£335,000

Hotel/guest house for sale

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Hotel/guest house for sale

Brogaig Cottages, 7 Brogaig, Staffin, Isle Of Skye IV51

Local area information

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Staffin Primary School 0.8 miles
  • Kilmuir Primary School 5 miles
  • Uig Skye Ferry Terminal 5.9 miles
  • Portree Ferry Terminal 15.5 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Luxury self-catering holiday accommodation business set in the enviable location of Staffin, Isle of Skye.

  • Comprises 2 delightful one- bedroom cottages enjoying outstanding views.

  • Lovely open-plan areas with superbly appointed kitchens and a spacious bedroom.

  • Ideally positioned as a base to explore the delights of the Isle of Skye.

  • Sound profitability despite currently trading at restricted level.


Description
This attractive business offers a strong profitability with the opportunity to develop further. Brogaig Cottages are charming detached single storey cottages reflecting the traditional crofter’s cottage. Both cottages are finished to an extremely high standard throughout, offering a fantastic level of comfort and luxury. Constructed in 2017, these attractive single storey properties sit within the township of Brogaig enjoying an elevated location with stunning views over Staffin Bay to the sea and mountains beyond. The each have a delightful patio area and plenty of amenity space including adequate off-road parking. The cottages each have a large open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area and a spacious super king bedroom with ensuite bedroom.

The business is presented to an exceptionally high standard and the quality of the finish can only be fully appreciated by viewing. The current owners ongoing investment has ensured that the building is maintained to a high standard making Brogaig Cottages a modern and highly desirable business.

Reason for sale
It is the owners desire to retire that brings this attractive business to the market.

Trade
Brogaig Cottage is a perfectly positioned trading entity with a highly attractive website (). This is supplemented by marketing on a number of portal website which attracts a wide range of customers making it easy to book. Online reviews are exceptional with almost exclusively being 5 star. Bookings can be made on their website via freetobook or on the portal websites. The business operates on a flexible basis offering a range of booking formats with a minimum of 3-night stays. The business operates all year round with regular periods of non-trading to allow the owners to balance work and life. Turnover sits at around £50,000 but there is scope to increase this should new owners wish to take less time off.

Location
The Isle of Skye, or in Scots Gaelic 'Eilean A Cheo' meaning Misty Isle, is located on the north western coast of Scotland and is a world-renowned holiday destination appealing to a wide range of visitors. Brogaig Cottages are located in Staffin directly opposite Quiraing. The cottages are nestled in the hillside, located in Brogaig, forming part of the Staffin district located on the east coast of the Trotternish ridge peninsula of Skye. Brogaig is located close to the start of the Trotternish Ridge hill race which usually occurs in June.

7 miles away is Uig which hosts the main ferry terminal linking Skye to the Outer Hebrides. This terminal facility is in the process of being remodeled, with completion due in 2024. The work is being undertaken to meet the needs of the new ferry vessel and is expected to increase visitor numbers to the village and the local area. The village also has other local attractions; the Uig Pottery, The Isle of Skye Brewing Company and a brief drive away is The Old Man of Storr.

Portree is the cultural hub for Skye, which is about 19 miles to the se. Portree is the largest settlement with a population of about 2500. During the season the town’s population swells many times over with the influx of tourists. The name of the town comes from the Gaelic Port-an-Righ, which translates as "King's Port" and dates to a visit by King James V. Portree is a bustling port and a thriving cultural centre, and was also the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie spent his last days in Scotland. Among the attractions of Portree is the award winning Aros Centre which incorporates an exhibition capturing the drama of Skye's history. The Aros centre is also the access point for walks in Portree Forest. Portree has an abundance of interesting shops and is a must-see location for those visiting the Isle of Skye.

Skye’s rugged Cuillin Mountains are world renown to walkers and climbers. Visitors are drawn to the spectacular Trotternish Ridge to the north as this wild area is dominated by astonishing rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the truly extraordinary pinnacles of the Quaraing. Fishing, water sports and genealogy are constant attractions along with breath-taking scenery, castles, distilleries and a Highland welcome.

The influence of the sea is also never far away with sea fishing and a wide range of water sports available, including diving and kayaking. Wildlife cruises sail from various locations from which you might be able to spot seals, lovable otters, great golden eagles or even rare and mighty sea eagle.

The properties
These attractive properties were constructed in 2017 and are of corrugated wall steel sheet construction under a pitched corrugated steel roof. The buildings beautifully balance the benefits of modern construction with an attractive and quaint crofter cottage design. The properties are completed to the Scottish technical standards of the time, resulting in the great EPC ratings. Access to the property is via the A855 and then a township road before turning into the drive and entering the property over a cattle grid. Brogaig Cottages are single storey buildings which have been appointed to an extremely high standard throughout. The basic layout of Quiraing cottage is a mirror image of Storr cottage, though the additional entrance lobby, colour scheme and front elevation windows differ creating a unique feel in each cottage.

Quiraing Cottage
Access to Quiraing Cottage is via a paved path from the dedicated parking area into a lobby located centrally on the front of the cottage. From here the guests gain entry into cottage’s main living area. To the extreme right is the modern, comfortable and spacious seated area, set around the cosy multi fuel stove. Behind this is the dining area and in front is the kitchen. To the left as you enter the cottage is the entrance to the ensuite bedroom. The bedroom is a delightful spacious room benefitting from a zip and link super king bed. To the rear of the property is the sizeable ensuite.
The window to the front provides stunning views over Staffin and the Quiraing and the Trotternish Ridge behind.

Storr Cottage
Access to Storr Cottage is via a paved path from the dedicated parking area into the open plan living area. To the extreme left is the very comfortable and spacious seated area set around the TV and multi fuel stove. Behind this and closer to the entrance is the dining area and in front of the entrance is the kitchen. This cottage has additional full height window frontage, which provide panoramic views of Staffin, Staffin Bay, the mainland mountains and the Quiraing behind. To the right as you enter the cottage is the entrance to the ensuite bedroom. The bedroom is spacious and appointed to a very high standard. The window to the front provides stunning views over Staffin Bay and the mountains behind. To the rear of the property a large ensuite. Throughout the cottage the décor is light and welcoming.

Common to Both Cottages
Throughout both cottages the properties are immaculate with an attention to detail which is second to none. The beautifully appointed open plan living spaces have attractive multi fuel burning stoves and are equipped with lovely soft furnishings and a dining table with 2 chairs. The open plan living areas are finished with attractive tiled floors. For guest entertainment there are LCD TVs, DVDs and WiFi/Bluetooth speakers plus a variety of board games and books. The ceiling level over the central part of the living accommodation is elevated, creating a wonderful feel of space. The kitchen is to a high quality, the Burbidge Kitchen comes complete with Nef appliances throughout.

The modern and fully equipped kitchen includes electric oven, electric hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The kitchen has more than ample floor-mounted storage units and work spaces making it ideal for home dining

The cottages are beautifully finished, superbly well thought out and immaculate throughout.

Grounds
The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a gravel drive. There is ample parking (4 cars). In front of each cottage there is a hard finished patio overlooking Staffin Island with spectacular Wester Ross and the mountains of Torridon in the background. The drive and developed area of the site has been decrofted.

Within the grounds between the cottages there is a shed, with a dedicated storage area for each of the cottages. Each store is suitably sized to store bikes and other outdoor equipment during the guests stay.

Owners accommodation
There is no owner’s accommodation on site, though the new owners could possibly live in one of the cottages and rent out the other. A change of use may need to be applied for, so the purchaser should satisfy themselves that this possible.

Services
The properties benefit from mains electricity and water. The properties both have electric underfloor heating and oil central heating which can be remotely controlled. Both properties also have a log burner in the lounge area, which creates a lovely ambiance when lit. Drainage from both properties is via a modern macerator type septic tank. The property has internet access and Wi-Fi.

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