Say ‘I do’ to east coast hotel

Dunbar venue benefits from strong weddings business


AN East Lothian hotel that’s said to have established a strong weddings trade is up for sale.

The Rossborough Hotel in Dunbar is being marketed by property agent Christie & Co on behalf of Robin and Ann Rossborough, who plan to retire.
The property has 19 bedrooms, a lounge bar, 24-cover Ritchie’s Restaurant and the recently-refurbished Carlisle function suite, which can accommodate 150 theatre-style or 120 for weddings. It also includes the Lewis Room, which can seat 16 boardroom-style or 30 theatre-style for meetings and small functions.

Dunbar has a strong influx of visitors, particularly during the summer months.

Wedding business at the hotel is said to have increased since the function suite was revamped.
Christie & Co director Ken Sims, who is marketing The Rossborough Hotel with a price tag of offers over £500,000, said the hotel also benefits from strong accommodation business from the Lafarge cement works, Torness power station and the wind farm which is being constructed on the Lammermuir Hills.
“Rossborough Hotel has excellent trading potential with scope to grow the food side of the business,” he said.
“Dunbar has a strong influx of visitors particularly during the summer months and it is an excellent location for golfers and visitors alike.”
The property agent is also handling the sale of the Crieff Hotel the centre of the Perthshire town.
The hotel has nine en suite letting bedrooms, a lounge bar, 120-capacity function room, brasserie and grill room, disused gym and hairdressing salon; there’s also a four-bedroom owner’s house.
“Crieff Hotel is a town centre hotel with potential for development,” said Sims.
“The lounge bar is popular with locals, particularly with an older clientele, but also gets busy with visitors to Crieff who enjoy the light and airy feel created by the owners.
“This is a first class property which needs to be viewed.”
The Crieff Hotel is on the market with a price tag of £395,000.