Who will fall for Highland inn?

Business at beauty spot offers scope for development

A VILLAGE inn which overlooks a popular Highland beauty spot is up for sale.

Taking its name from the scenic waterfalls nearby, the Falls of Dochart Inn in Killin is said to offer “significant potential to develop the thriving destination business”.

The business, which has been upgraded by the current owners since they acquired the inn in 2001, currently comprises seven bedrooms and bar, restaurant and coffee shop areas which can accommodate up to 80 covers combined; there’s also a 40-cover outdoor terrace.

The property, which dates from the 1700s and was originally a blacksmith’s, is being sold alongside adjacent self-catering Falls Cottage and a plot of land.

Alistair Letham, a director in the UK hotels agency team at Colliers International, which is marketing the property, said the sale offers a new owner the opportunity to further develop the business and build additional accommodation.

“The Falls of Dochart is trading very profitably after 16 years of investment from the existing owners, and there is additional scope to extend the season,” he said.

“Additionally, it is being sold with a sizeable area of land included. Plans have been prepared and planning permission has been granted to build two holiday lodges behind the existing self-catering property, Falls Cottage.

“The availability of the Falls of Dochart Inn and Falls Cottage offers new owners an excellent opportunity to acquire an established and rewarding business, with significant additional scope, including the development of the lodges.”

Offers of around £1.25 million are being sought for the Falls of Dochart Inn, cottage and land.