Will you be in the pink in Ballater?

Cairngorms National Park business on the market

• Moorside House in Ballater is said to benefit from visitors to the Cairngorms National Park.

A GUEST house in the Cairngorms National Park close to a range of outdoor activity centres has come onto the market.

Moorside House in Ballater is a three-storey pink granite property which is said to date from the 19th century when it was constructed as a manse.
The property is said to have undergone “substantial refurbishments” since it was acquired in 2002 by the current owners, who are said to be selling up in order to retire.

The guest house offers excellent potential for a new owner to increase turnover.

Bruce & Co, which is handling the sale, said the property comprises nine en suite letting rooms, a lounge, dining room, utility room, kitchen, manager’s office and staff toilets; there’s also owner’s accommodation.
The property firm said it expects a high level of interest in Moorside House.
“Providing luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a traditional property with contemporary interior, making the business very unique in the local area, Moorside House is superbly presented and offers excellent potential for a new owner to increase the turnover,” said Bruce & Co in a statement.
“Our clients have chosen to focus on the main season from Easter to October, offering a new owner excellent potential to further increase the turnover by increasing the trading period. In addition to this there is no marketing carried out at present, with our clients receiving custom purely from word of mouth and previous guests.”
Offers over £699,995 are being sought for the freehold.