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The Isle of Skye is located off the north west coast of Scotland, conveniently connected to the mainland by the Skye Bridge. The island is a world-renowned holiday destination, appealing to a wide range of visitors.
The White Heather is situated overlooking the harbour, in the picturesque fishing village of Kyleakin. Locally, Kyleakin, Broadford and Kyle of Lochalsh, provide a full range of services, including supermarkets, doctors/dentists/A&E/Hospital, restaurants & bars to both locals and tourists alike. Kyleakin also benefits from access to Superfast Broadband. Kyleakin is 5 minutes drive from the train station in Kyle, offering a direct train service to/from
Inverness and there are daily bus services connecting Kyleakin to Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh, which also continue up the island to Broadford, Portree & Uig.
The White Heather’s idyllic location provides easy access to the many other areas of natural beauty, both on the Isle of Skye and on the mainland. The variety of wildlife both in the village and in the wider area, cannot pass unrecognised, as this is another attribute which establishes Skye as one of Scotland’s strongest areas for tourism. Being next to the Skye Bridge, Kyleakin also benefits from being very close to the North Coast 500 driving route, which is becoming more popular each year!
The White Heather Hotel is an extremely well-run business, that has been operated by the current proprietors for over 15 years and enjoys a high level of repeat trade, including small group tours. Since purchasing the business, the property has been extensively refurbished by the current vendors and is now presented in walk-in condition.
The property has been placed on the market due to the current owners’ wish to relocate.
The business previously traded as a fully licensed hotel, although the current owners choose to operate on a 7 month, seasonal B&B basis only. All the fundamentals remain in place should new owners wish to return to full h
Current records and accounts can be inspected when viewing.
The business trades from March – October.
The business is managed by the owners, with the help of 1 part time (seasonal) staff member.
The business benefits from a detached 3 bedroom, owners cottage, with private entrances to both front and rear. The cottage has gas central heating throughout.
Two bedrooms are ensuite while the master bedroom benefits from a walk through dressing room leading to it’s own luxury ensuite, with steam/shower/bath enclosure. The cottage also has a fully fitted kitchen. The lounge/dining room (with feature Morso woodburning stove) is at the front of the cottage, with views across the harbour to the mountains beyond.
The large attic space is floored out, with velux windows and is currently used as storage, although access is still only by ladder. There would be scope to fully convert the attic space, subject to planning. The cottage is also fully double glazed and has a fully enclosed garden at the rear of the hotel.
We are advised that the property is freehold.
We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a harbour side hotel, with incredible business potential and stunning views from almost every window! Viewing is highly recommended.
The White Heather Hotel is a traditional two storey building, with the main entrance to the front, which leads into the spacious reception area.
The old bar area, located to the left of the reception, is currently used as a small guest lounge, with large picture windows looking out across the harbour.
To the right of the reception, you will find the larger guest lounge, again looking onto the harbour at the front of the hotel.
At the end of the main hallway, you reach the breakfast room, with unrivalled, panoramic views of the harbour, mountains and Castle Moil ruins. This room was previously used for both lunchtime and evening dining and could be easily transformed back in to a fully functioning restaurant. There are ladies/gents toilets next to the entrance to the breakfast room.
All 7 letting rooms are on the upper floor and are accessed from the stairway to the right of the reception. All bedrooms are ensuite with walk-in showers, except 1 which has a bath with shower over. The rooms consist of 3 Standard Twin/Superking, 2 Superior Twin/Superking and 2 Standard Double rooms. Two of the Standard Twin/Superking rooms have scope to fit an extra single bed in them to accommodate families.
Each guest room has been individually finished to an excellent standard and offers a high level of comfortable accommodation. The rooms vary in arrangement, but all benefit from tea and coffee making facilities and LED TVs. In addition to the guest bedrooms, there is a small guest kitchenette and a guest study.
The property has extensive service areas, including a fully fitted commercial kitchen/dish wash area, walk-in pantry, managers office and various storage areas/cupboards. The property has gas central heating throughout and is fully double glazed. The hotel has tarmacked parking areas both infront and behind the hotel, for a total of 7 cars.