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HomePropertyFor Sale19th Century waterfront Inn on Skye comes on the market

19th Century waterfront Inn on Skye comes on the market

Stirling based Drysdale & Company, the specialist commercial estate agency dealing exclusively with the hospitality sector, has been instructed to sell The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair, a ten bedroom hotel, pub and restaurant overlooking the Sound of Sleat on the Isle of Skye.

One of the oldest inns on Skye, The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair was built in the early 19th century in the small village of Ardvasar. It is the only hotel within walking distance of the Mallaig to Armadale ferry, making it perfectly located for visitors making the authentic ‘over the sea to Skye’ journey or arriving on the train via the iconic West Highland Line.

The current owner is Lucilla Noble, widow of the late Sir Iain Noble, one of Scotland’s most far sighted and influential entrepreneurs. Regarded as one of the most innovative businessmen of his generation, and an inspiration to a younger generation, he was instrumental in establishing Edinburgh as one of Europe’s leading financial centres, setting up a succession of wide-ranging and pioneering enterprises, including Noble Grossart and Noble & Company.

Sir Iain Noble played a key role in reviving Scotland’s Gaelic heritage and founded Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, on the Isle of Skye in 1973.  It is the only centre of Higher and Further Education in the world that provides its learning programmes entirely through the medium of Gaelic in an immersed, language-rich environment.

Enjoying a spectacular location overlooking mainland Knoydart and the Sound of Sleat, The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair features a lounge bar and restaurant, separate public bar, function room, beer garden and 10 ensuite letting bedrooms, four with sea views. There is also a two bedroom owners’ apartment on the first floor and a private car park for around 20 cars.

Lot 1, The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair, is priced at offers over £795,000. Lot 2, a plot of land of circa 0.65 acres to the rear of the hotel – in an elevated position and with fine views – is listed at £80,000.

Stuart Drysdale, founder of Drysdale and Company said, “It is rare for a property with this history and of this calibre to come onto the market. The Sleat peninsula is a very desirable, tranquil location and with around 600,0000 visitors coming to Skye every year, there is no shortage of need for high quality accommodation. The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair would particularly suit a hands on owner with an interest in the Highlands and in Gaelic culture.”

Stuart added, “Drysdale & Company is delighted to have been entrusted with the sale of this delightful and very special property by the family. They are keen to see it passed on to a new owner who is keen to play their part in contributing to the rich culture of the Highlands and the community of Skye.”

To find out more about The Inn at Àird a’ Bhàsair,  contact Stuart Drysdale on 07851 317 186 or email Further details are also available at


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