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Successful Lifestyle Holiday Business In North West Scotland For Sale

Mallaig, Highland, UK
Asking Price:
£550,000 Furniture / Fixtures included
Available on request
Net Profit:
Available on request

Here is an opportunity to take on a thriving business and to live and work in a stunning location. Of over 30 years standing, with a loyal customer base, It is a successful restaurant and holiday base. The Dining Room enjoys a great reputation for quality local produce cooked with love and attention to detail. It has garnered many accolades including Visit Scotland’s prestigious Thistle Award and featured on a number of television programmes.

It is located on the North West coast of Scotland overlooking the Isle of Skye. It is 5 miles by road which has regular ferry access to Mallaig. However, It is self-sufficient with its own boats, and despite being one of the remotest hospitality businesses in the UK, the location enjoys superb connectivity with excellent mobile reception and superfast broadband.

The current owners are retiring after many years of loving life and work at this business. They have the commitment of a full booking sheet for the 2021 season, but thereafter they will be moving on. Living and working at Business offers many rewards and the existing business offers a great foundation on which to build.

In this fast-moving era, there is something uniquely refreshing about being totally off-grid and surrounded by nature. An adventure for owners and visitors alike. Who will be next to keep the magic of this business alive? Who will accept the challenge and make it their own?

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Property Information



Living Accommodation:

Owners accommodation. Detached 4-bedroom house. Rebuilt in 1982 on the site of a former croft. The main house comprises: [ground floor] lounge, dining, room, kitchen, utility room, toilet, porch, and conservatory. [first floor] bedroom 1, bedroom 2, office/bedroom 3, bathroom.

Part of the main house but accessed separately a self-contained flat [currently used for staff accommodation during the season] consisting of kitchen, bathroom, lounge, bedroom 1 and bedroom 2.


Located on the western tip of the remote Knoydart peninsula. Doune looks out west across the Sound of Sleat towards the Isle of Skye. Remote 'off-grid' location. No road access. Primary access by boat.

Premises Details:

The sale inlcudes: White House. (owners accommodation - detached 4 bedroom house), Doune Dining Room (licensed restaurant with seating for up to 28 people), Doune Stone Lodges (3 ensuite family rooms and 1 single/twin room with separate shower). Associated land and use of shared facilities.

Separately available for purchase is Gripper II, a 32' Cygnus boat coded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for commercial use. The price for Gripper is £70,000. Purchase of Gripper II or an equivalent boat would be essential for operating the business.

Planning Consent:

Previous planning consent has been given for an additional dwelling (which could be for private use or form part of the business)

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

At present the business operates from April to September. There are opportunites for extending the season and for developing the scope of business to include other activities.

Competition / Market:

Tourism is a major part of the local economy. There are a number of other active tourist businesses in the area. Most of the local competition is based in Inverie on the south side of Knoydart about six miles away. Doune's situation and offerring is unique.

Reasons for selling:

Current owners retiring after running business since 2003.

Trading hours:

The business offers full-board accommodation for 7 days a week throughout its season. The main hours of operation are: 0800-2300.

The business employs 4 or 5 seasonal workers each year.
Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

The business has a full booking sheet for 2021 and the current owners are planning to retire at the end of the 2021 season. Depending on the new owners plans there are a variety of options for providing support to the new owners to ensure continuity of business.

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