Hotel overlooking Eilean Donan Castle on the market
PROPERTY agencies Christie & Co and Strutt & Parker have joined forces to find a buyer for a Highland hotel with a Hollywood view.
On the open market for the first time since it was built as part of a Highland estate at the end of the 19th century, Loch Duaich Hotel on the Kyle of Lochalsh has featured in a number of TV and film productions, including 1980s movie Highlander and James Bond blockbuster The World is Not Enough.
Set in 6.5 acres adjacent to a sea loch, the hotel is just 400 metres away from Eilean Donan Castle, home of the Clan Macrae, which is regularly ranked among the UK’s top ten most visited tourist attractions.
Loch Duaich Hotel’s location on the A87 near the Skye Bridge is also said to be ripe for attracting passing trade.
The property itself is said to require internal modernisation and refurbishment.
It currently comprises 19 letting bedrooms, a 60-cover restaurant, a cocktail lounge and a public bar.
There’s also a self-contained owner’s flat which has two bedrooms, a kitchen, sitting room and office.
The grounds are said to offer “ample scope” for marquees to help establish the hotel as a wedding venue, while outbuildings could provide further development potential, subject to planning consent.
The selling agents said the hotel offers a “fantastic commercial opportunity as it is situated in one of the best tourist trading destinations in the UK”.
Christie & Co and Strutt & Parker are seeking offers over £375,000 for the Loch Duaich Hotel.