Remote retreat on the market

A remote Highland hotel, which is said to have been a popular retreat for celebrities and politicians over the years, is up for sale.
Located on a peninsula west of Ullapool, the Summer Isles Hotel in Achiltibuie counts Charlie Chaplin and Sir Ian McKellen among previous guests.

Summer Isles Hotel, Achiltibuie (front)
The business, which takes its name from a group of islands
off the coastline, comprises a range of accommodation, including suites in a terrace of cottages, a log cabin with three individual bedrooms and conventional hotel rooms in the main building.
It is being sold by hotelier Terry Mackay, who has owned and operated the business since 2008.
He said: “The hotel’s location and style have appealed to many famous people over the decades because of its remoteness and privacy, combined with the opportunity to enjoy fine food and wine at the end of a bracing day in the great outdoors.
“The hotel has been renowned for outstanding cuisine for 30 years, and for 13 consecutive years it was awarded a Michelin Star. It has one of the finest wine cellars in Scotland with over 400 bins, including some seriously impressive wines.”
Alistair Letham of Colliers International, which is marketing the Summer Isles Hotel with a price tag of offers over £695,000, described it as a “fantastic hotel business”.
“It would be ideal for anyone who is looking for a unique lifestyle business, along with an excellent home and a well-established and good income,” he said.
A separate property, Matthew’s Cottage, and croft land are available by separate negotiation.