Love in the air at Lanark hotel

Historic country house with development potential on market

The Cartland Bridge Hotel in Lanark is set within 19 acres of woodland and gardens

OPERATORS seeking to purchase a popular wedding venue in Scotland’s central belt may be keen to view the Cartland Bridge Hotel in Lanark.

Set within a 19-acre estate, the 20-bedroom hotel was originally built in the 1880s as a family residence, Baronald House, and has operated as a hotel since 1942.

The Category A listed building is said to retain many of the original components from its rich history, including grand fireplaces and wood panelling.

In addition to its 20 bedrooms, 18 of which are en suite, the hotel comprises a restaurant, bar, function rooms and conference facilities.

The hotel offers an opportunity to acquire a successful business with potential for development.

The sale also includes a detached three-bedroom gatehouse lodge and two development sites within its estate of woodland and gardens.

Brian Sheldon, regional director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: “Cartland Bridge Hotel offers a unique opportunity to acquire a successful business and a substantial site with extensive potential for development.

“Having only been on the market for a few days, the site has already received interest from local, regional and national hotel operators together with developers.”

The property is described as ideally being sold as a whole for offers in the region of £1,050,000 or in three separate lots, with the hotel and 14.5 acres of associated gardens on the market for £650,000, with the two development sites (with 4.3 acres of grounds), and the gatehouse lodge priced at £250,000 and £150,000 respectively.