Size: 1,229sq ft : 114sq m
Type: Business for Sale
Close to ferry terminal and tourist attractions
Well- appointed 28 cover licensed restaurant and takeaway
Sold as a heritable trading business to include fixtures and fittings
Offers over £200,000
LocationIslay is the most southerly island within
the Inner Hebrides off the West Coast
of Scotland and is accessed via ferry
from Kennacraig, south of Tarbert on the
mainland, approximately 107 miles by road
from Glasgow including a spectacular drive
through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.
Islay airport offers scheduled flights to and
from Oban and Glasgow, with onward flight
connections throughout the world.
Islay is a popular holiday destination and
has a resident population of around 3300
persons with a further estimated 75,000
visitors during the tourist season attracted
by its wonderful scenery, beaches and
cliffs, mixed woodland and mudflats with
an amazing array of birdlife and over 100
species present on the island all year round.
Islay is perfect for outdoor pursuits including
fishing, sailing, cycling, walking and golf with
‘The Machrie’ consistently ranked within the
top 100 UK golf courses.
Islay is a mecca for whisky enthusiasts with
a number of whisky trails and nine distilleries
including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich,
Bunnahabhain, Cao Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin,
Laphroaig and the soon to open Gartbreck.
Visitors come from all over the world to
experience the whiskies produced on the
island with all of the distilleries offer tours
and tastings as part of the experience.
Port Ellen is situated to the south of the
island and is one of its larger settlements
with an inherent population of around 700
persons, rising substantially during the busy
tourist season. Frederick Crescent is a main
thoroughfare in the village a short distance
east of the ferry terminal and close to tourist
Description‘Sea Salt’ is contained within a mid-terraced,
singe storey building that has been substantially
redeveloped and modernised for use as a wellappointed
The main restaurant area takes access off of Frederick
Crescent and is regular in shape, with modern décor
and accommodating 28 covers. A bar servery has
been built linking through to the kitchen and male and
female toilets are accessed off the restaurant.
A manager’s office and stores are located towards the
The kitchen is fully fitted and well-appointed with
fixtures and fittings forming part of the sale.
From our on site measurements and on a gross
internal basis, the subjects extend to a gross floor
area of 114 sq.m (1,229 sq.ft)
We note the Rateable Value to be £4,600. The
property qualifies for 100% rates relief via the Small
Business Bonus Scheme, subject to occupier status.
Business‘Sea Salt’ has been in operation since 2015 and
is a popular eatery on the island serving the local
and tourist communities alike. The business is open
all year round and is currently operated under
occupational licence by the previous owners. Given
the circumstances of sale the business is being sold
having regard to trading potential but without the
benefit of trading accounts. Fixtures and fittings are
to form part of the sale and vacant possession will be
provided upon request.