Crofter’s Bistro and Fiddler’s Flat are set in the heart of the Isle of Arran’s main town Brodick, located on Shore Road and enjoying views across Brodick Bay to Goatfell and Brodick Castle. It occupies a busy position on the island, ensuring high footfall and passing custom. When the bistro was previously operating, it offered a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and was very popular with both locals and second home/holiday home owners, as well as the vibrant tourist trade on the island. Fiddler’s Flat is a three-bedroom, self-contained flat with a separate external entrance, offering potential to be used as owner/manager/staff accommodation, an undoubtedly popular Airbnb/holiday let, a long-term rental, or it could be sold separately.
Walking through the front door into Crofter’s Bistro reveals a spacious, yet cosy and homely bar/restaurant which has clearly been well-maintained and looked after by the previous owners. The room has space for a number of tables and chairs, with fitted seating also featuring, and tucked into one corner is the bar, with characterful exposed-stone details and a fireplace surround with space for a warming log-burning stove. The front-facing windows capture plenty of natural light and frame breath-taking views, allowing customers to enjoy a meal or drink with a beautiful scenic backdrop.
The restaurant/bar is supplemented by a spacious commercial kitchen, several WCs, and a beer cellar. Externally, the Bistro is accompanied by a prep and storage unit, as well as a beer garden with a micro bar – sure to be a big hit during the warmer months!
On-street parking is available in the immediate vicinity.
The flat is located on the first floor of the building but benefits from its own private entrance, allowing it to be used in a number of different ways by the new owner.
An external staircase leads to the front door, which opens into an entrance vestibule with a utility area, flowing through to a hall with open storage. From here, the flexible accommodation is accessed. The living room enjoys the same scenic outlook as the restaurant and can alternatively be used as a fourth bedroom. The kitchen is appointed with attractive, modern cabinetry and spacious worktops, as well as integrated appliances comprising an oven, hob, and extractor hood. Three further bedrooms offer space for furniture and one is also front-facing, taking advantage of the property’s position with far-reaching views. A modern shower room completes the flat’s accommodation.
Alternatively, the title could be split and the property sold separately. This would be exceptionally popular as there is very little currently on the market and very few flats. Presented in good order, the flat would be worth around £180,000.
TENURE Freehold. We have been advised the beer garden is leased from a local landowner at a cost of £7,500 per annum. The landowner has stated their willingness to continue the lease with a new owner and would also consider selling the ground, by separate arrangement. Another small strip of land is rented from Arran Estates for £1,500 per annum, which can be explained at the time of viewing.
Potential Rental – Circa £30,000 P/A for restaurant and apartment. Just the restaurant, beer garden, Prep & Storage Unit would expect to achieve circa £18,000/£20,000 P/A if the apartment was sold separately.
SERVICES Mains drainage, electricity and water are all connected to the property. LPG is used for the kitchen. Buyer would need to check with all service providers.
RATES We understand that the rateable value is below £12,000 giving the operator 100% relief. Interested parties are advised to check this themselves with the relevant departments.
Disclaimer: This property is being sold in its present condition and no warranty will be given to any purchaser with regard to the existence or condition of the services or any heating or other system within the property.
The moveables may be included in the sale, subject to separate negotiation. Further details will be given at time of viewing/offer.