In the heart of Bowmore on the Isle of Islay, where the whispers of the sea meet the echoes of history, stands The Island Bear, a quintessential five-bedroom residence spanning three levels.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial property, currently running as a guest house/small hotel which has been developed and is operated with attention to detail with the island living experienced on Islay. The Island Bear has been under the ownership of our client since 2017 and during this time there have been substantial refurbishments throughout the property. It is now time for the current owner to retire and allow someone else to enjoy a successful small hotel and guest house. Presently the business is managed by owner-occupiers who have very successfully targeted the tourist-natured market of Islay and have presented a particular quality of guest experience that has secured them glowing customer reviews. This property can also easily be turned into a fully residential dwelling with the right permissions.
As you step through the door of The Island Bear, you are greeted by a harmonious blend of modern sophistication and timeless charm. Five meticulously designed bedrooms all with en-suites spread across three floors, each exuding a unique character. The recent high-standard renovation ensures that every corner of this home is a celebration of comfort and style.
As you step into the first level, you approach a spacious hallway that sets the tone for the entire house. The open-concept lounge seamlessly blends with kitchen facilities, providing a communal space for relaxation and socializing. The integrated kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, perfect for whipping up culinary delights. Adjacent to the kitchen is a charming double bedroom, offering both convenience and privacy.
Ascend the stairs to the second floor, where a delightful breakfast and dining area awaits. This well-appointed space is bathed in natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for gatherings. A separate, fully-equipped kitchen caters specifically to guests, ensuring their comfort and independence during their stay. Another dedicated bedroom on this level adds to the flexibility of the space, providing a total of two possible bedrooms on the first floor.
Venture up to the third floor, where two more bedrooms with en-suites await, offering a peaceful retreat for guests. Each bedroom is designed with comfort in mind, providing a cosy and private sanctuary.
The garden area has also been recently renovated. Included is a large hut which sits on a concrete foundation. New artificial grass has been put in as well as a lovely porch, for your morning coffee or your Gin and Tonic whilst watching the sunset
The entire house boasts recent renovations, seamlessly blending modern aesthetics with practical functionality. From top to bottom, this residence has been transformed into a haven of style and comfort. The thoughtful inclusion of en-suite bathrooms in every bedroom enhances the overall experience, offering a touch of luxury and convenience.
This propertys prime location, a stones throw from Bowmore Distillery, coupled with its versatile layout, has all the requirements to even run a small hotel out of the premises. Whether you are seeking a spacious family home or a lucrative investment opportunity, this five-bedroom gem ticks all the boxes.
Dont miss the chance to own or host in a residence that effortlessly combines modern living with the potential for a thriving business. Welcome to your new home and or business, where luxury and opportunity converge seamlessly.
Extras: Category 1 fire alarm, air system and commercial kitchen (meeting requirements of regulation for a small hotel).
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