Katia and Jonathan Smith decided they wanted to run a bed and breakfast in Scotland and after researching the areas and looking at what was available they decided to purchase the St Ives Hotel in the coastal town of Dunoon.
The hotel was in a good location being close to the sea and town facilities and had been run by the owners for 33 years. The owners decided it was time to retire which provided Katia and Jonathan a great opportunity to purchase a going concern with plenty of potential in increase the trade.
Both Katia and Kevin worked in professional roles in London and had excellent transferable skills so although they had never run a bed and breakfast before they had great interpersonal skills and Katia had a good level of online marketing experience which was shown in by her work with MumsNet.
We worked closely with Katia to progress the purchase and we are pleased to say that they began trading in August 2017 since which time they have upgraded the rooms and have achieved excellent Trip Advisor reviews including a Certificate of Excellence for 2017! A great achievement in their first year of trading. It is definitely the place to stay if you are in Dunoon!
Visit St Ives website https://www.stives-hotel.co.uk/