Who will branch out in Perthshire?

Hotel next to famous ancient yew tree is on the market

OPERATORS seeking a business with a sense of history might be interested in a hotel in the Perthshire village of Fortingall which has come onto the books of property agent Graham & Sibbald.

Occupying an Arts & Crafts-style property built in the late 19th century, Fortingall Hotel is located next to the churchyard, which is home to the village’s famous ancient yew tree – thought to be between 3000 and 9000 years old.

Described as “stunning and very well-presented”, the hotel has 11 letting bedrooms, an “atmospheric” locals’ bar, a dining room, lounge, library and a private dining/function room; there’s also a staff cottage, private flat and a sizeable garden.

The village of Fortingall sits at the head of Glen Lyon, close to Loch Tay and the towns of Aberfeldy, Kenmore and Pitlochry, and the hotel is said to be in an “excellent position for tourists, sportspeople and visitors to use as a base”.

Alistair Letham, a hotel consultant with Graham & Sibbald, which is marketing Fortingall Hotel with a price tag of offers around £1 million, said: “Fortingall Hotel is a beautiful and unspoilt location which itself is steeped in history.

“The hotel has much to offer the leisure visitor and locals alike.

“Whilst an already established business, the hotel has excellent potential for growth, particularly for resident owners.”