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The Loch Maree Hotel is an extremely well-presented property that has been operated by the current proprietors since 2012. The current vendors took on the lease in 2012 before opening in 2013 after a full and extensive refurbishment program. The business has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor’s wish to retire. The property has undergone a full and complete refurbishment in 2012, including all fixtures and fittings, new boiler system, double glazing.
The business benefits from its highly desirable location on the banks of Loch Maree, with moorings and concrete jetty’s for fishing craft. The hotel also comes with the fishing rites for 10 miles of shoreline (5 in each direction) along with the islands on the loch.
Loch Maree hotel also features several resident wild deer, which come and feed in the grounds, some of which can be hand fed. The current vendors only operate from April to End September on a dinner bed and breakfast basis.
Additional marketing is by way of their informative website
“Loch Maree is one of the most beautiful in Scotland and many songs have been written about it. Its history can be traced back to the 7th century when St Maelrubha, the celtic Missionary, established a cell on Isle Maree, one of several islands on the Loch. Queen Victoria stayed in the Hotel in 1877. Her Majesty was by no means the first to be captivated by the Loch and its celebrated islands, the history of which is shrouded in legend. For the ornithologist the bird life is fascinating, with several rare species including Crossbills, Black-throated Divers and Sea Eagles. The hill walker is provided with a base from which to bag numerous Munros and Corbett’s. With the Beinn Eighe National Reserve, Slioch and the Torridon Forest on our doorstep, there is an abundance of nature trails to suit everyone. The Loch Maree Hotel in Gairloch provides a peaceful retreat to all our guests.”
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The Loch Maree Hotel is a former hunting and fishing lodge which dates back to 1872. The property is a traditionally built detached stone property that occupies its own grounds with stunning views over Loch Maree.
The main entrance is from the front which leads into a reception hallway. This in turn leads to all areas public and private.
The property is set over three levels with all public areas on the ground level. 12 of the letting rooms are located on the first floor.
Also included within the leasehold sale is the ‘ghilies cottage’ building located directly adjacent to the main hotel, along with a detached self-contained 3-bedroom log cabin.
The hotel benefits from extensive public areas. These include; main restaurant, public bar, snug and residents lounge.
To the right on entry you will find the residents lounge and guest dining room. The lounge is tastefully decorated, furnished with soft seating and occasional tables. The lounge also benefits from carpet flooring and feature fireplace. Next to the lounge, you will find the guest dining room.
The dining room is again well presented and furnished with wooden tables and chairs. The dining room further benefits from wooden flooring and stunning loch views
The public bar is located to the left on entry. The ‘Ghillies Bar’ also doubles as the guest reception. The bar is tastefully decorated in keeping with the area and property. The bar is well furnished with a good mix of upholstered bench seating, chairs and soft seating, along with wooden tables and chairs for dining.
The Ghillies Bar further benefits from having a two smaller ‘snug’ areas, which lead to decking and the rear gardens. Ghilies bar is well presented and benefits from a log burning stove, carpet flooring and two bar areas.
Ladies and gents facilities are well located off the public areas.
The property benefits from having 16 well-appointed letting rooms. There are 12 rooms located on the first floor of the main building. Including, room 12. Which is where Queen Victoria stayed during her visit in 1877.
On the second floor, you have a further three letting bedrooms. Additionally, there is an external bedroom, with private entrance. This room is a mobility impaired room and benefits from a full wet room. All rooms have been refurbished and furnished. The rooms all have en-suite facilities, 32" LCD TVs and hospitality trays. All en-suites have had new showers and floors.
Located to the left of the property you will find the ‘Ghilies Cottage’. The cottage is a 2 double bedroom self-contained letting apartment. The cottage features an open plan living and kitchen area. The living area, benefits from a log burner stove and a fully equipped domestic kitchen. The cottage has two double bedrooms and a family bathroom, with white three-piece suit and a shower over the bath. In addition, the cottage has a private decking patio with views over Loch Maree.
As expected with a property the style and size of the Loch Maree, there are ample service areas, including a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The kitchen was fully refurbished in 2012, spirit/dry goods store and dish wash area. In addition, there are 4 staff bedrooms, all of which are ensuite.
The property also benefits from having an external chemical store, freezer room, bin store, drying room, and log store.
Located next to the main building is the owner’s cabin. The cabin features 4 bedrooms, all ensuite, kitchen and large lounge with log burning stove. The cabin is well presented and is currently used by the vendors as owners’ accommodation but can be used as letting accommodation in the high season.
The property sits in its own large grounds, there is a large car park to the front, with ample space for 15 cars.
The Loch Maree also benefits from having a spacious outside seating area, offering views and access directly to the loch.
The property has private water, Oil CH, lpg Gas for cooking and septic tank.
We are advised that the property is leasehold
We are advised the lease has a period of 22 years remaining, with an annual rental of £27,000.
We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.
The Sale of the Loch Maree hotel offers an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-established business, with the added benefit of having superb development potential for the business. Viewing is highly recommended.