Hoteliers urged to reach for the Skye


AN Isle of Skye accommodation business based at the ‘gateway’ to the Outer Hebrides has come onto the market with chartered surveyors DM Hall.

Overlooking Uig Bay, just one mile from the ferry terminal where services run to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris and Lochmaddy on North Uist, the Ferry Inn is said to attract a mix of tourist, business and local trade.

Regular ferry links provide a constant throughput of passing trade.

The inn is said to combine the outward appearance and charm of a traditional Scottish village inn with a hospitality offer that’s “bang up to date”.
It has six en suite bedrooms, three of which have loch or sea views, as well as a lounge, two bars (the Bistro Bar and the Quaich Bar) and a 36-cover restaurant. There’s also a large beer garden at the front with views across the bay and owner’s accommodation.
DM Hall said the Ferry Inn has maintained a “lucrative and satisfying” business for its current owners, who plan to retire after nine years at the helm.
“Just over a quarter of the Ferry Inn’s income comes from accommodation, with nearly half being generated by food sales and the rest from bar sales,” it said in a statement.
“Its appearance on the market presents a once in a lifetime business opportunity in a busy and popular tourist destination.
“Uig is a year-round centre for enthusiasts of walking, fishing, sailing, wildlife and outdoor pursuits. Its regular ferry links to the Outer Hebrides provide a constant throughput of passing trade.
“The Ferry Inn also presents a remarkable opportunity for lifestyle business buyers who are seeking to enjoy a commercial opportunity which benefits from its own accommodation on one of the loveliest islands in Scotland.”
Offers in the region of £350,000 are sought for the Ferry Inn.