THE OLD BOHEMIAN, DUNROBIN STREET, HELMSDALE - Helmsdale
For Sale £165,000 Offers over - Bar
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a multi-purpose property situated on the A9 in the village of Helmsdale
The property has recently been redeveloped to provide a bar/function suite together with an owners flat and additional letting bedrooms.
The newly constructed bar area is capable of holding over 100 people and the beer garden is licensed for a further 50, with disabled facilities available.
Helmsdale is a small fishing village on the East coast of Scotland. It is a popular tourist destination and is renowned for the salmon fishing of the River Helmsdale. There is a picturesque harbour and the village lies at the mouth of the Strath of Kildonan amidst spectacular scenery. Sporting facilities include tennis courts and a 9-hole golf course. The city of Inverness is approximately a 1½ hour drive away.
The front element of the property is largely taken up by a substantial bar area measuring approximately 11m front to back and almost 12m back from the road.
The bar area has been very thoughtfully designed to provide ample space for coolers, together with piping for up to 18 taps. Plumbing is in situ for a coffee maker and there is substantial storage space both under the bar, above and to the rear.
An open fire provides an attractive feature adjacent to the door with deep windows to the front, which are all double-glazed. Numerous over-head lights together with extractor fans as required. Doors lead from the bar area to the:-
Measuring approx. 14m x 5m
This room has been specifically designed for musical events and emphasis has been placed on ensuring that the acoustics are up to standard. The high ceilings help in this regard and there is even a small maisonette floored area to the rear of the room with a recess to one side which could serve for a D.J. or similar. Full extractor systems and fire lighting are in situ.
To the rear of the bar, is a small hallway with internal door to private accommodation. The toilets have been fully upgraded to meet with Building Regulations/Environmental Health & Disabled Access specifications. The corridor to the toilets continues to the external back door which could then be converted into a beer garden or alternatively off-road parking.
An additional room is located to the side of the building, partially behind the bar, which has a number of possible options including either a snug or as a dining room measuring 5.1m x 4.1m. From this room a door opens into the:-
4.4m x 2.8m
Now fitted with “Stoves” gas and electric range style cooker. A substantial over-head extractor hood is in position and additional wash-hand basin has been plumbed in.
5.1m x 2.9
The cellar room has a thermostatically controlled refrigeration unit, together with a secondary refrigerating unit for cooling the beers.
The ground floor has been specifically designed to meet all of the new Health and Safety Requirements including disabled access and the entire property has been fully rewired and largely re-plumbed.
Accessed from a separate door into:-
With cupboard housing electric RCD units. Internal staircase to:-
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
With access to owners flat and two separate bedrooms and a bathroom ideal for Bed & Breakfast.
Internal partially glazed door with lock into:-
With electric storage heater and hatch to attic.
4.8m x 3.3m
Currently laid out as a sitting room but could conversely be an additional bedroom. Two storage heaters, window to front elevation overlooking the road.
3.6m x 3.7m
Double bedroom currently used partially as an office with window to front elevation. Electric panel heater.
5.7m x 2.9m
A reasonably compact kitchen area with separating breakfast bar and dining area adjacent to the window. If this room were solely as a kitchen, it would be very substantial but possibly unnecessary if the property is trading downstairs. One electric panel heater. Space and plumbing for washing machine, fridge, freezer, free-standing electric cooker.
Fifteen pane internal glazed door to:-
With cupboard housing hot water tank.
4m x 3.5m
Double bedroom with window to rear elevation. Electric panel heater. Fifteen pane internal glazed door.
2m x 2.8m
Three-piece bathroom suite in white with mixer shower unit in bath. Dimplex panel heater. Pine panelling to dado height.
The flat has undergone a fairly serious improvement over the last few years including new doors etc. and offers comfortable living accommodation.
BED & BREAKFAST FACILITIES OR FURTHER OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
3.6m x 4.9m
Good size double or even family room with windows to front and side elevations. Fitted wash hand basin. Electric panel heater.
4.2m x 3.5m (Increasing to 4.8m in recess)
Double bedroom with window to side elevation.
Three piece en-suite in white with large size shower tray and power shower in recessed cubicle with sliding doors. Fitted towel rail.
2.1m x 1m
Two piece toilet suite in white, set between the two Bed & Breakfast bedrooms. Heated towel rail.
The garage to the property is the original village bake-house complete with the original oven still in situ. This building has not undergone any renovation works at this time, but is wind and watertight. However another option worth consideration would be to remove the roof and front and rear walls, which would then give access to the garden at the rear complete with parking, subject to planning permissions.
In general this a rare opportunity to purchase a property which has undergone a great deal of improvement works over the last two or three years bringing the property up to the required standards under the new Health & Safety rules. Helmsdale offers a fairly substantial catchment area as there are really no other custom designed venues of this nature in the area and it is believed that the right type of live entertainment would attract people from some distance as there is little in the way of competition. The property is virtually fully double glazed, rewired, re-plumbed and the function area, bar and public toilets completely redesigned.
Offers in excess of £165,000 provide the new owner with their own accommodation and a number of potential income streams dependent entirely on how they choose to develop the various possible businesses.