• Partially refurbished former nursing home located in the Highland village of Dornie.
• Offering flexible and versatile business trading options including 2 self-contained letting flats, office spaces and café / retail opportunities plus excellent support areas.
• Expansive owners' accommodation with scope for some additional income generated from trading as a bed and breakfast.
• Further redevelopment work is yet to be undertaken but work to date has been finished to a high specification.
• Grounds extend to 1.742 acres offering excellent amenity space plus ample parking facilities.
Graham House is a substantial property with a net internal area of c698m2, set within the idyllic village of Dornie on the West Coast of Scotland. This former nursing home has been intelligently developed to now bring it into use as a mixed function business site. The subjects have been extensively refurbished by the new owners, who have invested heavily in this project, with a significant proportion of the work already completed but with some areas requiring additional work to conclude matters. Work and refurbishment has been finished to a high standard and this is evidenced by the attention to detail including; electrical installation work, newly insulated plasterboard, vaulted ceilings, recessed spots and pendant light fittings, laminate floors etc. The majority of the roofs have been replaced, as have most windows and doors with PVC double glazed windows and doors. Heating has been installed utilising an air source heat pump system. The building is not listed nor is it in a conservation area.
The commercial aspects of this building can be summarised as:
5 office units which can be utilised as letting units or for a range of other practical purposes. 3 offices are configured to an open plan layout making one large area offering an adaptable space. These offices are supported by excellent service areas and storage. The wing where the offices are located is nearing completion. The offices can accommodate up to 16 individuals.
The central aspects of the property offer an expansive space where new owners could operate a range of trading activities including a café, retail units or display units. Off this area is a range of rooms which could be developed to kitchens and further utility functions. The current owners have not developed these aspects of the building thus allowing new owners the scope to transform this area to meet their particular needs.
2 letting units (1-bedroom and a 2-bedroom unit) which could be used as income earning potential or as staff / extended family accommodation.
The residential aspects comprise of a 3-bedroom family home plus an annex which could be used either as extended accommodation or letting accommodation. This flexible space would ideally suit an extended family.
Reason for sale
The current proprietors have business interests abroad, and are relocating to concentrate on these. They have decided to sell the development and let new owners complete the works to suit their own preferences.
The village of Dornie is situated close to Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. Kyle has an excellent range of shops, catering establishments, facilities for visitors and services for the local population. The area is renowned as a tourist destination and is widely recognised as one of the most attractive holiday venues in the UK. Within the village of Dornie is the famous Eilean Donan Castle. As one of the most iconic images of Scotland, Eilean Donan is recognised all over the world.
Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, surrounded by majestic scenery, it is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands. Dornie has two hotels and a post office and Graham House is the only other commercial development in the village. The property lies a short distance to the south of the village centre, and is accessed easily from the A87.
Graham House is a substantial building extending to c698m2 net internal area. Access to the site is from the main street through a large entrance onto tarmac driveway. The main entrance is at street level and is through a glazed vestibule. Built in 1971, this former nursing home is of mainly block construction with the majority of accommodation set over the ground floor. However, the 2 flats are both on the second floor. The roofing style is mixed with a range of aluminium sheet roofing, fibre glass and felt roofing. The subjects are located within an area extending to 1.729 acres. The renovation program is well-advanced with most areas being double glazed, fully rewired electrical systems, full fire compliance and new fixtures and fittings, in those areas completed. A summary of the accommodation is as follows:
North Wing - All set to the ground floor, a side entrance has an electronic swipe card entry system. The facilities include 5 offices, 3 W.C.s, including disabled unit, a kitchenette and storage facilities. Three of the offices are open plan and look over the rear garden aspects to the Loch and hills beyond. This wing is extremely well-presented and almost complete.
East Wing (Ground Floor) - This area is unfinished and extends to around 66m2 but could be used as a catering production area as one of the rooms is a former kitchen. Also, within this area is a range of storage and utility rooms (5 separate spaces) plus a staff W.C. To the extremes of this wing are two auxiliary rooms which extend to c26m2 and could be used for a range of service functions including storage, laundry etc.
East Wing (1st Floor) - This area has 2 flats which could be used for letting purposes or extended residential use. Flat 1 extends to c31m2 and has a double bedroom, kitchen and lounge. Flat 2 has a net internal area of c54m2 and has 2 bedrooms, lounge and kitchen. Both these flats are completed to a high standard.
Central Auditorium - The central aspects of the property extend to about 157m2 and offer a flexible open plan space which could be used for a range of trading activities such as restaurant, café, retail and display area. This area is accessed immediately from the car park and has a raised platform with a ramp providing an elevated trading space.
Mid Wing - Set to the ground floor, this area could be used as residential accommodation, letting accommodation or further office space. These rooms are set between the auditorium sun room and the residential space. Set to 3 spacious rooms overlooking the rear aspects, with a utility room, large shower room with full suite plus two storage rooms. This area is mostly completed.
South Wing - This area is allocated to residential occupancy and has 3 spacious bedrooms; two with en-suites. A further shower room is located next to the non-en-suite bedroom plus there is an additional W.C. In addition, there is a large lounge / sitting area adjacent to a dining kitchen plus a range of utility rooms. This accommodation is beautifully presented and offers a truly comfortable family home.
The current owners have embarked on a project which will create offices to let as well as the potential of a café/bistro and gift shop. There is no doubt that Dornie is an area buoyant in the tourist trade, and new owners may wish to consider other uses subject to the necessary consents. This could include the development of more letting bedrooms, or further small self-catering flats etc.
The grounds extend to 1.729 acres, and provide ample parking to the front and side of the property. There is a large lawn area to the rear and a small patio to the side.
The property benefits from mains electricity, water supply and drainage. Heating is by means of air source heat pumps, and the property is fitted with electronic swipe card access. The property has a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system. Broadband is provided through a dedicated fibre line to Graham House, all electrics are modern. There is no gas to the site. The property has full Wi-Fi coverage and there is a 4-camera CCTV system.