Newton Lodge Guest House is a substantial and attractive modern detached 1 and a half storey property in a most stunning and dramatic setting on the North West Coast of the Scottish Highlands. Located on the A894 close to the village of Kylesku this elegant and imposing property is set within an area of unrivalled natural beauty. This area is buoyant and the demand for accommodation has increased considerably following the success of the North Coast 500 route which passes by the drive at the bottom of the garden. The North Coast 500 is a new and exciting route across the Scottish Highlands. Visitor numbers have increased some 26% since commencement in 2015, resulting in an increase of 29,000 visitors. This has certainly made a significant impact on tourism in the Kylesku area.
The property previously operated as a 4 Star small hotel, and there is no doubt that should new owners wish to reinstate this facility there would be a demand, the premises license has been renewed and kept in place. The current owners have operated mainly as a bed and breakfast in more recent times, having previously offered evening meals. The owners have restricted trade due to ill health, and semi-retirement. The increase in visitors to the area has resulted in the local hotel being continually fully booked and a marked increase in the demand for Bed and Breakfast facilities. New owners would be able to commence trading immediately, and should they then advertise in some of the main portal web sites such as Booking.com etc, would be able to achieve a high level of occupancy over all 7 rooms in the main season.
REASON FOR SELLING
The present owners acquired Newton Lodge in 2005, it is now their wish to sell this large property and fully retire, bringing this excellent home and business lifestyle opportunity to the market.
The West Coast of Scotland is famous for its spectacular countryside, rugged mountains stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The idyllic scenery and open spaces combine to make the area highly popular with those seeking a relaxing holiday in the Scottish Highlands. The area is renowned for its outdoor activities and there are several Munro’s within the area plus many more leisurely walks. The coastal location and the Jetty at Kylesku support sea-fishing and fly-fishing amidst unspoilt surroundings, as well as boat trips, visits to the seal colony and to the highest Waterfall in Britain. The wide range of birdlife and animals roaming wild are a great attraction, in particular the common seal colony and breeding grounds which are located right in front of Newton Lodge and watched by visitors, via telescope, from the conservatory. The area is also a magnet for geologists due to the Glencoul Thrust, which is a major fault that formed as great upheavals in the Earth’s crust pushed layers of rock some 3,000 million years old up to the surface.
Built in 1991, Newton Lodge is an attractive property with inspiring views. The business offers an opulent setting and outstanding guest facilities. Over many years the present owners cared not only for their clientele but also for their charming property, and are now presenting their home and business to the market in impressive condition.
With parking immediately to the front of the property, entry to the main property is via an entrance portico which protects the property’s main outer door. The double-glazed outer door opens into the entrance vestibule which in turn has an inner glazed door leading to the spacious reception hallway. To the right is superb guest facilities with a bright and commodious dining room presently set to 14 covers but could accommodate up to 20 diners. This most pleasant dining area has a large picture window with views over Loch Glencoul. From the Lounge are double doors which lead to the exquisite conservatory which is furnished with wicker furniture and casual occasional tables providing the most fantastic views of Loch Glencoul and the surrounding area. The conservatory has been purpose built to command excellent views of the small colony of common seal which breed every year on the island studded bays of the Loch. We understand that deer, otter and golden eagle can also be spotted from this outstanding vantage point. Accessed from the hallway is the opulent residents lounge with chesterfield sofas and a gas coal effect fire. The residents lounge oozes quality and charm seldom experienced in a bed and breakfast establishment. Also on the ground floor is a guest washroom. In addition there are three letting bedrooms on the ground floor which are ideal for those guests who may suffer from mobility issues. Stairs lead up from the main hallway to the remaining 4 letting bedrooms.
The Guest House currently has 7 en-suite letting bedrooms which sleep 14 guests and are configured to 4 doubles and 3 twins. One room has a four-poster bed with dual aspect views. All bedrooms benefit from modern facilities and are all very comfortable, attractively furnished, have central heating, television, radio alarms, hair dryers and tea/coffee hospitality trays.
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION / SERVICE AREAS
The owners’ accommodation within Newton Lodge is a sizeable aspect of this property, and an area the present owners feel could be further enhanced with time spent on it. Set to one end of the building with a separate entrance the ground floor accommodation comprises of a laundry, office, w.c., store rooms and large kitchen. The kitchen links to the guest wing and has excellent cooking facilities including a Stanley cooker. It also has a dining area and a bedroom with shower on the ground floor, this could be utilised as staff accommodation. On the first floor there is a large lounge with a gas fire plus a further three bedrooms and family bathroom.
Newton Lodge Guest House is a substantial property and benefits from spacious grounds extending to circa 1 acre of decrofted ground, the boundary is denoted by deer fences. It has an integral garage used for storage plus a boiler room and timber shed. There is parking for 10 cars for guests and owners.
The house has mains electricity and water. The drainage is to a septic tank. There is LPG gas for cooking and for the residents lounge gas fire. The central heating is oil fired with two hot water cylinders. The house benefits from a hardwired fire alarm system. The property is entirely deer fenced with a cattle grid entrance.
Historic trading figures will be made available to interested parties subsequent to viewing to show potential of a fully operating facility For the 2017 season the business will commence trading at the end of June for a three month period offering accommodation to passing trade only demonstrating to prospective purchasers the demand without any advertising. Should new owners present this property via Booking.com and various other portals we would envisage that occupancy levels would be extremely high.