The historic Shieldhill Castle hotel in Lanarkshire has been brought to the market for offers in excess of £750,000.
The castle, which has overlooked the Clyde Valley for more than 800 years, and has 30 rooms, 16 of which are in the castle, 10 in a stable annexe and four in chalet lodges.
The property was converted for use as a hotel in 1959 and has welcomed illustrious guests, including Nelson Mandela, who stayed while attending a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
The hotel ceased trading earlier this year when the tenant operator vacated the premises and is being sold on behalf of the mortgagees in possession.
A three-bedroom private house and 6.5 acres of private grounds are included within the sale.
Alistair Letham, director hotels agency Colliers International, said: “Shieldhill Castle is your quintessential Scottish country house hotel. In more recent years, it operated principally as an exclusive use and wedding venue. However, its convenience of accessibility to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the central belt, plus its tranquil rural location, make it an ideal spot to develop a destination country house hotel – whether for leisure, exclusive or corporate use.”
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Alistair Letham at email@example.com.