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• Substantial property dating from the 1700s, ideally located close to the centre of ever-popular city of Inverness in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
• Hotel comprises a bistro style restaurant, small private function room, public bar plus large function suite, seating 130 providing a popular venue for weddings and conferences.
• 12 bedrooms; 9 en-suite letting rooms plus 3 staff / general bedrooms and a bathroom.
• Grounds incorporating external decking area and generous parking for c23 cars.
• Outstanding Business Potential.
Inverness centre is but a short walk from Crown Court Townhouse Hotel and is ideally situated for those either visiting or working in the City, being conveniently placed for guests wishing to walk to the nearby castle, shops, restaurants, etc. Inverness has extensive facilities for visitors boasting two golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which include Eden Court Theatre. Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland’s medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre is an ongoing testament to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final futile attempt to gain the throne in 1746.
Whether it is a whisky trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles, the property is ideally situated to allow guests to undertake their odyssey of the Highlands, being within easy reach of a wide range of visitor attractions. Inverness is a vibrant and expanding City which provides ongoing opportunities in both commerce and social activities. Such growth benefits established hospitality businesses and ensure a year-round trade. The wider area proves highly popular with golfers, anglers, ornithologists and naturalists; tourism is a key business driver.
Crown Court Townhouse Hotel is an inspiring hotel with a substantial footprint in the popular Crown area of Inverness, close to the city centre. The property has a most attractive façade and is located in a busy area generating a high level of passing trade. The hotel boasts spacious public areas and 9 en-suite letting bedrooms. There are a further 3 bedrooms which are set aside for staff use. One of the letting bedrooms is situated on the ground floor which is suitable for less-able guests. Guests can relax in the warm atmosphere of the hotel’s restaurant and bar. The Crown Court Townhouse Hotel has also proven to be a popular venue for small weddings and conferences. Functions of up to 130 seated guests can be catered for with up to 150 guests for a buffet style event. The function suite is fully self-contained with its own bar and guest bathrooms and also its own stage making it ideal for music nights. The hotel also has a conference room for up to 24 delegates which can be used as a private dining facility. The Hotel requires a degree of investment but new owners can develop this charming property taking it to the next level of operation.
Behind the scenes, the well-equipped commercial kitchen is spacious and affords ease of flow of food to the restaurant / bar plus the function area. Generous storage, preparation areas and a large walk-in fridge all contribute to a well-laid out operation. The hotel blends a contemporary feel with the grandeur of its origins showing ceiling roses, cornicing and high skirting boards. The current owners have come to the end of a period of leasing and now wish to sell their property freehold.
The business trades from the traditional streams of income; letting bedrooms, wet sales and food sales. The function suite provides income from weddings and other events, although presently in need of some refurbishment. The business operates within a popular area of inverness and should be able to achieve a high level of turnover. Previously leased out, there are limited trading figures available. Rooms are advertised through a number of portal websites plus the hotels own website which utilises the free-to-book automated booking system.
Crown Court Townhouse Hotel is an imposing property is a stunning corner location on a busy intersection within Inverness. The original subjects are stone built under a slate roof. The façade of the property has a number of attractive features which make this a standout property. Dating from 1700s, the property reflects its origins in style and character. Set over two floors, it is evident that new owners will no doubt wish to upgrade facets of the trading elements however, this business has a great trading location making it a highly desirable acquisition.
PUBLIC AREAS / LETTING BEDROOMS
The entrance to the property from the car park is through a double door leading to a vestibule and then into the spacious reception hallway. The functional wood-panelled reception desk provides an excellent focal point and benefits from an office to the rear. To the right hand side of the hallway is a conference room which is also used as a private dining room. To the left is the main dining room which can seat up to 24 covers. Through the dining room is the public bar, which also has a separate entrance. The function room is situated to the rear of the building and can accommodate up to 130 persons at a seated event or 150 at a buffet event. The function room has its own bathroom facilities and fully independent bar operation. The restaurant and bar have customer WCs plus there is a disabled WC.
The hotel has 9 en-suite letting bedrooms, configured as follows;
Room 2 - Twin room with en-suite facilities
Room 4 - Twin room with en-suite facilities
Room 5 - Twin room with en-suite facilities
Room 6 - Single room with en-suite facilities
Room 7 - King size room with en-suite facilities
Room 8 - Double room with en-suite facilities
Room 10 - Double room with en-suite facilities
Room 11 - Double room with en-suite facilities
Room 12 - Double room with en-suite facilities, situated on the ground floor
All bedrooms are comfortably appointed and benefit from in-room facilities
The property benefits from spacious catering facilities, ergonomically laid out and well situated for ease of service. There is a full range of catering equipment to support a high level of food production. Additional space is used for preparation rooms, washing up areas, storage and there is a large walk-in fridge. The kitchen has a dry goods store and the business benefits from excellent general storage. The business boilers are located in an external storage area to the rear of the property.
Three rooms and a bathroom are retained for staff / general use; new owners could choose to utilise these for personal use should they desire.
The hotel is surrounded by stone walls to all sides. The property is well sign-posted with well-lit eye catching signage. There is extensive parking (c23 spaces) to the front and side of the subjects on a tarmac surface. A decking area is located to the rear aspects and is set to tables and chairs. To the side and off the bar is a smoking area.
The hotel benefits from mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. The central heating is oil-fired. There is an oil tank discreetly located behind the main building. Wi-Fi is available throughout.
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