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Wildlife Holiday Business and Charming Guest House in Outstanding Location, Fort William

UK

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Business Partnership are delighted to present a rare opportunity to acquire a successful wildlife watching holiday business and a well-established guest house with picturesque views at the foot of Glen Loy. 

Glenloy Lodge is a former hunting lodge which dates to the early 20th century, it has been tastefully refurbished over the years and has been in the careful stewardship of the current owners since 2007. This beautiful property and business are located a short distance from Fort William, ideally nestled in amongst an abundance of wildlife, mountains, and glens.

This highly regarded business offers exceptional wildlife watching holidays, which cater for all ages and tastes. The tours offered vary seasonally with a typical trip lasting between 4 and 7 days, the holidays are fully catered for and offer daily escorted trips with expert guides. Further details on the tours offered are available on the business’s website – www.glenloywildlife.co.uk

A particular highlight for guests is the Pine Martens who visit the lodge daily along with numerous red squirrels and a wide range of bird species. Depending on the new owners wishes Glenloy Lodge is also a turnkey guest bed and breakfast and former country house hotel.

Offering 8 comfortable en suite letting bedrooms and exceptional owners accommodation the business would also suit those who are looking to run a successful bed and breakfast in a delightful setting. 

This consistently profitable business trades seasonally just below the VAT threshold due to the current owners wishes, meaning there are lots of opportunities to develop and expand the business further.  

The business presented to the market as a going concern and included in the sale is everything required to run the business including a 9-seat minibus, tour information, website, guest database and optical equipment.

Key features:

Property Details:
Location:

In an outstanding location just 7 miles from Fort William. Glenloy Wildlife and Lodge is ideally situated in an area of unsurpassed natural beauty in the tranquil West Highlands of Scotland.

Fort William is recognised as the “Outdoor Capital of the UK” and with rugged mountains and deep-sea lochs, the area boasts some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and with it a host of wildlife. Miles of unspoilt countryside provides terrain to please walkers and climbers of all aptitudes. Sailing, water sports, coastal cruising and fishing are all available locally.

Field sports and mountain biking are other popular pursuits and the proximity to Nevis Range adds skiing to the list. The popularity of the area for winter sports complements summer tourism to drive strong levels of trade.Fort William is a thriving town which is busy year round.

Premises Details:

Accessed through the sizeable car park the main entrance to the property is through a welcoming sun lounge. Guests typically spend their evenings watching pine martins within this space. 

The sun lounge leads to the main hallway which provides access to the letting rooms and public areas. The charming guest lounge boasts a multi fuel stove and gorgeous high, hipped ceilings with many original features.

The guest lounge opens to an expansive guest dining/breakfast room which can comfortably accommodate 16 guests. 

Conveniently located to the rear of the dining room is a well-equipped stainless steel commercial kitchen with external access and pantry. 

All letting rooms are finished to a good standard and offer a range of flexible accommodation. There are 5 double rooms, a family room with spacious bathroom and 2 single rooms. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and tremendous views over the gardens and wildlife.

Living Accommodation Details:
A real highlight of the sale is the architect designed owners accommodation. Situated in an elevated position to the rear of the property, the owner’s area is a wonderful self-contained private space. With superb views over the rear garden there is floor to ceiling windows in the living space. There is a large mezzanine area and further accommodation currently used as an office, two bedrooms (one being used as an art studio) together with bathroom and kitchenette. 

Reason For Selling:
After 15 years at the helm of Glenloy Lodge and Wildlife it is a genuine wish to retire from the hospitality sector which leads to the current owners reluctantly placing the business on the market.  

Wildlife Holiday Business and Charming Guest House in Outstanding Location, Fort William  UK

Financial Details

  • Turnover: undisclosed
  • Net profit: undisclosed
  • Fixtures value: undisclosed
  • Stock value: undisclosed
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