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Victorian Guest House In Oban For Sale

Oban, Argyll and Bute, UK
Asking Price:
£525,000
Turnover:
Available on request
Net Profit:
Available on request

CCL are thrilled to offer the opportunity to purchase the beautiful The Old Manse Guest House. A family run Guest in the heart of Oban, the charming property is a great lifestyle opportunity with sound profitability. With a spacious ground floor private owners’ accommodation, early viewing is strongly recommended to see the property and the full business potential it offers.

Oban, the principal tourist town of Argyll, which has also been named the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ has approximately 8,000 residents. In the main season Oban hosts up to 25,000 tourists during its main season. The town of Oban supports a wide range of shops, restaurants, leisure and recreational facilities and professional services. There is a brand-new high school which opened in August 2018 plus five primary schools within in the area. The town has a thriving harbor from which Caledonian MacBrayne ferries serve many of the Hebridean Islands. A new pontoon area opened in 2018 to attract more yachts and cruise ships into the bay. The town enjoys good transport links to the central belt of Scotland by road and rail and the airport at North Connel serves private and light charter aircraft.

Property Information

Property:

Freehold

Living Accommodation:

The owners’ accommodation is located on the ground floor. Off the main reception hallway, you will find there is a large lounge with large windows looking over Oban Bay. Also located on the ground floor is the largest of four King bed en-suite rooms which has been utilised as either owners accommodation or additional guest accommodation. This room boasts a good sized wood panelled bathroom with bath and shower. To the rear of the property and again conveniently positioned off the main reception hall you will find the well-equipped kitchen, which is also located close to the dining room. The spacious kitchen provides ample space for cooking and storage with all necessary appliances in place to allow breakfast to be served with ease. Through the kitchen you will gain access to the remainder of the owners’ accommodation which opens into the first double bedroom which in turn leads off directly to the second double room. To the rear of the first bedroom the family bathroom and laundry room is located.

Location:

Oban, the principal tourist town of Argyll, which has also been named the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’ has approximately 8,000 residents. In the main season Oban hosts up to 25,000 tourists during its main season. The town of Oban supports a wide range of shops, restaurants, leisure and recreational facilities and professional services. There is a brand-new high school which opened in August 2018 plus five primary schools within in the area. The town has a thriving harbor from which Caledonian MacBrayne ferries serve many of the Hebridean Islands. A new pontoon area opened in 2018 to attract more yachts and cruise ships into the bay. The town enjoys good transport links to the central belt of Scotland by road and rail and the airport at North Connel serves private and light charter aircraft.

Premises Details:

The Old Manse Guest House is a beautifully restored, detached Victorian Villa located within the town centre of Oban with stunning views across Oban Bay to the Isle of Mull which is set within well maintained spacious grounds. Set over two floors the property is of stone construction with slate roofing. The property has six well-appointed, tastefully decorated letting bedrooms, five of which have en-suite facilities. You will also find the private spacious owners’ accommodation located on the ground floor.

As guests enters the property into the reception hall it is clear from the outset that the quality of décor and fittings within this business is to a high standard. Within the property is the dining room which is located off the reception hallway with large windows offering fantastic views of the landscaped garden and the surrounding scenery. The spacious dining room is well-appointed with traditional décor and has the facilities to cater for all residents simultaneously during breakfast and evening meals. As you take the large staircase up to the first floor or the property you are met by a tastefully decorated landing where you will find three King bed ensuite rooms and one double ensuite room with an adjoining twin bedroom, this can therefore let out as a large family suite if desired.

The owners’ accommodation is located on the ground floor. Off the main reception hallway, you will find there is a large lounge with large windows looking over Oban Bay. Also located on the ground floor is the largest of four King bed en-suite rooms which has been utilized as either owners accommodation or additional guest accommodation. This room boasts a good sized wood panelled bathroom with bath and shower. To the rear of the property and again conveniently positioned off the main reception hall you will find the well-equipped kitchen, which is also located close to the dining room. The spacious kitchen provides ample space for cooking and storage with all necessary appliances in place to allow breakfast to be served with ease. Through the kitchen you will gain access to the remainder of the owners’ accommodation which opens into the first double bedroom which in turn leads off directly to the second double room. To the rear of the first bedroom the family bathroom and laundry room is located.

The property benefits from mains electricity and water with private drainage. The boiler and central heating is mains gas. The property is mainly double glazed.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Land to south side of house has potential for prime building plot for dwelling or self catering pods. Elevated site, stunning views over Oban Bay. Around 0.12 Acres. Good services and access. Appropriate planning and building regulation approvals would be required.

Trading hours:

The Old Manse Guest House is an owner run business has a trading pattern that provides a most comfortable family home and lifestyle, with four weeks taken for holiday’s peak season as well as four months close in the winter. The owners who successfully trade on a seasonal bed and breakfast basis just below the VAT threshold. There is an opportunity to expand this by increasing opening or utilizing the ground floor king en-suite bedroom.

In the high season, typically from May to the end of September the business benefits from 100% occupancy levels, this reducing to 80% in the shoulder seasons, this only being restricted due to the VAT threshold. The Old Manse is currently featured in Rough Guide, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide. It also boasts a 5/5 score on TripAdvisor and an extremely high score of 9.5 on booking.com. With these occupancy levels being so consistently high the business requires no additional marketing.

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