Hotel inspired by Italian villas goes on market

A country hall built in the style of an Italian mansion as a home for for a Scottish businessman more than 150 years ago, has been put up for sale for almost £2 million.

The hotel is on the market for 1.95 million.
The hotel is on the market for 1.95 million.

The Rosslea Hall Hotel in Rhu, which overlooks Gare Loch, near Helensburgh, has been put on the market with a guide price of £1.95 million.

The hall was originally built for financier Daniel Walkinshaw in 1849, who believed the bay of Rhu closely resembled the beautiful Bay of Naples and wanted to recreate the Italian homes he had seen on his trips to the European country.

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The 30-bedroom hotel, which was converted from a private residence in 1973, also includes a restaurant, two meeting and events areas, parking for 45 guests and a former staff block.

Don McGregor, general manager of the Rosslea Hall Hotel, said: “Rosslea Hall Hotel has developed an outstanding reputation for service quality and guest care, as displayed by our awards in recent years. As a key banqueting and wedding venue in the area, and a much-loved restaurant, we have enjoyed increasing trade with locals and tourists alike.”

Neil Milligan of JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group, which is selling the hotel, said: “The Rosslea Hall Hotel represents a significant investment opportunity to secure a well performing hotel which is popular with corporate and leisure guests.

“We expect the hotel, which acts as a gateway for visitors to explore Argyll and Bute, to generate significant interest from either first time buyers or experienced operators.”

No existing bookings for the hotel, designed by Glasgow-based architect John Baird II, are affected by the sale process.