Hotel hotspot for privacy-seeking politicians goes up for sale with drop in asking price

Summer Isles Hotel - Lounge

A hotel near Ullapool, which has become a popular choice among celebrities and politicians seeking complete privacy, is on the market with Colliers International with a lower asking price.

The Summer Isles Hotel, where both Robin Cook and Alex Salmond took time out from their political duties, is up for sale for £695,000, but the owner is said to be happy to consider £100k less from those interested.

The hotel has hosted stars from Charlie Chaplin to Sir Ian McKellen, while Robin Cook sought refuge in the Summer Isles Hotel during the run-up to the Iraq War in 2003, when he was foreign secretary.

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The Summer Isles Hotel is being sold by Terry Mackay who has owned and operated the business since 2008. The hotel provides a range of accommodation, including cottages, a log cabin with three bedrooms, as well as conventional hotel rooms in the main building.

The dining room brings in a lot of trade, with the hotel having held a Michelin Star for 13 consecutive years.

He said: “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.

Alistair Letham, a director in the UK hotels agency team at Colliers International, said: “The Summer Isles Hotel is a high-calibre property and would be ideal for anyone who is looking for a unique lifestyle business, being situated in a truly beautiful part of the country. The reduced price should make it especially attractive to those who fancy the chance of rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous occasionally.”


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