Hotel in ‘honeypot’ Highlands for sale

Drumnadrochit business offered in ‘walk-in’ condition

A Highland hotel in a “honeypot” location near Loch Ness has come onto the books of property firm Cornerstone Business Agents.

Located in the village of Drumnadrochit on the banks of Loch Ness and the main A82 route – just 20 minutes from Inverness, The Benleva Hotel is said to trade with “impressive levels of turnover” while offering scope for expansion.

A former manse which is thought to be over 300 years old, the property now comprises 11 en suite guest rooms, a bar and a separate 24-cover restaurant or breakfast room. There’s also a beer garden to the rear of the property, which is accessible from the main bar area.

The Benleva, which has been under its current ownership for the past six years and is currently run under management, is said to benefit from both tourist trade and local business from the busy and expanding village and surrounding area.

Barry McNeil, director of Cornerstone, said the business “trades very well”, adding that “hands-on management would be beneficial to push the business forward and onto the next trading level”.

“The Benleva Hotel is a great Highland hotel, trading well with a strong mix of accommodation, food and wet sales,” he said.

“The business is offered in excellent walk-in condition.”

Cornerstone is marketing The Benleva Hotel with a guide price of £625,000. The agent said a leasehold sale may also be considered.