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Highland inn popular with ‘Munro baggers' changes hands

04 December 2008 by

The Cluanie Inn at Glenmoriston, a landmark roadside country inn, has changed hands.

The property lies within four acres of grounds on the main A87 ‘road to the isles' mid-way between Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye in Inverness-shire.

The inn offers 10 en-suite letting bedrooms to sleep 21 guests in the main Georgian building, and another three Clubhouse rooms (including a family room) to sleep eight in a separate extension.

Other facilities include a residents' lounge, a 30-seat dining room, and a bar with three split-level areas that can seat a combined 44 customers. Outside, along with parking spaces, the business also operates two petrol pumps.

Further accommodation is provided in the form of a four-bedroom owners' flat on the first floor, a ground-floor staff flat and six caravans for staff towards the rear.

The property comes with planning consent to build a three-bedroom house on the land, along with permission to convert the staff flat into four extra letting bedrooms.

Previous owners Alex and Cecelia Airley had also prepared draft plans to set up a retail craft and whisky shop.

The business made an adjusted trading profit of £108,575 in the year to 31 October 2006 on a net turnover of £490,986. Food (36%) dominated the sales split, followed by accommodation (32%), the bar (22%), and fuel and miscellaneous (10%).

The Edinburgh office of Colliers Robert Barry sold the freehold off a guide price of £850,000 to Andy and Monique Gallop, who move in from the Isle of Wight.

By Angela Frewin

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