The Edinburgh office of leading hotel and licensed property specialists Colliers International has sold the Dowans Hotel in Aberlour, Moray. The purchase price was not disclosed but selling agents Colliers International were marketing the Dowans Hotel for sale off an asking price of offers around £780,000.
The Dowans Hotel is a fine Victorian small mansion house, located on the edge of the village of Aberlour. The hotel, which has 18 bedrooms and features a lounge, bar and dining room, is set in roughly 2 acres of its own private garden grounds.
The new owners will be implementing a staged refurbishment upgrade of the hotel that will remain sympathetic to the building's history whilst establishing 21st century stylish facilities. This refurbishment will include the addition of both a fine dining restaurant and a more relaxed bistro.
Marie Murray, the purchaser of the hotel commented: “We are intending to offer an enhanced experience for the current clientele of the hotel whilst seeking to attract new custom. We hope that by developing the gardens and exterior of the property, in combination with upgrading some of the bedrooms into attractive suites, we will be able to attract couples seeking a romantic getaway or even act as a wedding destination.”
Alistair Letham, Director of Hotels at selling agents Colliers International commented: “The Dowans Hotel has for many years enjoyed good demand with its location in the ever popular Speyside area of Scotland. In difficult property marketing conditions there was strong interest in the hotel, which culminated in the sale to the purchasers, who will undoubtedly bring their own style to this well established business.”