• Iconic licensed restaurant proposition superbly located in the ever-popular town of Aviemore, within the Cairngorm National Park.
• An exceptional quality restaurant in the town centre on a main thoroughfare with excellent passing trade.
• Well-established, substantial and attractive business trading year-round with consistently strong turnover (c£500,000) resulting in excellent profitability.
• Exciting business opportunity with well-presented and superbly equipped trading areas.
• Easy to operate business model which could be traded under management or for experienced and motivated owners there is strong development potential.
Skiing Doo Restaurant offers a tremendous business opportunity for either experienced operators looking to expand their portfolio or new entrepreneurs wishing to take on the mantle of self-employment. This is a popular and renowned restaurant situated in an excellent trading location, within the town of Aviemore. Skiing Doo Restaurant is an iconic business which has been operating in Aviemore for decades. The business comes with a strong reputation plus is presented to the market in walk-in condition with sound fixtures and fittings provision as well as superb service support facilities. Trade focuses on providing quality cuisine which is mainly prepared from fresh, locally sourced produce wherever possible. Skiing Doo is also a renowned bar being popular with the many visitors to the region; it has a very distinctive and timeless ambience. The trading areas are set to two distinctive trading platforms. The main street restaurant is very popular for mainly food service with the capacity for 70 covers and Doo Below which is a lower trading level is popular for food and drink able to cater to 90 customers. The business has spacious service support areas.
Skiing Doo has a sustainable trading model appealing to both the local population and the many tourists who visit Aviemore. The sustainable business helps meet demand for excellent cuisine in the town. Business is always especially high during the busy summer months however Aviemore is a centre for winter sports which also results in high levels of trade during what would be the quieter months for many businesses. The ambience of the bar appeals in particular to hill walkers and the Scottish après-ski crowd. A new proprietor / couple with a strong desire to have a more hands-on role could drive a higher level of profitability. The present operation trades 7-days a week, to a consistently high level with consistent turnover (c£500,000) resulting in strong profitability.
The Skiing Doo is located in the Mrytlefield Shopping Centre in Aviemore. The property is located on the main arterial route through Aviemore and is easily accessed with excellent parking to the rear of the business. The area surrounding Aviemore is renowned for its idyllic scenery, mystic lochs, vast glens and open spaces which combine to make the area highly popular with those seeking a variety of holiday options in the Scottish Highlands. The region is renowned for its outdoor activities and there are a great number of Munros within the area plus many more leisurely walks. The Cairngorm Mountain range makes Aviemore the Premier Mountain and Ski Resort in Scotland. The town is also a highly popular residential town plus a very attractive tourist destination with some of the most wide ranging facilities within the Highlands. Aviemore benefits from year-round trading due to the wide ranging amenities and facilities available in both the winter and summer. The Cairngorm funicular railway ensures that the Cairngorm Mountains are fully accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
The surrounding countryside provides a wealth of excellent rural sporting opportunities including shooting and salmon fishing on the River Spey. Water sports are available on the many mountain lochs and rivers which include white water rafting, kayaking and sailing. The area has a number of excellent golf courses plus a wide range of other recreational facilities. Further afield, visitors can see the many distilleries on the Whisky Trail or castles across the region. Aviemore offers a full range of education, social and welfare facilities for residents. The town has a railway station and is on the main A9 arterial route from Inverness to Perth, which affords ease of access. Inverness to the North is the capital of the Highlands providing a full range of additional services including an Airport.
Reason for sale
The present owners have operated Skiing Doo since December 2014, but it is a desire to focus on their other businesses which brings this well-known brand and highly profitable business opportunity onto the market.
Skiing Doo Restaurant is of modern construction and is set within a building of other retail and service providers. The building benefits from modern fixtures and fittings throughout and has accommodation laid out over two floors.
From the front of the building, the main door provides access into the open-plan customer seating area which can comfortably seat 70 diners utilising a mix of free-standing tables and chairs and booths with bench seating. The restaurant features natural materials in keeping with its location, providing a relaxing ambience. Set to around 70 covers the tables are well spaced providing for ease of service. Within this serving area is a counter service supported by a coffee preparation area plus there is an ice-cream service point which is always popular especially with younger customers. There is also some external bench seating at street level.
To the lower level is 'Doo Below' which is mainly set with fixed seating and bar stools. The large bar servery is set to two areas but situated back to back to facilitate ease of service. The 'Doo Below' has two TVs and has a sports bar feel. There is an area of decking for customers who enjoy alfresco dining etc. There are modern ladies, gents and disabled bathroom facilities for customers in the lower level.
The service areas are well-appointed with a large, exceptionally well-equipped kitchen which is ideally suited to a busy service. The business benefits from spacious storage facilities with ample ambient dry-goods and beverage cellar stores. There are also staff facilities.
There is no private accommodation with this sale.
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage.