Hotel for sale

Kilmaluag, Portree IV51


Offers over
£480,000
S.O.A.

Description


  • An outstanding modern boutique bed and breakfast and self-catering units, superbly-presented and set within a stunning trading location over-looking Kilmaluag Bay on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

  • Exceptional outlook with spectacular seaward views within an area of unsurpassed beauty including The Storr and Trotternish Ridge.

  • A modern property comprises of 4 beautifully appointed letting bedrooms, a stunning guest lounge, and dining room with excellent fixtures and fittings.

  • Includes 2 spacious self-contained letting units, exquisitely furnished and appointed.

  • Attractive outdoor spaces plus ample parking combine to make this a perfect home and lifestyle business proposition.


Description
The Bridge Bed & Breakfast and Self-Catering is a strikingly attractive modern property benefitting from a unique trading location overlooking Kilmaluag Bay and within some of the most stunning mountain scenery on offer within Scotland's West Coast. This 4-bedroom boutique style bed and breakfast plus 2 apartment self-catering business draws in a constant stream of holiday makers during the main tourist season (April to October). This charming and entirely modern property was constructed in 2017, with the self-catering units being added in 2020, and is a genuine must-view property for anyone wishing to own a prestigious lifestyle business venture. Though the current owners do not live within the subjects, there is ample scope for new operators to utilise the property as a family home whilst still driving a solid amount of business through the remaining aspects. The business is presented in outstanding condition being offered to the market in truly walk-in condition. The quality of fixtures and fittings reflect the superlative standards expected by discerning visitors with comfort and style featuring highly. The owners take great pride in presenting their charming bed and breakfast and letting business to their guests, ensuring they receive a particularly warm and friendly welcome.

The property has an attractive kitchen with a separate dining area which can comfortably seat up to 8 guests. On the first floor is a guest seating area offering elevated coastal views. The external areas of the property provide excellent business space with easy-to-maintain grounds plus ample car parking. The elegant trading elements and potential to provide owner's accommodation combine to make this a true home and lifestyle business proposition.

The business
The Bridge Bed & Breakfast is an established boutique bed and breakfast business being sold as a turn-key operation, trading 4 lovely en-suite bedrooms in a truly stunning location. Income is currently generated during the main season (April to October), this easy to operate model trades very profitably under the VAT threshold. Tourism is a main driver of trade on the Isle of Skye and draws in many visitors who undertake walking / climbing holidays, water sports, fishing, game sports or partake in a more leisurely excursion of the many sites of historical interest and taking in the array of natural landscapes. Other visitors include ornithologists and naturalists who find an abundance of wildlife to keep them busy for an extended stay. The business is also a convenient location for the ferry to the Western Isles and generates business from transiting guests. The current offering provides superior accommodation at a highly competitive price point. The Trotternish Ridge is one of the most popular destination beauty spots on the Isle of Skye which offers a tremendous location for walks and observing wildlife. The business is well-signposted and is supported by a modern and functional website. In addition, the footfall is driven by a resounding reputation on review websites and many repeat visitors.

Reason for sale
The current owners developed The Bridge Bed & Breakfast and it is only due to their desire to relocate nearer to family, that the property is now prematurely presented to the market.

Location
The Bridge Bed and Breakfast is situated in a stunning location overlooking Kilmaluag Bay. The Bridge is situated in the township of Kendram, some 24 miles north of Portree the Island capital within the rugged landscapes that this popular part of Skye is famed for. Portree is the cultural hub for Skye, and the largest settlement with a population of about 2500. On route to the business guests pass the stunning scenery of The Storr and Trotternish Ridge. The Isle of Skye, or in Scots Gaelic 'Eilean A Cheo' meaning Misty Isle, is located on the north western coast of Scotland and is a world-renowned holiday destination for a great number of reasons, appealing to a wide range of visitors. Visitors are drawn to the spectacular Trotternish Ridge to the north as this wild area is dominated by astonishing rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the truly extraordinary pinnacles of the Quaraing. Fishing, water sports and genealogy are constant attractions along with breath-taking scenery, castles, distilleries and a Highland welcome.

The influence of the sea is also never far away (you are never more than 11 miles from sea) with sea fishing and a wide range of other water sports available on Skye, (including diving and kayaking) Wildlife cruises sail from various locations from which you might be able to spot seals, lovable otters, great golden eagles or even rare and mighty sea eagle. Portree benefits from excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool, pony-trekking and boat cruises plus plenty of shopping opportunities. There is primary locally and secondary schooling within the town of Portree.

The property
This modern and beautifully appointed property dates from 2017 for the main house and 2020 for the self-catering apartments. The Bridge Bed & Breakfast is a substantial detached timber-framed property under a tiled roof with a separate annex forming 2 self-catering units. Both properties have accommodation being laid out over two floors. The level of decor and fixtures and fittings are of an exceptional standard presenting the business as a turn-key operation.

Guest / service accommodation
The guest entrance to the bed and breakfast aspects is via a ramp to the front of the main house. The door leads into the spacious dining room which is set to 4 dining tables to seat 8 guests. This bright and airy room has picture windows to the front offering fantastic views. To the rear aspects is the beautifully appointed kitchen which has ample floor mounted storage and is well-appointed with fitted appliances. Off the kitchen is a plant and store room. There are 2 bedrooms set to the ground floor and 2 to the first floor. On the first floor is a lounge area set with soft furnishings and again offering stunning views towards Kilmaluag Bay. There is ample storage throughout the bed and breakfast.

Bed and breakfast bedrooms
The guest rooms are all beautifully presented and feature lovely views. All rooms benefit from excellently-presented and modern en-suite facilities. In-room facilities include high-definition flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, hair dryers, and tea & coffee making facilities plus ample storage. The fixtures and fittings are also of high quality. The 4 letting bedrooms are configured as follows:

Ground Floor
Room 1 (Lachlainn) - Super-king bedroom with additional seating and table plus en-suite bathroom with separate shower, wash-hand basin and W.C.

Room 2 (Dun Vannarain) - Super-king bedroom with seating area and table plus en-suite bathroom with separate shower plus wash-hand basin and W.C.

First Floor
Room 3 (Ben Volovaig) - King-size bedroom with seats and table plus en-suite shower room, wash-hand basin and W.C.

Room 4 (Rubha Hunish) - Twin bedroom with seating and table plus en-suite shower room, wash-hand basin and W.C.

Self-catering units
The self-catering units reflect the exceptional quality of finish, fixtures and fittings plus facilities of the bed and breakfast elements. The two units are configured to:

Riverside 1
A ground floor unit accessed directly from the carpark, leading into a dining area with a modern kitchenette. Beyond the dining area is a large bedroom. Off the bedroom is an attractive modern shower room.

Riverside 2
A first floor apartment accessed directly from the carpark via a stairway which leads to a small landing. Through the doorway is an open-plan bedroom with a modern kitchenette plus a breakfast bar. There is a spacious en-suite shower room.

Owner's accommodation
The current owners live outwith the trading units detailed above. Where new owners were looking to live on-site, they could utilise some of the trading accommodation to suite their personal needs be it one of the self-catering units or a room or rooms within the main building.

Grounds
The Bridge Bed & Breakfast is a substantial property with excellent signage which is easily located. Entry to the subjects is via a wide access across a gravel driveway leading to ample parking. There is a ramp leading to the main building, affording ease of access for less abled guests. The grounds are beautifully presented and simple to maintain with raised planted borders. There is an external general storage building adjacent to the self-catering units. The building has external lighting.

Services
The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. Cooking facilities are electric. Heating for the B&B is oil fired with an external boiler using a Commercial 300l water tank. Heating in the apartments is eco electric panel heaters with a modern eco immersion hot water tank. The business has Wi-Fi throughout. The property is fully fire compliant.

Web presence
The business has a beautifully presented website () and also utilises and VisitScotland to generate trading activity. The Bridge Bed and Breakfast also features on a number of other business and community websites plus has a commendable rating on review websites such as TripAdvisor.

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CP56401_286