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Fascadail guest house
Church Road, Arrochar, Argyll & Bute, G83 7AB
• Very well presented 4 Star guest house
• 5 letting rms and spacious owners’ accommodation
• Panoramic views over Loch Long and the “Cobbler”
• Enviable village location within extensive gardens
• Within Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park
• 2 mins from Loch Lomond
• Excellent lifestyle business opportunity
Freehold: Offers in Region £525,000
Having bought the business in 2007, Fascadail has established itself as one of the finest guest houses in the area and offers a steady, reputable business for any new owner. Trading with a 4-star accolade from Visit Scotland, it also has a 5 star Trip Advisor rating as well as a Certificate of Excellence. The business is run very much to suit the current owners’ requirements and trades predominately over a 9 month period, however there is potential for any new owner to open 12 months, should they wish. Currently the business trades just below the VAT threshold and offers not just an income but a family home and village lifestyle, within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Throughout the year the majority of bookings come via independent travel agents, their own website, fascadail.com and booking.com. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a business of this nature in this location and a viewing is strongly advised to fully appreciate exactly what is on offer and the potential it gives.
Due to the way in which the business currently operates the configuration of the owner’s accommodation does change slightly. Located to the rear of the property and during the main trading months the owners have 1 bedroom with en-suite and a conservatory/lounge area, which also gives direct access to the kitchen. During the shoulder months, the owner’s accommodation increases to 2 bedrooms and the additional use of the guest lounge. Depending on the size of family the owner’s accommodation can be configured to suit as the layout does offer potential.
Fascadail Guest House occupies an outstanding and tranquil setting with stunning views of the Arrochar Alps and Ben Arthur, locally known as the “Cobbler” and is directly opposite the shores of Loch Long. Arrochar is a small village located near the head of Loch Long in Argyll & Bute, which is approximately 38 miles north west of Glasgow. The village has a good sense of local spirit and enjoys excellent commuting links, being at the junction of the busy tourist route, A83 and A814, 2 miles east of the village Tarbet. It is also served by the Arrochar and Tarbet railway station, situated between the two villages. Being set within the National Park helps bring tourists to the area throughout the year. The village itself is the perfect spot for tourists to stop over on their travels due to its accessibility and positioning for many outdoor pursuits including sailing, fishing, and hill walking, especially in the Arrochar Alps. Golf is also in abundance with the Carrick, Loch Lomond, Cardross and Helensburgh Golf courses all within close proximity. The town of Helensburgh (within 30 mins drive) offers an extensive range of high street and local retailers as well as primary and secondary schooling.
Purchased in 2007, the current owners have spent a lot of time and effort to take the guest house up to a 4-star standard with Visit Scotland. This well-presented property is split over predominately two levels and is of a traditional stone construction under varying pitched roofs. To the front, this very appealing property has two bay window formations along with an extended entrance vestibule which adds to the distinction of the façade. To the right-hand side of the property is a single storey with an attached garage. Set within extensive landscaped grounds, this is certainly one of the properties main features, set back from the loch side, the views are second to none to the front and rear, looking directly onto the “Cobbler” and Loch Long. The garden, which is said to be circa 1.5 acres, has many features including a pond and small stream which runs through the garden to the Loch away from the house, further benefits include ample private parking, large double shed, additional double garage ( recently replaced), green house and poly tunnel. There is scope for applying for planning permission to build on ground toward the rear of the property.
All public areas within the property are accessed via a bright and welcoming entrance vestibule and hallway, incorporating the staircase leading to the letting bedrooms.
Bright well-proportioned room located to the left-hand side of the main hallway and offers fantastic views of the garden, Loch Long and the Arrochar Alps by way of a feature bay window. The room is presented well and can accommodate approximately 12-15 covers.
Located directly opposite the hallway from the breakfast room, the guest lounge benefits from many traditional features including an open fireplace, large bay window formation and ornate cornicing. This is an ideal room for guests to sit and relax. This room also commands outstanding views. Depending on the time of year this room is also utilised by the owners as another lounge as it can be locked, with access given through another door into the owners’ areas.
The property trades with 5 en suite letting rooms during the main months ( May to September) and then 4 rooms (all on first floor) for the remaining time on a less formal basis. The bedrooms are presented to a high standard befitting that of a 4 star guest house and have either pleasing rear garden views or panoramic views over Loch Long and towards the Arrochar Alps. Each of the rooms has TV, tea & coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi.
• Kitchen • Large Utility room • Laundry room • Extensive external storage: Single garage, double garage, double shed, greenhouse and poly-tunnel. • Ample storage throughout
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