Colliers International secures new owner for the Ballifeary Guest House

Acting on behalf of a private client, the Edinburgh office of global real estate advisor, Colliers International has sold the Ballifeary Guest House in Inverness, for an undisclosed sum.

The sellers of the seven-bedroomed house were retiring couple Bill and Morag Gilbert who, after a long career in the hospitality trade across the country, were looking to take a step back. Ballifeary Guest House will become the first venture into the hospitality sector for new owners, Fraser Mathieson and Seonaid Campbell.

Alistair Letham, a director at Colliers International, commented: “Inverness is a perennially popular destination for a range of visitors – both holidaymakers and business travellers - to the UK’s most northerly city. The popularity of the Ballifeary Guest House, with its central location in Inverness, is easily recognisable and will appeal to a range of customers and business operators alike.

Colliers International marketed the property for offers of around £500,000.

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Alistair Letham



After graduating from Aberdeen university, with a Land Economy degree, Alistair joined a firm of national livestock auctioneers (United Auctions - UA) based in Perth in their property department specialising in the farm & rural property sector, and ultimately was Managing Director of the property company.  In 1986  Alistair joined the hotel & licensed property specialists, Robert Barry & Co (now Colliers Internatoinal) in their Edinburgh office. In 1991 Alistair was appointed Partner in charge of the Edinburgh office and following the sale of the specialist partnership, to what is now Colliers International, Alistair is now Directors of Hotels Agency, in charge of Scotland based in Edinburgh. Alistair has over 42 years of working in the property sector in Scotland, of which over 33 years has been exclusively in the specialist hotel sector inspecting hotels across the Scottish mainland and the Islands. Alistair's knowledge of Scotland - remote rural to busy cities - and its hotels is immense.

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