Chance to trade in great outdoors

Highland hotel on market for first time in ten years


OPERATORS with a love of the great outdoors might be interested in a Highland hotel that’s come onto the market.

Located in the village of Spean Bridge north of Fort William, the so-called ‘outdoor capital of the UK’, the Spean Bridge Hotel has been owned for the past ten years by David and Margaret Short and Francis Howard-Williams.
The current owners are now selling up in order to retire.

The hotel is a highly profitable business with scope for new owners to develop further.

Described by agent Christie & Co as an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the Highlands and west coast of Scotland, the hotel is close to Aviemore and the Cairngorm National Park, Glenspean and Loch Laggan.
Loch Ness, Inverness, Mallaig and the Isle of Skye are also within easy reach.
As well as a host of outdoor pursuits on its doorstep, the hotel has an interesting history, having been associated with commando training during the Second World War.
The Commando Memorial Museum, just off the hotel’s reception area, features displays of military equipment and memorabilia highlighting this period.
Today, the hotel has 21 en suite letting rooms, a lounge bar, 40-cover restaurant and residents’ lounge.
Ken Sims, director at Christie & Co’s Edinburgh office, said the hotel attracts a broad clientele.
“Spean Bridge Hotel is a highly profitable business with excellent scope for new owners to develop the business further,” he said.
The hotel is being marketed with a guide price of £525,000.

Image: The Spean Bridge Hotel is located near Fort William – the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’.