Who will check in to Dryfesdale?

The hotel is set within private grounds

A HOTEL which is said to be “highly profitable” is for sale for the first time in 15 years.

Set in close to four acres of its own private grounds, the Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, in Dryfebridge, near Lockerbie, is said to benefit from its accessibility to the M74, offering short journey times to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Carlisle.

The four-star hotel comprises 29 letting bedrooms, as well as four public rooms, which range in size – catering for small meetings up to functions for 150.

The sale also includes a three-bedroom cottage, which is said to be ideal for staff or use as owner’s accommodation.

Graeme Smith of Smith & Clough, which is jointly marketing the business alongside Colliers International, said the sale “offers an exceptional opportunity for a private individual or as an addition to a larger portfolio”.

Offers over £2.3 million are sought for the freehold.