This Scottish Hotel Plus Restaurant could be your own ‘island of peace.’ This is a beautiful, comfortable, converted church amidst Malt Whisky Country.

This Scottish hotel plus restaurant is on a grassy knoll surrounded by ancient trees. From its’ 2 acres of grounds there are uninterrupted views. Converted in 1990 this Church has operated successfully since 1998. Consisting of a B&B with a wedding and alcohol license. The variety of use for the future proprietor is endless. From carrying on with the existing business and/or adding 1 or 2 more bedrooms en suite and/or extending the stunning main guest lounge for a small, special & spectacular restaurant. To a grand living with plenty space to entertain and accommodate…to 2 flats plus the entire 1st floor as the luxury main apartment…or extending at the lower part of the grounds by further dwellings like a couple of lodges for holiday let…the possibilities are endless!

Summary of accommodation on offer at the moment:
3-4 reception rooms (incl. the huge main lounge upstairs), 7 bedrooms (of which 3 are en suite), 5 bathrooms (of which 3 are en suite) plus toilet, 2 kitchen (one upstairs &one downstairs), bell tower (with bell fully working) with lovely entrance vestibule, study/office,& 2 stores, plenty storage around plus a shed and boiler house with entrance from outside, 3 stairwells and some good space as to create a third floor under another 2/3 of the original church ceiling. Its now time for a new church landlord to enjoy the lifestyle in Moray and in particular at this place ‘close to heaven’ This converted church is situated in a superb rural location appr. 5 miles east from Elgin close to both, the Grampian Highlands and the white sandy beaches and dunes of the Moray Firth. The location is half a mile from the village of Urquhart and presents open, uninterrupted views to the surrounding countryside. The property occupies garden grounds extending to 2 acres or thereby.

Nearby Elgin has all amenities including travel links to Inverness and Aberdeen offering major travel connections throughout the UK and abroad. Things to do include, coastal and forest walks, the unique Malt Whiskey Trail and the Stonecircle Trail. Also excellent golf, fresh fish and sea fishing opportunities, boating and sailing. More activities include hill walking, mountaineering ornithology, equestrian and skiing on the Lecht and in the Cairngorms National Park. Renowned for an unusually dry and mild climate, the area is stunning.

DESCRIPTION
This Scottish hotel plus restaurant for sale and unique family home has been very tastefully re designed. This provides the guests a very special, unforgettable vacation experience and the owner a very comfortable accommodation on two floors.

The church building dates back to 1843 and is a B-listed building. It is built in the perpendicular style of James Gillespie Graham and the character has been retained wherever possible A personal viewing would be necessary to fully appreciate the contents which include:
– The corniced ceiling in the entrance vestibule
– The uplifting two original front staircases leading to first floor
– An elegant main lounge with adjacent raised dining room and attractive balustrade under the original church ceiling
– The delicate stone tracery of the windows
– A 2nd lounge at ground floor with the original wooden floor shown.
– The master bedroom with en-suite facilities including corner bath tub and sauna
– A self-contained or integral flat consisting of lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
The property benefits from central oil heating; all side facing windows are double-glazed and on first floor the high windows with gothic top are starting right from the floor.

This Scottish hotel plus restaurant for sale still has plenty potential to further develop. Offering a rare opportunity to purchase an individually designed business and/or family residence.
The ideas might stretch from: – Extending the current 3-bedroom B&B into a 7-bedroom guesthouse (by converting the 2nd lounge into a spacious bedroom En-Suite and with easily adding 2 further En-Suite to bedroom three and five) using the flat as acommodation for the owner
– Occupying the whole 1st floor as the accommodation for the owner and using ground floor as office and/or accommodation for relatives
– Having 3 dwellings under one roof by adding a 3rd kitchen into the 2nd lounge at ground floor
– Or even establishing a special recreation place with treatment rooms in further to convert spaces under the original church ceiling.

ACCOMMODATION
The original gothic-styled double door leads into the attractive entrance vestibule with access to the two stairwells on each side of the bell tower. The stairwells are giving access to ground floor accomodation, the office in the former vestry and stairs to upper landings; as well as further up into the bell tower.
From the upper landings original doors to the Main-Lounge and Dining Room.

Main-Lounge and Dining Room: 7.0m x 6.0m & 6.0 x 3.8m A superb double aspect room with a comfortable, spacious sitting area featuring original exposed oak ceiling beams, pine panelling and big multi fuel stove, TV point, steps to the raised ‚Gallery, Dining Room with attractive balustrade. An excellent, very spacious room for breakfast and dinner, for meetings, for reception and with perfect acoustics.
Door to Main Hall, three central heating radiators, telephone point.

Main Hall: Access to Bedrooms 1 – 3, Kitchen, Shower Room and rear stairs (with built-in cupboard) to the ground floor.

Kitchen & Breakfast Room: 5.55m x 3.75m (inclusive of units)
Fully fitted custom-made kitchen (Old Barn Style) with special features like a gothic-styled cupboard serving at the moment as the main private kitchen and for the B&B; included are washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, double oven/grill, ceramic hob and extractor fan (all are built-in), as well as a stainless steel double sink unit with mixer tab and a separate wash hand basin. Excellent rural views right from the kitchen table. Central heating radiator and an extra built-in electrical heater.

Shower Room: 2.26m x 2.05 Fitted with w.c., wash hand basin and shower cabinet. Power shower from unvented pressurised water system. Central heating radiator and extractor fan.

Master Bedroom 5.32m x 5.15m is a spacious elegant room with lovely rural views. Fitted wardrobes with mirror doors providing hanging and storage space. Built-in cupboard with gothic features in the doors. Central heating radiator. Telephone point. Door to En-Suite.

En-Suite Bathroom: 5.15m x 3.15m Unique bathroom with attractive exposed stone walls, original, leaded glass windows and fitted with corner bath, w.c., wash hand basin and sauna.
Central heating radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom Two: 4.3m x 3.4m Side facing room. Fitted wardrobe with mirrored doors providing hanging space and storage space. Central heating radiator.

Bedroom Three: 4.3m x 3.4m Again a side facing room. Fitted wardrobe with mirrored doors providing hanging and storage space. Central heating radiator. From the bottom of both original stairwells, access to the lower hall (with doors to the 2nd lounge), Bedrooms Four, Five and Six En-Suite, Shower Room and 2nd lounge.

2nd Lounge: 5.22m x 7.35m Superb further lounge for the B&B with plenty original features like the original wooden wainscotting, pillars of the former balcony and the original wooden floor plus a fitted bar. Central heating radiator. Telephone point.

Bedroom Four: 2.55m x 3.41m Side facing cosy room with the original wooden wainscotting all around. Could be utilised as a study/office. Central heating radiator. Telephone point. Door to En-suite.

En-Suite Shower Room: 2.6m x 1.62m Fitted w.c.,wash hand basin and shower room with power shower from unvented pressurised water system. Central heating radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom Five: 3.6m x 3.18m Side facing room. Fitted wardrobe with hanging and storage space. Could be as well utilised as a study/office or 2nd bedroom to the flat. Door to the integral flat. Central heating radiator. Telephone point.

Bedroom Six: 5.42m x 4.15m Side facing spacious room. Central heating radiator. Door to En-Suite.

En-Suite Bathroom: 1.93m x 3.95m Spacious bathroom with bath tub and power shower from unvented pressurised water system over, w.c. and washhand basin. Central heating radiator and extractor fan.

From the main hall on first floor, stairs leads into the rear of the building to the former place of the altar which has access to the apartment and doors leading off the rear vestibule as a separate main entrance for the flat.

Original spaces/rooms in the rear of the building.
Former altar room (5.2m x 3.45m) with stone floor, lower part of the leaded glass windows of the master En-Suite upstairs and original high wooden wainscotting plus 2 of the original pews and an extractor fan. Fantastic big gothic-styled door to former vestry (small room with window, wooden floor and the former minister cupboard with shelves and hanging spaces) and from there into rear vestibule with former minister toilet. Huge potential for further development as to extend the apartment into at least one third more of living space.

Lounge: 4.7m x 3.7m Side facing room with original wooden wainscotting and refurbished original wooden floor. Television point. Opening through archway to Kitchen. Central heating radiator. Storage room under staircase. Central heating radiator and telephone point.

Kitchen: 3.37m x 2.7m (inclusive of units) Fitted with base units and a modern sink unit. Access via separate door from the hall. Refurbished original wooden floor. Central heating radiator.

Bathroom: 2,43m x 2,33 Fitted three piece suite comprising w.c., wash hand basin and bath tub with shower over. Extractor fan, Central heating radiator.

Bedroom 7: 3.5m x 3.37m Side facing room. Fitted wardrobe offering hanging and storage space. Refurbished original wooden floor. Central heating radiator.

Small Utility Room housing the hot-water boiler.

The Bell Tower as the centre feature at the front of the building hosts the entrance vestibule. The office with telephone point, original fire place, original built-in cupboard and a heating radiator. 2 rooms for storage, the bell which is still in use manually and automatically, coinciding with the clock. Plus access to the tower roof for a fantastic and wide view over the Grampian Highlands and across the sea to Caithness/Sutherland.

Shed/Boiler Room
External access to the boiler room (housing the central heating boiler) through a shed with plenty storage space for firewood, bicycles, etc.

OUTSIDE
The building can be illuminated with 3 big lights and some of the major trees near the building (all timer controlled). The garden grounds offers some nice seating areas, a BBQ-/Bonfire-Place, a pond with a little running stream in the west overlooking the countryside, a little waterfall from the higher to the lower grounds, a fenced part of the garden as a sheltered and private place to rest called Garden of Eden and a path prepared as walk through the lower part of the grounds. There are plenty huge oak, beech and pine trees as well as one spanish chestnut tree, a natural combination of grassed areas, trees and borders and some flower beds especially in front of the building with roses. Car parking is in front of the building with 2 lanterns illuminating the whole front place. There are two private driveways serving the property from two different public roads, one is prepared with gravel leading a couple of hundreds of yards with constant view of the church building over a former railway bridge to the forecourt of the property.

Services include mains electricity and water, private drainage and telephone.

The property is in walk-in condition throughout and most of the floors are of high quality material like KARNDEAN in most parts with a celtic feature at the main hall upstairs. The main kitchen is of solid oak and just 6 years old. The whole building has been regularly maintained and is in best possible state of repair. The soakway has been totally renewed and extended in 2006. To arrange a viewing for this Scottish hotel plus restaurant for sale contact drew HERE reference 120.

This Scottish Hotel Plus Restaurant is at the heart of the area known as ‘The Laich of Moray’. The Laich lies in the shelter of the GRAMPIAN HIGHLANDS and is well-known for its dry and sunny climate.
Your spirits lift as you approach the edge of the small village of Urquhart and spy the inspiring 70ft tower of the church.
On top of a small hillock the church offers open, uninterrupted views of the beautiful countryside…close to the Highlands and to the Sea!
Full Planning Consent for the whole project (internal & external) would be part of the deal as a huge enhancement of value of this unique Scottish Hotel Plus Restaurant for sale!!!

FULL PLANNING CONSENT HAS BEEN GRANTED for 3 LODGES on this Scottish Hotel Plus Restaurant for sale. Ideal for holiday lets between the trees of the lower part of the grounds. Each lodge with its own open uninterrupted views towards either the east, the west or the north-west from its own extensive terrace. This Scottish hotel plus restaurant for sale has lots of potential to expand. The development has been started for the infrastructure of the the three chalets.
Extensive & most attractive internal alterations within the church building as to end up with:
9 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms (of which are 7 en suite) opening and converting the former space of the altar in the back of the church into a grand lounge/dining area with 2 stone steps again fully visible & with conversion of the vestry & minister toilet into a lovely kitchen with direct access to the garden…which extends the existing apartment nearly double in size!
Alteration of the back stairwell into an open spiral staircase connecting ground floor, first floor & new converted 2nd mezzanine floor conversion of a 2nd floor, 3rd level as mezzanine gallery to main lounge under the original church ceiling as to extend the spectacular main reception area (or for business purpose as to offer unique, spectacular space for bistro lounge/restaurant facilities)
Only by viewing someone would be able to fully appreciate & experience the huge potential within the already very attractive, existing framework & conversion for grand private use & most flexible business purpose…all alterations are on a financial level of realisation which is easy to manage & would hugely enhance the value of the property. The price of this Scottish hotel plus restaurant for sale is £595,000.

Are you looking for a Scottish hotel plus restaurant for sale? For more information or to arrange a viewing CONTACT below and please quote reference 120.

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