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Blackwater Hostel business offers an excellent opportunity to purchase a well established and profitable business within the popular tourist area of Kinlochleven, near Fort William on the west Highland Way. The business has been placed on the
market due to the current proprietor’s impending wish to retire from the Tourist trade. The business trades 10 months of the year and its quality is reflected in the number repeat visitors they receive.
The business offers two sites with two hostels, 30 pitch camping site, 10 glamping pods and a two bedroom self catering chalet, which is currently being used as the owners accommodation.
All properties benefit from stunning views over the Loch Leven on the West Highland Way. Additional marketing is carried out by its own excellent website, . It enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its excellent location and superb reputation.
Blackwater Hostel site and West Highland Hostel is located in the village of Kinlochleven near Fort William. The properties are well positioned to offer an excellent base to explore the Highlands and benefits from being just 30 minutes from Glencoe Ski area, 200m from Ice Factor climbing wall.
The main entrance to the site is to the front, which leads to a reception desk, this is turn gives access to the hostel, and all public areas. The main car park is located to the front of the building.
The Hostel is set over two floors, offering 10 en-suite bedrooms, comprising of 5,4 bed bunk rooms, 3,3 bed bunk rooms, 1,2 bed bunk room and 1,8 bed bunk room.
On the ground floor you will find 5 bedrooms, together with a large communal dining and seating area, with communal kitchen area. The Kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel work surfaces, cooking equipment, fridges and freezers and seperate laundry area for residents to use.
The communal dining area can seat 39 persons, and comes well presented and fully furnished with tables and chairs, together with large screen TV and sofa seating area.
On the 1st floor you will find the additional five bunk rooms, together with 5 communal seating areas within the hallway. To the right of the main building you will find the camping site and Glamping Pods. The camp site can accommodate up to 30 tents, and
is laid all to grass.
The Glamping pods are of wooden construction and all benefit from small fridges, kettle, tv’s and electric heating. The Glamping pods comprise of 4 mini pods, each sleeping two persons, 3 mirco pods sleeping four persons and 3 mega pods, again sleeping four persons.
To the left of the campsite, at the end of the building, you will find 2 drying rooms, for wet gear, along with a covered dish washing and seating area for campers, plus lock up for bikes. There is, in addition, ladies and gents toilets and shower facilities for the camp site. These facilities are well presented and regularly maintained.
West Highland Hostel and ‘The Chalet’
The main entrance to the hostel is to the front, which leads to a reception hallway giving access to the hostel, and all public areas. The main car park is located to the front of the building.
The Hostel is set
The business trades with the benefit of a full Licence, and conforms to all fire regulations.
Blackwater Hostel and Campsite is held on a 99 year lease, which commenced in 1999. We are advised the annual rental is currently £14,000. The West Highland Lodge and The Chalet are freehold.
Accounts are available on request after a formal viewing has taken place.
The sale of Blackwater Hostel and campsite, together with the West Highland Hostel and Chalet, offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, long established and beautifully presented family business, which is trading well but with potential
for expansion of the business.
Call to Action
oiro £950,000 are sought for all heritable properties, leaseholds, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.
An inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale and items subject to lease; this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.
Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company. Please remember when viewing that staff and locals may not be aware that the business is on the market and we would be grateful if you do not talk openly about the business
while in the area.