Time to cross to Conon Bridge?

New owner sought for 18th century hotel in Highland village

The Conon Bridge Hotel benefits from its location on the popular North Coast 500 route

HOTELIERS wishing to capitalise on Scotland’s busy North Coast 500 tourist route might be interested in the Conon Bridge Hotel, which has come onto the books of Christie & Co.

The 18th century property, which has 12 letting rooms, is located in the village of Conon Bridge, south of Dingwall.

A lounge bar in the centre of the building links a public bar and the hotel’s Crispins restaurant; through a mix of fixed and moveable seating the three combined areas can accommodate approximately 120 covers.

Externally, the business has a beer garden to the side of the property and a private car park with space for 15 cars as well as a detached outbuilding, currently used for storage.

Two-bedroom owner’s accommodation with a lounge and separate kitchen is located on the first floor of the hotel, while a separate flat that is used at present as staff accommodation can be found on the second floor.

The current owners, who wish to retire from the trade, host village events in the hotel and the food and drink offer is said to be “greatly appreciated and supported by villagers”.

Stuart Drysdale, director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: “Situated at the start of the increasingly popular North Coast 500, Conon Bridge is perfectly placed to benefit from the increased tourist numbers in the Highlands.

“The property is the perfect size for a couple or owner operator to re-establish this business within the village, offering a quality food and beverage option along with comfortable letting rooms.”

Christie & Co is seeking offers in the region of £285,000 for the freehold.