A unique opportunity to acquire a recently renovated seafront Café Bistro in a prime location in the historic town of Dunoon on the river Clyde.

The Boat House is a truly stunning and beautifully presented Café Bistro. Not only is the business located in a picturesque position with spectacular views down the river Clyde, but there is also huge potential to increase turnover and expand the business. Viewing is essential!


The Boat House, a well-known and popular café Bistro in Dunoon, is situated in a prime position overlooking the River Clyde and attracts business from regular clientele in addition to the many tourists that visit this coastal area. Situated on the West Bay promenade, near to the passenger ferry terminal, the site benefits from significant passing trade.

Local attractions include the Argyll Forest Park, Holy Loch Marina and the development of various mountain biking routes. The annual cross-Clyde swim finishes on the beach below the Boat House. In addition, plans are being made to construct a new cable car attraction for Dunoon which promises to further increase local tourism.




The property was renovated in 2017/18 and transformed to provide an excellent dining experience and benefits from spectacular views looking down the River Clyde. Furthermore, planning permission has been granted for a stylish glass fronted extension and porch, the construction of which would maximise the available river view. These plans are available on request.

The business has covers for 50 inside where diners are seated in stylish chairs and wooden tables. Outside, the business can accommodate a further 32 diners with wooden tables, chairs and sun umbrellas on the promenade. A fully fitted commercial kitchen is located on the right-hand side of the property and the bar and serving area is positioned in front.

Toilets and storage are located beyond the bar area. The property also benefits from a viewing tower which is currently used for storage but presents an opportunity for future development.



The business currently offers breakfast, lunch, light snacks along with refreshments and alcoholic beverages. Since purchasing the business sales have increased rapidly in a short period of time.

Although trading very well this business is still young and has lots of potential having completed a full refurb of the property in 2017.

This is a true turnkey opportunity for new owners to grab.


Originally constructed as the boat house for nearby Dunoon castle house, this picturesque and prominent addition to the sea front has operated as a Café, Restaurant and even a Victorian photo booth.


The business trades with a full restaurant license and currently holds a pavement licence.


£175,000 for the Freehold, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation if applicable.


Full trading figures will be discussed after a formal viewing.


Owner Managed with full and part time staff.


The property has mains water, drainage, electricity and LPG gas.


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