The Winston Guest House Sold in Inverness

Posted on August 18th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of the Winston Guest House which is situated in the very heart of the Scottish Highlands in Inverness.  The guest house overlooks the River Ness and incorporates magnificent views of  Inverness Castle.

The business had been under the ownership of the vendor, Mr Afsar Mohammed, for over 10 years, who decided to place the business on the market due to his wish to retire.

The guest houses has traded successfully throughout the years and the quality of the business is reflected in the number of awards it currently holds such as 3 Stars from Visit Scotland.

The sale of the Winston Guest House offered a fantastic lifestyle opportunity for a potential buyer to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented property with scope for further growth and development.

The substantially sized property included 18 en-suite letting rooms, with some of the rooms being located in the garden cottage. The sale also came with a wonderful owner’s accommodation.

Following 3 viewings and 2 offers, the business was acquired by Ms Tracey Wilding on a freehold basis. The size and the location of the property were cited as key features which attracted the buyer to the property.

Safa Sultan, Sales Negotiator at Bruce & Co. comments “I would like to wish Mr Mohammed all the best in his retirement. He was a pleasure to work with. I would also like to wish Ms Wilding the best of luck with her new venture”

The Tables Guest House Sold

Posted on August 1st, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of The Tables Guest House in the Isle of Skye.

The business was placed on the market by Mr and Mrs Henderson due to their wish to retire, after looking after the business for 10 years. Under their care, the guest house was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, and has received fantastic reviews from previous guests on a multitude of online hotel booking websites.

The guest house comprises of a charming detached property, with an elegant interior and spectacular views – thereby making the sale an attractive business prospect. The sale also included a 2 bedroom owner’s accommodation.

The sale of The Tables Guest House generated impressive levels of interest, and following 9 viewings, was sold to Janet Farrell and Stuart Wilson on a freehold basis.

Mrs Henderson has since thanked Bruce & Co. for their help in selling their business, allowing them to be able to retire.

Jayne Adamson, Sales Manager at Bruce & Co. comments: “We were anticipating a high level of interest for this business, as it provided potential buyers with an excellent lifestyle opportunity, which still has plenty of potential. I wish the Mr and Mrs Henderson all the best for the future, and look forward to seeing what the buyers have in store for their new acquisition”

Impressive Levels of Interest for the Sale of Reston Country Store

Posted on July 29th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of Reston Country Store located in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders.

The business had been under the ownership of the vendor, Mrs Steven Kinsella, who decided to place the business on the market due to personal reasons. The business generated impressive levels of interest with 10 viewings before being sold to Mrs Pauline Maciver on a leasehold basis.

Reston Country Store benefits from being the only store in the village, and comprises of a traditional sandstone building with independent accommodation located above. The property came well fitted throughout.

Referencing the service received from Bruce & Co., Mrs Maciver comments: “The service received was good – I had no problems whatsoever. My nominated Sales Negotiator, Lucy Doherty, was great. She was friendly and really helpful. Thank you!”

Lucy Doherty from Bruce & Co. comments: “I am pleased that Mr Kinsella has now found a suitable buyer for his business, and I wish him and Mrs Maciver both the best of luck”

Extensive Interest for the Sale of the Mint Cafe

Posted on July 25th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of the Mint Café Ltd located in Edinburgh.

The sale of the modern café generated extensive levels of interest with an impressive 63 viewings! The business was sold to Mr Kenny Cameron, an experienced operator who was looking to expand.

Mint Cafe had been under the ownership of Clare Nelson and Clare Rodgers since 2012, and they decided to place the business on the market due to their wish to relocate down south to London.

Mint Cafe offers a menu for breakfast, lunch and snacks as well as a selection of cakes, teas and coffees. The business receives many positive reviews on Trip Advisor from previous customers, and even though trading successfully, the business still has excellent scope for growth, such as by introducing outside catering.

The business premises occupies a purpose built unit located on the ground floor of office buildings. The business holds a prominent position at the start of the main financial district and incorporates covers for 40. The property came well fitted throughout.

Mr Cameron acquired the business on a leasehold basis, and sale completion took only 2 months. The location was cited as a key reason in his decision to purchase the café.

Safa Sultan, Sales Negotiator at Bruce & Co. comments “Mint Cafe offered potential buyers with a fantastic walk in business opportunity within a highly sought after main street location. It was a pleasure to work with both the sellers and the buyer, and I wish them all the best for the future”

Quick Sale of a Convenience Store in Fort William

Posted on July 18th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of a well-established convenience store in Fort William, Highland.

The sale of K K Cameron (Londis) convenience store completed within just 2 months, and sold to Mr Hadley from RS McColl on a freehold basis. Mr Hadley comments: “I am very pleased with the way Jayne Adamson from Bruce & Co. kept me informed throughout the purchase of the convenience store. I would recommend them to anyone who is wishing to sell or buy!”

The business was operated for over 50 years by the vendor, Mr Kenneth Cameron, and was brought to the market due to his wish to retire.

The property came fully equipped, and incorporates a shop floor which is around 1200 square feet. The property also incorporates ample storage areas, manager’s office and staff welfare facilities. Presented in walk in condition, a buyer was found within a short amount of time.

Jayne Adamson, Sales Manager at Bruce & Co. states: “Mr Cameron was a pleasure to work with, and I wish him well in his retirement. This business sold very quickly – it came on the market on the 5th of April, and due to interest generated, a closing date was set for the 20th of May. I wish Mr Hadley all the best also.”

Former Guest House Sold in Fort William

Posted on July 14th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of the former ‘Distillery Guest House’ located in Fort William, Highland.

The quality of the guest house is reflected in the number of awards it has been awarded, such as achieving a 4* rating from Visit Scotland, and achieving a 4* rating from the AA. The guest house benefits from its location at the foot of Ben Nevis, and is popular amongst golfers, outdoor enthusiasts and visitors for business purposes.

Built in 1954, Distillery Guest House is a conversion of 3 former distillery workers’ cottages. The guest house has been extended and modernised over time, to incorporate 10 en-suite letting rooms.

Run by the vendor, Mrs Stewart, since 2007, the business was placed on the market due to her wish to retire. Although the guest house had been trading very successfully, there is potential for development, by converting the property into a small hotel, as an example. Mrs Stewart had planning permission in place to extend the property further.

The sale generated impressive levels of interest, and following 7 viewings, the guest house was sold to Mrs Song on a freehold basis.

Mrs Song commented: “I had a good relationship with my appointed contact, Jayne Adamson, and the sale went well.”

Jayne Adamson, Sales Manager at Bruce & Co. states: “It was an absolute delight to deal with both the purchaser and the vendor.  I wish Mrs Stewart well with her other commitments, and would like to wish Mrs Song all the best with the future of her new business acquisition”

Popular Tearoom Sold in Lanarkshire in Just 2 Months

Posted on July 4th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of Belles Tearoom located in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. The business is extremely popular amongst locals and offers a range of teas, coffees, cakes and hot and cold snacks.

The business was operated under the ownership of the vendors, Mr and Mrs Brown, for 19 years. During this time, they have established the business as a welcoming place for friends and family to gather and enjoy delicious food. Mr and Mrs Brown only decided to place the business on the market through Bruce & Co. after years of trading, due to their wish to retire.

The business premises incorporates a purpose built unit. The property is furnished with modern tables, chairs and bar stools with covers for 48. The business has a fully equipped kitchen with modern equipment in excellent working order and has customer WC and baby change facilities.

The sale of Belles Tearoom generated high levels of interest, and after 6 viewings, the business was sold to Mr and Mrs Livingston on a leasehold business. The location was a key reason in their decision to purchase.

Jayne Adamson, Sales Manager at Bruce & Co. commented “The sale was very straightforward and only took 2 months to complete! I’m glad the tearoom has been passed onto capable hands allowing Mr and Mrs Brown to retire. I wish Mr and Mrs Livingston all the best with the future of the business”

The Gauldry Arms Sold in Fife

Posted on June 30th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of the Gauldry Arms; a popular village pub situated in the village of Gauldry, near Newport-on-Tay.

The business was acquired by the vendors, Mr and Mrs Simpson, over 27 years ago. During their ownership, the business has established an integral relationship with the local community with a loyal base of clientele.

The business currently trades with wet sales only; providing scope for the new owner, Mr Bob Moncur, to introduce food sales. The property incorporates a lounge area, which could accommodate diners.

The premises comprises of a renovated cottage which has been extended and modernised over the years. The original building dates back to before the 1900s and is of a traditional stone and slate construction.

Jayne Adamson, Sales Manager at Bruce & Co. comments “We are very pleased that we have been able to come to the end of a successful completion. I am pleased the vendors are able to retire knowing that their business has been taken over by someone very capable”

Angie’s Post Office Sold in Larkhall, Lanarkshire

Posted on June 27th, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of Angie’s Post Office located in Larkhall, Lanarkshire.

The vendor, Mrs Robinson-Brown has operated the Post Office, gift and card shop since 2007. Under her management, the business has developed a strong presence within the local community; evident by the high levels of trade throughout the day. Mrs Robinson-Brown only decided to sell due to her wish to retire.

The freehold business comprises of a mid-terraced property which is well fitted and equipped with everything needed to run a business of this nature, including a kitchen area and staff WC facilities.

Although the business has been trading successfully, there is scope for the new owner, Mr Suisheng Li to expand the business. Mr Suisheng Li is a first time buyer within the industry and the location was a key reason is his decision to purchase.

Jayne Adamson, Sales Manager at Bruce & Co. commented “I’m very pleased we have come to the end of a successful completion. I wish Mrs Robinson-Brown all the best in her retirement, and also wish Mr Suisheng Li the best of luck in his new venture”

Connect Café & Gifts Sold in Edinburgh

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

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Bruce & Co. are delighted to announce the sale of Connect Café & Gifts; a coffee & gift shop which is located close to Edinburgh City Centre. Brought to the market by Gifcaf Ltd; the sale provided an excellent walk-in opportunity for a new owner to start trading immediately.

The business had been under the vendors’ ownership since 2011, but decided to place the business on the market due to other business interests. They are also selling an additional business through Bruce & Co.

The café and gift shop comprises of a good sized seating area with 28 covers, kitchen, food preparation area, store room and toilet facilities. The property came well fitted with everything needed to run a business of this nature.

The sale generated strong levels of interest, and following 8 viewings, the business was acquired by Mrs Elaine Gray on a leasehold basis. The location was a key factor in Mrs Gray’s decision to purchase.

Jayne Adamson, Sales Manager at Bruce & Co. commented: “I have no doubt that the new owner will drive the business forward and continue on its success in being one the more popular cafes in the area. I wish the vendors the best of luck in their other business interests, and look forward to working with them in the sale of her additional café”