Who will reach for the Skye?

Island business on market for first time in over 45 years

AN Isle of Skye accommodation business is on the market for the first time in over 45 years.

Occupying a stunning waterfront position, The Old Inn in Carbost is described as a “high volume pub/restaurant with letting accommodation”.

The business, which is being sold by Spencer Smith and Angus Cooper, whose family has owned and operated the inn for almost half a century, comprises an 80-cover pub and a range of guest accommodation, including a five-bedroom bunkhouse and six B&B letting rooms.

There’s also a manager’s flat and further staff accommodation; and a new waterfront outdoor seating area.

The Old Inn is said to benefit from the many visitors to the Isle of Skye and has also established a strong reputation among locals on the island.

Peter Seymour, hotel and leisure agent with Graham & Sibbald, which is marketing The Old Inn with a price tag of offers over £1.9 million, said the business “benefits from such a fantastic location” and “would suit an owner operator looking for a successful lifestyle business”.

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the Isle of Skye’s leisure institutions,” he said.

“The Old Inn has a fantastic reputation and its atmosphere during the summer is exceptional.

“This is a fantastic chance for a small to medium-sized group or an owner operator to take on this business.”