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Is it time for a Highland fling?

Georgian hotel was once home to noted adventurer

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• Forss House Hotel is set in 16 acres of land.

OPERATORS with a sense of adventure might be interested in a historic hotel in the Scottish Highlands.

Forss House Hotel, near Thurso, is a Georgian country house set in 16 acres of land. Built in 1810, it has been extended considerably during the past two centuries.
Split over three floors, the property was extended in the late 19th/early 20th century to include a new two-storey section in the style of the main building.
In the 1930s the property is said to have been home to adventurer, major Radclyffe, who added a castellated section to the north side of the building in order to house his many hunting trophies, and a conservatory was added after the Second World War.
Accommodation comprises eight en suite letting rooms within the main building; a bar with open fireplace; main dining room with space for 26 covers and a private dining room, with space for 14 covers. The hotel has previously secured two AA rosettes for the standard of its cuisine.
An attic, consisting of two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is currently used as staff accommodation.
A further six letting rooms are located in two single-storey cottages located in the grounds, and which are also included in the sale.
A statement from selling agent Strutt & Parker said the property “operates year round and attracts the expanding higher end of the leisure and business tourism market”.
Offers over £800,000 are being sought for the freehold.

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