A HIGHLAND hotel located at the start of the North Coast 500 route has been put up for sale for less than £200,000.

The Proudfoot family has engaged business property adviser Christie & Co to sell the 12-bedroom Conon Bridge Hotel, which is currently closed, with vacant possession for a fixed price of £195,000.

Christie & Co said the owners of the hotel, south of Dingwall, were “seeking a sale in order to enjoy a well-deserved retirement”.

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The hotel, on Conon Bridge High Street, has two bars, as well as the 40-cover Crispins restaurant.

Stuart Drysdale, director at Christie & Co, said: “The Conon Bridge Hotel…presents an excellent opportunity for an individual or couple to re-establish this small hotel in the village.

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“The property is ideally located to take advantage of visitors to the region and specifically the NC 500 route.”

Chistie & Co noted the hotel was “centrally located within the North Highlands”.

It added: “The hotel is located at the start of the NC 500, which is now established as a major tourist route within the Highlands.”