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Stunning Cafe Gift Shop And Self Catering Business For Sale

Fort Augustus, Highland, UK
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CCL are delighted to bring to market the Jaggy Thistle Food Stop, a thriving business in one of the most stunning areas of Scotland, nestled in the Great Glen between Fort Augustus and Invergarry. This is a genuine lifestyle business that could be operated in any number of ways or expanded to suit the requirements of new owners. In addition to the main business there is also a Holiday cabin that has become a very popular self-catering lodge. There is potential to expand the self-catering offering. Early viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate the opportunity that this sale represents, the flexibility of the business and how it could be altered to suit the needs and desires of new owners.

Successful Cafe & Gift Shop
3 Businesses in 1
Stunning location in the Great Glen
Prime trading position on busy A82
Bespoke Holiday lodge
Highly profitable
Excellent reputation
2 Bedroom owner’s House
Substantial carpark
OIRO £575,000


The Jaggy Thistle Food stop is a short distance to the south of Fort Augustus, where Loch Ness meets the Caledonian Canal and home to the iconic Loch Staircase, is a bustling tourist destination with a great choice of bars, restaurants, and cafes. The village also has primary and secondary schooling along with a range of public amenities. Invergarry is a few miles to the south. It is a charming village with fewer amenities however it is the gateway for those travelling between Inverness, Fort William and Skye.

Inverness is approximately 40 miles to the North at the top end of Loch Ness. It is commonly regarded as both the commercial and tourist capital of the Highlands and provides a great range of amenities, shopping facilities and leisure services for tourists and locals alike.

There is a global market for tourism in Inverness and the surrounding Highlands and as such many visitors seek accommodation within the city. Attractions on offer include the Whisky Trail, Loch Ness and many historical points of interest. Perhaps the most enticing feature for the global tourism trade is the exceptional scenery on offer in the surrounding area ranging from sandy beaches to striking mountains and lochs.

Transport options are excellent with Inverness having a central railway station offering direct transport across Scotland and a dedicated sleeper service to London. Inverness airport has regular national and international flights and a regular service to London Heathrow and Gatwick.


The Jaggy Thistle Food Stop is a wonderful lifestyle opportunity that is currently run by the owners to suit their lifestyle requirements and is only open 4 days a week. The Jaggy Thistle Food Stop has several different income streams. First and foremost, it operates as a café serving wholesome food and refreshing beverages throughout the day. There is a tremendous amount of passing trade and they are welcomed in direct from the main A82 with our very well sign posted and. There are 24 covers within the main café area. The veranda overlooking the Great Glen has an additional 18-22 covers. The Jaggy Thistle benefits from being surrounded by some of the most outstanding scenery.

In addition to the café the Jaggy Thistle also operates as a gift shop selling a variety of locally sourced artwork and gifts products. There is a wide selection of items for sale and the retail value of the stock normally sits in the region of £40,000.

Adjacent to the property is the Coorie Doon Cabin, a truly wonderful bespoke built fully serviced cabin that has exceptional garden views and offers guests a gorgeous place to relax in pure peace and tranquillity. It has been built to the highest of standards. The cabin has fantastic online reviews and has exceptionally high occupancy levels.

Each income stream is run as its own individual business.

The Property

Steps from the main car park provide access to the veranda and in turn the main café and gift shop area. The property has been refurbished to a very high standard by the current owners and is offered for sale in true walk-in condition. The main café seating area is situated at one end of the retail premises. There are a variety of free-standing tables and chairs for customers and the surrounding walls are adorned with a variety of gifts and goods for sale. At the opposite end of the room is the main retail area and servery. There are a variety of display cabinets and shelving, a drinks cabinet and food display cabinet. The public area also contains 2 WCs. There is a well-equipped commercial kitchen.

The owner’s home can be accessed from a service area off the kitchen. This again has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard. There is a modern private kitchen with open plan access to the dining and lounge area. The living areas are light, spacious, and designed to take full advantage of the natural beauty that surrounds the Jaggy Thistle.

A stair leads to the first floor where there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and ample storage.

The beautiful holiday cabin has its own private access from the car park. It has a bathroom, kitchen and lounge area and double bed. Doors open on to the terrace.


The Jaggy thistle sits on a substantial plot with a large carpark to the front and stunning views over the Great Glen, there is a shared drive at the side of the property that provides access to the rear of the property and private owners area. At the southern side of the property in a private enclosed area is the self-catering log cabin.

This property has access to mains electricity, drainage is by way of a sceptic tank.

Trading Figures
Full trading figures will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place

This property is held on the Scottish equivalent of a Freehold.

Legal Costs
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.

OIRO £575,000


The sale of the Jaggy Thistle Food Stop is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a thriving business in the heart of one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland. Immaculately presented throughout this is a very profitable business that is a genuine turnkey opportunity. With 3 distinct income streams and 2 bedroom owners accommodation it is an ideal purchase for someone looking to take on a thriving business but immediately enjoy the tranquillity of living in the most beautiful part of Scotland.

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