True heritage at island hotel

Opportunity to build on Orkney venue’s offer

The Standing Stones Hotel is said to house Orkney’s largest hotel function room

OPERATORS interested in a move to Orkney may be keen to view The Standing Stones Hotel, situated in one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The hotel, which has four-star VisitScotland accreditation, is set within the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, said to be one of the richest surviving Neolithic landscapes in Western Europe, giving an insight into what life was like in the far north of Scotland some 5000 years ago.

Comprising 17 en suite letting rooms, the property is also said to have the largest hotel function room on the island, with capacity for over 300 guests, a 100-cover restaurant as well as a public lounge bar.

The hotel trades throughout the year and hosts Orkney’s only dedicated field sports stores and accommodations, providing an annual five-month winter shooting agreement.

This is one of the most picturesque locations of any of the businesses we have on the market

The business has been placed on the market to allow the current owner to retire and is described by selling agent Bruce & Co as presenting a “rare opportunity” to acquire a “high-quality hotel with potential to expand”.

Bruce & Co’s Parveen Patel, who is heading up the sale, said: “This is one of the most picturesque locations of any of the businesses we have on the market.

“Situated on the banks of the Loch of Stenness, with breathtaking views and lots of opportunities for further development, this is new to market and we expect to see immediate interest.”

The business is offered for sale with a guide price of £820,000 for the freehold.