Sumptuous historic retreat on the shores of Loch Long
Knockderry is a superb example of a William Leiper influenced country house hotel. Whilst currently in operation commercially with 15 stunning bedrooms, the property's layout and accommodation is incredibly versatile and could easily be returned to its former splendour as a privately owned mansion house. The features throughout, given the architectural heritage, are naturally most impressive. Magnificent wood panelling, decorative ceiling roses and cornicing, handsome fireplaces and beautiful bay windows are just a few of the features displayed throughout the property. The room proportions are generous and with equally well-proportioned windows the property is bright and airy; combined with warm tones of oak and mahogany and numerous open fires, the property has a wonderfully comfortable and soothing ambiance as well as a pleasing period elegance.
Every bedroom is accompanied by a well-appointed bathroom, with a number of roll top baths, slipper baths and spacious shower rooms.
Externally the property is very striking in appearance with a stone and timber finish, a slate roof, and numerous turrets and spires; it is an exceptional and imposing mansion sitting centrally within its own grounds. To the front and side of the property there is a sweeping gravel driveway and courtyard bordering a large expanse of lawn with views across to Loch Long.
Knockderry is enchanting and inimitable and presents a truly unique opportunity for the next occupant to begin the next chapter in its proud history.
Having bought the property in 2001, the owners have sympathetically restored and converted this outstanding building into one of the finest country house hotels in the area with a setting and external appeal, second to none. Trading with a 4-star accolade from the AA and Visit Scotland and 2 AA Rosettes for its culinary delights, the sale of Knockderry House Hotel offers an exceptional business opportunity, very rarely on the open market. Presented to a very high standard both internally and externally, very little if any CAPEX is required.
Supported well locally, the hotel operates with a full complement of staff and benefits from repeat commercial and tourist trade throughout the season, closing for the Christmas period but re-opening for the New Year season. Established as a bespoke function venue, able to cater for smaller weddings or meetings with circa 50-60 guests/delegates comfortably, there is the option to take over the whole hotel for that special day, something a new owner could explore even further. In the past larger functions have taken place with the use of a marquee in the grounds. For further information on the business go to the website www.knockderryhouse.co.uk. The business is listed highly on the main booking sites including booking.com, Expedia and Trivago, with a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor.
With its location overlooking Loch Long, there are four moorings with direct access to the beach and these are included in the sale.
A viewing of this outstanding property is highly recommended to fully appreciate exactly what is on offer.
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