, Highland

Business location


  • Price: 445000
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Business type: Public house

The trading location of Balsporran B & B is simply unique. The house is well recognised by many travellers and tourists alike occupying a solitary “just off” roadside trading location on the A9 equidistant between Inverness & Perth, 3 miles south of Dalwhinne.

The scenic and dramatic location of the property is enhanced by Munro’s dotted around the house which adds to the Highland splendour of the location. The property is located on the Drumochter Pass, some 1500ft above sea level, astride (200 metres) the A9 and next to the Highland mainline railway. The Drumochter pass is one of the most scenic drives in the Highlands – a ribbon of road snaking through the meeting points of the Cairngorm and Monadhilath mountain ranges.

The property was originally three estate cottages that were purchased by the railway in 1908 before being converted into one cottage in 1967 by a private owner.

The business trades as a very successful bed & breakfast that has been completely upgraded by our clients. Our clients have owned the business since 2016 and during which time they have undertaken a sizeable refurbishment to the fabric of the property and the business.

The business is now offered in true walk in condition and is firmly established as a luxury bed and breakfast retreat. Independent reviews on booking sites such as Trip Advisor bolster the exceptional reviews and quality of accommodation on offer.

The business is run by our clients (a husband and wife team) and at present they choose to trade all year round. Prospective purchasers can choose to trade the business in this manner or open the business for a restricted part of the year to suit themselves.

Our clients offer bed & breakfast but historically offered evening meals, as well as a tearoom offering, and new owners may wish to re[1]establish this trade. At present, our clients offer a tasty snack menu for guests.

The business also trades with an excellent ancillary trade – Balsporran Gifts. These are handcrafted gifts and products made on the premises and sold by our clients from their workshop and gift shop at the rear of the premises. The gift shop also sells a variety of seasonal items and giftware.

This is truly a unique opportunity to purchase a house and business located in a one of the most outstanding of Highland tourist settings.   Prospective purchaser will acquire a vibrant business as well as the opportunity to live in one of the most dramatic locations in Scotland.