Alexander Selkirk’s local inn on Fife’s East Neuk for sale

A quayside hotel favoured by the real-life Robinson Crusoe is on the market, providing a near unique opportunity for hoteliers seeking to combine a stunning location with historical character.
The Crusoe Hotel in Lower Largo enjoys a picturesque location by the sea in Fife’s East Neuk. Lower Largo is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, on whose experiences Daniel Defoe based his classic tale of Robinson Crusoe. This theme is echoed throughout the hotel, including a ‘footprint’ in the bar.
Offered for sale through Colliers International by the same hoteliers who recently sold the Dunnikier House Hotel in Kirkcaldy, the Crusoe enjoys a clientele of holidaymakers, commercial visitors and many golfers, with over 20 courses within easy reach of the hotel.
Alistair Letham, a director in the UK hotels agency team at Colliers International, said: “With the hotel’s location on the harbour quayside, in the favoured East Neuk of Fife and close to St Andrews, the Crusoe Hotel’s availability is a wonderful, indeed possibly rare, opportunity to purchase a well-established and popular business which new owners could easily develop further by putting their own style & stamp on this very attractive establishment.”
The original stone building of the Crusoe includes 16 modern en-suite letting bedrooms, as well as two bars, a lounge and the charming Castaway restaurant.
Colliers International is inviting offers of over £900,000 for The Crusoe Hotel, 2 Main Street, Lower Largo, Fife KY86BT.

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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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