A highly-rated lochside hotel in Perthshire is expected to gain further refinements after changing hands between seasoned hoteliers, with ambitious new owner Susan Stuart marking her return to Scotland.
Hotel and licensed property specialist Colliers International sold the Four Seasons Hotel in St Fillans, Perthshire, for close to the asking price of offers over £795,000, on behalf of Perthshire hotelier, Andrew Low, who is retiring from the trade after running the business since 1999.
During that time, he built The Four Seasons into a renowned destination with a 82% AA 3 Star grading and 2 Red Rosettes for cuisine. The hotel also enjoys a prominent roadside location on the east end of beautiful Loch Earn and sits in over 2 acres of its own private grounds.
Buyer Susan Stuart is also highly experienced within the hotel business and is now returning from London to her native Scotland in her first venture of owning and operating her own hotel. Stuart said that it was staff that had impressed on her first visit to the hotel and, that, combined with amazing views, was without doubt a winning combination.
“I feel privileged to be the guardian of what is one of the most outstanding hotels in the area,” she said.
The hotel has accommodation of 12 letting bedrooms, along with a good range of restaurant, bar and lounge facilities, which take full advantage of the westerly outlook over Loch Earn. In addition, in the wooded sloping grounds to the rear of the hotel, there are included six detached chalet lodges.
Alistair Letham, a director in the UK hotels agency team at Colliers International, commented: “The Four Seasons Hotel is a very well-known and quality destination hotel in a beautiful and sought after part of Perthshire countryside. The business has been maintained very well over the years sustaining its quality gradings for accommodation and food. Trading seasonally – March to December – the business is well established and Susan Stuart, with her own experience, will no doubt add to the existing custom and possibly extending the season.”