Islay boutique hotel on the market


WHISKY enthusiasts might be interested in a boutique hotel within walking distance of Bruichladdich distillery on the Isle of Islay which has just come on to the market.

Located in the village of Bruichladdich, An Taigh Osda, which means ‘the place to stay’ in Gaelic, was completely refurbished in 2007 when it was acquired by the current owners.
Overlooking the shores of Loch Indaal, the hotel has five individually-designed en suite bedrooms, a 14-cover dining room which majors in locally-sourced Scottish produce, and a lounge bar, which stocks a range of malt whiskies; a two-storey cottage to the rear of the hotel is currently used as owner’s accommodation.
Bruce & Co’s Lynn Courtney said the hotel currently trades from March to November, but there is scope to operate year-round.
“There is also opportunity for new owners to turn a room currently used for staff accommodation into a letting room, and expand the restaurant to provide a lunch menu,” she said.
“An Taigh Osda would be ideally suited to a chef and front of house manager couple who wanted to take on a thriving business and establish an excellent reputation for fine cuisine.
“The sale offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented hotel, refurbished to the highest standards.
“The business is trading extremely successfully but has great potential to increase revenue.”