Bluebell House B&B For Sale
Award winning Bluebell House has been operating for over ten years having established a reliable and envious business turnover trading below the VAT threshold. Situated only five minutes walk from Inverness City Centre, one of the fastest growing tourist magnets in Scotland, this attractive, stone built property occupies a corner domain affording great kerb appeal for potential guests travelling on the busy A82 tourist route.
The house has been very well maintained and is in “walk-in” condition retaining the Victorian features and period character. Although scoring in the Scottish Tourist Board’s 5-star band for excellence the owners prefer to trade within the 4-star market for current operational prudence. It was from this house that the owners won the coveted “Landlady Of The Year Award”.
The current owners let four en-suite rooms during the busy tourist season, preferring to stay in one of the guest rooms themselves during the winter. The three guest rooms on the first floor, two king size double rooms and a twin room each have a box room adjacent. Although each of the bedrooms already has a bathroom en-suite , the location of these rooms affords an exceptional opportunity to develop three magnificent bathrooms, enabling a far greater size bedroom to be presented and the potential for offering a “boutique style” so sought after by the luxury and profitable “high end” of the market.
The guest dining room allows visitors to have their own generously sized table with plenty of circulation space. A beautiful chandelier, flame effect gas fire and stripped original pine floorboards lend quality and style to this elegant room.
Although thoroughly electrically refurbished to suit the needs of the modern guest, the owners have carefully and sympathetically enhanced this property maintaining many of the original Victorian features lending authenticity to its charm and character. The original panelled doors, for example, although stripped and waxed have been painstakingly upgraded to fire door status and the whole property benefits form a fire certificate.
The owners have their own bedroom, bathroom complete with power shower and a “snug” sitting room. To the rear of the property a utility room houses the modern “A” rated condensing boiler together with industrial washing machine and gas tumble drier. The large kitchen is well organised complete with country style gas range and double oven. Kitchen units benefit from solid oak doors and there is an attractive Karndean floor.
A high stone wall to the rear of the property affords privacy to the owner’s private barbeque and patio area. However, one of the jewels in the crown of this desirable house is the generous car park allowing a car parking space for each letting room. The current owners have provided several external electric sockets and the garden benefits from a substantial shed complete with lighting and power. Some mature shrubs and raised planting areas complete the owner’s private garden area.
Serious prospective buyers will want to look at this guest house’s excellent reviews on the independent travellers’ site TripAdvisor where it currently ranks 11th out of 206 bed and breakfast properties in Inverness.
This bed and breakfast for sale provides a genuine opportunity for a successful business in the Capital of the Scottish Highlands.
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