Chance to B&B beside the seaside

Ayr business popular with golfers and Robert Burns fans

The nine-bedroom Ayr Gatehouse is near Culzean Castle and the Robert Burns museum.

GOLF enthusiasts and fans of Robert Burns are said to be two of the key target markets for an Ayr bed and breakfast, which is currently on the market.

The Ayr Gatehouse is a Victorian-style detached building set in its own grounds and is said to be within walking distance of the coastal town.

The guest house is trading well but offers scope for further expansion.

It comprises nine en suite letting bedrooms, a 16-cover dining room and a ‘sunroom’, which can be closed off in order to create a suite for family accommodation.
The business is said to trade strongly throughout the year, and at the time of going to press the property had a five-star rating on review website TripAdvisor.
On the market with a price tag of £649,995, the B&B has been owned by current proprietors since 2009.
Alan Maxwell of property firm Bruce & Co, who is handling the sale, said he expects a high level of interest in the property from potential buyers.
“We expect Ayr Gatehouse to be popular with buyers due to its location within walking distance of the historic town of Ayr,” he said.
“Many of the visitors to the business include business people, Robert Burns enthusiasts and golfers – with the business offering special golfing packages to suit.
“Although the guest house is trading extremely successfully, it still has potential to grow income further, and would benefit from conversion to a small boutique hotel.”
Ayr Gatehouse is close to Ayrshire visitor attractions such as Culzean Castle and Burns Cottage and Museum in Alloway.

Image – The nine-bedroom Ayr Gatehouse is near Culzean Castle and the Robert Burns museum.