Struan House provides a rare opportunity to acquire a successful and well-established, 4 Star graded 6 BEDROOM BED AND BREAKFAST/GUEST HOUSE/BOUTIQUE HOTEL/BISTRO with development potential. It is located in the heart of the beautiful West Coast fishing village of Tarbert with stunning views across the harbour. It is currently laid out with three Double rooms, two Twin rooms and a Single room. Four of the rooms have full en-suite facilities while the Twin room on the first floor has its own Private Shower room opposite. The Shower-room on the upper floor can be utilised either as an en-suite for the Double at the rear of the property or as Private facilities for the Twin room on this floor, or alternatively, these two rooms make a perfect family suite with the shower-room shared between them. Four of the rooms have windows facing to the front, allowing large amounts of natural light and taking advantage of the wonderful views across the harbour, busy with its mix of commercial fishing boats and leisure craft. Struan House was originally built in 1846 as a small, boutique hotel and still retains the charm and character you would hope to find in a dwelling of this period, yet is fully updated and refurbished to provide unique and comfortable harbour-side accommodation. One of the great things about Struan House is its location in the village being extremely well placed for access to all the local amenities on foot, with everything from restaurants, bars and cafes, to art galleries, gift shops and newsagents only a moments’ walk from the front door. A stroll along the Harbour is a very pleasant way to spend the afternoon with plenty to see and do. The current owners have built a very successful business at Struan House, with year on year earnings rising consistently over the past 10 seasons. This property not only represents a wonderful opportunity to own and run an existing successful Bed and Breakfast business whilst enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that the West Coast of Argyll has to offer, but also offers the potential to develop a boutique style hotel with 20-25 covers already provided for in the breakfast/dining room being backed up by the existing professionally equipped kitchen and catering facilities. Contact our Lochgilphead office for more information and to arrange a suitable time to visit Struan House and view the spacious accommodation and high level of finish for yourself.
The Dining area, currently used for serving breakfast has been run as a successful Bistro in the past by the present owners. The commercial kitchen and useful preparation areas make this a very efficient use of space on the ground floor. There is scope for running it as a separate entity, serving lunch or evening meals (or both) in addition to the breakfast sitting for the guests. The dining room has a lovely, bright, contemporary feel with its bespoke, handcrafted furniture and space to comfortably seat up to 20 covers. There is a small area currently used to house a display cabinet which would accommodate a further table for 4. The kitchen is fully equipped with hob, grill, 2 ovens, microwave ovens, fridges & freezers, preparation area, double sink & dishwashers, professional extraction system, serving station with hot lamps, ample storage and a pantry. The utility area to the rear of the property, accessed via the kitchen, forms the laundry which provides the fresh linen and towels for the Bed & Breakfast business. This really is a self-contained business with bags of potential to expand and increase turnover in a variety of ways.
Tarbert has a wide range of amenities including Primary and Secondary education, medical centre, dentist, locally renowned butcher and fishmonger, chemist, hardware store, local supermarket, pubs and restaurants. The surrounding area is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. There are walks available within the village of Tarbert and beyond with opportunities for cycling, sailing, golf, fishing, bird watching, shooting and diving to name but a few. Within a 45 minute drive or less of Tarbert, there are ferry terminals to Islay, Jura, Gigha, Arran, Portavadie, and Ardrossan and, as such, Struan House makes an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Isles of the Inner Hebrides as well as the Kintyre and Mid Argyll areas. Campbeltown Airport is around 45 minutes and Glasgow International Airport approximately two hours drive. Tarbert is served four times daily (five times at weekends) by the City Link bus route to/from Glasgow/Campbeltown, as well as other local bus routes to surrounding areas.
Please contact us on 01586 553737 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.
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