13 bedroom hotel for sale

Summer Isles HotelAchiltibuie,UllapoolIV26 2YG

Offers Over £595,000

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  • Business for sale

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Tenure: Freehold

For Sale as whole or in 3 lots
Lot 1 - Summer Isles Hotel - Offers over 595,000
Lot 2 - Matthew's Cottage - Offers over 295,000
Lot 3 - The Croft Land - Offers over 95,000


At first glance the Summer Isles Hotel has the appearance of a straight forward Highland Hotel property - and in many ways it is - but this unpretentious business has been described as an "oasis of civilisation" - and that it is too. The collection of properties that form the Summer Isles Hotel provides, for those who seek out in Scotland a "get away from it all" and food experience, a range of accommodation styles to suit all, where the emphasis is on quality and simplicity.

The hotel's name, so called after the group of islands off the coastline, conjures up the suggestion of a haven far removed from the Highlands. However, that it is a haven is no exaggeration. The reason for its exclusiveness is not difficult to imagine - the popularity of beautiful Wester Ross is renowned among a wide range of visitor types and the Achiltiuie area has qualities of grandeur and romanticism of its very own which are enhanced by its location within a Highland crofting community, in addition to the incomparable backcloth of the Summer Isles.

The seller purchased the Summer Isles Hotel in 2008 and has in the intervening period continued to improve and upgrade the facilities on offer at the property. The hotel currently, through choice, trades on a short season (Easter to October) and has a management, front of house and kitchen "team" employed to operate the business. Whilst the main hotel offers more formal dining, there is the adjoining "locals" Summer Isles Bar which is increasingly popular to non residents and casual custom as a dining facility. The Summer Isles Hotel has everything to offer those seeking that truly "life-style" business that provides a delightful home in an exceptionally beautiful area of the North West of Scotland.

The Summer Isles Hotel properties are being offered for sale as a whole or in 3 lots giving purchasers not just the opportunity to acquire only the well established hotel business but also to consider other options including the potential development, on the Croft Land, and the acquisition of Matthew's Cottage to be available as top quality "rooms" during the season and for self-catering during the winter.



The Summer Isles Hotel business is made up of a range of different properties including the original Highland Hotel building to which has been annexed log cabins, chalet and cottages. The accommodation comprises briefly as follows.


From the hotel's sizeable gravelled car park, steps lead up to the main entrance door which gives access, via a vestibule, into the entrance hallway. To the right is the delightful and airy Residents Lounge and Cocktail Bar, which is incorporated into the Sun Lounge to the front, and provides, towards the rear, the bar area (12) with dispense bar servery and the relaxing Lounge Area (12) towards the front part of the room from where the views to the Summer Isles are enjoyed. To the left of the hallway is the hotel's main Restaurant to seat a total of 30 covers - two adjoining rooms - the main room extending forward to mirror the Residents Lounge and the second with a bay window. On the first floor there is an additional small Library Lounge for Residents. Alongside the hotel, with a separate entrance is the Summer Isles Bar, the locals (public) bar, which is two adjoining areas - the front, with its exposed walls seats around 18 and has doors to a small patio area; and to the rear the main bar area (10) where there is the bar servery.


The Summer Isles has a range of accommodation to cater for up to 28 guests as follows.

Main Hotel

3 Double Bedrooms ("Mackay", "Irvine" and "Chaplin"), all bath with shower (one with separate shower), 2 rooms have sea views, one has a sitting/lounge area.


Boathouse Suite - Ground Floor: Open Plan Sittingroom with sofabed, Large Bathroom, Dressing/Drying Room. First Floor: via spiral staircase from the Sittingroom access to a Large Double Bedroom.
Two Large Double Sea View Rooms ("Tanera Mor" & "Tanera Beag") - each split level, with Sitting Area to the front and Ensuite Large Bathroom with separate Bath and Shower.
Two Standard Double Sea View Rooms ("Oscaig" & "Lurgainn") each with Bathroom with bath and shower over.

Log Cabins

3 Double Log Cabin Rooms ("Stac Pollaidh", "Suilven" & "An Teallach")

Log House

Separate Norwegian Chalet with spacious Living/Dining Room, Kitchen, Twin Bedroom, Double Bedroom, One Bathroom with shower over.


In the main hotel there is a good sized commercially equipped kitchen with prep and wash up areas. Drying room. Large hotel office with views to the front. Large beer cellar behind Public Bar.

Incorporated into the outbuildings, to the rear, are the fridge and freezer rooms, laundry and linen room, storage room, wine cellar and separate empty bottle store. In addition there is large garage store, and a large storage shed with loft over.


Main Hotel

Ground Floor: Double Bedroom with Shower Room ensuite. First Floor: Bedroom with Shower Room ensuite.


Located to the rear of the hotel is the Managers' Flat comprising Ground Floor: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, shower room. First Floor: Large open plan sitting room with mezzanine level.


Situated to the rear is a separate staff chalet with 4 single bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, sittingroom with kitchen, separate bathroom and separate shower room.


There is ample car parking to the front of the main hotel and to the side. Also to the side there is a outdoor beer garden. In front of the Log House there is a small orchard garden with greenhouse. At the rear of the hotel there are range of buildings used as service areas and stores (see Service Areas). (NOTE: The access road between the main hotel buildings and the car park is shared with other users).


Premises Licence.


VisitScotland - Listed; TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence; Good Hotel Guide - Listed.





Located towards the rear of the main hotel, accessed off the shared driveway road, is a recently built detached house which with its raised elevation enjoys superb southerly views across the sea to the Summer Isles. The accommodation comprises:-

Ground Floor: Large and spacious open plan Sittingroom (with wood burning stove)/Dining Room/Kitchen; Utility Room; Double Bedroom with Bathroom ensuite (with whirlpool bath).

First Floor: Master Double Bedroom with Shower Room ensuite; Twin Bedroom with shower room ensuite; Separate Sauna cabinet.


Croft land

To the front of the main hotel property, leading down to the foreshore, is Croft Land extending to almost 5 acres. A previous Planning Consent to build one residential dwelling house on this land has now lapsed but it is thought it could be renewed upon making the appropriate applications to the Local Authority. This land provides an excellent potential for development to create a delightful home or 2 semi-detached villas to act as hotel rooms with magnificent views.


Highland Council, Inverness (01463 702000). Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. LPG gas. Heating to the properties is mixed between oil fired central heating, electric heating or central heating from gas. Matthew's Cottage is oil fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor.


Management accounts for the year ended 31st March 2015 show that total sales for the business were 613,263 (net of VAT). Trading accounts will be made available to genuinely interested purchasers, preferably after viewing the property.


LOT 1 - Summer Isles Hotel - Offers Over 595,000

LOT 2 - Matthew's Cottage - Offers Over 295,000

LOT 3 - Croft Land - Offers Over 95,000

Offers are for the freehold (heritable feuhold/outright ownership) of the properties complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory) but excluding personal items. Stock at valuation. ** artwork separate **


All offers should be submitted to Colliers International with whom purchasers should register interest if they wish to be informed of closing dates.


Colliers International is able to assist prospective purchasers by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the vendor or broker involved


All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents who are acting with sole selling rights.


Ullapool 24 miles, Inverness 80. From Inverness take the A90 then at the Tore roundabout take the A835 road signposted Ullapool approximately 8 miles north of Ullapool turn left onto an unclassified public road signposted Achiltibuie.

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  • Achnasheen (32.3 mi)
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  • Achnasheen (32.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Edinburgh

1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN

0131 291 0011 Local call rate

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