A Fyne business opportunity

Chance to snap up historic Inveraray property


OPERATORS looking to escape to the country might be interested in a business that has come onto the market through Smith & Clough Business Associates.
Located in the town of Inveraray, on the banks of Loch Fyne, the Ban-diuc restaurant occupies a 19th century property which is said to have been built by the Duke of Argyll in memory of his wife, the Duchess of Argyll; the name Ban-diuc means ‘duchess’ in Gaelic.
The 40-cover restaurant was refurbished to “an extremely high standard” a few years ago in a traditional fashion to reflect the period and character of the property, which retains several original features, including wood panelling, an oak parquet floor, a fireplace and an oak bar counter and gantry.
Currently trading as an Indian restaurant, the Ban-diuc could be changed to another style of restaurant or coffee shop, according to Jonathan Clough, director of Smith & Clough.
The business is said to benefit from its location in the town of Inveraray, which is described as a “visitor hotspot”, with attractions including Inveraray Castle and the Inveraray Jail and Courthouse which is now a museum.
“The Ban-diuc provides a fantastic business and lifestyle opportunity for a restaurateur or coffee shop operator to take on the lease of this stunning, fully-fitted property in an idyllic setting with stunning views,” said Clough.
Smith & Clough is marketing the property with a price tag of offers over £15,000 for the leasehold premium, and rental offers in excess of £25,000 per annum.