New owners for historic Huntly Arms Hotel

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Flodrive Properties, represented by international real estate advisor Savills, has sold The Huntly Arms Hotel in Aboyne to Talash Hotels from a guide price of £750,000.

The property, which dates back to the 1400s, is one of the most historic coaching inns in Britain.

It has played host to Jacobite leaders and royalty with Queen Victoria often having rested at the hotel on her way to Balmoral.

It is also home to the famous stained-glass Dinnie window, which depicts the world’s strngest man, Donald Dinnie.

Now a 50-bedroom hotel, it also features a restaurant and bar plus wedding and and conference facilities for up to 190 guests.

The Huntly Arms sits within 1.47 acres (0.58 hectares) of private gardens and grounds, bordering Cairngorms National Park and close to Aboyne Golf Club.

Commenting on the sale of the hotel, Tom Cunningham, hotels director at Savills,said: “This historic coaching inn is now an established hotel with a strong trading record boosted by its popularity as a wedding and conference venue.

“We are pleased with the swift result achieved on behalf of our client.”

Talash Hotels was unrepresented.