Inverness B&B Offers Buyers A Sunny Side Up Option

6 October 2014

People often leave high-stress jobs to relocate to the Highlands and set up their own business. One of the best ways to do this is to run your own B&B...

Although you will have to be willing to smile and greet strangers at 7am, the benefits of working from home, often in a wonderful location by far outweigh any negatives. However, it isn’t just your personal suitability to consider when starting a B&B as location and the lay-out of the property is equally as important.

CKD Galbraith has brought to the market just the ticket for those giving the profession serious consideration. Trafford Bank is a beautifully presented Guest House in an excellent central location in the thriving city of Inverness and was at one time the residence of the Bishop of Inverness and Nairn.

Trafford Bank has been run as an extremely successful Guest House with AA five star gold ratings and features a separate self-contained annex/granny flat, ideal as owner’s accommodation and avoids the need of having to tip-toe past guest’s bedrooms in the night.

The property has been extensively modernised to a very high standard by the present owner who is an accomplished interior designer and has designed many of the items of furniture around the house. It retains many period features including ornate cornicing and the original pitched pine doors on the ground floor. The house has full gas fired central heating with a separate boiler for the under floor heating in the superb recently built conservatory which is used for dining and is very popular with guests.

Trafford Bank has a total of six bedrooms, all with en suite facilities and the two-story annex which was added in 2005 and comprises a large living room combined with a kitchen/dining area with French doors leading out to a private garden. The first floor is currently a study/studio which runs the full length of the property and offers great scope, subject to consent, for further accommodation if required. The annex would be ideal as either the owner’s accommodation or as ‘granny flat’ which it is at present.

John Bound, handling the sale for CKD Galbraith, said; “Trafford Bank Guest House represents an opportunity to purchase an established business with a healthy turnover or a particularly nice family home in a popular residential area of Inverness which is close to the Caledonian Canal and marinas.”

Inverness is a thriving city with a strong economy which is reflected in its amenities. Inverness Airport is only a short drive away as is the beautiful and unspoilt Highland countryside with its many opportunities for rural sport and recreation. For these reasons we expect this property to attract a lot of attention locally and much further afield, interested parties should view sooner rather than later.”

Trafford Bank Guest House is on the market for offers over £675,000.

For further information or arrange a viewing please contact CKD Galbraith’s Inverness office on 01463 224343.

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