Seven bedroom church conversion set in two acres of grounds near Elgin in Moray
Offers over £595,000
Parrandier, The Old Church of Urquhart is a church conversion, tastefully redesigned to provide comfortable accommodation on two floors with a special ambience throughout.
The church building dates back to 1843 and is a B-listed building. The bell tower still has the original bell produced in Whitechapel, London. Still in use, it is now connected to a clock and sounds automatically . . . or, if you wish, you still can ring it the old-fashioned way with the rope!
Parrandier has been running since 1998 as a very successful 4-star B & B business with an additional self-catering apartment. Evening meals are also offered and the business benefits from both an alcohol license and a wedding license.
The accommodation (with further potential) consists briefly of;
Lounge and 'gallery' dining area
Second lounge 'Bar' style
Main kitchen / breakfast room
Seven bedrooms in total - three with en suite
Two further bathrooms
Third lounge - part of the integral flat with open archway to the second kitchen
The vendor is currently in the process of applying for planning permission to enhance the already attractive accommodation (see below)
This beautiful converted church is situated in a superb rural location amidst farmland and forests in an area best described as "Malt Whisky Country". Set just half a mile from the village of Urquhart it enjoys open, uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside.
The church is approximately five miles to the east of the county town of Elgin (Scotlands smallest and friendliest city) and is close to both the Grampian Highlands and to the white sandy beaches and dunes of the Moray Firth where dolphins are frequently spotted.
Aberdeen 60 miles, Inverness 45 miles
The property is set in grounds of two acres or thereby.
The garden has many special features including a pond and a little waterfall.
The vendor has planning permission for:
1) Three lodges for holiday let amongst the trees of the lower part of the grounds, each one with open uninterrupted views towards either the east, the west or the north-west from its own extensive terrace.
2) Extensive internal alterations within the church building:
Forming nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms (of which are seven are en suite).
Opening and converting the altar area at the back of the church into a grand lounge/ dining area with two stone steps, with conversion of the vestry toilet into a kitchen with direct access to the garden, extending the existing apartment to nearly double the size!
Creation of a mezzanine gallery to main lounge under the original church ceiling as to extend the spectacular main reception area (or for business purpose as to offer unique, spectacular space for bistro lounge / restaurant facilities).
Alteration of the back stairwell into an open spiral staircase connecting the ground floor, first floor and new mezzanine floor.
Only by viewing will the huge potential of this already very attractive property be fully appreciated. Conversion, either for for grand private use or flexible business purposes are on a financial level of realisation, easy to manage and would hugely enhance the value of the property.
Plans available on request.
The vendor may consider a 'Lease-to-Buy'-arrangement as to ease the entry for potential buyers; especially if new in the business. Active help with the start and continued promotion by the present owner if required - and / or a business loan is required.
Seller: Andreas Peter