Grounds to build on established trade

Highland hotel in ‘honeypot’ location for sale

Columba House Hotel
Columba House Hotel sits within extensive elevated grounds and comprises 14 bedrooms.

A HOTEL in the Cairngorms National Park is for sale for the first time in 35 years.

Situated in Badenoch’s capital, Kingussie, the Columba House Hotel is said to benefit from the area’s “honeypot” trading location; the town is described as a popular tourist destination, as well as a regular base for those visiting and touring the Highlands.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a well looked after business in the Scottish Highlands.

Columba House Hotel occupies an “elevated and tranquil” position, with “superb eastern views of the Cairngorms”, according to selling agent Cornerstone Business Agents.

The hotel, which has been extended over the years, comprises 14 letting bedrooms – 12 of which are en suite – a guest lounge with Victorian cornicing and feature fireplace, as well as the 40-cover Garden Restaurant, which looks out onto the hotel’s grounds.

Within the restaurant is a bar and a 20-cover dining room, which is currently used as a breakfast room and a smaller restaurant in the winter months.

The hotel also features two-bedroom owner’s accommodation.

It is being sold by owner operators Myra and Bill Eccles, who are looking to retire from the trade.

Barry McNeil, a director of Cornerstone, said: “I think it’s very rare to find an operator and licence holder who has held a licence for 35 years.

“This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a well looked after property and business located in one of the honeypot trading areas in the Scottish Highlands.”

A guide price of £575,000 has been set for the hotel.