Hotel/guest house for sale in Banff, Aberdeenshire AB45

Hotel/guest house for sale
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Property features

  • Trading with seven individual letting rooms
  • Tourist board 4* Award
  • Georgian, built around 1770
  • Large grounds approx 1.5 Acre

Property description

Reference - 47265

Bruce and Co. Are delighted to offer for sale this luxurious and beautifully presented country house located in the coastal village of Portsoy, Banffshire.

Durn House is an attractive country House with a fascinating history which is offered in true walk in condition, situated on one of the most historical and scenic coasts in Scotland.

The property has been under our clients’ ownership since 2007 and the business has been trading for the past three years, with our clients dedicating the previous six years to carefully renovating the entire property to its current standard.

Our clients have very reluctantly taken the decision to place Durn House on the market due to their impending wish to retire.

Durn House currently holds a Visit Scotland 4* rating making it extremely unique within the local area. The business receives exemplary reviews on Trip Advisor where it has also been awarded with a certificate of excellence – a true testament to the service provided by our clients.

Business is generated through the business’ own informative website where the full history of the property is available and it is also featured on several hotel booking sites where it is highly rated and recommended by previous guests.

Durn House trades successfully with high occupancy levels in accommodation in addition to food and drink sales and weddings/functions.
Although trading very well, there is still potential to increase turnover as the business has recently successfully applied for and been granted with an alcohol licence.

Another possibility to increase turnover is the potential to increase the number of letting rooms with minimal renovation as well as the possibility of introducing a permanent marquee in the grounds.

Durn House offers a great opportunity for new owners to take this still relatively young business to the next level.

Durn House is positioned in a historical setting in the coastal town of Portsoy. Th

Current year end accounts can be requested after viewing by genuinely interested parties.

Trading Hours
All year round.

Currently managed by the owner’s on a day to day basis with a mix of full and part time staff.

Building External
To the front of the business, you will find a large slabbed terrace seating area. The terrace can be utilized by the function suite, or from the sunroom to the front of the bar/restaurant.

The gardens surround the property which sits on land of approx. 1.5 acres. The gardens are laid mostly to lawn and are beautifully maintained and designed.

Car parking is available with space for several cars and entry is afforded from the rear of the property.

Building Internal
This impressive detached 18th century Georgian property is designed over three levels and retains an extensive list of period features including bay windows, working shutters, fireplaces, decorative cornicing and ceiling roses.

This attractive stone built and historical listed property has undergone major refurbishment and renovation since our clients took ownership of the property in 2007.

The work has been carefully planned and implemented over six years to present what is today a beautiful, traditional building with original period features, which also offers modern comforts which today’s’ traveller expects with a luxury finish.

On entrance to the property guests are welcomed in the grand reception hall
featuring an original fireplace and finished with traditional décor and furnishings.

The reception hall on the ground floor provides access to the dining room which boasts a large tall bay window overlooking the grounds.

The spacious dining room has been arranged with tables for sittings of mainly two to four people to allow diners to enjoy meals intimately, but can be easily configurable if need be, depending on party sizes and requirements.

Also, off of the reception hall, to the left hand side is the drawing room.The drawing room serves as a private dining room and is also ideal for wedding ceremonies and functions.

The room is elegantly finished and benefits from large almost full length windows overlooking the gardens.

Also on the ground floor is a large fully equipped commercial kitchen, a very spacious office and a bar area which at present is only used for functions or large events such as weddings. However, now that full alcohol licence is in place, this provides new owners with a good opportunity to maximise turnover.

Letting Accommodation
Durn House currently offers 7 letting rooms with potential to increase. Each room has been individually furnished and designed to an extremely high standard which is reflected in the 4* visit Scotland rating.

Located on the first floor are four letting rooms.

The Tartan Room can accommodate up to four in a stunning antique half tester double bed with an additional double bed. As expected, the room is finished with designer tartan curtains and soft furnishings. Guests staying in Tartan have access to their own private shower room.

Silk Room offers a huge emperor size bed and seating area and is furnished with silk curtains. The room has access to a large private bathroom with designer fittings, vintage style sink, power shower and bidet.

The Culloden suite enjoys beautiful views over the garden and surrounding woodland and has an antique super-king size Castle Bed and en-suite shower room.

The Durn Suite has antique furnishings and elegant décor and is commonly used as the honeymoon suite featuring a huge en-suite bathroom with freestanding roll top bath in the centre of the room. A truly unique and attractive feature of this room is the original Portsoy Marble fireplace in the bathroom.

The remaining three letting rooms are located on the top floor of the property, known as the executive floor which offers features such as original full height and exposed ceilings and 18th century iron work including a cast iron rooflight which is still in use. Guests staying on the executive floor also have access to the private guest lounge.

The Dunbar Suite offers an antique style Super-King size sleigh bed plus a working desk area, flat screen TV/DVD player.

Other Areas
On the basement level, the business benefits from a gentlemen’s room which can be used for private functions and offers an area for guests to unwind and make use of the pool table.

The room is traditionally furnished and finished to a high standard with comfortable seating and featuring a large inglenook fireplace. Also, on this level of the property is a pamper room which is not currently trading but is designed and arranged to offer beauty treatments and there are several storage areas and a laundry room.

We are advised that the property is freehold

We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

Durn House offers a wonderful opportunity to purchase not only an exciting luxury country house which is offered in true walk in condition, but also an immaculately presented property in wonderful peaceful surroundings.

The business has so much potential and holds an abundance of history. Early viewing of this unique property is essential as businesses of this calibre are rarely available on the market place.

A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the property, location and business opportunity in general.

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For more information about this property, please contact
Bruce & Company, EH12 on +44 131 268 9615 * (local rate)

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