A new country hotel has opened in the Scottish Highlands following more than £12m of investment in three properties by the Black Sheep Hotel group, under the ownership of Indian businessman Sanjay Narang.
Rokeby Manor, located on the outskirts of Invergarry, opened this week (3 July) following a major refurbishment programme and is soon to be followed by The Cluanie Inn and The Whispering Pine Lodge.
Formerly called Craigard Guest House, Rokeby Manor is a Victorian country house built in 1840 and retains many of its original features. The 13-ensuite bedroom property has been fully refurbished and includes the restaurant ‘Emily’s Byre’, which serves Indian cuisine.
The Black Sheep Hotel group which includes, Rokeby Manor, The Whispering Pine Lodge (formerly the Letterfinlay Lodge) at Spean Bridge and The Cluanie Inn at Glenmoriston, cost the siblings £3m and they have invested another £9m into the refurbishment programme, with Rachna heading up on the design side.
Narang said: “We are delighted to be opening the first of our Black Sheep Hotels at Rokeby Manor, bringing together our considerable experience and expertise in the hospitality sector in order to provide a distinctive and authentic experience for our guests.
“We fell in love with the Highlands on our first visit and decided to make this considerable investment, ensuring that other visitors can be as impressed as we are with the beauty of the area.”