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• Substantial Highland hotel, located on the high street in Invergordon, close to the ever-popular North Coast 500.
• Currently non-trading, the property is presented in walk-in condition.
• 17 comfortable en-suite letting bedrooms, freshly decorated and finished to a good level.
• Charming and welcoming public bar, with lounge previously offering evening meals for residents, separate breakfast room and attractive beer garden.
• Modern commercial kitchen with excellent support areas, spacious grounds to the rear and extensive parking.
There is currently no dedicated owner’s accommodation. However, a new owner could utilise bedrooms as required, subject to necessary planning consents.
Ideally located within a high street setting, The Marine Hotel Invergordon is approximately 20 miles north of the Highlands capital Inverness but is situated close to the towns of Tain, Alness and Dingwall. The population of Invergordon is around 4000 but is within a broader catchment area for a population of approximately 20,000. With its seaside position, Invergordon boasts a strong community spirit and provides for a wide range of social and recreational facilities amongst which the Sports Complex, Arts Centre Naval Museum and Heritage Centre are prominent. The area is renowned for its popular links golf courses, the most famous in the region being Royal Dornoch some 30 minutes’ drive to the north. The town benefits from good schooling and child care provision at all levels and benefits from the full range of social care facilities. Invergordon has a strong seafaring history and in recent years has developed a strong association with Scotland’s oil industry. The latter became a feature in the area due to exceptional deep water berthing available in the Cromarty Firth. This feature is the main reason that visiting cruise liners frequent the harbour. The presence of these liners attracts significant numbers of visitors to the area, a fact not lost on the present owners but who readily admit that they have not fully taken advantage of. The Invergordon whisky distillery is one of the few that produces a “single grain” malt whisky. The area boasts many natural attractions in and around Invergordon. The bottlenose dolphins are a most popular attraction, as are the seals that bask on the shores of the Firth. The local waters are also home to a large number of migrating wildfowl and waders. Much of the marine life can be readily observed from the numerous sandy beaches along the coast line.
The Marine Hotel is a substantial property ideally positioned on the high street, within the Town of Invergordon, just off the hugely popular North Coast 500 tourist route. The hotel, which has until recently (February 2020) been leased out, is presented in walk-in condition. Turnover, was generated through three main income streams to include accommodation, wet sales and food provision. The business comprises 17 pleasantly decorated en-suite letting bedrooms, a well-equipped public bar showing live sports, and a lounge/diner which offers 28 covers supported by its own bar servery. Residents can choose to enjoy their evening meal in the lounge, or in the public bar which offers a more relaxed dining experience. The business is supported by a well-appointed commercial kitchen which allows for ease of food provision. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the 28-cover breakfast room. Over the summer months the beer garden is hugely popular. The hotel is comfortable and well-presented throughout, providing a welcoming and cosy ambience while retaining traditional characteristics.
The Marine Hotel historically had a strong reputation both with locals, the lease was terminated in February 2020 and as such is presented with vacant possession. The business is represented well on the hotels social media channels, being one of the only venues which showed live sports in the town, this is a service new owners would wish to reintroduce. Invergordon is a base for high numbers of oil and gas industry workers, who frequented the hotel as a venue for wet sales and evening meal provision. During the week, there was a consistently high level of local trade through the public bar. The business draws in revenue from traditional income streams to include letting accommodation, evening meals, wet sales and function hire. Over recent years, the Marine Hotel has been leased out and as such the tenants are under no obligation to provide trading figures. Therefore, no trading figures will be made available.
Dating back to the early 1900s, the hotel is of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof, with flat roof modern extensions. The internal aspects are set over two floors and reflect modern standards of trading and accommodation. Throughout the subjects benefit from double glazing.
Entry is via street level, through double doors, leading to a reception hallway where guests can conveniently check in to their accommodation. To the right-hand side of the hallway, is the dining lounge which is set to seat 28 covers. This lounge/dining room has spot lighting, providing a relaxed and cosy atmosphere for residents to enjoy evening meals. The lounge is supported by a solid wooden bar servery and dedicated W.C. facilities.
Adjacent to the lounge, accessible through the corridor or through its own private entrance is a public bar, which enjoyed a high level of local trade. The public bar provides seating for up to 40, with a mix of free-standing tables and chairs and bar stools. The commanding solid wooden bar servery offers a range of draft beers, bottled beers and spirits. There are large TVs capable of showing live sport, darts boards and a gaming machine in this well-equipped area. The bar is supported by its own male and female W.Cs.
To the rear is a generously sized breakfast room, which has covers for 28 residents. The breakfast room offers a range of presentation tables where different breakfast options are available for guests, this area is garden facing and is filled with copious amounts of natural sunlight.
The Marine Hotel boasts 17 comfortable en-suite letting bedrooms, the accommodation is spread over the ground floor and first floors. All rooms come complete with in-room services to include modern televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, comfortable chairs and complimentary toiletries.
The letting bedrooms are currently configured as follows;
Room 1 - Single bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 2 - Single bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 3 - Family bedroom (double and single bed) and en-suite shower room
Room 4 - Single bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 5 - Single bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 6 - Single bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 7 - Single bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 8 - Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 9 - Family bedroom (double and single bed) with en-suite shower room
Room 10 - Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 11 - Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 12 - Family bedroom (double and single bed) with en-suite shower room
Room 13 - Family bedroom (double and single bed) with en-suite shower room
Room 14 - Family bedroom (double and single bed) with en-suite shower room
Room 15 - Family bedroom (double and single bed) with en-suite shower room
Room 16 - Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Room 17 - Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
Ideally positioned in a central location within the town of Invergordon, the property is well sign-posted with hotel access from street level. The public bar can be accessed through a side entrance, and includes an enclosed smoker’s area with wood burning chimenea and a large beer garden with benched seating for 32. An attractive feature of the sale is the extensive off-road car park to the rear, there is also ample on road car parking on street within the village. To the rear of the site, behind a privacy fence there is propane gas tank. There is also a stone built garage to the rear of the car parking area.
Ideally positioned in a central location within the town of Invergordon, the property is well sign-posted with hotel access from street level. The public bar can be accessed through a side entrance, and includes an enclosed smoker’s area with wood burning chimenea and a large beer garden with benched seating for 32. There is on-street parking directly to the front of the subjects and extensive off-road parking to the rear.
The business benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. The property has bottled propane gas which is used for cooking and central heating. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. There is double glazing throughout, modern fire alarm system, security alarm and CCTV cameras.
The current owners purchased the hotel in 2004 and have leased out the property for a number of years. It is now their desire to reduce work commitments and retire from the hospitality sector which brings this exciting opportunity to the market.
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