A bit of Kincraig’s history has gone on sale
One of the historic inns in the strath has been released.
Soot Lodge, built in 1890, has served generations of vacationers, field sportsmen and bar regulars in Kincraig, and, Strutt & Parker points out, the property – formerly known as the Soot Hotel – has only known two owners in 131 years.
The current owners, Mike and Wendy Welding, acquired it from the McBain family in 1997.
Over the years, the Welding family has converted part of the land for its own accommodation.
Ms. Welding told the Strathys: “We hope to retire in the comfort of our new home. We do not intend to leave the village.
A spokesperson for the agents said, “Our clients used to operate the business as a fully equipped hotel, but now operate efficiently as a full house rental with the addition of the freestanding chalet on the lot.
“They also leased the bar on a short-term basis to a local operator, although vacant possession could be obtained for new owners.”
The property – on the market for offers of over £ 795,000 – was, in its time, featured on Channel 4’s smash hit Relocation, Relocation, and was greatly admired by Kirsty Allsopp and Phil Spencer.