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The Harbour Inn is an extremely well run business that has been run by the current proprietors since 1994. The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor’s impending wish to retire from the Licenced trade. The Inn trades throughout the year and its quality is reflected in the number of awards it currently holds such as being rated 4 out of 5 on Trip Advisor, google and booking .com. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website www. It enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its excellent location on the highland coastal walkers’ route.
Burghead is a small town in Moray, Scotland, about 8 miles north-west of Elgin. The town is mainly built on a peninsula that projects north-westward into the Moray Firth, meaning that most of the town has sea on 3 sides. Each year on 11 January a fire festival known as the Burning of the Clavie takes place; it is thought that the festival dates back to the 17th century, although it could easily predate this by several centuries.
Three roads converge on Burghead, the B9013, the B9012 and the B9089. The B9013 connects to the A96 (Aberdeen to Inverness) and would generally be used to get to Elgin, the B9012 connects to Elgin via Hopeman and Duffus, and the B9089 connects to Kinloss and to the A96 via the B9011 (Findhorn to Forres).
The Harbour Inn sits prominently on the corner of Granary street, next to the towns working harbour
The property is a substantial three storey end terraced property. The main entrance is from the front, off Granary Street, leading into the bar/ lounge. On entry you will find a large central U- shaped bar. The bar is of traditional construction, benefiting from a well-stocked gantry to the rear, along with several bar stools. The bar is well presented and well furnished with wooden tables and upholstered chairs, seating 32 persons. In addition the bar further benefits from a pool table, juke box, fruit machine and large screen TV.
To the rear of the bar you will find an internal access staircase, giving access to the owners’ accommodation and letting rooms on the upper floors.
To the rear of the property, there is a separate entrance. This entrance is used for the owners and residents. The entrance is via a wooden doorway, off a small courtyard garden patio area. The area is all laid to hard standing. There is also a stone built outhouse, offering storage.
The outhouse further offers the possibility to expand the letting rooms.
Ladies and gents facilities are well located off the public areas.
Located on the second floor there are 5 letting bedrooms, all which have en-suite facilities. The rooms comprise of 4 doubles and 1 family room with a double and 2 single beds. All of the bedrooms have been refurbished to a high modern standard and include LCD televisions, tea/coffee making facilities.
The Harbour Inn benefits from having excellent owners accommodations. The owners flat is located on the first floor of the property and offers spacious family accommodation. Comprising of two double bedrooms, spacious lounge, kitchen and family shower room.
Also located on the first floor, you will find a spacious dining room. This area is ultilised as a breakfasting room for residents, however, this could be moved to the bar/lounge, and used as another private owners room.
As expected with a property the style and size of Harbour Inn, there are ample service areas, including a large external storage, fully fitted kitchen.
The property sits prominently in its own large grounds. The front of the property is straight to street. To the rear there is a small courtyard area.
The property has mains water and electricity and drainage, along with lpg bottled gas for cooking.
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.
The business trades with the benefit of a full hotel Licence, and conforms to all fire regulations.
Accounts are available on request after a formal viewing has taken place.
The sale of the Harbour Inn offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented Highland Inn which is trading exceptionally well but with potential for expansion of the business.
Offers in the Region of £299,995 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.