Kinloch Campsite, Skye, for sale

A “rare opportunity” has arisen to purchase a campsite on the Isle of Skye.

The property is privately owned by a couple who have decided to sell their business, which offers opportunity for expansion, due to retirement, for offers over £1.5 million.

The Kinloch Campsite, a 7.5 acres touring and camping park is being marketed by commercial real estate specialists Colliers.

Set in a location overlooking Loch Dunvegan, and towards Dunvegan Castle, and the island of Gairbh Eilein, the campsite includes 470m of loch frontage and is licensed for 120 units, of which 80 can be tourers or motorhomes.

There are 59 hardstanding touring caravan pitches and a further six are currently being added. The remaining grass space is used for camping.

HeraldScotland: The area has also various attractions such as the world-famous Fairy Pools, Neist Point, the Coral Beach, and the Talisker Distillery.The area has also various attractions such as the world-famous Fairy Pools, Neist Point, the Coral Beach, and the Talisker Distillery.

Almost all the park’s pitches benefits from views out onto the Loch where astonishing sunsets can be seen, and Wi-Fi is available across the park for posting these special moments on social media: #KinlochCampsite #goldenhour #nofiltersneeded.

The village of Dunvegan is a popular tourist location, close to Portree and easily accessible by main roads. The area has also various attractions and offers outdoor pursuits like hiking, fishing, cycling, stalking, wildlife watching and boat trips.

Richard Moss, head of UK park agency at Colliers, said: “The Kinloch Campsite has an impressive and positive business record. The North West of Scotland is a beautiful place to visit, and it attracts a considerable number of visitors every year. The park is experiencing a strong trade and we expect it will remain strong considering the UK staycation boom of the moment. It is also anticipated more international tourists will return to these green lands when travel is widespread again.”

The agent described Kinloch Campsite as a “hugely successful business”.

Income is primarily generated from touring and camping pitch fees. The park has further opportunities for a new owner, including increasing the operation season and the full development of 10 permitted camping pods. There is a possibility to secure planning permission for a three-bedroom house, it is claimed.

“This sale is an excellent opportunity for the many people that are now looking to run their own business,” Mr Moss. “The camping park has all the facilities needed, more planning is possible, its location is remarkable, it attracts thousands of visitors and it’s a very profitable business. The Kinloch Campsite is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a place full of potential where only the Skye’s the limit.”

Opinion: Warning against being narrow-minded in this market

Recent reports from Royal Bank of Scotland and KPMG have found we are currently facing an unprecedented increase in vacancies, with the availability of workers deteriorating rapidly. Businesses across the country are struggling to find people to fill roles and even more so, find the right person for their team.

Companies need to think differently about their recruitment models, and whether that be in-house or with an external consultancy, the process needs to be joined-up. The recruiter must intrinsically understand the needs of the business and company purpose in order to source and match the perfect candidates.

Analysis: Time to emasculate male-coded job advertisements

Are your job adverts unwittingly discouraging applications from relevant candidates? According to recent research, so-called masculine language such as “individual”, “challenging” and “driven” is putting women off from applying for certain roles.

In an analysis of more than 7,500 UK job adverts, hiring platform Applied used a gender score calculator to detect male-coded language as well as the use of feminine words, with “collaborate”, “responsibility” and “share” among examples of the latter.

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