Impala Guest House is an attractive detached building of modern construction. Built Circa 1971, this spacious and prominent property has a large footprint and offers substantial amenity space. This truly attractive holiday accommodation business is superbly located within a short walking distance of the town centre. Set within a lovely trading location close to stunning coastal walks, the property has 7 en-suite bedrooms, 5 of which are presently used for trading purposes. For a couple without living-in family, the business is well set to trade 6 letting bedrooms. In addition, the subjects offer generous owners’ accommodation and well-maintained facilities. The flexible accommodation would suit either a couple wishing to operate a commercial venture or an extended family running a lifestyle operation.
The property is presented in walk-in condition and the décor is of a high standard throughout. The business has seen significant inward investment in recent years with a new boiler, carpeting and general improvements to décor. This guest house offers a warm and cosy ambience which is reflective of the service offered by the owners. Guest facilities extend to a relaxing breakfast room, and the owners benefit from a spacious lounge and attractive conservatory. The extensive garden grounds offer excellent amenity space which is popular during the summer season. In addition, there is some development potential within the grounds subject to consents. There is ample off-road parking.
Income is presently generated from 5 en-suite bedrooms from trading on a year-round basis. However, during the winter period the owners trade to a restricted level; they take holidays at this time and do not trade over the Christmas period. Turnover sits at a commendable level but there is scope to trade the business at a higher level, if desired. New owners, without additional living-in family, could easily trade 6 en-suite rooms.
The business generates its footfall from on-line booking sites such as booking.com and Expedia.com. In addition, the guest house also has a modern website (www.impalabandbwick.co.uk). The business has a solid reputation on TripAdvisor and booking.com. Trade comes from tourism and workmen throughout the year. This is a strong lifestyle business which will appeal to a wide spectrum of potential buyers.
Impala Guest House is an attractive detached villa of modern construction, built Circa 1971, under a pitched slate roof and set over two floors. There are flat-roof extensions to the rear with a rubberised roof. Throughout the property is maintained to a high standard and is presented in very good decorative order. The house is fully double glazed.
From the road the main entrance to the property is via a paved path through attractive well-maintained gardens. The double-glazed outer door leads into the well-presented entrance vestibule which has a store to the left. Through a further door is the spacious reception hallway where to the front is the attractive breakfasting room which is set to 5 tables. There is a drying room just off the vestibule.
The Impala Guest House has 6 spacious letting bedrooms which are well-appointed, with good quality en-suites. In-room facilities are of a high standard including modern bathroom facilities, hospitality trays, central heating, towels, hairdryers and Freeview TVs. Bedroom 6 is currently used by the owners as additional family accommodation. The rooms are configured as follows:
Room 1 - Family (2 doubles) with en-suite shower
Room 2 - Large double with en-suite shower
Room 3 - Single with en-suite shower
Room 4 - Double with en-suite shower
Room 5 - Single with en-suite shower
Room 6 - Large double with en-suite bathroom with shower over
Impala Guest House is a substantial property which benefits from a good trading location in the town of Wick. Private parking to the side of the property is laid to concrete with space for up to 6 cars. The front and side of the building has attractive well-maintained gardens, mainly laid to lawn, with beautiful open views across the Caithness countryside. To the side of the main house is a garage. In addition, there is a large workshop building which offers secure storage for cycles and motorbikes. There is a concrete patio area where outdoor seating is provided for guest and owner use.
There is potential to drive trade further by utilising the full range of letting bedrooms and promoting the catering aspects of the business more fully. The area to the side of the main house previously had the benefit of planning consent for the erection of a detached bungalow and consent could be re-applied for, if so desired.
The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. The house has an LPG gas-fired wet central heating system supplying radiators throughout. These are supplemented by electric panel/convection heaters. An LPG tank is located within the garden grounds. The building has double glazing throughout. Impala Guest House is fully fire compliant. The house has Wi-Fi.