Torrdarach House

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For Sale £850,000 - Guest House

Simply outstanding 4 Star “Gold” Bed & Breakfast in a superb elevated postion. 7 en-suite letting bedrooms which includes a highly popular 1-bedroom Bothy & potential to increase the number of letting bedrooms. Peaceful elevated corner position only two minutes’ walk from Pitlochry town centre. Award winning property with 5 Star reviews. Fully refurbished property with true “wow” factor conservatory dining room . Excellent private owner’s accommodation. Viewing essential to fully appreciate one of the best of its kind in the area

Torrdarach House is a most stunning 4-star gold bed & breakfast operation that sits peacefully within the picturesque highland town of Pitlochry. Boasting a prime elevated position with magnifacante views over the town and Highland Perthshire beyond, and is just 200m off the Pitlochry high street. Situated in the heart of Perthshire and surrounded by stunning countryside, Pitlochry is the perfect spot for guests to base themselves when touring Scotland.

With the A9 motorway just a few minutes’ drive away and towns such as Dunkeld, Blairgowrie and the city of Perth all nearby, Torrdarach House offers access to a wealth of interesting places for guests and owners to visit. Places of interest such as castles, palaces, Royal Deeside and Braemar are all close by. Perthshire is also a haven for walkers, cyclists and those interested in fishing, shooting and winter skiing.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre which is situated within the town, hosts many West End standard productions throughout the year and is a major draw to the area with people travelling from far and wide to enjoy a wealth of productions and shows. From mid-October to mid-November the Enchanted Forest, regarded as Scotland’s best outdoors light & sound show takes place in Faskally Wood near Pitlochry. The stunning mountain and mixed woodland scenery of Highland Perthshire with its many lochs, rivers and waterfalls has been well mapped for walkers and mountain-bikers. The Pitlochry Golf Club, home of the Highland Open, is just 2 minutes up the road from Torrdarach House and this also offers great views over the town and down the Tummel Valley.

Torrdarach meaning, “Hill of the Oak “- the house was built as a summer residence in 1901 for a Mr William Briggs Esq & Jane, his Wife. In 1900, William Briggs founded William Briggs & Sons Ltd, the company were pioneers of fuel oil and a Bitumen roof system.

Owned and operated by our clients since 2013, the fine Edwardian property, has seen a high level of investment made within the property, gardens and grounds. Throughout, it is evident that the current owners have invested heavily to ensure that they provide an experience of quality and comfort for their guests. Offering a wealth of period features such as immaculate cornice work, sweeping stairs and beautifully restored period windows the house has a real sense of heritage and tradition running throughout. While the magnificent gardens, of just under an acre of splendid woodland, contains its own burn and some great examples of the ‘Big Trees’ for which Highland Perthshire is so famous including oak, beech, cedar, scots pine, ash, noble fir and Douglas fir.

By paying close attention to detail and by being sympathetic to the period of the house, the vendors of Torrdarach House have managed to get the balance right of the demands of the modern traveling public whilst upgrading and often enhancing the period features and overall charm of Torrdarach House. A major benefit to the house has been the installation of a high quality conservatory breakfast room. With the impressive grounds dropping away from below the breakfast room, buyers cannot fail to be impressed with the outlook which gives a true botanical feel and even a chance of spotting the Red Squirrels or deer.

What is offered to guests today at Torrdarach House is outstanding 4 Star Gold bed & breakfast which stands clearly as one of the leading business of its type in the Perthshire area. With the high level of customer service and the stunning location along with the overall quality of the house, our clients have enjoyed healthy levels of income which have been growing year on year since taking over the business. However, it should be noted that the vendors have chosen to operate this most impressive business on a restricted basis to suit their personal lifestyle preferences.

New owners could quite quickly increase turnover at the business by opening longer hours (currently open on the 2nd weekend in February and continue with weekends only until the end of March when the business fully opens. The vendors close again on Halloween). In addition, turnover could be increased by offering lunches, cream tea or evening meals while new owners could also consider accepting more, and often high value, one night stays at the business along with making more use of the license to sell alcohol.

Over recent years the vendors have considered adding additional letting accommodation within the grounds of Torrdarach House. To one side of the house, the original Victorian annexe, has been converted into a stunning en-suite letting bedroom. The highly popular Bothy offers double bed, flat screen TV with DVD, luxury shower room and has a private courtyard with teak table and chairs. Due to the market response, new owners may wish to create similar next to The Bothy.

Overall the sale of Torrdarach House represents a fabulous opportunity for a couple or family to take over the reins of one of Pitlochry, s finest 4-star Gold B&B operations’. Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the standard of property, grounds and quality of location on offer.

THE PROPERTY
The handsome detached C Listed property dating back to 1901 which is housed over ground level with upper floor consist of the following: vestibule, reception hallway, guest lounge, conservatory breakfast room, 6 en-suite letting bedrooms, 1 en-suite external Bothy, kitchen, office plus external utility/storage room housed within garage. Car parking for up to 10 cars is available at the side of the house.

LETTING ROOMS
The 6 letting bedrooms, which are all named after famous golf courses, are situated on the first floor are configured as follows: St Andrews: Dual aspect south and west facing. One of the largest rooms at Torrdarach House Bed & Breakfast with views of the garden, Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire beyond.
King sized (150cm x 200cm) Sealy bed with 32“LG LCD TV and integrated DVD player. Solid Oak furniture and two leather armchairs. Luxury en-suite shower room. Muirfield: South facing bay window with view of the garden, Pitlochry and the Perthshire hills beyond. This room can be set as either a twin with two single beds (90cm x 200cm) or as a double room with a Super king (180cm x 200cm) bed. Solid Oak furniture and two leather armchairs. 26“Toshiba LCD TV with an integrated DVD player. Luxury en-suite shower room with a solid Oak floor. Troon: East aspect overlooking the garden and bird feeders. This is a great room for spotting the Red Squirrels. King sized (150cm x 200cm) Sealy bed. 26“Toshiba LCD TV and integrated DVD player. A Laura Ashley Pemberly chair and a Luxury en-suite shower room. Turnberry: The smallest room is set on two levels and has lots of appeal. King sized (150cm x 200cm) Sealy bed and a leather armchair beneath the quirky coombed ceiling. 22“Sony LCD TV with integrated DVD player. A spacious luxury en-suite shower room with a solid Oak floor. Carnoustie: One of the biggest rooms at Torrdarach House Bed & Breakfast with a west-facing window. The most versatile room in the house. This room can be set as either a twin with two single beds (90cm x 200cm) or as a double room with a Super king (180cm x 200cm) bed. Two very comfortable Laura Ashley Pemberly chairs. 32” Toshiba LCD TV with integrated DVD player. Luxury en-suite shower room with a solid Oak floor. Lytham St. Annes: This south facing ground floor room has a huge window with excellent views of the garden and of the hills beyond. Solid Oak flooring, King sized (150cm x 200cm) Sealy bed, two leather armchairs and a 22“Toshiba LCD TV with integrated DVD player. An en-suite shower room with underfloor heating has been created from the original cloakroom of the house. The Bothy- Portrush: An original Victorian annexe has been converted into a stunning en-suite bedroom. A favourite room for many, including the vendors, King sized (150cm x 200cm) Sealy bed, 22“Toshiba LCD TV with integrated DVD player. Luxury en-suite shower room with underfloor heating. The Bothy has a private courtyard with teak table and chairs.

Each of the 6 bedrooms are en-suite and are recently refurbished including décor, carpets, beds, curtains, furniture and TVs. The high quality en-suite facilities have also been upgraded and benefit from having a whole-house water pump installed which delivers 12 litres of water per minute.

PRIVATE ACCOMODATION
The owner’s accommodation provides a most comfortable private quarters for the owners and consist of: Large double bedroom, lounge, sun room, office and bathroom. SERVICES The property is on mains electricity and utilises mains drainage. Heating is by mains gas. Under floor heating is found on the ground floor of the property.
LICENSES The business operates with a drinks license.

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