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• Excellent Highland Inn within a popular trading location in the busy outdoor tourist destination of Kinlochleven in an area of unsurpassed natural beauty.
• Situated on the ever-popular West Highland Way and adjacent to the UKs largest indoor ice climbing wall, all within a tranquil setting.
• 6 spacious and well-appointed en-suite letting bedrooms, offering exceptional quality and comfort.
• Superb bar and restaurant facilities with the Balcony Bar overlooking River Leven and the picturesque Mamores mountains beyond.
• Attractive and private, self-contained 3-bedroom owners accommodation with spacious lounge and kitchen; ideal for an extended family.
• Strong and sustainable business, offering year-round trading which produces high turnover and a commendable level of profitability.
The owner’s accommodation is an attractive aspect to this sale providing a comfortable and spacious family home. The house has a private entrance to the front and rear of the subjects. An entrance hallway leads into a large family lounge. Off the lounge is a well-appointed kitchen/dining area. The 3 bedrooms are located on the first floor with the master bedroom being en-suite. The family accommodation has modern fixtures and fittings throughout and is well appointed and spacious.
The Highland Getaway is centrally located in the picturesque village of Kinlochleven which has a rich and diverse social and economic history. Set within some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, the village has a population of circa 1000 inhabitants which swells with the influx of visitors during the main tourism season, Easter to October. Kinlochleven is the penultimate stop on the West Highland Way attracting upwards of 120,000 outdoor enthusiasts each year and plays a vital role in the Kinlochleven economy. This charming community benefits from being convenient for guests wishing to utilise the range of nearby shops, attractions etc. The area is popular year-round with outdoor enthusiasts and anyone looking to explore everything the Scottish Highlands has to offer as well as those who wish to undertake a wider odyssey of the North West Highlands. Many visitors undertake the popular West Highland Way and the newly created Via Ferrata.The village has both primary and secondary education plus a range of other social and welfare facilities. Kinlochleven is 21 miles from Fort William “the Outdoor Capital of the UK” and is only 6 miles from Glencoe. The area surrounding Kinlochleven comprises rugged mountains, deep-sea lochs and beautiful coastline presenting some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and with it a host of bird and wildlife. Miles of unspoilt countryside and iconic Munros provide terrain to please walkers and climbers of all aptitudes; the beautiful Mamore mountains and Loch Leven on your doorstep. Sailing, water sports, coastal cruising and fishing are all available locally. Field sports and mountain biking are other popular pursuits. The proximity to Nevis Range Mountain Resort and the Glencoe Ski Resort adds skiing to the list in winter; about 30 minutes’ drive to the Nevis Ski Range & Glencoe Ski Resort. Plans are currently in place for the development of the UKs longest zipline to be opened in Kinlochleven and the popularity of the area for winter sports complements summer tourism to potentially develop the business further. Kinlochleven is also the home of the UKs highest indoor ice-climbing wall.
The Highland Getaway Inn is a most attractive business in a picturesque setting in the center of the popular outdoor destination of Kinlochleven. Dating back to the early 1900’s, this stunning property comprises a traditional Highland Inn with newly renovated Balcony Bar, 6 spacious and well-appointed letting bedrooms and most attractive 3-bedroom owners’ accommodation. The Highland Getaway has an envious trading location within the heart of the village offering idylic vistas from the Balcony Bar. The Riven Leven cascades by, with the mountains of Mamores towering in the background. This imposing property radiates a cosy and welcoming ambience and offers a range of food and beverage in a homely environment. The Balcony Bar is located on the first floor and is accessed through the main bar, up a set of wide stairs, set to free-standing tables and chairs and comfortably seating 45. The bar and restaurant areas provide a lovely cosy atmosphere offering a relaxed and informal setting. The letting rooms have a view of the hills which is always appealing to guests. The business is a true turn key opportunity. The trading elements and the owner’s accommodation combine to make this a tremendous business opportunity and home.
The Highland Getaway Inn operates on a year-round basis, generating a strong level of turnover with a high profit conversion ratio. Income is derived through both quality en-suite letting bedrooms and from licensed wet sales, evening meals and lunches. Trading as an independent hostelry, the proprietors focus their operation to offer a high level of hospitality and comfort. Accessed through a wide staircase to the rear of the Inn is the newly refurbished Balcony Bar. This bar operates as the breakfast room for guests, as a café bar in the day and a restaurant during the evening. At one end of the Balcony Bar is a smart wooden bar servery. The vendors have developed the trading aspects over their tenure, making this a truly delightful and profitable walk-in enterprise. The business has a well-established positive reputation, benefiting from a high level of repeat trade and being highly recommended by various other guest houses and B&B’s who put their guests to the Inn for evening meals etc. The business has a modern website, a good social media presence and utilises a number of portal websites, all driving a high level of occupancy and trade. The Inn’s clientele is derived from a balance of holiday makers, outdoor enthusiasts and adventure holiday makers, many of which are travelling the ever-popular West Highland Way. The location and stature of the Inn is such that it is easy to locate for those who have booked via the internet or for the casual passer-by.
Dating from the early 1900s, the property for sale represents three adjoined buildings which are summarised as; the Inn, the owners house and the guest house. The building is set over two floors with the Inn also having a lower ground floor set to storage. Of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof, the internal aspects reflect modern standards of trading and residential accommodation. Throughout the subjects have double glazing and a high standard of fixtures and fittings which reflect the attention to detail of the current owners.
An attractive feature of this high-quality establishment is the 6 letting bedrooms which are all beautifully laid out and well-appointed. Each room has a view of the hills or the picturesque River Leven. The modern en-suites come in differing configurations but are all attractively appointed. The current owners have strived to provide high levels of in-room service in keeping with the demands of the modern-day holiday maker which include TV, hospitality trays, hairdryers and toiletries. The rooms are configured as follows:
Room 5 - Triple room with en-suite shower room
Room 6 - Double room with en-suite bath room with shower over
Room 7 - Twin room with en-suite shower room
Room 8 - Double room with en-suite bath room with shower over
Room 9 - Double room with en-suite shower room
Room 10 - Twin room with en-suite shower room
The business boasts a well-equipped commercial kitchen with modern facilities, offering excellent work spaces. Throughout the business are sound storage areas including general stores and cellar. The large general stores to the lower ground floor have some latent development potential subject to consents. There is a spacious office on the first floor which could be reconfigured to different uses subject to planning consents. There are ample male and female washrooms on both floors of the Inn plus a disabled facility.
With excellent signage, The Highland Getaway Inn is a substantial property benefiting from a prominent trading location. The property, and village in general, have ample car parking facilities. To the rear aspects of the letting accommodation there is a raised area with picnic bench seating for resident guests. There are also two benched seats to the front of the Inn.
The property benefits from mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. The business has an oil-fired central heating system and propane LPG gas for cooking. The Highland Getaway is fully compliant with extant fire regulations and meets all environmental health requirements.
The present owners purchased The Highland Getaway Inn in 1986 and have enjoyed nurturing this impressive and rewarding business. However, it is their desire to retire from the hospitality sector that brings this superior proposition for a discerning buyer to the market.
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