Self catering cottages

For Sale - Direct by the owners

self catering business for sale

A Lifestyle Self catering business with 2 cottages; Owners' 2/3 bedroom farmhouse; 2 barns, tools & equipment; website, on-going bookings & goodwill; stock in hand and around 1.75 acres of land - all in the heart of Scotlands' Whisky country.

Well, after almost 14 years, it's time to retire and hand over to someone who's looking for a change of direction.

That's why we've decided to put our successful lifestyle, self catering properties and home up for sale.

Have YOU ever thought about escaping from the Rat Race and moving to a place in the countryside?

Do you wish you had a little more space from your neighbours?

Have you dreamed about doing something different? The cottages provide a useful income and gives you the time to do the other things you've always wanted to do.

This was us in 2004 when we decided to quit our jobs in Maidenhead and find something that would allow us to enjoy life a little more.

We have just under 2 acres of land, in a rural setting. We live in a traditional farmhouse and we converted one of the barns into two luxury self-catering cottages. Our business, which is called Moray Cottages, opened in 2005.

We’re totally surrounded by farm land and our nearest neighbour is around a 1/2 mile away, as the crow flies.

Farmhouse & cottages

View towards Auchanhandoch & Moray Cottages

We have put together this simple website to give you some idea of whether our self-catering business might be right for you.

If you're looking to escape to the countryside and quit the rat race, then we hope that we have given you a taste of what you could be enjoying.

If you wanted some more information, please feel free to contact us - the details are at the bottom of this page.

A few points to note..

  • We are looking to sell the property "As One" - we're not interested in selling one cottage so please don't ask!
  • The business will be in a walk in condition and we will facilitate the handover of current bookings and future bookings along with our booking system, website and all the "in hand" stock and equipment we have for the cottages.
  • The cottages, obviously, will remain fully furnished.
  • The sale includes a variety of other equipment and all the firewood and heating oil.
  • In the farmhouse, the carpets, curtains and kitchen table will be included but other items may also be included if required.

And the asking price?

We had a valuation in 2015 that put the "Bricks & Mortar" value at £495,000.

However you get much more for the asking price than the simple "bricks & mortar" value. Included in the sale is the on-going business and goodwill; Website domain; All the furniture in the cottages; In hand stock & equipment such as lawn mowers.


If you are a serious buyer we will certainly be happy to discuss any serious offer with you before you incurr any expense with your solicitor. Remember in Scotland, the solicitor must submit the actual offer, even if a deal has already been agreed between the two parties

winter view

Escape the Rat Race and find some space to breathe


Contact Us

Robert & Fiona McHugh

01340 820007

Auchanhandoch Farmhouse, Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire. AB55 4DR

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Nothing within this website shall be deemed to form part of any contract and prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.

Last updated 3rd January 2018 - For Sale