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The Keel Row, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull, PA66 6BL
• Profitable and well established family owned pub/restaurant
• Popular lounge bar, games room and restaurant (38)
• Very well presented 4 bed bungalow to rear included with sale
• 2 small chalets and a 2 bed caravan (used for staff)
• Self-contained staff flat (accommodate 3) over first floor
• Stunning views towards Iona Abbey
• Within walking distance of Cal Mac ferry crossing to Iona
• Fantastic lifestyle business opportunity. EPC rating G
Since purchasing the business in 1997 the present owners have spent a lot of time and effort establishing The Keel Row into one of the most reputable bar/restaurants on the island. Being the only licensed premises in Fionnphort it is very popular with the locals throughout the year as well as tourists who flock to this end of the island going to Iona. The car park for the ferry is directly opposite the property so it is very easily noticed. In many respects it has a captive market and has managed to build up a good name for its food, welcoming surroundings and atmosphere within the bar. Throughout the year the lounge bar has regular live music nights which are supported well by the locals and also “open mic” nights once a week. Being very supportive of the local community, the local darts team plays its games from here which is an added source of income during the quieter winter months.
The Keel Row offers a fantastic business proposition for any discerning purchaser looking to get into this picturesque area and operate an already very well established and profitable business. Offering an ideal change of lifestyle opportunity there is ample scope to increase as the business, at present, is run very much to suit our clients requirements. A viewing would be highly recommended in order to fully appreciate what is on offer and its potential.
Owners Accommodation (Detached Bungalow)
Located to the rear of the business is a very well presented and spacious detached bungalow (included within the sale) which was built by the present owners offering versatile accommodation over one level. Comprising of 4 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom, utility room and garage. Includes double glazing and oil fired central heating throughout. EPC Rating is F.
To the rear, comprising 2 bedrooms, open plan lounge/kitchen and bathroom.
To the rear, comprising double bedroom and W.C
Within the main building on the first floor is a self-contained flat which can accommodate 3 and is accessed via an external staircase.
The Keel Row is situated within the village of Fionnphort at the south west end of the Isle of Mull, approximately 1 hours drive from the main Cal Mac Craignure – Oban ferry terminal. From Craignure take a left and follow the A849 directly to Fionnphort which means “Port of White Sands”. The Keel Row sits prominently within this busy ferry port and is the only pub and restaurant in the village. Fionnphort also provides regular daily sailings to Iona and Staffa, making it thrive throughout the year with tourists who come from all over the world to visit the famous Isle of Iona, known as the “Cradle of Christianity. The views and setting are second to none with white sandy beaches, rugged landscapes and views towards Iona Abbey, which is one of Scotland’s most historic and sacred sites. The village has basic amenities with further amenities in Bunessan, 5 miles away.
The property is set on a slightly elevated site directly opposite the ferry car park and has been developed over the years into a thriving profitable bar and restaurant. Built of a fairly traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof with a first floor which is only used for staff accommodation. Further benefits include private parking with a front lawn and patio area for outside seating. To the rear are various outbuildings, caravan, 2 chalets and a 4 bedroom bungalow which was built by the owners.
This traditional bar area is presented very well and incorporates many features throughout including exposed natural stone walls, feature stone fire place and exposed wooden beams. This bar is popular with tourists and locals alike. Homemade bar meals are also served daily. Seating by way of wooden benches, stools and tables and chairs.
Accessed from the bar, this room incorporates a pool table.
This bright and spacious room is of a more modern design and again is presented very well with wood panelling to dado rail height. Offering covers for approximately 36 and outstanding views towards Iona via a large feature window formation to the front. Small server counter in one corner and access directly to the kitchen.
Male/Female toilets for bar
Male/Female toilets for restaurant
External storage (restaurant)
External laundry room
External office (within small chalet to the rear)
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