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Spindrift Guest House, Anstruther

£525,000 FREEHOLD

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Property Description

Situated in the idyllic location of Anstruther in the heart of the East Neuk of Fife, the Spindrift Guest House has been run successfully by the current owners Ken and Christine Lawson for 15 years.

The property is within easy reach of all the facilities that Anstruther has to offer, renowned golf courses and visitor attractions. The East Neuk is particularly popular with returning visitors.

The property has been well maintained and presented throughout and extends over three floors. The main accommodation consists of eight bedrooms, which includes the Captain’s Cabin which is a replica of Captain John Smith’s Cabin on board his Tea Clipper. In addition to the guest bedrooms there is separate owner’s accommodation. The property sits within a good sized garden space to the rear with off street parking for nine cars located to the front of the property.

Ken and Christine Lawson are now planning to retire after many years of running a very successful business. The Spindrift sees many returning visitors and this is testament to the success of the Lawson’s and their small dedicated meticulous team.

The Spindrift is able to offer not only breakfast facilities but also offers an evening meal option and a full alcohol licence and honesty bar.

Each of the bedrooms is individually styled and all benefit from en-suites with complimentary toiletries and the latest technology to include TV’s with freeview, DVD, telephones, DAB radio and iPhone/iPad docking stations. Each room also has hospitality trays for the benefits of the guests. In addition the guest house offers free wireless broadband magazines, central heating and double glazing.

Ken and Christine are able to offer assistance with golf tee times as well as arranging transport arrangements from airports and the local bus and railway station.

The Spindrift has won many awards over the years, for the quality of its accommodation and food. It currently holds Visit Scotland 4 Star Gold, AA 4 Star Gold, Visit Scotland Taste our Best, Les Routiers Gold Guest House and was their Guest House of the Year in 2013 and has been a finalist in 2014/15. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence from 2012 onwards as well as a Healthy Living Award and Green Tourism Silver Award. They are also a Michelin recommended Guest House.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to purchase an existing well established and profitable guesthouse. The current owners are retiring and entry and viewing can be arranged to suit prospective purchasers. Accounts are available to prospective buyers solicitors.

Information notes:

  • The Spindrift employs ten regular and/or seasonal staff who assist the owners with the breakfast/evening meals and housekeeping duties.
  • The Spindrift closes for January to allow for holidays and general redecoration and maintenance works.
  • The Spindrift is VAT registered and accepts all major credit cards.
  • Risk assessments are undertaken on a yearly basis.
  • The fire appliances include extinguishers, emergency lighting, smoke detectors, break glasses and are inspected and serviced every six months.
  • Environmental health inspections are carried out every eighteen months.
  • Please note that all stock will be sold ‘at valuation’.
  • The majority of the equipment, contents and soft furnishings are available by separate negotiation.
  • An inventory will be made available to the purchaser.
  • Council tax is band A for the owners’ accommodation.

Further notes:

  • All bedroom windows have been replaced with sash & case double glazing.
  • All lofts & attics have had the insulation renewed.
  • 2 new combi boilers have been fitted.
  • Outside of the Guest House was re-painted in April 2015.
  • A rolling programme of refurbishment is undertaken each January.

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