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Ugie House Hotel, on Scotland’s malt trail, is for sale

Ugie House Hotel


A SPEYSIDE hotel on Scotland’s malt whisky trail has come on to the books of property firm Bruce & Co.

The Ugie House Hotel, in Keith, is located near some of Scotland’s best known malt whisky distilleries, including Stathisla – said to be the oldest in the Highlands (first established in 1786) and home to Chivas Regal.

Described as a “striking property”, the hotel comprises ten en suite letting rooms, as well as a “hugely popular” 80-cover restaurant and bar.

Currently the restaurant is open to both guests and locals and is said to offer “an eclectic menu”.

A recent addition to the property, Bert’s Bar – a 170-capacity space – is said to have brought “a surge of fresh custom” to the business.

The recent addition of the 170-capacity Bert’s Bar is testatment to the hotel’s popularity.

The hotel also hosts private events in its function suite.

With a capacity of up to 170 (122 seated guests), the function suite features a public bar with four large booths, flat screen TV, pool table and a DJ booth.

Additionally, the property features two-bedroom owner’s accommodation.

Gal Leslie, director of commercial and business property at Bruce & Co, said the Ugie House Hotel “is a truly wonderful opportunity”.

“The recent addition of the 170-capacity Bert’s Bar is testament to the hotel’s popularity, and showcases a clear [customer] demand,” she added.

The Ugie House Hotel is on the market at offers over £699,950 for the freehold.