A rare opportunity to acquire The Old Forge, reputed to be Scotland’s most remote pub, is being marketed by the rural property arm of DM Hall, Baird Lumsden, one of Scotland’s leading independent firms of chartered surveyors. Offers over £425,000 are invited for the property which is set in an atmospheric and remote rural location.
Sited on the shoreline of the Knoydart Peninsula in the North-west of Scotland with spectacular panoramic views and ancillary accommodation, The Old Forge currently operates as a restaurant and bar with capacity for 65 diners.
The Old Forge has established a successful reputation for its seasonal and local produce from the sea and land. Built in 1880, it is a traditional whitewashed single storey cottage style property set under a slate roof. For decades, the Old Forge has been the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The Guinness Book of World Records has declared it “the most remote pub on mainland Britain”.
The restaurant has been improved over recent times with the addition of a sunroom overlooking the bay but retains a considerable amount of original character and charm. To the rear lie a range of outbuildings including staff accommodation.
To the front is a lawned area sloping down to a beach. There are nearby moorings within the loch. In addition, the pier at Inverie has been significantly upgraded in recent years. Moorings chains and shackles were totally renewed in April 2020. They are tagged with a TOF “V” (as visitors) and are under a lease arrangement with a third party.
An attached cottage, comprising living room /bedroom and en-suite bathroom provides useful accommodation.
Inverie is accessible by an 18-mile hike from Glenfinnan, by a regular boat service from Mallaig or by helicopter as a registered helipad sits within the property.
Knoydart Peninsula covers some 80 square miles and is situated north of Mallaig in the Western Highlands. Home to 120 residents, to the south there is Loch Nevis and to the north, Loch Hourn. A designated National Scenic Area on the shores of Loch Nevis it has a wild beauty that holds a fascination for walkers and climbers alike and helps to isolate the area from the outside world.
Most of Knoydart has been owned by the Knoydart Foundation since 1999 and Inverie is the main settlement on the peninsula providing a nursery, primary school, library, post office, shop, pottery, and tearoom.
Secondary schooling is available in Mallaig. Knoydart Community Hall boasts an annual calendar of events and is funded by the Knoydart Foundation www.knoydart-foundation.com.
Jennifer Campbell of Baird Lumsden who is marketing the property, said: “This is truly a hidden gem, a rare opportunity to acquire an historic property in the untouched Knoydart wilderness.
“With its panoramic views and plethora of wildlife, this is an ideal setting for the outdoor enthusiast with fabulous walks and water sports to be enjoyed from the property.
“For full details please contact me, Jennifer.Campbell@dmhall.co.uk. Business accounts and a full inventory, by separate negotiation, are available to interested parties through their appointed solicitor.”
For further details on The Old Forge please refer to http://www.theoldforge.co.uk.