Sale of estate and golf course in Perthshire

Holiday park operator Pure Leisure Group has strengthened its Scottish presence after buying Mains of Taymouth Country Estate and Golf Course in Kenmore, Perthshire.

The confidential agreement was arranged by commercial real estate company Colliers.

The estate has been in the Menzies family for 100 years, “it really is entering a new era,” the agent said.

Situated on the shores of Loch Tay, Mains of Taymouth offers the rental and ownership of five-star holiday homes, including static caravans, holiday lodges and a collection of 19th century cottages. These are complemented by the golf course, bar, restaurant, delicatessen and boutique on site.

John Morphet, owner of Pure Leisure Group, said: “This was simply an opportunity we couldn’t miss. Robin and his predecessors have created an impressive destination. The large and loyal clientele is a testament to the hard work of Robin and the staff at Mains.

Robin Menzies said: “As a family, we have put our heart and soul into making the estate the best it can be and we take great pride in creating thousands of great customer experiences over the years. Pure Leisure is the ideal custodian of the estate and will bring both experience and new ideas to drive the estate forward.

Mains of Taymouth will be part of Pure Leisure Group’s Royal Westmoreland brand, a name “synonymous with luxury accommodation in Scotland and Barbados”.

Mr Morphet also said: “Mains of Taymouth perfectly complements our Gledfield Highland Estate and Royal Westmoreland Resort. With spectacular scenery and five-star service and accommodation, it’s the perfect complement and we know our guests will love staying here, whether as guests or vacation home owners.”

Richard Moss, Head of UK Parks Agency at Colliers, said: “It was a pleasure to deal with such a capable and experienced acquisition team, who were won over by the quality of the estate, as well as the prospects. exciting expansions in the future.

“The estate has been in the family for 100 years and so it was crucial that we found a suitable buyer. We are fully convinced that the arrival of Pure Leisure will only be good news for customers, staff and even the region. .”

Pure Leisure Group said it intends to continue development work on the park which has already begun, which includes the addition of new lodges and holiday accommodation.

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