Start a new money-making venture when you move to the coast, from a Highland inn to a holiday home in Devon. COMPILED BY Alice Westgate
THURSO, HIGHLAND £550,000
The Farr Bay Inn – a former manse that sits in a glorious spot on the North Coast 500 – is a holiday letting business with multiple income streams. Nestled among the sand dunes of Farr Bay Beach and with direct beach access, this property includes two self-catering cottages, four en-suite letting rooms and three-bedroom owner’s accommodation, plus a bar, restaurant and coffee house. CCL Property (01343 610520, cclproperty.com).
ACHNAHANAID, ISLE OF SKYE £465,000
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to buy two contemporary detached properties on the east coast of Skye. Cloudberry has three bedrooms while Blueberry Shed, currently a successful holiday let, has one. Both have bright, modern interiors and views across the Sound of Raasay. Re/Max Skye (01471 822900, remax-skye.net).
APPIN, ARGYLL & BUTE £180,000 LEASEHOLD
Run an eatery in a gorgeous spot on the west coast of Scotland when you buy Castle Stalker View Café and Gift Shop, which has a well-equipped commercial kitchen, panoramic views and a stunning location overlooking one of Scotland’s most romantic ruined castles. CCL Property (01343 610520, cclproperty.com).
SANDGATE, KENT £395,000
Your chance to work in the heart of Sandgate, just one road away from the sea. This business is currently set up with a restaurant and kitchen on the ground-floor, plus a bar and private dining spaces on the lower ground-floor, and is also available to rent for £26,000 per annum if preferred. Miles & Barr Commercial (01227 499500, milesandbarr.co.uk).
ST MINVER, CORNWALL £2,500,000
Your chance to run The Fourways Inn, which dates back to the 18th century and has eight en-suite letting rooms, a detached four-bed house overlooking the Camel Estuary, a newly built two-bed cottage and a two-bed owner’s apartment with roof garden – all a stone’s throw from the north coast. JB Estates (01208 862601, johnbrayestates.co.uk).
PORTKNOCKIE, MORAY £395,000
This popular fish and chip shop occupies a prime spot on the North East 250 tourist route and comes with a three-bedroom family home. Both have been refurbished and are within walking distance of the coastal footpath and the harbour, which has an open-air swimming pool. CCL Property (01343 610520, cclproperty.com).
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