A MUMBAI-based entrepreneur who was disappointed with his stay in the Highlands in 2018 has opened the second of three properties in the area that he acquired as a result of his visit.

The 18-bedroom Cluanie Inn at Glenmoriston in Glen Shiel, which dates back to 1787, has opened its doors following an extensive refurbishment.

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The property was bought by the Black Sheep Hotels group, which is under the ownership of Mumbai-based Mars Enterprise and Hospitality. Mars’ owner, entrepreneur Sanjay Narang, and his sister Rachna decided to invest in three properties across the Highlands following his 2018 visit.

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Around £3 million was invested in buying the properties, with a further £9m spent on refurbishing them.

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The entrepreneur opened Rokeby Manor at Invergarry, formerly Craigard Guest House, recently. Whispering Pine Lodge at Spean Bridge, formerly Letterfinlay Lodge, is due to open soon.

Mr Narang said: “We are delighted to be opening the second of our Black Sheep Hotels at Cluanie Inn, which is a well-established local landmark...in the stunning Highlands.

“This follows the opening of Rokeby Manor earlier this year, and brings together our considerable experience and expertise in the hospitality sector in order to provide a distinctive and authentic experience for our guests.”