Historic Highland inn on market for first time in 12 years
OPERATORS with a love of the great outdoors might be interested in a hotel at the foot of Glencoe.
The Loch Leven Hotel, on the market through Bruce & Co, is a former ferry inn said to date back 400 years when it was used by travellers crossing ‘the narrows’ as they waited on the tide.
Now the loch-side property comprises 12 letting bedrooms – eight with views of the loch – and a ground floor double room which offers disabled access.
A further two en-suite budget rooms are contained in an annexe which once housed a pig sty when the property was used as a farm.
The hotel has a 30-cover restaurant overlooking the loch and mountains, which is said to have an “excellent” reputation for its food.
And its traditional public bar, located in the oldest part of the building and described as “bursting with character”, is popular with both locals and tourists.
Set in mature landscaped gardens, with a decking area and outdoor seating, the business also offers three-bedroom owners’ accommodation within the grounds.
Loch Leven Hotel is just 11 miles from Fort William, the so-called outdoor capital of the UK, which offers a range of outdoor pursuits, including walking, climbing, skiing, sailing, canoeing, white water rafting, fishing and downhill racing. New cycle and walking paths linking Glencoe, Ballachulish and Kentallan will soon be joined up with the Great Glen path, which will go all the way to Oban and Inverness.
Bruce & Co associate director Stuart Furfey said the business has established a strong reputation under the current owners
over the past 12 years and has been placed on the market due to their impending retirement.
“The sale of Loch Leven Hotel offers a rare opportunity to purchase a well-established Highland hotel which is trading successfully but with potential for expansion of the property and business,” he said.
“It benefits especially from its stunning location on the banks of Loch Leven and we anticipate this opportunity will be extremely popular due to its offering of three successful businesses in one.”
Offers in the region of £999,995 are sought for the Loch Leven Hotel.
Image: Loch Leven Hotel is said to date back 400 years, when it was used by travellers crossing the loch.