New family takes the reins at The Kinlochewe Hotel
A HIGHLAND hotel has changed hands in a deal brokered by property firm Drysdale & Company.
The Kinlochewe Hotel in Wester Ross was sold to Donald MacLennan and family for an undisclosed sum from an asking price of £450,000 after attracting what the agent described as “worldwide enquiries and multiple notes of interest”. The hotel was sold on behalf of David and Karen Twist, who plan to retire.
Located at the southern end of Loch Maree and Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, the former coaching inn comprises The Stag restaurant and bar, and nine en suite letting bedrooms; there’s also a bunkhouse that can sleep 12 people, which is said to be popular with hillwalkers and large groups.
Drysdale & Company’s Stuart Drysdale said: “We are delighted to have secured a good price for their business which they have had for the past five years.
“The interest in this property demonstrates just how popular this part of the Highlands is.”
Former owner David Twist said: “We send our warm congratulations and very best wishes to Don, Julia and their lovely family as they begin their new chapter as owners of The Kinlochewe Hotel.
“Having got to know them over the last few weeks we know that they will inject the same care and enthusiasm into the hotel.
“We retire safe in the knowledge that the place is in good hands.”