Britain's most westerly hotel up for sale

13 July 2011 by
Britain's most westerly hotel up for sale

The most westerly located hotel - and one of the most remote - in the UK has been put on the market for offers in excess of £950,000.

Well-known from the Channel 4 TV series An Island Parish, the 39-bedroom Isle of Barra Beach hotel is located on the Atlantic west coast of the island, at the southern tip of the Outer Hebrides. It was originally built in 1973 to resemble the upturned hull of a shipwreck and overlooks the white sands of Tangasdale Beach.

Access to the hotel is via ferry or plane to the island's airport, which is almost located on the beach.

Current owners, Teresa Jenkins, Guy Adams and their family, have run the hotel successfully and profitably, despite only trading for half the year.

The sales of the property, which includes extensive owners' accommodation and large staff accommodation, is being handled by Knight Frank.

David Reid, partner of Knight Frank, said: "Many of the hotels which I have sold on the Scottish islands have been quite small and profitability is limited. The Isle of Barra Beach hotel is quite an exception and with some 39 rooms and very large owner's accommodation and outstanding profits it really does offer a superb lifestyle for a couple or family.

"Barra also benefits from excellent primary and secondary schooling. If new owners wished, there have also been plans drawn up to extend the hotel significantly and the views from the stunningly situated hotel are truly breathtaking."

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By Janet Harmer

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