Ayrshire hotel Maybole you over


A SOUTH Ayrshire hotel that’s said to offer potential to develop the accommodation side of the business is up for sale.

Located in the town of Maybole, nine miles south of Ayr, the Cassillis Hotel is described as “very much a locals’ pub”, with the six bedrooms currently let through DHSS adding a “steady source of income” to the overall turnover. Selling agent Graeme Smith, of Christie & Co, said there’s scope for new owners to adapt the letting bedrooms to take advantage of passing trade and the tourist market.
Aside from the accommodation, the business, which has been under the same ownership for the past eight years, has a public bar with pool table and a lounge bar, which is used for regular poker evenings. A team from the hotel competes in the local pool league and the Cassillis sponsors the local amateur football team.
There’s also a beer garden and smoking area, and a private one-bedroom owner’s flat on the first floor. Smith said the hotel has built up a good reputation in the town and is regarded as a “locals’ pub, which supports the local community”.
“As well as developing the letting bedrooms, there is also scope to increase trade by introducing pub food,” he said.
“The hotel already has basic catering facilities and new owners could use this to take advantage of the hotel’s already well-established local trade.
“Overall, the hotel would be an ideal business opportunity for either a first-time operator or as an addition to a small pub portfolio.”
The Cassillis Hotel is on the market with a price tag of £300,000 for the freehold.