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Hotel in TV town of ‘Balamory' up for sale

01 December 2005 by

The largest and grandest hotel on the Isle of Mull has been put on the market.

The three-star Western Isles hotel is located in Tobermory, a fishing port that is the setting for the children's TV series Balamory. It is renowned for the semi-circle of brightly-painted buildings around the bay.

Tobermory is the main village on Mull, which is easily reached by regular ferry sailings from Oban and Lochaline.

The hotel, which was built in 1833 and has been run by Pat and Vivien Thomson since October 2002, has a commanding view of the bay from its prime location on the hill to the northern side.

It is split into four levels, including a garden. Facilities include 28 en-suite bedrooms, a 70-seat dining room, a 50-seat conservatory bar, a residents' lounge, two meeting rooms to accommodate 30 and 20 delegates respectively, and a terrace.

The property, which trades all year round except for 10 days over Christmas, also holds a wedding licence.

The hotel additionally incorporates a small manager's flat (made up of one bedroom, a lounge and a bathroom) and an extra bedroom for staff.

The Glasgow office of Christie + Co is seeking in excess of £1.1m for the freehold.

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