Summer Isles, haunt of actors and politicos, on market for around £700,000

11 December 2015 by
Summer Isles, haunt of actors and politicos, on market for around £700,000

Summer Isles - a remote 13-bedroom hotel in the Scottish Highlands popular with politicians and thespians - has been put on the market for offers over £695,000.

The property, which is praised in the Good Hotel Guide 2016 for its "stunning views", is being sold by Terry Mackay, who has owned the business since 2008.

"The hotel's location and style have appealed to many famous people over the decades because of its remoteness and privacy, combined with the opportunity to enjoy fine food and wine at the end of a bracing day in the great outdoors," said Mackay.

"Charlie Chaplin stayed here multiple times in the late 1960s and one of the bedrooms is named after him. More recently, senior Labour politicians such as John Smith and Robin Cook have been guests, and stars of the theatre and films like Sir Ian McKellen and Richard Wilson have also enjoyed the hotel's facilities. In 2013 First Minister Alex Salmond came for a short break in the lead-up to the Scottish Referendum."

Located on a peninsula in Achiltibuie, west of Ullapool, Summer Isles was the holder of a Michelin star for 13 consecutive years until 2010. Its accommodation is provided in a terrace of cottages and a log cabin, as well as in the main house.

Alistair Letham, a director of Colliers International, the agent selling the property, said: "The Summer Isles hotel has been described as an ‘oasis of civilisation' and it is undoubtedly a fantastic hotel business. It would be ideal for anyone who is looking for a unique lifestyle business, along with an excellent home and a well established and good income."

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