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A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire the unique spectacular and tastefully refurbished Fortingall Hotel. Located in the heart of rural Perthshire, on the increasingly popular Heart 200 tourist route, this Grade B listed building has 10 luxurious en-suite letting rooms. The 50-cover restaurant with long serving Head Chef has been AA Rosetted for 15 years and enjoys an outstanding reputation with locals and visitors alike. The well - known Ewe Bar is the centre of village life, with its Friday night ceilidhs featuring local and visiting musicians, plus log burning stove great food and drinks creating the perfect atmosphere. Currently operating for 8 months of the year, the hotel generates a substantial EBITDA. New owners would have the opportunity to increase revenues.
Fortingall Hotel is set in the historic conservation village of Fortingall next to the famous Fortingall Yew - said to be the World’s Oldest Tree - around 5,000 years old. Fortingall is at the gateway to Glen Lyon - the longest and most beautiful Glen in Scotland. This special place is magical and was the first-choice location for the filming of Brigadoon. There is an abundance of activities – hill walking, cycling, fishing, castle and garden roaming - to attract visitors to the immediate area. Deer, pine martens and red squirrels abound amidst the spectacular scenery of the very heart of Scotland.
Aberfeldy (9 miles) and Pitlochry (23 miles) offer a wide selection of independent shops cafés and professional services. Pitlochry Theatre and the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy are hugely popular with hotel guests. Breadalbane Academy in Aberfeldy offers primary to secondary schooling and has excellent facilities that serve the wider community. Morrison’s Academy, Strathallan School and Glenalmond College are also near to hand for both day pupils and boarders. There is a first-class medical and dental practice in Aberfeldy. Pitlochry has a railway station with regular services to Edinburgh London and Inverness. The A9 - 15 miles distant - is the main route north to the Highlands and south to Edinburgh. Edinburgh Airport is on the near side of the city.
Fortingall Hotel is a unique and special place constructed in the late 19th Century. Designed by the renowned architect, James M Maclaren whose work was a great source of inspiration for Charles Rennie MacIntosh. It is a Scottish Grade B Listed Arts and Crafts property.
The main reception hall is central to the hotel and provides access to the reception rooms and imposing staircase to the guest accommodation. The Guest Lounge is warm and welcoming with many original Arts and Craft features remaining, including the cornicing, bay window and open fireplace. With a mixture of sofas and easy chairs the lounge also contains a grand piano. Across the hallway, double doors open to the library - tastefully decorated and with bookshelves and open fire. It is a perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of Fortingall. Both lounge and library have stunning views over to Drummond Hill.
The 50-cover dining room is located at the rear of the guest lounge. This impressive room, with a large open fire, has appealing period features including deep cornicing and 4 substantial windows allowing an abundance of natural light to fill the room. Double doors link the guest lounge and dining room. The private dining room is located at the rear of the dining room. With solid oak flooring, large log burning stove and striking decoration the room is ideal for private events, including the annual Fortingall Hogmanay Ceilidh.
The Ewe Bar has its own direct access from the front car park. This is a cosy dog - friendly hostelry, for guests and visitors, and can accommodate 20 covers. It is often packed when live music is on – guests in the summer overflow to sit at tables outside. The log burning stove is rarely out in the winter months, creating a welcoming ambience and ideal refuge after a day in the great outdoors. A rear hallway lined with portraits – by a local artist - of the regular Fortingall musicians leads to the hotel reception.
There is a first-class well-equipped Commercial Kitchen and Still Room with an external separate Prep Room, Walk in Chill plus Dry and Chemical Stores. Cooking is by LPG.
An imposing staircase flanked by Herbie - a Glen Lyon Stag - provides guest access to the first floor and letting rooms. There are seven double bedrooms on the first floor, one of the stunning superior rooms looks west toward Glen Lyon and four at the front have views towards Drummond Hill, with the remaining two having views over the attractive rear garden. On the second floor there are 3 further letting rooms, 2 doubles and a twin – all looking out towards Drummond Hill. The twin room connects with a double room to provide a family suite.
The 3-bed owner’s flat is located on this floor. It benefits from a private lounge kitchen and office. The well - equipped hotel Laundry and 2 further storerooms are also situated on the second floor.
The hotel property also includes a 4-bedroom staff unit located in a converted Steading, plus garaging stores, boiler house and kitchen prep areas to the rear of the main building.
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