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Who will step into Strathblane?

Opportunity to grow business popular with tourists

The Kirkhouse

The Kirkhouse Inn is said to benefit from its location at the foot of the Campsie Fells.

A VILLAGE hotel, pub and restaurant business which is said to be a popular base for tourists has come on to the books of DM Hall.

The Kirkhouse Inn, in Strathblane, lies at the foot of the Campsie Fells and with Mugdock Country Park close by – as well as the route of the West Highland Way passing within 1.5 miles of the property – the business is said to be a “breathtaking scenic tourist stop” for those touring Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.

Set on a 0.7 acre site, The Kirkhouse Inn comprises 15 bedrooms, a bar and a 140-cover restaurant, as well as a commercial kitchen, beer garden and a car park.

Currently family operated, the business is said to generate income from a mix of food and beverage sales in the restaurant, with additional income from the letting bedroom accommodation.

Jonathan McManus of DM Hall’s Glasgow north office said while The Kirkhouse Inn currently operates successfully, there is opportunity for a new owner to “enhance significantly its turnover and profitability”.

“Much of its previous competition is no longer operating and there is an opportunity to improve the trade of the business,” said McManus.

“It is currently the only facility in the area able to accommodate sizeable functions, but does not use online technology to market the business to attract room lettings. Accordingly, this presents a real opportunity to raise its profile via social media and online booking sites and thereby to increase revenue.”

Offers over £650,000 are being sought for The Kirkhouse Inn.

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