Claim a colourful spot on Tobermory’s iconic seafront

The MacDonald Arms, a ten bedroom hotel on Tobermory’s Main Street, is up for sale via Drysdale & Company.

The waterfront property, which has a distinctive blue frontage as part of Tobermory seafront’s iconic row of multi-coloured properties, formerly operated as a pub with rooms.

Priced at offers over £350k, Drysdale’s believes that the MacDonald Arms presents a great opportunity, either for modernisation and refurbishment as a hospitality business, or development.

There are dual front entrance doors on the ground floor, one leading to the former public bar, with the other leading to the main ground floor reception hallway, which in turn provides access to the lounge bar area, and to the upper floor levels via a pitch pine staircase.

The lounge area is complete with a snug section to the rear and was historically popular with both locals and tourists visiting the town. Extensive storage accommodation is provided at the rear of the ground floor level.

On the first floor there is a harbour facing residents lounge and former breakfast/dining room. A managers/staff apartment is provided at first floor level to the rear of the property. This includes three bedrooms, an office and access to the pantry and kitchen.

“This property, situated in a prime part of the town, has huge potential, whether to be refurbished and continue trading as a pub with rooms, or as a small boutique hotel. It could also enjoy a new use altogether,” said Stuart Drysdale.

“It is not every day that one of the iconic, multi coloured properties on this world famous frontage comes up for sale. As such, this property is likely to be highly sought after.

“Drysdale & Company is delighted to have been entrusted with the sale of this property by the family which has enjoyed such as long association with it. They are keen to see it passed on to a new owner who can revitalise the building and secure it an exciting new future.”