Highland hotel sold as owner to retire


A HIGHLAND hotel and restaurant described as ‘a highly sought after establishment’ has been purchased by a Scottish buyer.

Commercial real estate specialists Colliers, along with Christie and Co as joint agents, sold the Airds hotel and restaurant in Port Appin for an undisclosed amount.

The country hotel, which was previously an 18th-century ferry inn, was owned by Shaun and Jenny McKivragan, who decided to sell to allow them to retire after 19 years of successful operation of the hotel, said Necklaces.

The hotel, also described as a “very successful business”, was bought by Benjamin Andrews.

The gourmet restaurant uses fresh local ingredients, and accomplishments include three AA Rosettes, a ‘continued presence in the Good Food Guide for 43 years, a recommendation in the Michelin Guide in 2021 and recently won the Scottish Cuisine award for best. hotel restaurant (North) “.

Robert Smithson, Associate Director at Colliers, said: “So far this year we have sold over 60 hotels, many of which are quality assets in coastal and rural areas popular with tourists.

“The sale of Airds once again underscores the popularity of quality hotels in beautiful tourist spots.

“I am delighted that the Aird has been sold to someone who will carry on the McKivragans’ legacy and continue to deliver the high levels of quality and service for which the hotel is known and which brings guests back to the region year after year.

“I wish Benjamin the best of luck in operating the hotel.”


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