A HISTORIC Scottish hotel dating from the 19th century has been put up for sale as the owner looks to retire.

Cornerstone Business Agents said the “immaculately presented” four-letting room Aberdeen Arms Hotel is popular with tourists and is located on a famous cycle route.

The hotel in Tarves, Aberdeenshire, has had the same owners for 17 years and has “very neatly presented public areas” to include a bar, lounge bar, bistro and large function room.

Cornerstone said: “One of our clients has decided to retire and consequently the business and property has been offered for sale.

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“The Aberdeen Arms Hotel has been rarely available on the open market, our clients are only the ninth owner in the last 133 years.

“The hotel operates as a multi-income stream business, offering an excellent mix of beers, wines and spirits as well as trading with a tasty lunch and dinner menu.

“Given the central location in the village the function room and the hotel in general trades to a wide variety of functions ranging from birthdays, funerals and weddings to music and entertainment.”

The agent added: “The rooms are popular with tourists as Tarves is well situated for a variety of tourist destinations and the hotel is on the North Sea cycle route.

“As well as holiday makers the hotel caters for visiting relatives and those working in the area.

“The hotel is the only licensed establishment in this growing village, which serves the locals as well as outlying local area.

“The business is run by our clients with the assistance of two full time chefs and around 10 part time staff.”

Cornerstone Business agents said the guide price is around £550,000.