Spectacular and spooky on the shores of Loch Eck in Argyll

The Coylet Inn, on the shores of Loch Eck
The Coylet Inn, on the shores of Loch Eck

A HOTEL with its very own ghost has come onto the market via Shepherd Chartered Surveyors. 

The Coylet Inn fronts onto the A815 on the eastern shoreline of Loch Eck, to the north of the Cowal Peninsula within the Argyll Forest Park, nine miles north of Dunoon.

The location attracts a high level of tourism and day trippers and there are several holiday chalet and caravan parks nearby.

Dating to the 17th century, The Coylet Inn comprises four en suite letting rooms, and a fifth letting room with private bathroom, a bar and restaurant, external seating areas and car parking.

It is said to be haunted by ‘the blue boy’ – the restless spirit of a young boy who met a tragic fate in Loch Eck centuries ago and whose spirit now roams the corridors of the inn. 

The hotel currently provides a timber holiday lodge within the grounds, with the potential to add further lodges in the future, subject to planning. A small jetty and fishing rights on the loch form part of the title.

Shepherd is seeking offers over £650,000 for the inn, with a second lot comprising a detached dwelling house and 11 acres of land on the market for £600,000. 

The total site area under title extends to 11 acres.

Gary Louttit, had of Hospitality & Leisure at Shepherd, said: “This is a rare opportunity to purchase an iconic hotel, a 17th century former coaching inn offering stunning views out over Loch Eck. As such, we anticipate keen interest in this well-established business.

“Given the availability of the subject property in separate lots or as a whole, we envisage buyers to include established hotel operators and also lifestyle purchasers.”