Grants at Craigellachie, known as the little restaurant with rooms, is a most desirable business and lifestyle opportunity, set on the edge of Ratagan Forest on the shores of Loch Duich. This charming property which was once the Forester’s house, provides an outstanding trading location, in an area renowned for its scenery and outdoor activities.
This business has flexibility of use, at present the current owners operate as a bed and breakfast, five nights a week, using four ensuite bedrooms; two in the main property and two in the chalet within the grounds. They also offer a restaurant service from Tuesday to Saturday for reservations only, mainly from the overnight guests however, on occasion, they will take bookings from non-residents. Dinner is served in a charming conservatory restaurant which is supported by a well fitted commercial kitchen. New owners will be able to adapt this model to suit themselves, perhaps using the cottage as self-catering and living in the main house, or utilising the cottage as owner’s accommodation and letting out the three ensuite bedrooms in the main house. With an extended trading period and less restricted opening the business could undoubtedly trade to just below the VAT threshold.
The business is supported by an attractive website as well as by advertising on a variety of other websites such as Visit Scotland, and Taste of Scotland. Grants at Craigellachie is presented to the market in walk-in condition, the present owners, who took over in 2003, have built up a successful lifestyle business but have now decided to hand it over to new motivated owners who can take it to the next level and allow the current owners to turn their attention to other business interests.
Grants is located on Loch Duich in Ratagan, Glenshiel in the North West Scottish Highlands, approximately 20 miles from the bridge to the Isle of Skye. It offers a great central location for those wishing to explore the area with Glenelg, Balmacara and the Isle of Skye all within 20 minutes’ drive, and Strathcarron, Applecross, Fort William and Inverness easily accessible for a day trip.
For those who enjoy hill walking, climbing, kayaking and other outdoor activities, Glenshiel boasts 21 munros including the Five Sisters of Kintail, the South Shiel Ridge, and the Saddle and Forcan Ridge, a number of Corbetts, and many other spectacular lower level walks.
Fabulous castles such as Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle and Urquhart Castle are all easily accessible from the business. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife including the white tailed sea eagles, golden eagle, otters and pine martens to name just a few.
Detached three bedroom house, built in the late 18th century. Grants at Craigellachie is a traditional stone built property, over two floors. Entrance to the house is via a porch, which opens into a spacious hall with stairs to upper accommodation as well as entry to lounge, kitchen, ground floor twin en-suite bedroom and the dining conservatory. The upper floor contains the two further attractive double ensuite bedrooms. Wi-Fi is available throughout and all the rooms offer charming guest facilities including TV/DVD and hairdryers etc.
The chalet is set to the rear of the main house and incorporates two further B&B rooms, a superior room and a suite. The suite includes a small kitchen and lounge area and is perfect for longer stays. Patio doors open out to a sun deck. The superior bedroom is spacious and features zip and link beds which can be used as either twin or king size beds, there are also patio doors leading out to a sun deck from this room. Both bedrooms are ensuite.
The property sits on just under one acre of ground. There are stunning views to the Loch as well as the mountains behind. Mainly laid to lawn and shrubs, there is ample parking.
There is also a static caravan and further outbuildings.
The main house benefits from mains electricity, oil fired central heating and is double glazed throughout. The Chalet has gas fired central heating and is fully double glazed. Drainage is to a septic tank. The premises were awarded the Eatsafe Award.
Grants at Craigellachie trades on a restricted basis and there is undoubtedly scope to develop this business further. Full accounting information will be made available to seriously interested parties subsequent to viewing.