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The Village Inn Pub & Sinclair Bay Apartments
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5 beds | 9 baths | 5 receptions | Offers over £395,000


  • Thriving Business
  • Five Letting Rooms
  • Recently Upgraded

Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market The Village Inn & Sinclair Bay Apartments in the village of Keiss.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to purchase a thriving public house with two self contained apartments, on the main NC500 route with owners accommodation.  The current owners have undertaken an extensive renovation programme, since their time in ownership to provide a first class establishment which serves bar lunches as well as evening meals and alcoholic beverages.  Currently trading seven days a week, the Village Inn enjoys regular local repeat clientele, as well as plenty of passing tourism trade due to it's prominent location on the world famous NC500.   

The Village Inn comprises of a public and lounge bar with a residents dining room.  There is also a  kitchen and laundry room as well as a freezer room, a staff toilet, ladies and gents WC's, an office, food preparation room and two stores on the ground floor.  Every attention has been paid to detail with the rooms all being finished to a very high standard.

Currently the owners reside in apartment one which is a beautiful one bedroomed flat, but this could be utilised as further letting accommodation.  This apartment comprises of a tastefully decorated lounge which has a grey fitted kitchen, a spacious bedroom and a beautiful En suite shower room.

The second apartment is also on the first floor and comprises of a stylish lounge with a feature panel wall. There is a white fitted kitchen which has a separate WC/laundry room, which can be accessed just off the kitchen.   There are three beautiful bedrooms, one of which has an En suite shower room, as well as a separate family bathroom and shower room. 

On the second floor is the fifth bedroom and another shower room.  The apartments could be rented out either on a nightly or weekly basis and enjoy good reviews on Booking.com as well as Tripadvisor. 

There is parking to the front and side of the Village Inn as well as a patio and outdoor seating area.

Keiss has a primary school and hotel and an actively used village hall.  The town of Wick is approximately 11 miles away and has multiple stores such as Tescos, Boots, Superdrug, Argos and B&M.   There are also banks and a post office. The house is within easy driving distance of all amenities, including the Caithness General  Hospital and a  Doctors Surgery.  The town also boasts an Airport, with links to Aberdeen and Edinburgh.  There is good rail and coach services, with the property also being close to ferry terminals with frequent daily services to Orkney.

EPC G

The Reception Area 4.1m x 1.9m

This area is well presented. There is a meet and greet reception area, a window with blinds to the side elevation and oak vinyl flooring. There is a storage cupboard, a door leads to the residents dining room and a passageway leads to the toilets and the lounge bar. Stairs lead to the apartments. There is also wooden panelling to half height on the walls. 

Dining Room 4.76m x 4.66m

The dining area is bright with oak vinyl flooring and two drop down light fittings. This room has coving, a smoke alarm and double sockets. There are also dual aspect windows with blinds and oak wall mounted shelves.

Passageway

This area has two central heating radiators, wooden wall panelling and electrical sockets. Doors lead to the ladies and gents WC's, the public bar and the lounge bar.

Lounge Bar 5.5m x 5m

The lounge bar has exposed beams, ceiling downlighters and a smoke alarm.  There is a central heating radiator, wooden wall panelling and a built-in seating area which has covers for twenty people. This room has three windows to the front elevation and  bespoke roman blinds.   There is also a tartan carpet and industrial wall lights.   An oak door leads into the entrance area, and a further door leads to the public bar.

The Entrance Hall 1.58m x 1.55 m

This room has wall papered walls and grey vinyl flooring.  There is a flush glass light fitting and double glazed doors lead outside.

Public Bar 13.97m x 5.44 m

The well-presented public bar has built in seating for thirty people and exposed wooden ceiling beams.  There is a vinyl flooring as well as Parque flooring,  ceiling downlighters, wall lights and a central heating radiator. There is a feature fireplace with a Caithness flagstone hearth as well as a juke box and pool table. This room also benefits from wall mounted shelves and games machines.  Beveridge’s served include Gin’s, Whiskeys and Beers etc.  There is also a chiller, two stainless steel sinks and ceiling mounted glasses. Two doors lead to the store rooms and a further external door leads to the smoking area.

The Office 2.79m x 2.1 m

This bright room has a built-in work station and ceiling downlighters. There are double sockets with built in USB points, a carpet has been laid to the floor and a door leads into the reception area. There is also a window with blinds to the side elevation.

Kitchen 3.83m x 4.4 m

This room has an extractor fan as well as white base and wall units with black laminate worktops. There is a stainless-steel sink with a drainer, a hob, an industrial cooker and a fryer. There is a stainless-steel chimney hood, and non-slip vinyl has been laid to the floor.  The kitchen also benefits from freezers and a basin. This room also has florescent lighting and a storage cupboard. There are also two opaque windows and a further built in basin.

Food Preparation Area  3.54m x 1.83m

This room has white base and wall units with black laminate worktops. Non slip vinyl has been laid to the floor and there is a flush glass light fitting. A door leads into the reception area, and a recess gives access to the kitchen.

Freezer Room 4.87m x 3.57m

This room is spacious and houses the freezers for the hotel as well as the dishwasher. There is a window with blinds to the front elevation and oak vinyl flooring. This room benefits from a UPVC exterior door and a hard wood door gives access to the hall. There is also coving and a flush glass light fitting. 

The Hall

The hall has industrial vinyl laid to the floor. There is a flush glass light fitting and a smoke alarm. Stairs lead to the first floor apartments and doors give access to both the laundry room and the staff toilets. A further UPVC door leads outside and a door gives access to the kitchen, the office and food preparation room.  There is also emergency lighting, a radiator and storage cupboards.

Staff Toilets 1.5m x 2.3m

The toilet is well presented. There is a white WC, an Armitage Shanks sink, as well as a Kimberly Clark soap and hand dispenser. It also benefits from an opaque window, vinyl flooring and a flush glass light fitting.    

Laundry Room 3.57m x 3.72m

This room is well presented with several washing machines, tumble dryers and a clothes press. There is a useful storage cupboard and oak vinyl has been laid to the floor.  There is a wall mounted shelf, a flush glass light fitting and a window with blinds to the side elevation.

Ladies WC 2.0m x 2.61m

The ladies WC has a partition wall separating the toilet from the basin. There is wooden panelling to the half height, a soap and towel dispenser as well as florescent lighting. Oak herring bone vinyl has been laid to the floor, and  there is also a pendant light fitting.

Gents WC’s 1.81m x 2.91m 

This room has a urinal and a wall mounted basin.  There is a mirror, a soap dispenser and oak vinyl floor has been laid to the floor.  A door leads into the gents toilet and the walls have also been tiled to half height. 

Store Room One  2.65m x 3.37m

This room has power and a window as well as three pendant light fittings. It also benefits from freestanding shelving.

Store Room Two 2.18m x 2.94m

This room has recessed shelving and two pendant light fittings.

Stairs & Landing To Apartments

A carpeted stairwell off the reception, leads up to the first floor landing where there are two self-contained apartments. There is a useful storage cupboard which has a built-in sink and a further staircase leads to the second floor.

Apartment One 

Lounge 5.61m x 4.72m


This delightful room has two windows with blinds to the front elevation. There is a modern light fitting, a feature painted chimney breast wall, an electric fire, an oak mantle and a Caithness flagstone hearth. There is also a smoke alarm, emergency lighting,  as well as a  wall mounted heater and coving. A door leads to the inner hall.

Inner Hall 1.85m x 3.4 m

This beautiful hallway  has grey wall papered walls and a tartan carpet. There is  a central heating radiator,  a pendant light fitting and a smoke alarm. A door gives access to the rear hall and oak doors lead to the kitchen and the bedroom.

Kitchen 2.78 x 3.69 m

The stunning kitchen has grey base and wall units with laminate worktops. There is a ceramic hob, a  grey sink, as well as an integral microwave and a single oven. There is oak laminate flooring, a stainless-steel fridge freezer and an electric panel heater. The room benefits from an industrial light fitting, an extractor fan and a window with a roman blind to the side elevation.

Bedroom  3.48m x 3.42m

This stylish room has a feature painted panel wall and a grey fitted carpet. There are sliding oak wardrobes with hanging and shelf space, a pendant light fitting and double sockets.  A window with blinds can be found to the front elevation,  and a door leads into the superb En suite.

 En Suite Shower 2.04m x 3.02m

This stunning room features a double glass shower enclosure with dual shower attachments and wet wall. Vinyl has been laid to the floor, there is a white WC, and a basin which has been built into grey vanity unit. There is a flush glass light fitting, a panel heater and an opaque window to the front elevation.

Apartment Two

Hallway 15.5m x 1.04m  plus 4.12m x 0.95m


The hallway is L shaped and has vinyl flooring as well as a carpet. There are two central heating radiators, double sockets and a shelved storage cupboard. It is a bright hallway which has ceiling downlights, coving and a smoke alarm. White painted doors lead to the lounge, kitchen, shower room,  three bedrooms and the two bathrooms. There are also three windows with blinds and ceiling downlighters. Stairs lead to the second floor.

Lounge  3.96m x 3.45m

This room has a feature panel wall, coving and a fitted carpet. There is an electric panel heater,  double sockets and a window with curtains and blinds to the side elevation.  It is a bright reception room which also benefits from wall lights. 

Kitchen  3.59m x 3.87m

The well-presented kitchen has white base and wall units with oak worktops. There is a stainless steel chimney hood, a ceramic hob, an oven as well as space for a fridge freezer. This room has coving, a wall mounted electrical heater, a dishwasher and a window with a roller blind to the rear elevation. There is also a smoke alarm, double sockets and a stainless-steel sink with a drainer.  A door leads into the well presented WC/laundry room.

WC/Laundry Room  2.15m x 1.91m

This spacious room has a white WC, and a wall mounted basin. It has been plumbed for a washing machine and has shelving. There is an extractor fan, a wall mounted mirror and an opaque window to the rear with wooden blinds.

Shower Room  1.75 x 2.43m

The tastefully decorated shower room has a recessed enclosure with a chrome shower unit. Vinyl has been laid to the floor,  there is a white WC, a wall mounted basin and a mirror with a shaving point above. This room also has an extractor fan and a flush glass light fitting. There is also an opaque window with wooden blinds, a landscape mirror as well as a wall mounted heater.

Bedroom One  2.86 x 3.92m 

This well-presented double room has been wallpapered and benefits from a grey fitted carpet. There is a wall mounted heater, sockets with USB points and coving. It is a bright bedroom which also benefits from a basin which has been built into a white high gloss vanity unit. There is also a window with blinds and curtains to the side elevation, a wall light, a mirror and a shaving point.

Bedroom Two  2.85m x 3.92m

This twin room has been tastefully decorated. There is a grey fitted carpet, a wall mounted electric heater and a flush glass light fitting. There are double sockets, coving, as well as a mirror and a shaving point. The bedroom also has a basin which has been built into a white high glass vanity unit.  A window with curtains and blinds can be found to the side elevation.

Bedroom Three  3.8m x 3.18m

This delightful room boasts dual aspect windows with blinds and curtains which offer superb sea views. There is coving, a grey fitted carpet and wall papered walls. This room has an electric panel heater and double sockets as well as a flush glass light fitting. A door leads into the En Suite shower room.

En Suite Shower Room 0.84m x 3.17m

This bright En suite has a recessed enclosure which has been tiled and benefits from a Triton shower unit. There is a white pedestal sink, a WC, coving and a flush glass light fitting. Grey vinyl has been laid to the floor, there is a wall mounted mirror and a shaving light.  The shower room also benefits from shelving and chrome toiletry accessories.

Family Bathroom 1.69m x 2.94m

The stunning bathroom has a cast iron bath with a shower above and a Heritage basin which has been built into a grey vanity unit. There is a WC, the walls have panelling to half height and there is vinyl flooring. This room benefits from coving, a shaving point and a chrome towel ladder radiator.  There is also an opaque window with blinds.

Second Floor Landing 2.06m x 1.0m

A carpeted stairwell leads up onto the second-floor where there is a useful cupboard.  This area has a pendant light fitting, a smoke alarm and a heat detector. Oak doors lead to the spacious bathroom and the bedroom.

Bathroom  3.25m x 3.05m

This generous room has a recessed shower enclosure and two deep storage cupboards. There are ceiling downlighters, a white WC and a basin which has been built into a grey vanity unit. This room has vinyl flooring, a wall heater and a wall mounted mirror. There is also a generous window with a roller blind to the front elevation which boasts panoramic sea views.

Bedroom 5.65m x 3.26m

This delightful room is  partially coombed and has a window with a roller blind to the front elevation. There is a  feature papered wall and ceiling downlighters. This room also benefits from double sockets and a grey fitted carpet.  

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