Run as a successful guesthouse, The Kemps is an immaculate two-storey villa

  • Offers Over £415,000
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Key Selling Points

  • Thriving Guesthouse
  • Must View to Appreciate
  • Upstairs Private Living Area
  • All Guest Rooms have Fitted Shower Rooms
  • All Guest Rooms Are Large Doubles
  • Beautiful Working Fitted Kitchen
  • Substantial Guest Parking
  • Stunning Garden
  • Gas Fire Central Heating
  • Council Tax Band D


Run as a successful guesthouse, The Kemps is an immaculate two-storey villa within a few minutes’ walking distance of the City Centre and the Caledonian Canal. Constructed in 1930, this fabulous 212 m2 property is a charming and sensitively modernised house that offers the potential of a successful business, combined with attractive and comfortable private accommodation for the owners. It also has scope as a generously sized home for a large or extended family should this be preferred.

The Kemps is a short walk from the River Ness and directly opposite The Ledge climbing gym which attracts visitors from all over Scotland. The guesthouse has many high-rated reviews that mention its excellent location and quiet rooms.

A tidy front garden laid with lawn is enclosed by walls, with parking available to the side of the house. Entry is via a sizeable, white-painted hallway that gives access to four en-suite bedrooms and a dining room currently used for guest accommodation.

At the front of the house is the first bedroom, which is a cheerful and welcoming pink and white space that provides comfortable double accommodation; its en-suite has white sanitaryware and shimmering black panels in the integrated shower enclosure. Also at the front of the house is a sunny yellow double bedroom that has a sliding barn door leading to the pale grey en-suite shower room with white vanity units and sanitaryware.

Two further guest rooms overlook the garden; a large room with a papered feature wall provides space for a double and a single bed, as well as a table; the en-suite has grey walls and vanity unit, and white sanitaryware. The final guest room is papered with pink and white with grey joinery with a barn door opening to a white en-suite shower room.
A tartan-carpeted dining-breakfast room is partly lined with grey-painted tongue-and-groove panelling. The ground floor also contains a bathroom with white sanitaryware.

The generously sized, mostly tiled kitchen is fitted with pale wood wall and floor cabinets with a dark worktop. Arranged in a U-shape, the kitchen provides plenty of storage and good expanses of preparation area. A large utility room houses the services and provides convenient space for laundry and storage purposes.

A dog-leg staircase leads to the first floor which is currently for the exclusive use of the owners. A short flight of wide steps leads to a private sitting room, finished in warm grey and papered with a botanical print. This room has coombed ceilings and space for a dining table.
Three bedrooms complete the private accommodation; two have built in wardrobe space, attractive slightly coombed ceilings, and pleasant views. The third has double-aspect skylights that create a delightful looking, light filled space.

A shared space sits between the living room and the third bedroom. This space is full of interesting corners and architectural details and could serve as a dressing room or study for one or both of the rooms that flank it.
The family shower room is finished with grey vanity cabinets with a white WC, inset wash hand basin and large shower enclosure.

The garden is fenced with timber and has a beautifully kept lawn that is edged with mature trees and shrubs. Patios are laid with flagstones, and a gate gives access to the garage, which also includes workshop space.

The Kemps is a beautifully kept property and a popular guesthouse. It has a fantastic reputation and has welcomed visitors from around the world. It offers the potential to continue as a successful business or could equally be returned to a substantial private property for an extended or growing family. Whatever the ambitions, this is an outstanding house and is expected to receive a great deal of early attention.

About Inverness

Inverness is a beautiful city on the mouth of the River Ness. Surrounded by hills, it offers stunning views of mountains and historical architecture. The University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness campus, which opened in 2015, is set to ensure that the city has the talent required to serve the needs of the Highlands for many years to come. The town annually plays host to the Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon and the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k. There are excellent sports facilities in the city, including the Inverness Ice Centre, Highland Rugby Club, Inverness Harriers Amateur Athletics Club, hosted by Inverness Leisure which also offers a sports club, gym and swimming pool complex. Other outdoor pursuits such as cycling, horse riding, kayaking, sailing and hiking are also well catered for. There are two cinemas and the Eden Court Theatre offers an excellent choice of drama, comedy and a variety of other shows, arts and crafts. Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and has experienced continued growth over many years. A vibrant northern city, with lots of inward investment and excellent job prospects. The upgrading of the A9 between Perth and Inverness and the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen to dual carriageway, is set to see further room for development in the years ahead. Inverness Airport at Dalcross, links the city not only to London but to several European cities.

General Information:
Services: Mains Water, Electric & Gas
Council Tax Band:D
EPC Rating: C (72)
Entry Date: Early entry available
Home Report: Available on request.
Viewings: 7 Days accompanied by agent.

Included in the sale:
All floor coverings, blinds and all white goods.

Anti-Money Laundering Legislation
As with all Estate Agents, Hamish is subject to Anti Money Laundering Regulations. These regulations require us as selling agents, to perform various checks on the property buyers and any offer presented to us must be accompanied by the current address, date of birth, and of proof of funds for all purchasers and of any family members who may be gifting deposits. From time to time, certified photographic evidence of the buyer’s identity and proof of address may also be required. We are unable to progress any sale to completion, until these requirements have been fully satisfied.

It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge. Hamish strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points regarding the property which are likely to affect your interest in the property with them prior to viewing. Interested parties are advised to notify their interest, in writing, with Hamish as a closing date for offers may be set. The seller reserves the right to accept an offer made privately prior to any closing date and further, the seller is not bound to accept the highest, or indeed, any offer. These particulars, whilst believed to be correct do not and cannot form part of any contract. The measurements have been taken using a sonic tape measure and therefore are for guidance only.