For Sale £550,000 - Bed & Breakfast, boutique B&B
Truly outstanding 5-star Gold Boutique B&B operation. 5 luxuriously appointed award winning en-suite bedrooms. Comprehensively refurbished property with most impressive grounds. Spacious owner’s accommodation with room for expansion. Strong turnover with genuine scope for increasing income levels. Private off street car parking for guests and staff to the rear of the property. Unique boutique B&B opportunity for family or existing operator.
Accessed via an inviting sweeping driveway and nestling peacefully within breathtaking gardens and grounds, Brucefield Boutique B&B is a truly impressive manor house that is located within the Angus town of Arbroath. Operating as arguably one of the finest of its kind within the country, Brucefield Boutique B&B is an award winning 5 Star Gold boutique bed & breakfast operation. Owned by our client since 2007, but operated since 2009, this most impressive contemporary boutique B&B sits discreetly on Cliffburn Road East, only a short walk from the centre of Arbroath.
The seaside town of Arbroath which has a population of around 24,000 lies 16 miles north of the City of Dundee and around 43 miles south of the City of Aberdeen on Scotland’s east coast. The town is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, golf courses, historic sites such as Arbroath Abbey and offers good local amenities plus a varied mixture of shops, schools and leisure facilities. The Abbey which was founded in 1178 has an intriguing account involving the whereabouts of the Stone of Destiny which put Arbroath and its Abbey on the map in 1951. The famous Stone of Destiny, on which all of Scotland’s Kings were crowned at Scoune Palace; Perthshire was stolen in 1950 from Westminster Abbey and returned to Scotland. After a Nationwide search the Stone was traced to Arbroath Abbey and amidst a blaze of publicity was returned to Westminster Abbey in 1951.
Originally built as a fine private residence in 1927 then latterly converted to a bed & breakfast, Brucefield House oozes style and sophistication. Since taking over the business our clients have invested heavily in a comprehensive refurbishment programme which has seen a complete redevelopment of the original property. Spending over 18 months on the renovation and rebranding of the business, the vendors of Brucefield Boutique B&B have created something truly special.
On first entering the property you are instantly aware that you have entered an operation that is truly unique with contemporary design accompanied by high quality fixtures and fittings running throughout the property. Boasting solid wood oak floors and tasteful Italian lighting within the hall, dining room & guest lounge, Aluminium stag & deer heads from Graham & Green in London, Chinese dragon Osborne and Little wallpaper in the hallway and retro 20’s table lamps coupled with contemporary Scottish photography throughout, the attention to detail & quality within Brucefield Boutique B&B is truly exceptional.
From the beautifully appointed & welcoming reception hallway with magnificent staircase to the guest lounge which evokes a cozy, hip city night spot and features a complimentary mini bar, to the charming breakfast room and sumptuous guest bedrooms: style & quality runs throughout this stunning property. With the lovely mature garden, guests of Brucefield in the summer months regularly enjoy a glass of wine in the garden or challenge friends to a game of croquet on the south facing front lawn.
While the property offered terrific potential as a high quality B&B operation, on taking over the house, part of our client’s business plan was the rebranding and developing a whole new image for the business. Therefore, the vendors embarked on a cleverly tailored marketing and rebranding programme that has helped greatly in building up the Brucefield Boutique B&B brand which included developing a modern and fitting company website and stylish marketing material. Enjoying 5-star Gold status through visit Scotland, the vendors have also seen turnover at Brucefield Boutique B&B steadily grow over the years
With the exceptional standard on offer and by providing a degree of exclusivity to guests while being located by many fine golf courses and giving easy access to some of Scotland’s finest Links courses in Carnoustie and St Andrews to the south, Brucefield Boutique B&B has become the perfect base over recent years for many high profile guests. From professional golfers, politicians, business people and number of people working within media, the business has built up an impressive list of clientele over recent years.
Scoring an impressive 9.8 out of 10 from guest reviews at Booking.com and achieving a ranking as number 1 of 22 inns and B&B’s in Arbroath on Tripadvisor, the business boasts a wealth of awards such as winner of the coveted Tourism Ambassador winner from Angus Tourism. As arguably one of the area’s finest boutique B&B’S, Brucefield Boutique B&B has quickly built up a reputation locally and internationally as one of The places to stay while visiting the Angus. Enjoying rave reviews from a wide range of national and international press that includes Golf World magazine, any potential buyers can easily get an idea of the standard of operation being offered for sale here.
Potential purchasers should consider that this has all been achieved whilst the UK has been going through an extremely challenging economic period. Now that the economy is beginning to show positive signs of growth along with visitor number increasing, Brucefield Boutique B&B looks set to go from strength to strength in the years ahead. Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this highly impressive 5 Star Gold operation.
Overall we believe that the sale of Brucefield Boutique B&B represents a unique opportunity for a new owner to take over a well established boutique bed & breakfast that offers a genuine route to increasing income levels and overall value of the business. The business is offered for sale due to the vendors wish to retire.
Dating back to 1927 the detached Brucefield House, which is housed over ground level with two upper floors consist of the following: vestibule, reception hallway, guest lounge, (10 cover) breakfast room, 5 en-suite letting bedrooms, one of which is situated on the ground floor giving disabled access with the additional 4 rooms on the first floor. During the development of Brucefield House, our clients invested over £20,000 on plumbing alone and have specified the boilers to support 9 bedrooms. Therefore, new owners could simply extend the number of bedrooms without the expense and hassle of installing additional plumbing.
Externally Brucefield House, which is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and grounds, is accessed via a sweeping driveway which leads to the front of the house and on to the rear car park with dedicated spaces for guests and staff.
The grounds offer a covered outside seating area with a selection of tables and chairs situated at the property entrance, large lawned area to the front with croquet plus enclosed putting area and storage shed at the entrance to the grounds.
Within Brucefield House the property offers flexible owners private accommodation. Accessed via a private staircase and situated on the upper floor the accommodation is currently set up to offer a double bedroom, bathroom and lounge/ office area. In addition, the private area has a large floored loft area that is currently used for storage which subject to planning could offer an additional three en-suite bedrooms. The vendor also has a large private lounge on the ground floor of the property plus quality ground floor kitchen, utility room, linen store and boiler room. Services: Gas central heating with mains gas. Mains electricity, water and drainage.