Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3AD | Property for sale | Savills
Price on application

Grantown-on-SpeyMorayshire, PH26 3AD

  • Under offer

Key features

  • About 14 acres
  • Prominent road side location on the A95
  • Situated within the Cairngorms National Park
  • Finished to a high specification
  • Potential for alternative uses
  • Extensive car parking
  • EPC = C

Prominent road side shop, restaurant and leisure opportunity

About this property

  • Description
    Grantown East is a recently developed and immaculately presented road side retail, restaurant and leisure opportunity. The current owner has invested a substantial amount of resource into the property in recent years which comprises a fully refurbished and immaculately presented former station building, a modern convenience block and two converted railway carriages providing a restaurant and café. Surrounding the buildings is a generous parking area and events arena (specifically designed to accommodate training for typical Highland Games events such as tossing the caber). In 2015, Class 3 Planning Permission (Restaurant/Café) was approved (planning reference: 2015/0214/DET).
    Given the site's strategic roadside location, there is potential for an incoming purchaser to resume the recently closed business (a heritage visitor centre and restaurant) or subject to gaining the relevant consents and permissions, utilise the expansive site for an alternative use.

    The buildings at Grantown East are a particular feature of the property. They comprise a mix of beautifully restored traditional buildings and new purpose built facilities. The original station building, which dates from 1863, is visible from the road and is currently utilised for retail space. In 2018 the building was comprehensively refurbished, incorporating the traditional stone exterior with a contemporary and bright interior. The work was completed by a number of specialist restoration teams and contractors respectfully ensuring its heritage and original style remained intact.
    Adjacent to the shop building there are two, linked railway carriages which have been converted to accommodate the restaurant, complete with a commercial kitchen and hand built, stone, wood fired pizza oven. Lying close to the railway carriages is a purpose built toilet block. Access to the shop and restaurant is taken directly from the A95 which opens to a generous parking area to the rear. There is also a steel portal framed building which provides a useful workshop and additional storage space.

    The site at Grantown East extends to about 14 acres and includes landscaped areas and woodlands. Lying to the east of the shop and restaurant is a purpose built outdoor arena which has been utilised for hosting highland events during the summer months. On the edge of the arena there is an outdoor kitchen and catering facility. There is a miniature railway which runs through the woodland area close to the western boundary of the site.

Local information

  • Grantown East lies about 1.5 miles to the south of Grantown-on-Spey, a popular highland town situated within the Cairngorms National Park. Grantown-on-Spey provides a range of day to day services and is a popular tourist resort with a number of hotels and guest houses.
  • The Cairngorms area is renowned for its dramatic landscapes of mountains, forests, rivers and lochs. There is an abundance of wildlife and year round sporting and leisure activities. The Speyside way, a popular walking route, runs along the perimeter of Grantown East and provides additional footfall to passers by.
  • Between Grantown and Craigellachie (22 miles to the east) there are a number of whisky distilleries which provide a steady draw of visitors to the region throughout the year. The A9 trunk road lies 14 miles to the south west of Grantown East and provides quick and easy access to the north and south of Scotland.
  • Inverness (34 miles to the north) is the capital of the Highlands and provides a wide range of services, facilities and amenities including a train station and airport.

Additional information

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC: C
  • Viewings: All viewings must be arranged strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents Savill
  • Directions: Grantown East occupies a strategic location on the A95 close to Grantown-on-Spey. From the A9 (travelling north and south) turn onto the A95 and head east signposted to Grantown-on-Spey. Travel on the A95 for about 11.5 miles and at the roundabout take the second exit towards Elgin. At the next roundabout take the third exit and cross over the River Spey. Shortly after this the entrance to Grantown East is on the left hand side.