THE FORMER Carlogie Hotel is back on the market just a year after its present owners secured permission to change the use of the building.

In July 2007 local councillors granted an application made by Mr and Mrs Hugh Gallagher for change of use from hotel to private dwelling.

And the couple later secured planning consent for conversion into four individual residences.

The Carlogie Hotel was formed in the 1960s by James Robson and his sisters who had previously run the Golf Inn and the Glencoe Hotel.

When they retired a decade later the business was bought by the McKenzie family who ran it for many successful years. However, in recent times the hotel suffered from a number of short-term owners and the business was eventually closed.

Now the building, which boasts 13 en-suite bedrooms over three levels, has returned to the market with an asking price of over 695,000.

And, however slight, there is hope that the imposing Victorian mansion could return to hotel use with the property listing stating that the property 'could be easily adopted to an 'upmarket guest/country house'.