Reference - 46111
The Glen Lui Hotel is an extremely well-run business that has been run by the current proprietors since 2006. Since purchasing the business, the property has been extensively refurbished by the current vendor and is now presented in walk in condition The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor’s impending wish to retire from the Licenced trade. The business trades throughout the year and benefits from a good mix of local and tourist trade. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website .
The Glen Lui Hotel Ballater is a comfortable family run hotel situated in the heart of Royal Deeside in the Cairngorm National Park, the largest National Park in the British Isles. The village is well situated being approximately 90 minutes from Perth and Aberdeen. Ballater is situated amid beautiful countryside within the Cairngorms National Park and as such it provides an excellent base for tourists visiting this region of Scotland. The area offers an abundance of outdoor activities such as golf, fishing, horse riding and walking to name but a few and during winter months skiing at Glenshee and Lecht prove popular and are within easy reach. Other Aberdeenshire villages such as Braemar and Aboyne are only a short drive away as are popular tourist attractions including the famous Balmoral Castle.
The Glen Lui Hotel is a traditionally built property. The original building itself dates back to 1896 and has been renovated and regularly maintained by the current vendors. The main entrance is from the front which leads to all public areas.
The main entrance to the hotel is via a the porch, which leads into a spacious reception area. The reception counter is located to the rear on entry.
On either side of the reception on entering you will find both guest lounges. The lounge is traditionally decorated and benefits from a period feature fireplace with open fire and offers views to the gardens at the front of the property. The lounge further gives access to the hotel’s restaurant area.
Beyond the guest lounge to the right-hand side, you will find the hotel’s restaurant/bar. This area is traditionally presented and furnished, offering seating for 30 persons, again benefits from stunning views out to the garden. The bar is located to the rear of the room and this area also has a separate entrance from the car park. Beyond the bar is a private function room offering seating for 30 persons along with access to the slabbed court yard area. Ladies and Gents Facilities are well located off the public areas.
The letting rooms in the main building of the Glen Lui Hotel are located from the stairway to the left hand side of the reception. The Rooms are double, twin and single e rooms together with two suites. One suite has a four poster bed and the other a king size bed all of which are ensuite and equipped with colour television, complimentary tea tray, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and are tastefully decorated in keeping with the period of the property. Most of these rooms enjoy excellent views to the front overlooking the gardens. To the rear of the property you will find the ‘Pine Terrace’ accommodation which is in the form of a single storey annex. The ‘Pine Terrace’ has 9 rooms which each can either be set up as twin or double with zip and link beds. The rooms are all ensuite and equipped with colour television, complimentary tea tray, direct dial telephone and hairdryer.
As expected with a property the size of the Glen Lui Hotel, the property has extensive service areas. These include a fully fitted commercial kitchen, laundry, dish wash area, cellar, wine store, spirit store, managers office and various store rooms and outbuildings.
The property sits commandingly within its own grounds approx. 2 Acre. To the front of the property are large well maintained mature gardens overlooking the golf course. To the front of the property you will find the large decked patio area with wooden tables and chairs giving guests a beautiful area to sit and relax in the sun.
The owner’s accommodations are located to the rear of the hotel via a private driveway. The owners bungalow comprises of 3/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/dinning room and lounge.
The property has mains water and electricity and drainage, with lpg gas for cooking and hot water.
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.
The business trades with the benefit of a full Licence, and conforms to all fire regulations.
Accounts are available on request after a formal viewing has taken place.
The sale of The Glen Lui Hotel offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented business which is trading well but with potential for expansion of the business. It benefits from its excellent location and reputation. Viewing is strongly recommended.
oiro £899,995 are sought for all heritable property, 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.