Opportunity for romantics

Popular wedding venue in Dumfriesshire on the market

Dryfesdale Hotel
The 29-bedroom Dryfesdale Country House Hotel enjoys “stunning” countryside views

AN 18th century country house hotel in Dryfebridge, near Lockerbie, has come on to the books of property firm Christie & Co.

Constructed in 1762 and set within five acres of mature woodland, the Dryfesdale Country House Hotel has a four-star rating and is said to be an “extremely popular” venue for weddings, functions and conferences.

The original two-storey property has been augmented significantly with conservatory-style extensions and a new bedroom wing, which brings the hotel’s total number of en suite letting rooms to 29, including garden suite rooms.

The hotel’s Kirkhill Bar & Brasserie features a recently added terrace area and its food offer majors in locally-sourced meat, fish and cheese.

The sale also includes a three-bedroom cottage to the rear of the property.

The business currently offers wedding packages for 20 and 40 guests, with ceremonies held at Gretna Green, a 20-minute drive away from Dryfesdale.

The Dryfesdale is well-established in the area and is perfectly sized for weddings and conferences.

The hotel is said to offer “stunning views” of the Dumfriesshire countryside and enjoys close proximity to a local golf course.

Current owner, Glen Wright, who has owned the hotel for 15 years, said: “Following 15 years of successful and profitable trading I am looking towards future business projects.”

Stuart Drysdale, associate director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: “The Dryfesdale is well-established in the area and is perfectly sized for wedding parties and conference events, benefitting from excellent transport links.

“The accommodation throughout reflects the four-star standard and recent improvement work has been carried out.

“As such the hotel is presented in truly walk-in condition.”

The hotel is on the market for offers over £2.3 million.