Local operator snaps up hotel

New owner for Perthshire property on shores of loch

A HOTEL on the shores of Loch Tay in Perthshire has been snapped up by a local hotelier.
Ian Hitchins, who owns the nearby Killin and Ben Lawers Hotels, acquired the Ardeonaig Hotel in a deal brokered by property firm Strutt & Parker.

• The oldest parts of the building date from the 16th century.
• The oldest parts of the building date from the 16th century.

Situated on the southern shore of Loch Tay, the Ardeonaig Hotel is a former drovers’ inn which is said to date from the 16th century in parts.
Now firmly in the 21st century, the hotel has 25 en suite bedrooms, two cottage suites and five thatched shielings, as well as a fine dining restaurant.
Offering “fabulous views” across the loch coupled with “some of the best salmon fishing in the UK”, the Ardeonaig Hotel also has a private marina which gives access by boat and sea plane.
Commenting on the acquisition, Hitchins said he has known the hotel for more than 20 years and is “extremely excited” about the opportunities it offers.
“I hope to be able to involve my family in the operation of the hotel and look forward to enjoying bringing the hotel back to life,” he said.
“We are using the rest of 2016 to do this at a reduced pace and put our energy into making the hotel ready for the 2017 season.”
Euan MacCrimmon of Strutt & Parker said: “It is great news that such a popular hotel has joined the same stable as the Killin and Ben Lawers hotels and that it has a secure and positive future.”