6 bedroom hotel for sale

Glenuig InnSound of ArisaigGlenuigLochailortInverness-shirePH38 4NG

Offers in Region of £795,000

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  • Business for sale

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Tenure: Freehold


The "Green" Credentials. The Glenuig Inn, was awarded the Best Low Carbon Business in the Highlands Business Awards in September 2015; and achieved Gold Status under the Green Tourism Business Scheme for the first time in 2011 which was revalidated in Spring 2013 and again in 2015. The Inn trades justifiably as "Scotland's Exemplar Green Inn", and is often described as the great base for exploring the Sound of Arisaig and the Small Isles. With energy efficiency at the core, the business has reduced its carbon emissions and is now a 100% renewable energy business, with zero carbon emissions. The current owner has renovated and operated the business along strong environmental and ethical lines, not only appealing to the growing market for such, but also reducing waste to a minimum in order to meet the stringent market demands of a modern cost efficient and environmentally conscious business. The main Inn building runs on 100% renewable energy and the new utility building includes a pellet boiler system ensuring that the whole site operates as a 100% renewables business and which includes sufficient capacity to supply the proposed development. A Smokery has been installed - The Glenuig Smokery - giving a new "retail arm" to the Inn as well as providing home smoked food for the restaurant. A food waste dryer is used to dry food waste and organic material which in turn is used to supplement the biomass fuel, for the Pellet Boiler.

"Location, Location, Location" is in many cases an overused phrase but not in this case. The Glenuig Inn occupies a stunning position in an area noted for its beautiful natural features and has, for some time, been a marine special area of conservation. The Glenuig Inn overlooks the Sound of Arisaig and there are views across to Loch Nan Uamh, from where Bonnie Prince Charlie departed for Skye. Although offering the quality of life often sought after by those wishing seclusion and privacy, the Glenuig Inn is an accessible part of the West Highlands and is only a short distance from the well-known "Road to the Isles" route, linking Fort William and Mallaig. The provision of leisure activities nearby is increasing include the ever popular sea kayaking which is associated with Glenuig Inn. However the area also offers walking, sailing and golf.

The origins of the Glenuig Inn are believed to date from the mid-18th century - probably an old drover's inn - and still retains much of its traditional country inn charm although with a definite 21st century slant. It provides appealing charm not only to the wide local community but to the wide range of visitors to the locality. The property is currently 3 buildings - the main Inn with bar, restaurant and lounge facilities plus the separate accommodation block and the utility building, the latter providing a versatility of uses.


The seller purchased the Glenuig Inn in 2007 and, apart from completely renovating and extending the main Inn premises, it is the success of the environmentally conscious and green credentials under which Glenuig Inn operates that should be lauded. Planning Consent exists for an "Infill Building to provide 6 additional letting bedrooms and 2 staff flats and this in addition to the recently built "Utility Building", can be developed easily to ensure they meet the same exacting environmental standards. In addition to the development the seller has increased the business at the Glenuig Inn with significant growth in the last 2 years. The decision to sell, for personal reasons, does therefore give new owners the opportunity to continue the good work, develop the additional property, for which there is a demonstrable demand, and increase the business and profitability in what can only be described as an outstandingly beautiful and remote location on the popular West Coast of Scotland.


To the main Inn the front door leads, via an entrance porch vestibule, to the principal Bar area (60) which has a rustic panelled bar, timber flooring and features a wood burner. To the left is the main Restaurant (46) which is an attractive room with views to three sides, with flagstone flooring, servery area and wood burner. To the right of the bar is the Lounge (16) with sea views out over Glenuig Bay. There is under floor heating throughout. To the front of the Inn outside there is the Beer Garden with picnic tables plus ample parking.


Bedrooms In the separate Accommodation Block there are 6 Letting Bedrooms each with its own external door access. They are 3 doubles plus bunk beds; double plus twin beds; twin plus bunk beds; twin plus 2 bunk beds (the latter is suitable for disabled access). All of the rooms have en-suite facilities, a wet room with bath and shower. All of the rooms are equipped with central heating, TV and tea/coffee facilities.
Bunk Room First floor of the main Inn there is a Bunk House Room with 9 single beds; 2 shower rooms and tea/prep area.


Good sized large commercial kitchen. Cellar. Dry store with fridge and freezers. In the accommodation building there is an external Shower Room (for visiting yachtsmen etc) and a Laundry. Utility building with large Drying Room. Pellet Boiler, Smokery, Diver's air compressor and Food Waste Dryer.


Staff Flat, above the main Inn with 3 bedrooms, Living/Dining Room area with Kitchen off. Shower room.


Owner's Flat, above the main Inn, with Livingroom, Bedroom, Kitchen area and Shower Room.


Glenuig Inn is set in approx three quarters of an acre of its own grounds with ample car parking to the front of the main inn. The Glenuig Inn owns 10 commercial boat moorings in the bay, laid in a Moorings Area leased from the Crown Estate. These are the first mainland moorings north of Ardnamurchan Point.


Highland Council (01463 702000), Three phase mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage. Heating in the main inn building is 100% renewable via the biomass boiler with under-floor heating. There are also 2 wood burning stoves in the public areas.


Premises Licence.


STB 3 Star Inn. Gold - The Green Tourism Business Scheme.


March 2011 Green Tourism - Gold Award. November 2011 VIBES Awards - Best Micro Business. February 2013 Green Tourism - Gold Award renewal audit. June 2015 Green Tourism - Gold Award renewal audit. September 2015 Highland Business Awards - Best Low Carbon Business.




Planning Consent and Building Warrant have been granted to build a new "infill" building, between the main inn and the Accommodation Block, to provide accommodation of - Ground Floor; 2 Staff Flats each with a Bedroom, Livingroom with Kitchen area and Shower Room; First Floor - 6 Double/Twin Bedrooms with ensuite shower room facilities.


The Glenuig Inn has shown tremendous growth in turnover in the last two years and turnover to year end 30th September 2015 is 290,677 (net of VAT) with achievable EBITDA profit of in excess of 67,000. Trading accounts will be provided to genuinely interested parties, preferably after viewing.


Offers around 795,000 to include the freehold (heritable feuhold - outright ownership) property complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation. NOTE: (Offers for the property and business assets or if preferred, the share capital in The Glen Uig Limited will be considered).


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 lender or broker involved.


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


Lochailort 8 miles. Strontian 24. Mallaig 25. Fort William 35. See location map for directions. From Fort William take the main A830 road signposted mallaig, follow this road until reaching the Lochailort junction and then follow the A861 signposted Glenuig. The Glenuig Inn is easily located on reaching the community village of Glenuig.

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  • Beasdale (5.4 mi)
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1 Exchange Crescent, Conference Square, Edinburgh, EH3 8AN

0131 291 0011 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Beasdale (5.4 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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