Dungallan could be repositioned as small country house hotel
A FIVE-star guest house with views across Oban Bay to the isles of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull is up for sale – with a price tag of £1 million.
Built in 1870 as the Duke of Argyll’s summer residence, Dungallan Country House was acquired by the current owners in 2001 as a two-star hotel; they have since carried out an extensive refurbishment and transformed the property into its current incarnation.
Set in three acres of mature gardens, the property has 11 en suite letting bedrooms, a breakfast room, sitting room and lounge bar. It also comes with full planning permission to build a two-storey house, with the plot available by separate negotiation at a guide price of £200,000.
Christie & Co’s Graeme Smith, who is handling the sale, said he expects the property to attract a high level of interest from potential buyers.
“Dungallan Country House is presented in outstanding condition, both internally and externally,” he said.
“Its location is second to none in Oban; it is approximately five minutes from the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal and is an ideal base for tourists travelling further afield to Scottish islands such as Mull, Colonsay, Coll and Tiree.
“The business is run very much to suit the owners’ requirements; trading from April to November offers them the perfect lifestyle business and family home all under one roof.
“The property has retained its licence from when it was a hotel, which could be beneficial to a purchaser looking to re-establish Dungallan as a small country house hotel.
“However, in its present trading form, Dungallan Country House has certainly established itself as one of the finest businesses in the area.
“It retains many period features and the décor is sympathetic to the property’s age and style, thus ensuring a level of quality that makes guests return year after year to enjoy the home from home atmosphere.”