Bowling Harbour is an exciting regeneration project being undertaken by Scottish Canals. The harbour lies close to the main arterial route linking Loch Lomond to the beautiful western coast and highlands of Scotland. The harbour now houses leisure yachts and other boats within a sheltered harbour with immediate access to the Clyde Estuary, and a main stop for cyclists on the highly popular cycle route from Glasgow to Balloch. This is an ideal destination for a licensed restaurant with rooms or other tourism use that may include a crafts centre or cookery school.
Bowling Harbour lies on the north bank of the Firth of Clyde between the towns of Clydebank and Dumbarton, close to the Erskine Bridge. There is an immediate population of approximately 50,000 persons within a five minute drive time of The Harbour. Further, the main Glasgow conurbation is within easy commuting distance, providing over 1 million persons within an approximate 30 minute drive time. There is, therefore, a significant resident population, within a reasonable drive time, to attract destination food sales. Transportation links are excellent, with the main harbour being situated adjacent to the A82, which connects into Glasgow City Centre and the Erskine Bridge, and thereafter the main motorway networks. There are regular bus routes from Glasgow City Centre and the subjects lie only five minutes’ walk from Bowling Railway Station. The A82 is the main tourist route linking Loch Lomond and the scenic Western Coast and Highlands of Scotland. The location is also a popular stop on the Glasgow to Balloch cycle route.
DESCRIPTION & ACCOMMODATION
The restaurant is arranged within four interconnected arches. The arches themselves provide highly attractive vaulted ceilings and a quality ambience for a restaurant or other concept. The restaurant overlooks the lower marina. There is a dedicated external seating area immediately adjacent to the restaurant. In addition, there is a large grassed area to the front, which operators will be able to use for specified events/festivals or for the erection of marquees for one-off events. We would estimate a seating capacity for approximately 100 persons, with an additional 40 within the front external beer garden. The restaurant extends to approximately 186.3 sq. m. (2,005 sq. ft.). The restaurant has been partly fitted with floors, walls, windows and power, ready for a tenant to fully fit out and equip. Custom House is a self-contained building. This is a highly attractive building with seven boutique en-suite letting bedrooms, a breakfasting area and stores. The letting bedrooms have recently been created and are contemporary fully fitted and equipped rooms.
The incoming tenant is to make the necessary application for a new Premises Licence.
We understand the property is to be connected to all main services including water, gas and electricity.
The subjects have recently undergone redevelopment and are yet to be assessed.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced licensed restauranteur to acquire a characterful property in a scenic and attractive setting. The premises have seven boutique letting bedrooms, as well as the main restaurant, providing a destination food with rooms business, which will also gain significant trade from the adjacent regenerated harbour. The property may also be of interest for other leisure/tourist concepts, such as a cookery school or arts and craft concept with letting rooms.
RENTAL & LEASE
The restaurant and letting rooms are offered on the basis of a new, long term lease, which will be on a tenant full repairing and insuring basis. The asking rental is offers over £30,000 per annum, exclusive of VAT. Alternatively, the restaurant or rooms can be made available separately depending on the new tenant’s requirements.
Additional information is available from the data room at www.cdlh.co.uk. Alternatively please call the Glasgow office on 0141 331 0650 to discuss further information.
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