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Business on market after 24 years under same ownership


A NEW owner is sought for an Ayr guest house for the first time in 24 years.

Four-star Langley Bank Guest House in Carrick Road is being marketed by property agent Bruce & Co due to the current owner’s retirement.
Described as being in “walk-in condition”, the guest house has six letting bedrooms, five of which are en suite with the sixth having access to a private bathroom in the hallway. All of the rooms have been refurbished and include LCD TVs and wi-fi.
Guest areas include a conservatory, with underfloor heating, and a dining room which can seat 20.
The property also has three-bedroom owner’s accommodation on the top floor, with a private owner’s lounge on the ground floor.
Lewis Murphy, sales negotiator at Bruce & Co, said the guest house draws a broad clientele, including tourists, golfers and business people.
“Although the business is trading extremely successfully, it still has potential to grow income further,” he said. “The business could even benefit from a possible conversion into a small boutique hotel.”
Bruce & Co is marketing Langley Bank Guest House with a price tag of £620,000.
The agent is also handling the sale of Creag Mhor Lodge Hotel in north Ballachulish, near Fort William.
Set on the shores of Loch Linnhe, the hotel has ten letting bedrooms, two of which are suites with their own private lounge.
There’s also a residents’ lounge and bar and a 60-cover dining room.
Bruce & Co’s Stuart Furfey, who is handling the sale, said the family-run hotel represents a “rare sale, with huge development opportunity”.
“Any new proprietor would inherit a highly profitable, long established business with huge scope to build upon such solid foundations,” he said.
“The accommodation and letting capacity could be increased via log cabin or chalet-type accommodation for outdoor enthusiasts; the breakfast room has excellent potential to accommodate evening meals and formal dinners as a high class restaurant.”
Offers of £899,995 are sought.

Image – Four-star guest house Langley Bank is up for sale after 24 years under the same ownership.