• Superb modern 3-Star (VisitScotland) Hotel in a majestic natural setting overlooking Loch Sunart.
• Exceptionally modern and spacious restaurant area with 22 covers, sunroom seating 28 plus additional covers in the bar area generating a strong level of profitability.
• Beautifully presented establishment with 3 letting bedrooms in the main hotel, 2 chalet letting rooms and a modern 2-bedroom self-catering cottage with scope to increase letting accommodation if desired.
• Spacious attic floor incorporating 2-bedroom owners'/staff accommodation.
• Attractive grounds with a large garage unit with planning potential subject to consents, ample parking.
The Salen Hotel is a spectacular loch-side property trading as a 3-Star (VisitScotland) hotel situated within the village of Salen overlooking Loch Sunart and magnificent scenery of the surrounding area. The original subjects date from the 19th Century and comprise an attractive stone built two-storey property. A later addition is the popular and attractive "Frasers Cottage" attached to the main building, and built in 2008. This operates as a self-catering unit in its own right as well as additional letting accommodation should demand require it. This modern and attractive two-bedroom cottage is finished to an excellent standard. To the rear of the property is a further stone built unit, which comprises three main rooms, two of which are ensuite and used as additional letting rooms for the hotel. The third, presently used as storage, has the potential to be brought into use as a further letting room should new owners wish.
The main hotel building is a stunning example of how modern and traditional features can blend together to create a property full of character and style. The owners have taken great care in how they achieved this, when extending and developing the property. The sun room with its slate floor and full height windows, opens into an attractive area from where both the lively bar and dining room can be accessed. These areas are again stylish and both traditional and modern, cleverly retaining the feel of an older property with the appeal and lightness of a more modern one.
Located beside the beautiful sea-loch, Loch Sunart, The hotel enjoys panoramic views of this majestic coastline offering a serene holiday setting popular with a variety of tourists, holiday maker's locals and outdoor sportsmen.
Reason for sale
The Salen Hotel offers the opportunity to own an outstanding property in a stunning setting with a mix of income streams. The current owners purchased the property in 2004, and have enjoyed some 12 years at the helm of this exciting business. It is their desire to relocate closer to family which brings this highly profitable and attractive opportunity to the market.
The village nestles around Salen Bay off Loch Sunart. It is the first official community on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and one of the most remote and beautiful untouched areas of Scotland. The ancient woodlands and white sandy beaches attracting visitors from around the world throughout the year.
The Salen Hotel is located upon entering the village of Salen on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The property sits at the junction of the A861 leading to Acharacle and the B8007 to Kilchoan and Ardnamurchan Point. Salen is conveniently centrally placed for tourists exploring not just Ardnamurchan, but also Moidart and Morvern or Island hops to Mull and Skye. The village is a perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts; be it walking, photography, cycling, kayaking, sailing or fishing there is something for everyone.
The village of Ardnamurchan offers a range of amenities including a garage, baker's, fish and chip shop, a grocery store, restaurants, craft gallery as well as a doctor's surgery. The nearest major town is Fort William (The Outdoor Capital of the UK) where most social and economic needs can be fulfilled.
Set within generous grounds with ample parking facilities, the original aspect of the Salen Hotel dates from the end of the 19th Century and comprises a sizeable, stone-built, two-story villa plus attic conversion with modern solid oak conservatory under a pitched slate roof.
Entrance into the hotel is gained through the front door which leads into the modern, slate-floored sun room opening into both the bar and the dining room on either side. With a modern atmosphere created by the use of natural lighting and materials, this area provides seating for 28 covers. Superb views of the surrounding water-front are enjoyed from this well thought out area.
The bar area has a feature wooden servery and a solid oak floor, with fitted and free standing furniture throughout. The focal point of the bar is a large, wood-burning stove set on a stone hearth with wooden fire surround. To the rear of the bar is a pool table and darts area leading out to a modern extension accommodating the ladies', gents' and disabled toilets serving the bar and dining room, along with access to the outside seating area.
The stylish and modern dining room, which seats 22, is presented to an exceptional standard, with natural wood flooring, exposed stonework and a second wood-burner. The restaurant is furnished with contemporary dining furniture while still maintaining a traditional atmosphere.
The main hotel reception hallway is located in between the bar and restaurant which leads up to the first floor landing providing access to the 3 letting bedrooms.
Access to the 3 letting bedrooms can be gained via the main entrance and are located on the first floor, they are configured as follows:
Room 1 - Double with free standing roll top bath and separate shower en-suite
Room 2 - Double with shower en-suite
Room 3 - Twin with shower en-suite
The guest chalet rooms are located to the rear of the grounds and are configured as follows:
Chalet Room 1 - Twin with en-suite room
Chalet Room 2 - Double with en-suite room
The guest rooms are all comfortable, finished to a high standard and benefit from heated towel rails, excellent storage facilities, hospitality trays and hair dryers.
Built in 2008, of natural stone frontage with a pitched, slate-covered roof and private garden to the front. The cottage sleeps 4 with one double and one twin room located on the first floor, both with spectacular views overlooking Loch Sunart and the surrounding area. Upon entering the property, the ground floor comprises of a stunning and substantial open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area with modern fixtures throughout. There is also a large shower room. The kitchen is generously sized with a gas-fired Rayburn cooker. A well-appointed modern bathroom with whirlpool bath is located on the first floor. This cottage can be let out via its own website as a self-contained unit, untilised as further letting accommodation for the hotel or could be utilised as owners accommodation should new owners prefer.
To the rear of the Hotel is a modern and fully equipped commercial kitchen with adjoining servery area benefiting from a large walk in fridge/ freezer. The kitchen servery leads into the dining room which houses a wet store with wine cellar.
There is a newly built garage to the rear of the hotel comprising of workshops and storage space on ground floor. The first floor is currently used as storage and a workshop but could potentially be developed into a staff/owner's flat if desired and subject to planning.
Owners/ staff accommodation
A private apartment is located within the converted attic which comprises of two double bedrooms located at either side of the well-appointed bathroom. In addition, there an office located on the first floor which could be used as a living room.
The property includes ample grounds with guest car parking and seating areas to the front with wall surroundings. There are expansive gravel grounds to the rear of the main building allowing access the chalet and garage, with additional space for parking and managing deliveries through the rear entrance.
The subjects benefit from mains electricity, water and drainage. Lpg gas is used for cooking and an oil boiler for central heating / hot water. The property is mainly double glazed.