A 12 bedroom Scottish country house hotel has been brought to the property market.
Presented by Knight Frank, Ord House is an elegant B-listed building set within mature private grounds and yet only 15 miles from Inverness.
Accessed via a tree lined driveway, the house includes four principal reception rooms and 12 bedroom suites and is run as a hotel and restaurant by the owners for six months of the year. The current owners have been running the property for the last 34 years as a country house hotel together with a separate restaurant open to the public.
There is a private wing over two storeys including three bedrooms as well as an additional staff bedroom with ensuite.
The B-listed house which is understood to date back to 1637 retains many period features including sash-and-case windows, wood burning stoves in the reception rooms, wooden panelling and decorative cornicing.
The reception rooms are generously proportioned and each of the 12 letting bedrooms has an ensuite. There is also a cosy bar with wooden panelling and a wood burning stove.
In addition to the main house, there is a private wing with separate access for the owners over two storeys including a sitting room (with wood burning stove) and two bedrooms, family bathroom and dressing room on the first floor. It has a separate entrance and parking area around the side of the house with a garden area.
As well as the hotel, the owners run a restaurant open to the public for six months of the year. This has the capacity for up to 40 guests.
The grounds at Ord House extend to 27.25 acres in total. The gardens are a real feature at Ord House and include sweeping lawns to the front and side including a croquet lawn and walled garden. There is also an attractive pond to the front. The walled garden includes planted borders, roses, an orchard of pears, plum, apple, redcurrants and gooseberries.
Within the corner of the walled garden is an attractive traditional bothy which could be converted to make a wonderful cottage (subject to the necessary planning consent).
The house is surrounded by formal gardens laid to lawn, including a walled garden with orchard, vegetable patch and pond. The gardens are surrounded by mixed mature woodland .
There are a number of outbuildings including potting sheds, garaging, wood shed and an attractive bothy nestled in the garden grounds. Off the driveway there is a paddock extending to 8.17 acres.
The sale offers the opportunity to purchase a successful trading business or alternatively it could be purchased as a wonderful private country house.
Attractive woodland lines the driveway and surrounds the gardens and house extending to about 13.59 acres. This has created some lovely woodland walks. In addition there is a paddock to the south of the house extending to about 8.17 acres. The formal gardens and miscellaneous ground extend to about 5.49 acres.
There is approved pre-planning in place for a self catering house and a conference centre/function room with amenities.
There is also a strip of ground owned along the western boundary which could be used to create an additional driveway onto the main road.
The hotel business is marketed through its own website (www.ordhousehotel.co.uk) together with booking.com. It is also marketed through expedia.com.
Average room rates vary from £120- £155 per night for bed and breakfast and operates from April to October each year. The restaurant can accommodate up to 40 -50 guests. It has had AA rosette accreditation for the last 15 years and is well known and supported locally. It can cater for private parties, weddings and special events.
There is much repeat business from fishermen and stalkers, some of whom have been coming to Ord House for the last 20 years. The hotel could easily be expanded to run all year round as there is demand from business and corporate clients as well as tourists and private parties.
Ord House is approached off the main road (A832), via a tree-lined long entrance driveway which terminates in a gravel sweep to the front.
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The agents will consider offers over £995,000.