New owner sought for remote hotel near Ullapool
A REMOTE Highland hotel which is said to have attracted various celebrities and politicians over the years is up for sale – and with a new, lower price tag.
On the market through property firm Colliers International, the Summer Isles Hotel was previously marketed with a price tag of offers over £695,000; the owner is now willing to consider £100,000 less for the hotel.
Located in Achiltibuie, on a peninsula west of Ullapool, the hotel is said to have played host to all manner of celebrities – from Charlie Chaplin to Sir Ian McKellen.
The property comprises a range of accommodation, including suites in a terrace of cottages and a log cabin with three individual bedrooms, as well as conventional hotel rooms in the main building.
Current owner Terry Mackay, who has operated the business since 2008, 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 300 bins.”
Alistair Letham, a director in the UK hotels agency team at Colliers International, described the hotel as a “high-calibre property” and said it would be “ideal for anyone who is looking for a unique lifestyle business”.
“The reduced price should make it especially attractive to those who fancy the chance of rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous occasionally,” said Letham.