Leisure/hospitality for sale in Onich, Fort William PH33

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Property description

Description


Only by viewing this substantial property and unique trading opportunity can one appreciate the absolute beauty of its location. This well-established business is purpose built and trades to a high level with strong occupancy rates. The business was built and developed by the current owner who has been trading for over 30 years. The site comprises of 9 holiday chalets comprising of 5 detached A frame cottages plus 4 cottages set to a semi-detached configuration. The letting accommodation has 14 bedrooms set to various configurations (sleeping up to 41) and this unit has two communal kitchens plus a drying room. The Four Seasons Restaurant provides a spacious and well-appointed facility to seat around 90 guests. The site also has a conference facility. In addition there are a number of ancillary buildings housing a laundry, workshop and general storage. The site also has 4 static caravans which are primarily used as staff accommodation but new owners could bring some of these into use as letting or family accommodation as required. The extensive grounds provide scope to build out further units if so desired.

The site boasts ample parking and surrounding amenity ground, allowing guests to relax and take in the panoramic views overlooking Loch Linnhe towards the Isle of Mull, with the surrounding Mountains of Morven & Ardgour framing a stunning setting. The site with its elevated position benefits from tremendous views along the stunning and rugged shoreline for which the West Coast is renowned. All accommodation and public areas are furnished and decorated to a good standard, offering a pleasant degree of comfort.


Reason for sale


It is the intention of the current owners to retire that brings this attractive business and development opportunity to the market.


Trade


This is a successful and sustainable business opportunity benefiting from a high level of repeat custom. Situated in a strong trading area, this well-performing business represents a sound level of return on investment. The majority of the trade is generated between April and October offering an easy-to-operate lifestyle operation. This venture would ideally suit experienced operators who could bring their flair, imagination and energy to take the operation to the next level.

The business utilises a wide range of marketing options which maximises occupancy uptake in both the rooms and chalets. Online bookings are taken via their own highly effective website and also via the 3rd party website to provide wider market exposure. The business attracts a varied range of customers throughout the year including winter mountaineers and ski enthusiasts. The site is almost equidistant from both the Ben Nevis and Glencoe mountain ranges.

The owners operate a flexible booking system allowing for both short-term stays and longer holiday lets. The former, which includes one-night stays, offers a higher level of income but generates a greater workload. Likewise the site can accommodate groups, families, couples and lone travellers.

Restaurant trade and wet sales are generated by guests staying on-site plus the many visitors from the neighbouring lodge parks, self-catering businesses and bed and breakfasts etc. The business utilises a wide range of marketing options which helps maximise occupancy levels. The restaurant has a good reputation.


Location


Inchree Chalets and the 4 Seasons Restaurant are located just off the A82 along a shared road to the site entrance. The properties are well positioned to offer an excellent base to explore the Highlands and benefit from being just 20 minutes from both the Nevis Range & Glencoe Ski areas. 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 Munros aplenty on the doorstep plus many more leisurely walks close by. The Ardnamurchan peninsula offers some of the most rugged and breathtaking scenery on offer and is accessed from the Corran Ferry minutes from the business. Ben Nevis and Glen Coe are two of the major mountaineering centres in Scotland. Close to Inchree is the 5-Star visitor attraction, The National Ice Climbing Centre which is one of the uk's premier mountain activity centres. Mountain biking is also a favoured past-time with the Nevis Range and the surrounding area of Lochaber which boast a large number of mountain bike trails, from cross country trails and white-knuckle downhills to relaxing forest trails, suiting every level of experienced riders. There are many places of historical interest one being the Glenfinnan Monument, at the head of Loch Shiel, which was erected in 1815 in tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who supported the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Another is Glen Coe where the massacre of Glencoe took place in the early hours of 13 February 1692.

The coastal location supports sea-fishing, sailing and kayaking, with the area also being a renowned fishing location (sea, loch & river). The wide range of birdlife and animals roaming wild are a great attraction. The hamlet of Inchree is close to the village of Onich and benefits from services including a hotel, grocer shop, garage and a full range of social and welfare facilities in Fort William, 8 miles away. Primary schooling is available in Onich and both primary/secondary schooling is available in Fort William. The chalets are located adjacent to the Glenrigh Forest and are a 15-minute walk from the popular & impressive Inchree Waterfalls.


The property


This substantial property is signposted from the A82; access is via a tarmac road leading to an open plan site. The site extends to around 4 acres offer superlative views and plenty of amenity space. The properties are all presented in good condition with strong maintenance schedules in place.


Chalets


Of timber and block construction, the chalets age from 30 years old with the A framed lodges having tiled roofs and the semi-detached chalets flat roofs. The lodges have good separation providing for privacy, parking and plenty of communal amenity space. The nine chalets are configured as follows:

Four A framed chalets which have 3 bedrooms each sleeping up to six people. The rooms are configured to 2 twins on the first floor and 1 double on the ground floor.

One 3-bedroom A frame chalet to sleep up to 4 persons with two single bedrooms on the first floor and 1 double downstairs.

Four 2-bedroom / four-berth (1 twin, 1 double) units, configured to two semi-detached buildings over one floor.

Each chalet is accessed into a hallway leading to the lounge/dining/kitchen area. The rooms benefit from a comfortable standard of d├ęcor and furnishings. The chalets have a sensible range of facilities to make any stay enjoyable and relaxing. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and 4-ring cooker/oven. The first floor sleeping accommodation in some lodges is via a steep set of steps and would not be suitable for young children or disabled guests. However, each chalet has bedroom accommodation on the ground floor ideal for those who are less able. The bathrooms have a white suite comprising of a bath with shower over, WC and wash-hand basin. They also benefit from tiled walls, heater, vented extract fan and vinyl floor covering. A self-service laundry for guests is adjacent to the chalets, with commercial washer and dryer.


The four seasons pub & resturant


Of traditional construction, this single storey property has timber finishes. Four Seasons is an attractive building which can comfortably seat around 100 customers. The open plan trading area has recently been upgraded with newly treated wooden floors and upholstered furnishing. The spacious and attractive bar is a focal point of the restaurant with a well-stocked gantry offering a wide range of beverages and minerals. The furnishings within the restaurant are mainly set to bench seating and tables but are of a high quality. To the front of the building is a covered seating area and in the warmer months there is external seating. The W.C.S just off the main bar include ladies and gents, with disabled facilities. To the rear are a number of offices plus storage facilities. An attractive feature of the sale is the fully functional commercial kitchen including support areas. To the rear of the kitchen and externally there are a number of storage units.


Letting accommodation


Of timber construction over a single floor with pitched roof, the letting accommodation building is maintained to a high standard. This detached accommodation block to the side of the restaurant and adjacent to car parking has two distinct units. The first wing has 4 letting rooms which are configured to x 1 triple bedroom, x 1 five-berth family bedroom and x 2 six-berth family bedrooms. All the aforementioned rooms have a private access. The second unit has a communal door leading to an internal corridor providing access to all other areas which includes x 5 twin rooms and x 3 three-berth family rooms (also used as doubles). All letting rooms are en-suite and have a comfortable range of furniture, fixtures and fittings. Each wing is supported by a spacious guest facility which includes a well-appointed kitchen, dining area and lounge space. Within the accommodation building is a wet-gear drying room, which reflects the outdoor nature of many guests.


Conference facility


The conference facility is a spacious single storey building which also has x 1 double bedroom and x 1 triple bedroom, along with x 2 shower & toilet facilities. There is also a small kitchen facility plus a large flexible space which is used as a training / meeting room which can comfortably seat up to 30 delegates. This building would lend itself to be used as owners accommodation if so required.


Owners accommodation


The current owners live off-site and a 4-bedroom house may also be available by separate negotiation.


Staff accommodation


On site there are presently 4 static caravans which are currently utilised by staff. These could be used as owners accommodation or further letting rooms generating income as required.


Grounds


The site is accessed by a road leading off the A82. The subjects extend to around 4 acres with ample parking next to each trading area. The site has ample recreational ground and plenty of ancillary buildings including a laundry, drying room, bike storage shed and general storage. There is also a workshop, catering stores and wood store.


Development


The site has significant potential to accommodate further lodge development. In addition there is an area of development ground which the owners would consider selling by separate negotiation if required. This area has been designated for residential housing but could, stpp, also be used to accommodate further letting accommodation development.


Services


With mains electricity, water and drainage; cooking is provided by lpg gas. The buildings benefit from electric heaters and the properties are mainly double glazed. The entire site is Wi-Fi enabled via a professionally-installed system which offers guests and customers free & reliable internet access. The pub interior along with external areas benefit from a professionally installed and maintained CCTV system. The site is fully fire compliant and is eho compliant.

Property info

Nearby transport

  • Fort William (8.4 miles)
  • Corpach (9.5 miles)
  • Loch Eil Outward Bound (9.5 miles)
  • Oban Airport (18.9 miles)
  • Glasgow Airport (66.1 miles)
  • Inverness Airport (72.2 miles)
  • Nether Lochaber Ferry Terminal (0.2 miles)
  • Ardgour Ferry Terminal (0.5 miles)
  • Fort William Ferry Landing (8.0 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Ardgour Primary School (1.5 miles)
  • Ballachulish Primary School (4.8 miles)
  • Glencoe Primary School (5.4 miles)
  • Lochaber High School (9.9 miles)
  • Kinlochleven High School (10.0 miles)
  • Ardnamurchan High School (13.0 miles)
  • Drummore School (24.1 miles)
  • Tobermory High School (32.6 miles)
  • White Gates Learning Centre (48.0 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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