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Quality Family Run Hotel And Restaurant In Dalmally For Sale

Dalmally, Argyll and Bute, UK
Asking Price:
£100K - £200K
Net Profit:
Available on request

Glenorchy Lodge Hotel
PA33 1AA

• Quality family run hotel & restaurant
• Between Tyndrum /Oban on A85 tourist route
• Trades with 6 bespoke e/s rms, restaurant, bar & breakfast rm
• High standard throughout- 3 star VS & 4.5 TripAdvisor
• One e/s bedroom with sitting room for owners
• Completely refurbished self-contained staff flat
• Views toward Ben Cruachan, parking and extensive grounds
• Ideal opportunity for chef operator or family run business

Since purchasing the hotel in 2012 the current owners have spent a lot of time, money and effort establishing the business and have built up a good reputation within the area for quality home cooked food, friendly atmosphere and pleasant surroundings. With its location on the A85 there is an abundance of tourists during the main summer months, fishermen and shooting parties from the local estates. TripAdvisor has awarded the business a certificate of excellence, guests have given it a 4.5 rating and Visit Scotland have awarded it a 3 star rating.
Run very much to suit our client’s requirements with the assistance of part time staff, Glenorchy Lodge does offer potential to grow, should a new owner wish to do so. Although all 3 income streams are offered, the business trades predominately through the food and accommodation.
Being one of the main privately-owned hotels between Crianlarich and Oban, the business offers an extensive range of dining options, from breakfast, light bar snacks to a full evening menu. Offering the best of Scottish cuisine there is something on the menu to suit all taste.
Food is served for non-residents, on a daily basis: Mon-Sun 6pm till 8.30 pm and Sat-Sun lunch 12-2.30pm. Lunch is served 12 – 2.30 on week days during the busy tourist periods.
On a whole the sale of the Glenorchy Lodge hotel offers a fantastic lifestyle business opportunity and would be ideal for a family or a chef proprietor looking to get into a pleasing and established market. Due to the extensive refurbishment, the business requires very little if any capex and would allow a new owner to hit the ground running straight away. A viewing of the property is strongly advised to fully appreciate what is for sale and the potential it offers.

Property Information



Living Accommodation:

Owners Accommodation
Located on the ground floor of the main building is a large bay windowed lounge with pleasing views to the front and one large bedroom with bathroom. The owners also have their own private kitchen to the rear.

Staff/owners Flat
Accessed from the rear of the property via an external staircase, this well-proportioned flat is presented to a very high standard having had a complete refurbishment. Comprising one bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom with small outside patio. This flat is completely self-contained with no internal access to the hotel.


Set within large mature gardens, Glenorchy Lodge Hotel occupies a prominent elevated trading position overlooking the main A85 Tyndrum to Oban road, which is one of the main tourist routes in the west of Scotland. Taking in some of the area’s finest scenery, the A85 is busy throughout the year with both tourism and commercial business.
Dalmally is a small village spread along the Strath of Orchy, within Argyll, two miles east of the tip of Loch Awe, which is very popular with fishermen. Local amenities include post office/pharmacy, village shop, police station and Dalmally Primary school which services the local areas.
Dalmally is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside and all that it has to offer including many historical sites, visitor attractions, golf, fishing(River Orchy & Loch Awe), shooting, hill walking and many other outdoor pursuits. Dalmally Auction Mart is within walking distance with regular auctions each month.
Oban, offering an abundance of high street and local amenities, is located 25 miles west and Glasgow is 68 miles south east of Dalmally.

The grounds offer ample private parking for guests with the driveway splitting at the bottom of the hotel grounds to allow access to 3 residential properties to the rear. A right of access has been given to these properties. In addition, there is ample external storage, green houses and polytunnel.

Premises Details:

Built over 100 years ago as a hunting lodge the property has been developed and extended into a fine country house hotel and restaurant. Under the current ownership extensive refurbishments have been carried out presenting it to a very comfortable standard throughout, trading with a 3-star rating from visit Scotland and 4.5 stars from TripAdvisor.
The main building consists of two floors and attic within a stone built villa which has been extended to the side and rear with a single storey extension, circa 1980s. The principal roof is pitched and slated and the extensions are under a flat roof with felt covering. The current owners have converted the attic/second floor into additional letting rooms and storage.
Set within large mature grounds, the property is easily recognisable from the roadside due to its white washed rendered façade, with sweeping tarmac driveway leading to ample private parking. The extensive grounds to the rear have a walled garden and disused outdoor swimming pool area, which was built for the previous owners.

Internal Details

Access to the original building is via a welcoming porch and hallway with stairs leading to letting bedrooms on the first and attic floors. Reception and main public areas lead in from the left of the hallway. The owner’s accommodation is located to right hand side and rear of the hall.

A bright well-presented room located directly off the main entrance hall with reception desk and pleasing décor throughout.

Breakfast Room
Adjacent to the main reception and offering covers for approximately 24 this room is presented to a very traditional standard in keeping with the style of the main house. Pleasing views to the front of the property with access into the kitchen.

Restaurant/Lounge Bar
Offering covers for approximately 40, this room is presented well throughout whilst retaining various traditional features including beamed ceiling with wooden support posts, and a log burning stove set within a large traditional stone built surround. Leading directly in from the breakfast room, access for non-residents is via the entrance porch to the front car park which leads into a small lounge area incorporating a further fireplace. To the back is a bar servery, which extends through to the public bar area and allows access directly into the back of house and kitchen.

Public Bar
Entered from the side of the hotel via a small porch into a hallway where access can also be gained to the restaurant/lounge area. This small but adequately sized public bar is presented well in a traditional style, with beamed ceiling, perimeter wall seating and bar stools surrounding the servery. Further benefits include a pool table. A bar menu is offered each day with covers for approximately 12.
In addition, there is an outside patio/seating area at the entrance to the bar, which has 3 tables and can seat a further 12.
Male, female and disabled wc’s are accessed from public bar and restaurant.

Letting Accommodation
Currently trading with 6 letting bedrooms, each with en suite facilities and located on the first and attic floor.
All rooms have television/DVD players, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.
Each room has been tastefully decorated, comprising 2 doubles, 1 twin and 3 family with the rooms to the front commanding pleasing views toward Ben Cruachan.
Rooms are priced at £110-£130 per room based on two people sharing (includes full Scottish breakfast).

Ancillary Areas
• Commercial Kitchen (new equipment throughout during refurbishment) • Prep room • Wash room • Cellar • Ample back of house storage • Freezer room • Spirit store • Laundry and drying room within small conservatory on half landing at rear • Male/female WC

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