A COLOURFUL Scots hotel from the iconic Balamory street is now on sale for offers over £1.95m.
The Mishnish Hotel in Tobermory, is now for sale with specialist commercial agency for the hospitality sector, Drysdale & Company.
The popular twelve-bedroom hotel, known locally as The Mish, is the yellow building (and part of the blue) in the iconic set of three colourful buildings that sit along the harbour front in Tobermory.
This seafront, has of course, become synonymous with the Scottish Highlands, featuring in numerous advertising campaigns, films and TV programmes, but became most well known through children’s TV show, Balamory, on CBeebies in the early 2000s.
Balamory was based on the lives of an island community in Scotland, where each character wears a distinctive colour of clothing that matches the house they live in.
The show aired from 2002 to 2005 and has become a cultural icon in both Scotland and the UK as a whole, featuring names like comedian Miles Jupp and Chewin’ the Fat actress Julie Wilson Nimmo.
The Mishnish Hotel has only been owned by two families over the last 160 years.
Present owners, Les and Meg Macleod, have now made the decision to sell the hotel, which they acquired in 2014, in order to retire.
Commenting on the sale, Les Macleod said: “The Mishnish is really something special, it is so well known by sailors, musicians and rally drivers all over the country and beyond, with a vibrant reputation for live music acts.
“We fully upgraded the Hotel when we became the owners, breathing new life into it, but making sure that we still maintained the traditional bar atmosphere for which it is known.
“We have a collection of old shipwreck memorabilia which visitors find fascinating, as well as memorabilia from around the town itself.
“So many places have been modernised and lost that special ambience which to us was very important in this island community, very much the heart and soul of The Mishnish.”
The Macleods finished by saying that the Hotel “offered bags of potential to a new owner who is buying a really iconic property.”
“We know that it’s unlikely that another Macleod will become the owner of this property, which first opened its doors in 1869, but as long as it’s someone who has a passion for this very special part of Scotland, we will be happy.”
“We are ready to retire and enjoy the next stage of our lives, having thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Mishnish.”
The Mishnish on Tobermory is for sale offers over £1.95m.