Following an extensive refurbishment programme a new country hotel in the Highlands, The Cluanie Inn, has opened its doors.
Part of the Black Sheep Hotel group, a collection of Highland country hotels, the opening of The Cluanie Inn at Glenmoriston follows the recent opening of Rokeby Manor (formerly Craigard Guest House) at Invergarry and soon to be opened Whispering Pine Lodge (formerly Letterfinlay Lodge) at Spean Bridge.
Dating back to 1787, the 18 room Cluanie Inn is a well-established local landmark, located in Glen Shiel on the way to the Isle of Skye. It started as a staging post for cattle drovers and was earlier known as ‘Rhiabuie’.
The property was bought by the Black Sheep Hotel group, which is under the ownership of Mumbai-based hospitality company, Mars Enterprise and Hospitality. Its owner, entrepreneur Sanjay Narang purchased the property following his visit to the Highlands in 2018.
Mr Narang, who was disappointed with his stay in the Highlands, decided along with sister Rachna to invest in three properties across the area as a result of his visit. £3 million was invested in buying the properties with a further invested another £9 million in refurbishing them.
Commenting on the opening of The Cluanie Inn, Mr Narang said:
“We are delighted to be opening the second of our Black Sheep Hotels at Cluanie Inn, which is a well-established local landmark and ensures guests truly affordable luxury in the stunning Highlands.
“This follows the opening of Rokeby Manor earlier this year and brings together our considerable experience and expertise in the hospitality sector in order to provide a distinctive and authentic experience for our guests.”
The other properties in the collection, Rokeby Manor at Invergarry and The Whispering Pine Cottage, formerly the Letterfinlay Lodge in Spean Bridge are due to open later this summer.