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Charming and characterful bed and breakfast offering a true lifestyle business located on the Isle of Skye.
Set within a stunning location and suited to those who enjoy outdoor pursuits within the popular village of Dunvegan.
Providing a modest income, trading year-round currently on a bed and breakfast basis, with potential to be traded entirely as a holiday let.
Offering two quality en-suite letting bedrooms with beautiful guest areas plus spacious owners accommodation.
Spacious walled garden with off-road parking and close to village amenities.
Home Report available upon request.
The owner’s accommodation is an attractive aspect of the sale and comprises of a large bedroom with modern en-suite facilities, an office, comfortable lounge plus kitchen. The bright and spacious kitchen is highly functional with ample room for a dining table and also features a range cooker.
The two attic rooms are fully floored and may present some development options subject to planning consents.
The property is located on the A863 within a stunning and tranquil setting, positioned to the south end of the idyllic village of Dunvegan. With its population of just over 1,000 and a thriving community, the village has a number of hotels / B&Bs, shops and general services. At the head of Loch Dunvegan, the village is a significant draw to the many tourists who visit Skye. Dunvegan Castle stands on the shore of the Loch, a mile north of the village with its origins dating back to the 1200s, the Castle is the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod and is reputed to be the oldest residence in Scotland continuously occupied by the same family. The area attracts a mix of clientele including walkers, climbers and sportsmen whether enjoying angling, water-sports or field-sports. Its location affords access to areas of natural beauty both on the Isle of Skye and the mainland.
The variety of wildlife and ornithology in the area is another attribute which helps establish Skye as one of Scotland’s strongest areas for tourism and includes wild deer, buzzard, porpoise, the elusive otter and even the magnificent golden eagle. Skye’s rugged Cuillin Mountains are known to walkers and climbers the world over. The many prolific hill lochs offer the angler an opportunity to catch spectacular native wild brown trout. A further and popular visitor attraction is the world famous Talisker Distillery with its guided tours during the main season. Portree, situated 21 miles from Dunvegan, is the main social and economic centre on Skye with schooling, excellent medical facilities plus a full range of shops and services.
Millburn House Bed and Breakfast is a traditional but highly attractive detached villa built in c1890. The property is presented to a high specification, with guest rooms being attractively furnished with an excellent quality of fixtures and fittings. The business is in a most attractive trading location in the village of Dunvegan and close to services, shops etc. This charming and easy-to-operate property offers a pleasant business opportunity and a lovely home. The house offers quality and comfort with spacious living space. The bedrooms are configured to two double en-suites but each has a dressing / rest area which could comfortably accommodate a further single bed. There is a spacious guest dining room / guest lounge area with feature fire place. The owner’s accommodation comprises of a large bedroom with en-suite facilities, an office plus a spacious private lounge. The large kitchen is functional with a centre dining table. There are two attic rooms which are currently used for storage.
The business operates on a bed and breakfast basis only with guests been taken off the street only or through recommendation. This leisurely approach to business suits our client who trades as a sole trader undertaking all tasks on her own. Operating year-round, with the introduction of a business website and greater use of portal websites, trade would increase further. Skye is a popular tourist destination and new owners wishing to trade the rooms to near full occupancy should be able to do so during the busy summer season.
Millburn House Bed and Breakfast is of stone construction under a pitched slate roof, set over 2 floors with a further attic floor. Parking is situated to the rear. This Victorian building has spacious rooms and offers a quality and comfort seldom seen in such a property. There are some issues regarding timbers but a full report will disclose the details of these to buyers. There are extensive garden grounds with a walled garden to the front and side.
Entry to the building is through a double gated path leading to glass paneled UPVC front door which leads into a vestibule. An inner glazed door leads to the attractive hallway with stairs to the first floor. To the right of the reception hallway is the spacious and attractively decorated guest lounge / dining room. This room is set to soft furnishings and has a single table for breakfast service. The lounge has double aspect windows offering generous natural lighting and benefits from an open fire with a most splendid wood surround.
Millburn House Bed and Breakfast has 2 spacious letting bedrooms both situated on the first floor. All rooms are delightfully decorated and attractively furnished with hospitality trays, hair dryers, and TVs. Rooms are configured to doubles with spacious en-suite shower rooms. Each bedroom has a reading / study area.
The front garden is mainly laid to attractive lawns. At the rear of the house is a driveway giving access to parking and a large garage workshop.
The subjects benefit from mains electricity, water and drainage. The property has oil fired central heating. Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Our client has been trading for only a short time and on a purely leisurely basis, therefore, accounts will not be made available to prospective buyers.
The vendor has lived in the property for 26 years and now wishes to retire from the hospitality industry and it is this that brings this attractive lifestyle business to the market.
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