A HOTEL in Inverness originally constructed in 1700 has been put up for sale at offers over £850,000.

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has been appointed to sell Crown Court Hotel. It believes the property will be of interest to “hotel groups, owner-operators and investors keen to gain a foothold in the city’s resurgent tourist market”.

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The property has 18 ensuite guest bedrooms across ground and first floor levels. It has reception and dining facilities on the ground floor.

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Neil Calder, partner in the Inverness office of Shepherd, said: “Crown Court Hotel is well established, and the town centre is within easy reach. The internal accommodation was substantially refurbished a few years ago.

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“As such, this is a prime opportunity to acquire a substantial property and we anticipate we anticipate interest from a range of purchasers, including hotel groups, owner operators and investors keen to gain a foothold in the city’s resurgent tourist market as Inverness builds on its reputation as a base camp for tourists who are exploring the Highlands and Islands.”

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The hotel is being sold with all trade equipment, fixtures and fittings, all with vacant possession.

Located in the Crown area of Inverness, the hotel is on a prominent corner location at the junction of Southside Road and Old Edinburgh Road, with Shepherd noting it is within easy walking distance of the city centre.

The building comprises a "substantial" detached two-storey townhouse hotel originally constructed around 1700 – subsequently extended and recently refurbished - Shepherd noted.

The grounds have 19 car parking spaces at the front and side of the building, with a raised timber deck providing an external seating area at the side.