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ADVERTORIAL: Featured Property of the Week brought to you by K Allan Properties

Merkister Hotel, Harray

K Allan Properties is delighted to present the Merkister Hotel to the open market as a going concern. The award winning hotel is positioned in the West Mainland of Orkney, with spectacular gardens, panoramic loch views and lochside access. Positioned on the shore of Harray Loch, the Merkister Hotel stands in its own spacious grounds in the most wonderful location, commanding impressive views of the Harray Loch and its surroundings. Conveniently positioned a short drive from the main local amenities in Kirkwall and Stromness, where the airport and ferry ports can be found. There is also ample space for helicopters to land in the private grounds. The Merkister Hotel is conveniently positioned in the middle of Skara Brae, Maeshowe, Brough of Birsay, and several RS PB reserves.

The business has been successfully operated by the MacDonald family since 1983 and is positioned on the Harray Loch, which is widely regarded as the best freshwater loch in Scotland. The hotel comprises 13 letting bedrooms within the hotel (all with en-suite shower rooms, apart from one, which has a private bathroom). The hotel also benefits from three en-suite letting rooms which were built around ten years ago, and are positioned alongside the hotel.

The award-winning restaurant is perfectly positioned, overlooking the loch and can accommodate around 60 guests. During breakfast, it is said guests can watch the swans, herons and, if lucky, a pair of hen harriers, and during dinner maybe catch one of the “have to see to be believed” sunsets. The fully renovated catering kitchen was installed in 2018, along with a laundry room.

The hotel has a busy lounge bar which is popular with the locals and lends itself as a more informal place to eat.

The hotel offers residents a private lounge with comfortable leather furniture, a small library, including books of interest about Orkney, also famous Orkney authors. Complimentary filtered coffee is available all day and the hotel also provides a private courtesy bar when restrictions allow.

There is no owner’s accommodation included in the sale of the Merkister Hotel. However, a residential property which is positioned alongside the hotel may be available at separate negotiations.

The MacDonald family have an extremely good working relationship with their staff. It is essential to them that staff are considered during any sale discussions. The purchaser will be required to comply with the relevant legislation in respect of current employees.

Get in touch with Karen today on 01856 876377 or email info@kallanproperties.co.uk. To look at other properties, go to: www.kallanproperties.co.uk.