Who will bank on Highland hotel?

Drumnadrochit business benefits from Loch Ness location

Loch Ness Hotel

A HOTEL in the village of Drumnadrochit on the banks of Loch Ness is on the market for the first time in more than 30 years.

The Loch Ness Lodge Hotel dates from 1740 and was extended in the 1960s to form a coaching hotel.

The property, which sits in ten acres of woodland, comprises 50  en suite bedrooms, all of which are said to be a good size; the Piobrach Bar and Grill, which currently offers a la carte dining for up to 30 covers and is open to residents and non-residents; and the main dining room, which can accommodate up to 100 guests.

There are also eight staff bedrooms within the property and a detached four-bedroom owner’s house adjacent to the hotel.

The sale of the hotel is a fantastic prospect for a serious hospitality specialist.

Trading throughout the summer and autumn seasons, the Loch Ness Lodge Hotel attracts a mix of walkers and cyclists on The Great Glen Way, ‘Nessie hunters’ and coach tours, and is said to have contracts in place for 2018 with enquiries for 2019 underway.

The business is said to generate “sound turnover” from food, accommodation and beverage sales; however, as there is no lunch service at present, there is said to be scope for a new owner to increase revenues by opening year-round and providing a broader food service.

Jackie MacGregor of ASG Commercial, which is marketing the Loch Ness Lodge Hotel, said the sale of the business represents a “fantastic prospect for a serious hospitality specialist to take on a wonderful property and take it to the next level”.

“Its truly wonderful trading setting offers a tremendous business development opportunity,” she said.

The Loch Ness Lodge Hotel is on the market with the price available on application.