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Airds Hotel and Restaurant sold to Scottish buyer

The hotel is said to be popular with tourists who travel to the area to enjoy the Highlands, Loch Linnhe, the Island of Lismore, the Inner Hebrides, and Glencoe Nature Reserve

The Airds Hotel and Restaurant has been sold for an undisclosed sum to Benjamin Andrews, a Scottish national who has taken over the country hotel.  

The site, which was previously an 18th Century ferry inn, was owned by Shaun and Jenny McKivragan who have decided to sell it to allow them to retire after 19 years of operating the hotel.

The hotel is said to be popular with tourists who travel to the area to enjoy the Highlands, Loch Linnhe, the Island of Lismore, the Inner Hebrides, and Glencoe Nature Reserve. 

Its location is described as an “ideal romantic getaway” while also appealing to nature lovers, thanks to the “abundance” of wildlife, outdoor pursuits, boat trips and views in the area.

The site is also home to a fine dining restaurant that provides meals using fresh local ingredients, particularly local seafood and Scottish meat and game. The restaurant has three AA Rosettes, a continuous presence in the Good Food guide for 43 years, and a recommendation in the Michelin Guide in 2021.

Robert Smithson, associate director at Colliers, who acted as joint agents alongside Christie and Co, said: “So far this year, we’ve sold over 60 hotels, many of which have been quality assets in coastal and country locations popular with tourists. The sale of the Airds again underlines the popularity of quality hotels in beautiful tourist locations.

“I am thrilled that the Airds has been sold to someone who will continue the legacy of the McKivragans and continue to offer the high levels of quality and service the hotel is famous for which brings customers back to the area year after year. I wish Benjamin the best of luck with his operation of the hotel.”

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