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Inverness centre is but a short walk from Aberfeldy Lodge 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. Inverness has a full range of social and welfare facilities associated with a small city. Both primary and secondary schooling is available locally. Medical and dental facilities are close by.
Aberfeldy Lodge is both an attractive and substantial Victorian property dating from C1890 which demonstrates many original features. The building enjoys a most prominent trading location in a highly popular area of Inverness, Crown, and is adjacent to wide-ranging services and social amenities. The Crown is popular both as a residential area and for the trading of guest houses. Operating as a STB 3-Star guest house, it is evident that this outstanding business provides a high level of service and facilities which is reflected on review websites. The property has 10 en-suite bedrooms and spacious reception rooms plus a charming dining room. The kitchen and utility rooms are modern and beautifully presented. An appealing feature of this business is the spacious gardens set mainly to the rear aspects with ample parking. Aberfeldy Lodge has an established trading pattern of regular and repeat visitors plus a steady stream of new visitors to Inverness. Such is the situation and stature of the premises that it is easy to locate for both those who have booked via the internet and the casual passer-by seeking accommodation. The vendor and her small team maintain the trading elements to a good standard.
The owner currently utilises Room 8 on the first floor for private accommodation. Where new owners wish to use more accommodation, there is scope and flexibility to use a number of the current trading rooms to suit their needs. The owners lounge on the ground floor is attractively decorated and offers a spacious living space. The business has a good-sized kitchen and utility space offering storage cupboards throughout. This modern kitchen with ample workstations is most adequate for family and trading needs. Additional storage is located throughout.
The present owners purchased Aberfeldy Lodge in August 2003 and has enjoyed a rewarding and successful lifestyle to date. It is a change of personal circumstances that brings this excellent home and income opportunity to the market.