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Oustanding, 4 Star Guest House In Portpatrick Dumfries For Sale

Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway
Asking Price:
£50K - £100K
Net Profit:
Available on request

Rickwood House
Heugh Road, Portpatrick, DG9 8TD

• Outstanding family run guest house
• Presented to a very high standard - 4star VS
• 6 e/s rooms, dining room and conservatory
• Currently licensed with same owners for 17 years
• Owners accommodation, parking & landscaped gardens
• Biomass boiler and solar panels provide additional income stream
• Elevated location with panoramic sea views
• Walking distance of all local amenities

Having owned the business for c.17 years the current owners have spent a lot of time and effort building the business into one of the finest guest houses, not just in Portpatrick but in the surrounding area, it is also dog friendly. Being only a short walk from the village, harbour and amenities the location is very popular with visitors as they can sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity within the comfort of their own relaxed surrounding and if they want to make the short walk down the hill then they can do so. Its reputation is second to none with many guests returning year after year, enjoying the quality service and customer care that is expected from a guest house of this nature, trading with 4 stars from Visit Scotland and 5 star Certificate of Excellence through TripAdvisor. The recently added Hot-Tub is a welcomed addition which guests have the full use of when staying and which may be included by separate negotiation.
It is due to retirement and wanting to spend more time with family and grandchildren that the property has been placed on the market and although trading successfully it is felt that there is still room to increase on what is already a thriving lifestyle business.
Guests looking to book, many for more than one night, can do so on the owner’s website and only recently has the property been listed with to a very limited extent. Again this is an area that activity could readily be grown.
Portpatrick is an ideal base from which to explore South West Scotland and the sale of Rickwood House offers an excellent business opportunity for any discerning purchaser looking for a quality guest house and family home all under one roof. A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate what is on offer.

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Living Accommodation:

To the rear and side of the property, this wellproportioned and presented accommodation offers bedroom, bathroom and large living room with patio doors leading directly onto a small seating area with pleasing sea and garden views. A separate doorway to the side allows the owners to come and go without having to enter the main house. There is a floored loft used occasionally for visiting family. Large shower room has recently been completely refitted.


Rickwood House occupies an enviable elevated position on Heugh Road, within the pleasing fishing village of Portpatrick on the West Coast of the Rhins of Galloway in Scotland’s South West. A former port for transportation to and from Northern Ireland, the village is now a popular tourist destination, with its picturesque harbour and cliff backdrop. The village itself offers a host of local amenities, including gift shops, hotels, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes. For the more active visitors the surrounding area offers some of the finest scenery, walks (Southern Upland Way), fishing, visitor attractions and golf, with Dunskey Golf course only yards from Rickwood House. Portpatrick is very popular with visitors looking to explore the many nearby gardens including Logan Botanic Garden and The Mull of Galloway which is Scotland`s most Southerly Point.
For further amenities such as high school education, leisure centre and supermarkets the town of Stranraer is only 7 miles away, offering excellent rail and road links with Ayrshire and Glasgow via the A77 and the A75 Dumfries road. Prestwick Airport and Ayr are within 66 miles and Glasgow is 95 miles drive from Portpatrick.

Premises Details:

Over the years, the property has been very well looked after and is presented to a very high standard both internally and externally, with yearly maintenance programmes in place. Trading with a 4 star accolade from Visit Scotland and currently sitting No. 1 B & B in Portpatrick with a 5 star rating through TripAdvisor. Split over two floors the property commands an enviable location within large landscaped gardens, offering panoramic views down towards the harbour and out over the Irish Sea. Further benefits to the property are its Bio Mass boiler system that was installed in 2013, solar panels and Hot-Tub.

Internal Details
All public areas within the property are accessed via a bright and welcoming entrance vestibule and hallway, incorporating many traditional features, leading to the staircase.

Dining/Breakfast Room
Located to the left-hand side of the hallway this bright and pleasing room has just undergone a complete refurbishment and is presented to the highest of standards. Mainly used for breakfast, evening meals can be catered for by prior arrangement, with the owners offering a homecooked 2 or 3 course dinner, using the very best of local produce, 5 nights of the week. Under a chef owner this is an area that could be pushed further.

Conservatory Sun Lounge
Leading on from the dining/breakfast room there is an additional door leading out onto the landscaped gardens and Hot-Tub with its own brightly coloured “beach” hut. This very bright room is an ideal place to sit and relax and take in the outstanding views and setting that is on offer, especially after a day exploring the surrounding area.

Letting Accommodation
There are 6 tastefully decorated letting bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities and several having sea views. Comprising of a suite, doubles/twin and family room with 2 of the rooms on the ground floor. The “Factors Suite” is an exceptional room located on the first floor with both South and West facing sea views. Some of the bedrooms having undergone recent refurbishment and all have digital television, tea and coffee making facilities. Tariffs are based on a B & B basis and priced at c £45 pppn and £55 for the “Factors Suite”.

Ancillary Areas
Kitchen (used for both business and private)
Laundry Room
Ample storage
Study / Office

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