A piece of Scottish history has changed hands, with the sale of the former Isle of Skye family home of Flora MacDonald. The property, which is part of the Flodigarry Country House Hotel, was sold by Colliers International, the hotel and licensed property specialists, on behalf of retired owner, Robin Collins. It features 11 bedrooms, a bar, restaurant, residents’ lounge and conservatory, with a further seven bedrooms in Flora Macdonald’s Cottage, each named after the seven MacDonald siblings. The property had been marketed with an asking price of £1.9 million, which also included the spacious three-bedroom Dun Flodigarry private house.
New owners Paul and Bette Temming have traded the ‘flatlands’ of the Netherlands with the Scottish Highlands, and are set to build on the extensive experience acquired while owning and operating a sailing hotel and restaurant in the Amsterdam area.
Alistair Letham, a director with selling agents Colliers International, commented: “The successful sale of these properties signals that where there is a quality product, supported by a good business, buyers pay good prices, with the backing of understanding banks. Paul and Bette are enthusiastic and hardworking operators and are excited and looking forward to their new hotel project on the Isle of Skye, where they intend to introduce a number of new initiatives to increase and develop business. If their enthusiasm is anything to go by they will be an undoubted success.”