The Newtonmore Grill is a popular café and licensed venue in an enviable situation located just off the A9 close to the popular towns of Newtonmore and Kingussie, within the Cairngorm National Park. With prominent signage, this successful business operates as a café providing an appealing and wide-ranging menu, a varied choice of hot and cold beverages plus a licensed bar. The business was established in 1947 and the premises were purchased and fully refurbished in 2007 by the current owners. The property boasts a restaurant and bar with seating for around 100-covers. The key features of this excellent business are the spacious trading spaces, commercial kitchen and exceptional external areas which offer some development potential subject to planning consents. In addition to the trading area there is a 3-bedroom owners' unit making this an excellent income earning proposition and home. Located close to the A9, the property could be used for a variety of purposes such as a shopping and catering venue etc, subject to consents.
Income is generated from a wide and varied customer base. The businesses income is generated from café style service, evening meal provision and bar turnover. The business also retails a number of items (sweets / books / car accessories etc.). Within the café is a gaming machine and in the bar is a pool table and juke box. The business also has pay-per-use showers for truckers etc. The Newtonmore Grill is a popular ‘trucker stopover’ plus it is well-supported by the local community and tourists such that it operates year-round. During the main tourist season business increases significantly due to the high number of visitors that are attracted to the region. The property boasts a large car park which is suitable for cars and larger vehicles such as caravans, motorhomes, trucks and wagons with parking spaces for around 30 lorries.
The premises enjoys easy access to the A9, which leads north towards Aviemore / Inverness and south towards Perth. Fort William is approximately 40 miles to the south-west and Inverness is 45 miles to the north. The business operates to a high level of profitability with the key reasons for successes being the simple business-model, its unique offering as a large vehicle parking area and service levels making it a popular and relaxing venue. There is undoubted scope to expand the retail aspects further.
Service levels within The Newtonmore Grill reflect the professional standards required by the owners, who are supported by motivated staff. The current vendors operate the business under a degree of management but new proprietors could easily take a leading role with a more ‘hands-on’ contribution which would undoubtedly make the business more profitable. Full trading figures will be provided to interested parties after formal viewing.
The subjects sit in around 1 acre of grounds with the building extending to a single storey. The property was built circa 1947 and benefits from double glazing and 2 wood-burning stoves. The business has excellent roadside signage.
The café has an imposing presence on the B9150 and benefits from a large car park to its front and side. There is a ramp and steps to the front providing access for less able customers. Access is via a double-glazed door leading into a portico then into an open-plan service area with some 70 bistro style chairs and tables. The premises has full-frontage windows providing a high level of natural lighting into the public spaces and this is supplemented by ceiling lighting. The café benefits from a wood-burning stove which adds a lovely ambience. The main service counter is arranged to the centre of the restaurant where a number of items are displayed for immediate sale. To the rear of the counter is a number of cooking stations offering to allow for ease of service. There is a coffee service area plus an ice-cream counter.
The décor and furnishings reflect modern standards and new owners would not need to incur significant capital expenditure within the near future. The business has modern and well-appointed male and female washrooms. Showers area available for truckers if required.
The bar is situated to the side and rear of the café and is very popular during the evening. It has a warm and cosy character with a feature stone wall and a wood-burning stove. Set to free-standing seating, the bar has a pool table and a darts lane. The bar servery is attractive offering 4 beer points and a gantry selling spirits.
Immediately to the rear of the customer service counter is an exceptionally well-appointed and spacious kitchen with a high level of equipment. This outstanding support facility provides an excellent food preparation space and, with its rear entrance, affords ease of delivery of goods etc. In addition, there is ample storage including refrigeration and freezer.
The subjects extend to around 1 acre and have two external customer areas; one to the front of the main building and a rear space which acts as a smoking area. The car park is laid to tarmac and can accommodate around 30 lorries. The external garden areas are mainly laid to grass. There are a number of storage units to the rear of the cafe.
There is scope for further site development subject to the necessary consents.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are on-site. There is LPG gas for cooking and central heating. There are two wood-burners, one in the café and the other in the bar. The property is mainly double glazed. The business also has Wi-Fi.