Hotel could be just the ticket

Full steam ahead with sale of Dumfries business

A DUMFRIES hotel is for sale after more than 40 years under the same family ownership.
Located directly opposite the town’s railway station, the Station Hotel is a traditional Victorian railway hotel which dates from 1897.

• Built in 1897, the property now comprises 32 en suite letting rooms.

Described by selling agent Smith & Clough as “well-presented”, the hotel, which has a three-star rating from VisitScotland and has been a member of Best Western since 1982, has 32 en suite bedrooms, half of which are said to have been refurbished within the last four years.

There’s also a lounge bar and garden room; the Courtyard Bistro dining area; and a number of function spaces, including the Bruce Room, which can accommodate up to 80 covers depending on layout, the Pullman Room, which is said to be ideal for smaller private functions of around 50 people, and the Reading Room, which can accommodate 16 people.

The hotel offers an excellent opportunity for a family or a multiple operator.

The hotel is said to benefit from its “prominent” position opposite the station and close to the town centre and historic Theatre Royal, and attracts a mix of repeat, local and walk-in business.

Graeme Smith of property firm Smith & Clough, which is marketing the Station Hotel with a price tag of offers over £775,000, said: “The sale of the Best Western Station Hotel in Dumfries offers an excellent opportunity for a family or private multiple operator to purchase what can only be described as one of the most established hotels in the area.”