For Sale £699,950 - Bed & Breakfast
Townhead House, St. Andrews Street, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6JJ
Most impressive 10 bed B&B operation with outstanding owner’s accommodation. B&B with 6 beautifully appointed en-suite letting bedrooms, dining room & dedicated kitchen. Comprehensively refurbished property with most impressive grounds. Substantial owner’s accommodation offering 4 double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen home cinema/ games room with built in bar. Snug, dining room & utility room. Healthy turnover with genuine scope for increasing income levels. Private off street car parking for guests and staff to the side of the property.
Located on St Andrews Street and nestling peacefully within breathtaking gardens and grounds, the 4 star Townhead Bed & Breakfast is a truly impressive mansion house that is located within the Angus town of Brechin. Forming a traditional Georgian detached property, the position of the house offers easy walking distance to all local amenities, pubs & restaurants.
The former school house, which has been comprehensively redeveloped by our clients from a children’s nursery to the simply stunning property that we find today, extends to an impressive 9,600ft2.
The town of Brechin which has a population in the region of 7,000 sits around 40 miles south of the city of Aberdeen, with Dundee and Perth both under 1 hour drive south. The location offers easy access to a wealth of interesting places for guests and owners to visit, with castles, palaces and Royal Deeside all easily accessible.
The town is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, golf courses and boasts a wealth of historic sites. Angus is also a haven for walkers, cyclists and those interested in fishing & shooting with winter skiing available to the North West in Glenshee. Easily accessed off the main A90 motorway, Brechin offers good local amenities plus a varied mixture of shops, restaurants, schools and leisure facilities. The main east coast railway line is situated around a 10 minute drive from the town.
As arguably one of the finest B&B opportunities available in the area, the 10 bedroom Townhead Bed & Breakfast has built up a reputation locally and internationally as one of the places to stay while visiting the Angus. Enjoying rave reviews and boasting a certificate of excellence through Tripadvisor, any potential buyers can easily get an idea of the high standard of operation being offered for sale here.
Dating back to 1825, the property which was originally the home of The Provost of the City of Brechin, has operated as a school, children’s nursery then latterly in 2016 converting to a bed & breakfast; Townhead House oozes style and sophistication. Since taking over the property then establishing the business our clients have invested heavily in a full renovation & refurbishment programme which has seen a complete redevelopment of the house, the vendors of Townhead Bed & Breakfast have created something truly special.
On taking over the house, our clients had a clear view of how a well operated B&B should be run and have been able to design a bespoke layout specifically suited to a Bed & Breakfast, whist maintain a substantial & private home in the same premises.
As the development was very much seen as an opportunity to work from a blank canvas, the vendors were in the enviable position of being able to completely fully design the house as a working business with the B&B situated on the lower level & private accommodation completely separated on the ground and upper floors.
This clever design has allowed for an easily and smoothly operated B&B set up which has a separate entrance from the main house to the highly impressive and vast owner’s accommodation. Due to the overall size and well thought out design of Townhead Bed & Breakfast, the business operates in such a way that allows for complete privacy, when required for the owners.
Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this highly impressive 4 Star operation.
Dating back to 1825, the sandstone detached property benefits from being split into two separate parts. Private & Business accommodation which is linked by an internal door, while the B&B has a dedicated entrance as does the private accommodation. The property consists of B&B on lower level with private accommodation on first and upper floors. The property is laid out as follows:
BED & BREAKFAST
Six letting rooms consisting of: 1 x En-Suite King Room, 1 x En-Suite Family Room (1 x King-size bed, 1 x Single bed and space for an additional single bed or cot), 1 x En-Suite Superior Garden View (Super king) or Twin room, 1 x En-Suite (King-size) or Twin room. 1 x En-Suite King-size Room, 1 x En-suite single bed room.
Dedicated Kitchen including 6 burner twin oven range cooker, Fridge, Dishwasher, units, all plates, cutlery etc as needed. Breakfast area including 3 varied size tables and chairs to seat 14 people. Lounge area including twin 2 seater sofas. Dedicated Utility room with sink, space for washing machine. Includes U/C Fridge and Freezer, Tumble dryer etc.
Large entrance hallway with seating area, guest registration area, dedicated guest access (Via Ramp for restricted use guests) Tourist guide information area etc. Approximate floor area of circa 350m2. Dedicated Hot water tank (300litres) for B& B only. Separate heating control system for B&B. Dedicated emergency lighting system in all rooms and public areas. Fire alarm system with detectors in all rooms and public spaces. Fibre optic broadband with extenders in all rooms.
Taking the property back to a bare shell, the refurbishment which our clients embarked on around 1 ½ years ago has seen a full redecoration of the property. While behind the scenes the house benefits from having been completely re-plumbed with all new piping, radiators, hot water return system, new flooring plus a full & complete rewire, CAT5E installation & fire alarm system wired for CCTV (if required).
Approx 515m2 + outbuildings with planning in place for detached double garage. The private area consists of the following:
First Floor – Main entrance hallway, including seating area and access to spiral 4 level staircase tower. Snug / Office with hidden entertainment area. Dining room with integral display storage areas. Hub room for House Alarm, fire alarm control panel, network hub, central heating and hot water control systems. W.C. Utility Room. Kitchen / Dining area incl twin built in full height fridges, wine cooler, combi microwave oven, twin Pyrolytic multi function ovens, Built in coffee maker, 5 burner hob, Professional wok burner, downdraft extractor, boiling water tap, waste disposal. Integrated 3 way LED feature lighting, granite and solid oak work surfaces etc, in ceiling speakers (9.5m x 5.5m approx)
Lounge with wood burner and division fish tank / orchid terrarium (7.2m x 7.2m approx) in ceiling speakers. Second Floor – Master Bedroom – including walk-in wardrobe, ensuite with twin basins, twin showers, freestanding bath and storage units (in ceiling speakers in Bedroom and En-suite) Bedroom 2 – Large king-size room incl dedicated En-Suite. Bedroom 3 – Large king-size room incl dedicated En-Suite. Bedroom 4 – Double bedroom – Garden facing window. Separate Guest bathroom with bath, shower WC and fitted storage units.
Third Floor – Games room, with full size snooker table and lighting, Home cinema area, pre wired for speakers (electric reclining cinema seating available as extra item if required) seating area, built in bar including wine cooler, dishwasher, glass mirrored bar units, solid timber worktops, LED feature lighting & W.C. Loft above with ladder for access. Exterior – Approx 0.69 hectares, laid to lawn in front, surrounded by mature shrubs, incorporating mature trees.
Decking / BBQ area with raised planters, power, lighting, sink and fully covered area – approx 45m2 of decked area. Parking area, currently divided into parking spaces for 7 vehicles, easily space for more if required. Boiler room approx 6m x 4m with storage. Store room approx 4m x 3m. Workshop with garage door access incl lighting, power and water supplies. W.C. and working area outside.