite shower room
Room 7 - Two-room attic flat, currently utilised as staff accommodation
the great scot bar
The Great Scot Village Bar has a charming and welcoming feel and comes well-presented with a range of free-standing and booth furniture which can accommodate 52 seated covers. The large commanding bar area is fully equipped for all business needs including chill cabinets. Customers can choose from a wide selection of draft and bottled beers, minerals, wines and of course spirits which are conveniently dispensed from a good range of optics. A range of pub meals are offered in the bar area giving a relaxed dining option. The bar comes complete with darts boards, jukebox and large TVs (showing BT Sports). The bar is considered to be a landmark location in St Cyrus, being the only pub/restaurant in the village. In addition, there are modern W.C facilities. The bar is popular with locals and visitors and offers a casual dining option.
The Inn has excellent service / storage spaces. There is a well-appointed commercial kitchen plus spacious food preparation area and ancillary rooms. The kitchen has a substantial extraction unit, a pot wash area and dry goods store. In addition, the business has a spacious laundry and excellent outbuildings which are used as additional storage. There is a beer cellar adjacent to the bar plus additional storage throughout. There are two further bedrooms on the top floor which are currently used as chef's accommodation.
An attractive feature of the sale of this property is the recently built owners flat. Built as an extension in 2009, this spacious accommodation is self-contained and accessed via a private entrance. The recently refurbished unit comprises a large open plan living area with a generously sized lounge, dining room and a modern and well-equipped owners' kitchen. The unit also has 2 large bedrooms. The master bedroom has large en-suite with both bath and separate shower and the second bedroom is also large in size with private bathroom facilities. This unit could be let separately for self-catering purposes should new owners wish.
The hotel is situated on the main thoroughfare through St Cyrus. There is excellent on-site parking for up to 15 vehicles to the rear with additional parking to the front of the property for 2 vehicles. A most attractive feature of the sale is the beer garden within the grounds, with external seating and children's soft play facilities. The garden area is hugely popular with guests over the summer months.
Initial discussions with planners have been well received, regarding the potential to develop the beer garden out into further letting accommodation such as glamping pods, etc. Subject to consent.
The subjects have mains electricity, propane gas for cooking, oil fired central heating, water and drainage. The property is fully compliant with fire regulations and is double glazed throughout with Wi-Fi in public areas.