Graham + Sibbald are delighted to offer for sale The Douglas Hotel and The Shorehouse. Both hotels benefit from open views across Brodick Bay and are set in prime locations on the sea front of Brodick, the “capital” of the Isle of Arran.
Both the hotel and the apartments are a short walk from the ferry terminal ensuring ease of accessibility, whether by car or as a foot passenger. Arran is famous in many ways and is nicknamed Scotland in miniature. The main industry on the island is tourism, with outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and wildlife watching being especially popular. Popular walking routes include climbing to the summit of Goat Fell, and the Arran Coastal Way, a 107 kilometre trail that goes around the coastline of the island. One of Arran’s most popular attractions for tourists is Brodick Castle, (across the bay from the hotel) owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The island has a number of golf courses (to suit all handicaps) including the unusual 12-hole Shiskine course, which was founded in 1896. Plus, of course, the Firth of Clyde is famed for its sailing activities and Brodick/Brodick Bay is a day-sail destination for many.
The owner, following the purchase of The Douglas Hotel, lavished c.£8million on the complete refurbishment of the hotel, creating the now excellent 4-star boutique style hotel – a truly “Trophy Hotel” property – which has proved an excellent, quality addition to Arran’s hotel stock; and recognised with the award of “The Scottish Boutique Hotel of the Year-2020”. For new owners, The Douglas Hotel, with the monies expended beyond normal commercial considerations, is an exceptional opportunity. With the owner taking no role in the business operation, treating it as a trophy investment, the hotel is run entirely under management with a dedicated GM and excellent team of both loyal and local staff.
The Shorehouse, which provides good options for the budget conscious traveller (as well as accommodation for certain Douglas-staff) is operated and managed separately, under lease terms, and is available to be bought, along with The Douglas Hotel, free of any lease tie. Following the death of the owner, the decision has now been taken, by the Estate, to sell the properties as fully operating Going Concern trading businesses.
THE DOUGLAS HOTEL
The Douglas Hotel is a licensed 21-bedroom boutique hotel. The hotel overlooks Brodick Bay and the main ferry terminal. The main hotel, which is an Historic Scotland Listed Building, Category C, is arranged over 3 floors, plus basement.
The Shorehouse comprises a 13 unit self-catering property. The Shorehouse is arranged over 3 floors.
*Superb 4-star 21-bedroom Boutique Style Hotel – a “Trophy” hotel
*Excellent 13-apartment self-catering Aparthotel
*Superb location on idyllic + popular island
*Overlooking Brodick Bay : Close to ferry terminal
*Hotel – forecast 2022 T/O £2.0m(net) : For Sale as a Whole or 2 Lots
For more information please see the properties brochure and contact Graham + Sibbald.