Calgary Cafe up for sale

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Owners of one of Mull’s most picturesque tea stops are moving on after more than 30 years.

Matthew and Julia Reade who run the Calgary Cafe, close to a white sandy bay and a popular woodland sculpture trail, are ready to pass the opportunity on to someone new and have put it up for sale – along with two staff accommodation units and three self-catering apartments attached to it.

Mr and Mrs Reade who have run the busy cafe, on the market with Oban’s Bell Ingram estate agents and open to offers in the region of £575,000, for the past 34 summer seasons will not be moving far, they have built a new home just across the road.

‘We couldn’t imagine living anywhere else,’ said Mr Reade, who hopes to spend more time on his passion for wood carving.

They will be keeping on the art gallery and the woodland with the trail.

As for the cafe’s future it could be put to a different use –  yoga retreat, a licensed restaurant or even a recording studio, says Mr Reade.

The Reade’s time in Calgary began when they renovated a derelict farm into a hotel and restaurant, 22 years later they turned the hotel over to self-catering but the cafe has stayed the same attracting back customers time and time again as well as a constant stream of new visitors.

‘We have people who came on day one and still come back and now we also have their children bringing their own children. Calgary is the kind of place you keep wanting to come back to,’ said Mr Reade, whose family farmed in Somerset before moving to Tobermory to start a cattle farm.

He added: We’re definitely not retiring or slowing down. It’s just time for us to move on to a new phase.’

That new phase also includes venturing further on their boat.


Caption: Matthew and Julia Reade are selling Calgary Cafe after more than 30 years running it