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Very Profitable Village Inn & Restaurant In Ayrshire For Sale

Stair, South Ayrshire
Asking Price:
£200K - £500K
Net Profit:

The Stair Inn, Stair, Mauchline, Ayrshire, KA5 5HW

• Well established food and accommodation led inn
• Extensive refurbishment throughout
• Lounge bar/snug, restaurant & 6 e/s rms
• Close to Ayr & Prestwick airport
• Produces profits in excess of £100k
• Easily run by enthusiastic operator
• Potential to increase covers/develop more business
• EPC rating G

Formerly 'Scottish Inn of the Year' the current owners have created a first class drinking and dining facility within the Ayrshire area. It attracts not only local custom but also those from far and wide. The current owners do well through various booking systems such as, where they have achieved a 9 rating as well as their own website In addition they also have a 4.4 rating through TripAdvisor. As already mentioned, both Ayr and Prestwick Airport are within a short drive and the business offers excellent food and immaculate accommodation. There is the added attraction of a smokehouse enabling potential owners to smoke fish and meat for customers and possibly for selling on a commercial/website basis. The business is operated by the two owners together with a pool of part time and full time kitchen and bar staff.

Property information



Living Accommodation:

The current owners do not stay on site, however 2 apartments can be used as a sitting room on the first floor with bedroom with en suite on the lower ground.


Situated in the parish of Stair, approximately 6 miles from Ayr and Prestwick Airport in the heart of Ayrshire and Burns Country. Conveniently located for all of Ayrshire's golf links and championship golf courses as well as other attractions of historical importance. Ayr and Prestwick Airport is accessible via the main A/M77 Glasgow to Stranraer road, the M77 easily links to the southwest of Glasgow city centre off the main M8 Edinburgh motorway. The airport also has a rail link connecting to Ayr as well as half hourly service to Glasgow and Paisley.

Premises Details:

Presented to a high standard both internally and externally having been extensively revamped under the current owners. Built of a traditional sandstone construction the property is presented over lower ground, ground and first floor levels laid under a pitched and slate roof. The side extension is in keeping with the original property and there is a beer garden to the front and side offering seating for c.40. The business also offers ample private parking.

Internal Details

Lounge Bar/Snug
Accessed directly from the car park this welcoming and well-presented public area can accommodate 28 covers as well as having a large feature bar which fits perfectly within the internal design and bespoke wooden furniture and instantly recognisable “timorous beasties” thistle wall paper.

Presented to the same high standard and incorporating the same bespoke wooden furniture, this bright and well-proportioned restaurant can accommodate 48 covers and is accessed from the lounge area. There is also a small bar which leads on from the main lounge bar, so making it easy to staff. A small sun terrace/outside seating is accessed directly from the restaurant, there is currently planning permission for this area to be turned into a conservatory.

Letting Accommodation
The business currently trades with 6 individually designed bedrooms, each with en suite facilities. In keeping with the modern yet traditional design the rooms benefit again, from the bespoke wooden furniture designed specifically for the Stair Inn. Comprising 2 twin, 2double, 1 single and 1 king size.

Ancillary Areas
Full catering kitchen
Male & Female toilets
Ample storage throughout

Planning Consent:

Planning permission to add a conservatory to the side of the restaurant

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