Easdale is a late Victorian building enjoying a prominent position adjacent to Inverness City centre, located in a popular holiday accommodation area. This sandstone built property has an attractive façade with a modern extension to the rear of the subjects. Operating as a 3-Star (STB) self-catering business, Easdale offers a most warm and friendly welcome to its clientele and is arranged to provide comfort and quality reflecting the high standards of the vendors. This is a well-established business and over recent years the owners have restricted trade to suit their personal circumstances but have maintained the property to a creditable level. The property is currently configured to two self-contained flats, presently being let for the holiday market.
The present owners bought Easdale in 1984 and have enjoyed the rewards of trading such a successful business. It is imminent retirement that brings this excellent, easy to operate business opportunity onto the market.
The business generates its income from the 2 letting apartments which are 3-Star graded by VisitScotland. The current owners operate mainly on weekly lets but there is scope for new owners to provide shorter breaks should they so wish; the latter option allows for greater income potential. The benefit of weekly lets is the reduced workload regarding change-overs etc. The business has resulted in much repeat trade and the forging of friendships with many regular guests. In keeping with the vendors’ preference to operate on a “lifestyle basis”, the level of trade is restricted. Income could be readily expanded, as Inverness is a highly popular destination with business clientele and of course tourism - the prime business driver. In Inverness there is a shortage of letting accommodation during the height of the tourist season and therefore income levels are most sustainable. The business is marketed with VisitScotland plus a number of other portal websites.
Easdale is ideally situated centrally to Inverness city centre, highly convenient for guests wishing to walk to nearby shops, restaurants etc. The business is close to the River Ness offering some excellent walks to Ness Islands across the attractive footbridge. The accommodation is within the sound of the Cathedral bells, just around the corner. Inverness has extensive facilities for visitors boasting two golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which include Eden Court Theatre. Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland’s medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre is an ongoing testament to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final futile attempt to gain the throne in 1746. Whether it be a Whisky Trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles (including Inverness Castle), the property is an ideal base being within easy reach of a wide range of visitor attractions. The City of Inverness has benefitted from much expansion over the past few years and has a full range of social and welfare facilities associated with a modern city.
Easdale is an attractive semi-detached villa built around 1890 of sandstone construction under a pitched slate roof. Sympathetic and modern extensions were added to the rear of the building in the early 2000s. Accommodation is laid out on the ground and first floor. All aspects of the subjects are presented in very good condition and the level of fixtures and fittings are of a high standard. Access to the property is via a UPVC communal door which opens into a vestibule and from here both apartments have a separate private entrance with coded key boxes allowing for flexibility of arrivals. There is storage available throughout the property.
3 KENNETH STREET
Set to the ground floor this attractive apartment has the following accommodation:
Sitting Room - Situated to the front of the property this attractive room is set to soft furnishings. The room has an electric fire with marble effect surround and hearth.
Dining / Kitchen - Set to the rear aspects, this spacious kitchen / dining room has ample storage with floor mounted units and has a wide range of modern facilities. The cooker etc. are all electric. The room has a 4-seater dining table. This smart room has vinyl flooring with an access to the courtyard garden.
Bedroom - This apartment includes a twin bedroom which is pleasantly decorated. There is ample storage.
Shower Room - Off the hallway is a modern shower room with wash-hand basin and W.C. The shower is electric and there is a wall-mounted heater.
3A KENNETH STREET
Set to the first floor this spacious apartment is configured:
Lounge – A spacious lounge with modern furniture including a small double bed settee and electric fire with attractive fire surround.
Dining / Kitchen - Set to the rear of the building, this attractive kitchen / dining room is fitted with floor mounted units, a wide range of modern facilities. Kitchen appliances are all electric. The smart room has a dining table and laminate effect flooring with an external door providing stair access to the courtyard garden.
Bedroom 1 - This spacious twin bedroom is located to the front of the apartment, it is attractively presented and is well-furnished.
Bedroom 2 - A comfortable single bedroom set to the front of the property.
Bathroom – This modern bathroom has a bath with electric shower over, wash-hand basin and W.C.
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION / SERVICE AREAS
There is no additional owner’s accommodation with this property.
The frontage of the building has direct access to the pavement on Kenneth Street. The front garden is small and is laid with easy to maintain chippings and some shrubs. Entry is via an iron gate with paved path to the front door. To the rear of the business is a courtyard garden area that is mainly paved and has an attractive sitting out area with a bench, table & chairs. An area is set aside as a drying and a bin storage area. A storage unit which is part of the main building but accessed only from the garden provides ample external storage. The rear aspects benefit from external lighting and the ground floor apartment has a covered rear doorway. Parking permits for the main road can be obtained from the local council. Public parking is close by.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating throughout is either off-peak electric storage heaters or wall mounted electric radiators. The building is fully double glazed. Both apartments are currently held on separate titles. The property is fire regulation compliant.