Highland business with fishing rights on the market
A highland hotel said to be popular with fishing tourists has been put on the market for only the second time in almost six decades.
The Scourie Hotel in the village of Scourie, by Lairg in Sutherland, includes 20 letting rooms, lounges, two bars and a restaurant as well a four-bedroom owner’s house and separate one-bedroom ‘granny flat’.
Current owners Patrick and Judy Price have owned and operated the Scourie Hotel since 1998, with the majority of the business trading for seven months of the year, while the public bar remains open year-round for locals.
The couple are said to have concentrated on fishing clientele and around 75% of the hotel’s business is currently attributed to fishing-related custom.
The new owner would also acquire leased fishing rights over 25,000 acres of Sutherland, including permission to fish on around 300 lochs and lochans in the area.
Alistair Letham, a director with selling agent Colliers International, described the hotel as a “well-established and profitable business”, which is also an “excellent family home”.
“It will appeal to those looking for an hotel that has a high degree of specialisation,” he said.
“While located in one of Scotland’s, probably the UK’s, most unspoiled locations, it remains very accessible, with good road connections from Inverness.
“This ensures that the business enjoys a wonderful flow of repeat business, fuelled by the joy of the fishing offered by the hotel.”
The Scourie Hotel is on the market with a price tag of offers of around £820,000.
Image – The Scourie Hotel in Sutherland is said to be popular with fishing tourists and locals.