Cruden Bay Hotel Up For Sale With Views Of The Top 100 Links

The St Olaf Hotel overlooks Cruden Bay Golf Club and could be yours for £450,000

Cruden Bay Hotel Up For Sale
(Image credit: Christie & Co)

The St Olaf Hotel overlooks Cruden Bay Golf Club and could be yours for £450,000

Cruden Bay Hotel Up For Sale With Views Of The Top 100 Links

Always fancied owning a Scottish golf hotel overlooking a historic links on the shores of the sea?

The St Olaf Hotel in Cruden Bay, Aberdeenshire has been listed for sale offering up five en-suite bedrooms within a few minutes walk of the stunning golf course.

Cruden Bay Golf Club ranks 71st in Golf Monthly's 2019/20 UK and Ireland Top 100 Courses list, with the Old Tom Morris design opening in 1899.

The view from the hotel is stunning

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has been instructed to sell the hotel, which has an asking price of £450,000 for the freehold.

The St Olaf Hotel enjoys an enviable position in the bay, overlooking the golf course and out to the picturesque Cruden Bay.

The property sits just a few minutes walk from the clubhouse, making it a popular choice for the many golfers from around the world.

It also makes a great base for an Aberdeenshire golf break with Trump International, Murcar and Royal Aberdeen to the south.

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The area also brings in holidaymakers and international tourists looking for a base to explore what the bay has to offer.

Cruden Bay Hotel Up For Sale

The bar - where you can celebrate a great day on the links

The traditional hotel features a reception hall which includes a spacious lounge, restaurant, breakfast room, and public bar with a separate entrance.

The accommodation offered comprises five en-suite bedrooms, which cater for single guests and families alike and have been decorated in a comfortable, homely fashion.

One of the five en-suite bedrooms

Slains Castle, which is said to have inspired Bram Stoker to write his gothic horror story Dracula, can be seen from the front bedrooms of the hotel, as can the panoramic views of the historic Buchan coastline.

The sale of the St Olaf Hotel presents a great opportunity for a new operator to acquire a well-established business in a sought-after coastal village location, that historically performed exceptionally well.

Cruden Bay Hotel Up For Sale

The entrance hall

There is plenty of opportunity to grow the business through internal investment and reviewing how the hotel is marketed on various social media platforms.

Brian Sheldon, Regional Director, of Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “The sale of the St Olaf Hotel offers the discerning purchaser a unique opportunity to acquire a small family-run hotel in an enviable location, which attracts a range of guests, including business travellers, domestic holidaymakers and international tourists.”

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5