‘Distinguished’ venue for sale

New owner sought for country house hotel and estate

A COUNTRY house hotel said to be regarded as a ‘distinguished destination’ for fine dining and weddings in the South Ayrshire town of Ayr is for sale.

Forming part of Enterkine estate, Enterkine House Hotel is set within 74 acres of land and mature woodland overlooking the valley of the River Ayr.

Currently utilised for fine dining, weddings, mini-breaks and corporate events, the hotel is said to have developed a reputation for its cuisine under head chef Paul Moffat – and has been recognised with two AA Rosettes.

The main property comprises a lounge, garden room, dining room, as well as a ‘quiet room’ and library.

The first floor houses five en suite double bedrooms, as well as a suite which contains a living room, bathroom and bedroom.

The attic floor contains a further five bedrooms – one of which is en suite – and a living room and bathroom.

In addition to a walled garden and marquee for events, complete with its own bar, lounge and kitchen, there is also two residential properties within the estate’s grounds.

Kirk House and Steading is described as a “substantial” six bedroom farmhouse, which is currently utilised as overspill accommodation for the hotel, while The Lodge is said to be a Victorian gate lodge offering views across the surrounding countryside.

Brian Sheldon, regional director at Christie & Co’s Glasgow office, which is jointly handling the sale of the hotel with Galbraith, said Enterkine House Hotel’s location within “such an enviable estate and countryside will attract local, regional and potentially international operators”.

Offers over £1.48 million are sought for Enterkine estate as a whole. Alternatively, it is available for sale in eight separate lots, with an asking price of £700,000 set for Enterkine House Hotel.