Take the Keys to village life


PROPERTY agent Cornerstone is marketing a village inn in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

The Cross Keys Inn in Lilliesleaf, around seven miles south east of Selkirk, has a public bar, lounge bar/restaurant and beer garden; there’s also a two-bedroom owner’s flat.
“The Cross Keys is a very well-known licensed venue in the Borders which has traditionally offered both wet and food sales, though the current proprietors have limited trading to mainly wet sales to suit their own needs,” said Cornerstone director Gordon Mair.
“This makes this a very easy business to run whilst offering new owners the opportunity to develop the food trade, which would increase turnover and profits.
“With its traditional-style bar with beamed ceilings and open fireplaces, but with a modernised flat above, we are sure the sale will attract strong interest from those wishing a characterful village inn which is trading successfully but yet has further potential.”
The Cross Keys Inn has a guide price of £180,000.

Image: The Cross Keys Inn has an owner’s flat.