The Hotel + Leisure division of property firm Graham + Sibbald are delighted to announce The Jura Hotel, Craighouse, Isle of Jura, Argyll, PA60 7XU has been SOLD.
The Jura Hotel has a prominent position, in the village of Craighouse on Jura – the islands main settlement and hub of the community – with open sea views over the Small Isles Bay. The hotel, which is adjacent to the island’s distillery, famed worldwide for its whisky, has been completely refurbished and modernised over the past 10 years and boasts 17 bedrooms; 2 bars; restaurant; lounge – plus a modern 5-bedroom house; and ample staff accommodation – and included, in the front of the hotel is a delightful alfresco terrace and bar/café servery which overlooks the hotel’s camping/event field. Plus, the hotel has its own biomass system and solar panel energy.
The Jura Hotel has been sold by Cath and Andy McCallum, and family, who after 11 years of owning and operating The Jura Hotel, will be remaining on the Isle of Jura, pursuing new ventures.
The new owners are the local Isle of Jura estate owners at Ardfin Estate; where a 5-star style hotel and golf course has recently been developed. Willie MacDonald of Ardfin Estate commented on their future plans for The Jura Hotel, “Ardfin Estate are delighted to be the new owners of Jura Hotel and intend to continue the operation in the same vein as the previous owners and hopefully, if possible, build on the success that Andy and Cath McCallum have had in their 11 years of owning the Hotel.”
Alistair Letham, Hotel + Leisure Consultant at Graham + Sibbald, commented, “The availability of The Jura Hotel for sale, almost unique in this idyllic island location, attracted interest from a wide range of potential buyers and hoteliers. The purchase by the local Ardfin Estate not only secures the future of The Jura Hotel – an essential element of this island’s community – but also offers excellent business growth opportunities when “marrying” The Jura Hotel with hotel and leisure/sporting facilities at Ardfin.”
Jura, an island in the Inner Hebrides, is both a unique and unusual island. One of the least densely populated of islands of Scotland where the population is growing; it is mountainous with its Paps, extensive deer forests, well known for its distinctive and world-renowned whisky and of course where novelist George Orwell lived when he wrote his famed novel 1984. Whilst the hotel enjoys an excellent mix of trade from visitors/tourists; locals and commercial custom; for the visitor looking for that feeling of escapism Jura is a delightful and unique natural retreat with a plethora of outdoor activities and pursuits to enjoy.
The purchase/selling price is undisclosed, but Graham + Sibbald were inviting “Offers over £1,200,000” for The Jura Hotel, Isle of Jura.
Graham + Sibbald has over 220 employees and 23 partners working across its 17 UK offices in Scotland and England.