A family-run hotel close to Scottish castle and whisky trails has been brought to market.

Cornerstone Business Agents said the “very popular” hotel sits next to the railway station in a growing community.

The Station Hotel in Insch is also beside a major new homes development.

“The attractive town of Insch is located 27 miles northwest of Aberdeen in the rolling Aberdeenshire countryside," the agent said.

The Herald: The hotel is close to the railway station and described as a good base for exploring the regionThe hotel is close to the railway station and described as a good base for exploring the region (Image: Cornerstone Business Agents)

“The town is home to around 3,000 residents and continues to expand with new housing developments.

“There is a new 50-home development which is currently being built adjacent to the hotel."

The hotel enjoys a "highly visible trading location" next to Insch railway station.

Cornerstone said: “The railway line connects Aberdeen to Inverness. It also allows easy access for residents to access the East Coast Mainline (Aberdeen) for train connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

“Insch is well placed to act as a tourist base for those visiting the Castle and Whisky trails as well as Royal Deeside. Insch also benefits from its closeness and commuter proximity to Aberdeen."

Cornerstone said The Station Hotel is being offered at a guide price of ÂŁ495,000.

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