6 bedroom hotel for sale

Glenuig InnSound of ArisaigGlenuigLochailortInverness-shirePH38 4NG

Offers in Region of £895,000

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  • Business for sale

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Tenure: Freehold


"Location, Location, Location" is in many cases an overused phrase but not in this case. Glenuig Inn occupies a stunning position in an area noted for its beautiful scenery on the Sound of Arisaig. With views to Loch Nan Uamh, from where Bonnie Prince Charlie departed for Skye, and out to the Small Isles of Rhum, Eigg and Muck with Syke in the distance. It has something for everyone; sea-kayaking, sailing, diving, walking, golf, mountaineering, skiing, fishing, cycling, motor biking, wildlife spotting, painting and photography; and was recently awarded Lochaber Business of the Year 2016.

Although offering the quality of life often sought after by those wishing seclusion and privacy, Glenuig Inn is in an accessible part of the West Highlands; it is only a short distance from the well-known "Road to the Isles" which links Fort William and Mallaig. There is a regular train service to London via Fort William and is not far from Glenfinnan with its viaduct and monument overlooking Loch Shiel. In the summer the Jacobite Steam train travels close by twice a day, a popular tourist activity made famous by the Harry Potter films.

Glenuig Inn is Scotland's exemplar green Inn, leading the way in sustainable tourism and has twice been awarded the prestigious VIBES Micro Business Award. Glenuig Inn serves great food which is as natural, healthy, local and organic as possible and is open 365 days a year with no seasonal reduction in service and is becoming a food destination in its own right. As a Gold Award holder from the Green Tourism Business Scheme continuously since 2011, Glenuig Inn has sustainability at its core. It has reduced its carbon emissions to zero and uses 100% renewable energy with capacity from existing technology for the proposed new building. Going beyond compliance, there is no food waste or food contaminated organic waste leaving the premises as it is sterilised and dried before being used as part of the biomass alongside the wood pellets. It was voted Best Low Carbon Business in the Highland Business Awards 2015.
In 2007 when it was purchased by the current owner, the vision was that environmental sustainability should be at the forefront of the business. The aim to was demonstrate that it was possible to run a leisure and tourism business efficiently and profitability with minimal environmental footprint. The result being that both costs and environmental impact are reduced and winter energy costs are less than those in the summer.

The origins of the Glenuig Inn are believed to date from the mid-18th century - probably an older 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.


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 view 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


2015 Green Tourism - Gold Award. 2011 VIBES Awards - Best Micro Business. 2015 Highland Business Awards - Best Low Carbon Business. 2016 Lochaber Business of the year; 2016 VIBES Best Micro 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 management accounts for the year ended 30th September 2017 is 354,253 (net of VAT) with an EBITDA profit 116,815. Trading accounts will be provided to genuinely interested parties, preferably after viewing.


Offers around 895,000 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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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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0131 291 0011 Local call rate

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