10 bedroom detached house for sale

Overscaig House Hotel, Lairg, Highland, IV27

Offers Over £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 8 en-suite letting bedrooms, staff accommodation and spacious owners accommodation
  • Renowned 3-Star STB Highland Hotel, near North Coast 500 route in an area of natural beauty enjoying stunning views over Loch Shin.
  • Currently run as a seasonal, lifestyle business trading from May to September with the potential to extend to year- round trading being Licenced 365 days a year
  • Fishing rights on 3 lochs (Loch Shin, Loch a?Ghriama and Loch Merkland) sale includes 5 fishing boats and 3 outboards
  • Outstanding gardens and grounds which run to the shores of Loch Shin and extend to approximately 6 acres

Full description

Delightful Country House hotel with eight en-suite letting bedrooms set in the most idyllic loch side location in Lairg, Sutherland providing an excellent lifestyle opportunity to live and work in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland



Overscaig House Hotel is a substantial Hotel set on the shores of Loch Shin in Lairg.

The hotel enjoys a most spectacular open view over Loch Shin to the hills and mountains beyond. Within easy driving and cycling distance of the ever-popular North Coast 500 route. Its quiet location makes it increasingly popular with those also wishing to stay off the route.
The Hotel sits in good sized grounds which run to the shores of Loch Shin. There is a pleasant seating area to the front of the hotel enjoying superb views.

The trading season is currently from mid April to October end, offering dinner bed and breakfast, and accommodation in 8 well appointed, en-suite bedrooms. The operating period has excellent potential to extend to an all year-round business facilitated by the granting of a 365 day licence.

The current proprietors have excellent reviews on Booking.com and have the Recognition of Excellence from Hotels Combined. The return trade to the business has also increased under the current ownership.

They have also upgraded the staff and owner’s accommodation giving the scope to let out the owners flat as a self-catering unit to again increase income.

The business generates income from its eight quality en-suite letting bedrooms, a traditional bar area and snug with open fire where bar meals can be enjoyed. There is a guest lounge and dinner is served in the restaurant area in the modern extension offering spectacular views.

The business has fishing rights on Loch Shin, Loch a’Ghriama and Loch Merkland, all within a short distance from the Hotel. The sale includes 5 boats with all the associated equipment. Fishing is one of the attractions close to the owners’ hearts and the number of fishing parties booking has increased over the past year.

The vendors have chosen to operate this business on a restricted seasonal basis to suit their personal lifestyle. Unfortunately, they have made the difficult decision to sell the Hotel due to health reasons.

The Hotel is entered via a large entrance vestibule which is ideal for boots and changing from any wet gear. This leads to the reception area. The bar and lounge are to the side and there are male and female WCs to the rear. The snug has a feature stone fireplace and solid fuel fire making this the ideal place to relax after a day out walking or fishing. A hallway leads to the rear corridor where a door leads to the comfortable guest lounge and spacious dining room.

Letting bedrooms
The 8 letting bedrooms are situated on the first floor to sleep 17 guests and are configured as follows:
Room 1 – Twin en-suite with bath and shower over
Room 2 – Single en-suite with bath and shower over
Room 3 – Double with dressing room en-suite with bath and shower over
Room 5 – Double en-suite with bath and shower over
Room 6 – Family (double and 2 singles) with bath and shower over
Room 7 – Family (double and 2 singles) en-suite with shower room
Room 8 – Single en-suite with bath and shower over
Room 9 – Single en-suite with bath and shower over

All of the bedrooms are spacious and equipped with satellite Freesat HD TV, radio/alarm, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. Rooms 1, 3 and 5 have open loch views.

Service areas
The commercial kitchen is well-equipped and functional. The kitchen has a tiled floor and a commercial extraction unit. Off the kitchen is a laundry. There is a beer/wine cellar and numerous housekeeping cupboards.

Owners Accommodation
The spacious private owner’s accommodation comprises of a lounge, kitchen, office and double en-suite bedroom. There is the potential to use this as a self-catering apartment to increase income and use the staff accommodation as your own.

There are two further attic rooms which are excellent for storage.

Staff Accommodation
Two attic rooms and shower room. This area has been upgraded with laminate flooring and is used by the current owners as their accommodation.

External
Spacious garden grounds run down to Loch Shin where boats can be launched for fishing. There is a large gravelled seating area from where to enjoy Loch views and barbeques. There is a rod room and drying room with fridge and freezer storage for guests to store their ‘catch’. There is a dry goods store for the kitchen plus a shed used by the owners for general garden storage. The property has off-road parking for up to 12 vehicles.

The business operates a 365 day license under the Licensing Scotland Act 2005 and a copy of this will be made available to interested parties post viewing.


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Added on Rightmove:
21 February 2020

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  • Lairg (16.0 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Lairg (16.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bell Ingram, Inverness

5 High Street Beauly IV4 7BS

01463 568032 Local call rate

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