Develop a holiday letting business on beautiful Gigha

One of the holiday properties on the island.
One of the holiday properties on the island.

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The community-owned Isle of Gigha is the most southerly and one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean Islands.

The Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust is the community organisation which manages the assets of the island for the community. It is now seeking a new operator for its well-established and profitable holiday cottage business on the island.

There are five holiday cottages for lease, giving someone the opportunity to develop the business, support tourism, be part of the island community and most importantly, be their own boss.

The cottages have been in community ownership since the buy-out in 2002. The trust and its subsidiary company own a range of strategic tourism assets across the island, including the Boathouse Restaurant, Gigha Hotel, Achamore Gardens, pontoon and mooring facilities and an activity centre.

Ian Wilson, chairman of the trust, said: ‘This opportunity for someone to manage and develop the holiday cottage business is a great chance for someone to work with the existing businesses on Gigha and the trust to increase visitor numbers and make sure everyone has a great time when they come to Gigha.

‘The cottages are all in very good condition, in great locations and offer a steady and growing income. It will hopefully be interesting to someone who wants to become their own boss and manage and develop a profitable and successful business in partnership with the trust.’

Gigha is situated three miles west of the Kintyre peninsula, less than three hours’ drive from the city of Glasgow. Gigha is serviced by hourly CalMac 20-minute sailings and has some of the most beautiful and safe beaches on the west coast of Scotland.

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