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Currently, the hotel only operates 4/5 days a week and closes for over 2 months in the year to stay under the VAT threshold to suit the semi-retired owner, leaving immeasurable scope for expansion.

Girvan, Ayrshire

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£449,000 +SAV

Ref: B05730



Please Quote Reference B05730

Hilton Smythe are delighted to welcome to the market this stunning and stylish well-established 9 bed guesthouse/hotel & 4 apt Holiday Cottage business with an enviable reputation. 

Currently, the hotel only operates 4/5 days a week and closes for over 2 months in the year to stay under the VAT threshold to suit the semi-retired owner, leaving immeasurable scope for expansion.

The Southfield has been under the careful & meticulous ownership of our client since 2007. The property has been extensively refurbished whilst retaining the original period features and charm, the business has retained a 90% occupancy throughout lockdown. 

The business is only now being offered for sale to enable our client to take a well-earned retirement from within the industry. The turnover is generated at present by only operating as a private guest house with limited hours of business to suit our client’s lifestyle. 

The seller advises that they held a 90% occupancy throughout the months of June 2020 - December 2020 during the pandemic. 

Please contact Hilton Smythe quoting Reference B05730 for further information.

Owner ran with the help of two part-time staff.

Currently, the hotel only operates 4/5 days a week and closes for over 2 months in the year to stay under the VAT threshold to suit the semi-retired owner, leaving immeasurable scope for expansion. 

The Southfield is located within the popular Ayrshire town of Girvan, situated on The Avenue & is surrounded by complementary period properties and Orchard Gardens is directly opposite. 

Girvan is situated on the Ayrshire coast, set against a scenic coastal backdrop that includes the island of Ailsa Craig, renowned for its extraction of granite. The town benefits from being located some 20 miles from Prestwick Airport, with Glasgow airport to be found 60 miles away, making this part of the Ayrshire coast a popular destination. 

Girvan is well serviced in terms of local amenities with primary and secondary schooling, & a good selection of independent restaurants and shops located in the town centre along with being well serviced with leisure facilities that also include the world-famous Turnberry links golf course. 

The town further benefits from good road and rail links to & from Glasgow & further afield Breakfast is served in the spacious and sunny 40-seater restaurant by our client and uses only the best quality ingredients and locally sourced produce where possible. Guests can also relax in the lounge area where they can have a relaxing glass of wine or use the guest only bar facility. 

Guests can further relax by taking advantage of the splendid outdoor setting with a range of garden furniture available to sit & enjoy the surroundings during the summer 

As the present owner has chosen to work limited hours and only cater for guests, there is immense scope to increase turnover by simply opening the restaurant facility along with the lounge bar to the general public in addition to hiring out parts of the hotel for weddings & parties or outside catering as there is a good commercial kitchen already in situ.  The business has its own web site and online booking system and holds a full liquor licence 

A tremendous opportunity to own this highly desirable, turnkey business, and early enquiries must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment. 

The Southfield Hotel is located in a substantial, beautifully presented period house that was built in the early 1800s and housed the Western Bank of Scotland in 1835 & has undergone a period of refurbishment to a good standard over the years. 

On entering the property, you are quickly aware that you have entered a period property that is complimented by high-quality fixtures and fittings running throughout. 

Ground Floor Reception and back-office & residents sitting area which gives access to the 40 cover dining room on one side and 20 seat lounge bar area on the other side that has undergone a substantial refurbishment and can be found in excellent condition. The Southfield holds a full liquor licence. To the rear of the ground floor is a large full commercial kitchen with a host of industry-standard equipment in excellent condition and could easily accommodate opening the restaurant to the general public.   Next to the commercial kitchen is a managers/ owner sitting area. 

Upper floors All 9 guest rooms are located between the first & second floors, all beautifully presented and are a mixture of double, twins and spacious singles, all with en suite facilities. 

Holiday cottage / Owners Accommodation Located to the rear of the existing building is the 3 bed 2 bathroom holiday cottage that is tastefully presented, comprising lounge with patio doors onto a small decking area, modern well-appointed kitchen with integrated appliances, 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) and 1 single bedroom, and benefits from its own parking area, Ideal family accommodation or holiday let 

The Southfield is set within a generous plot, with rear garden area with seating and a good-sized car park located to the side of the main building. Other benefits include Excellent hard-wired WI-FI throughout, which is a must in this industry. A full POS till system and extensive CCTV throughout.  The central heating system was recently upgraded and can be controlled from the software in the office pc. Low energy lighting has also been introduced throughout. 

The Southfield has a truly outstanding reputation with guests for the high-quality service & accommodation which has resulted in a loyal client base, with a lot of repeat trade and word of mouth referrals all resulting in some superb online reviews. 

The business attracts bookings from all four corners of the globe with many of these being repeat visitors with the business building up an impressive list of clientele due to the unique standard of facilities and privacy that are on offer. 

The Business also benefits all year round from the local industries, I.e. William Grants & Sons, Nestle, Land energy, Grissan, Dupont, Wind Turbines. With visiting managers, directors, operators, & contractors.

We are advised that tenure is offered on a Freehold basis.

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