Enjoying a taste of the good life

Dumfriesshire hotel offers ideal opportunity for chef proprietor

LICENSEES with a hunger for a food-led business may be interested in the Blackaddie Country House Hotel, near Dumfries, which is said to boast “one of the finest restaurants in the area”.

Operated by the current owners since 2007, the four-star country house hotel – which includes a two AA Rosette restaurant – is set within extensive landscaped grounds in the Dumfriesshire village of Sanquhar.

Dating back to the 16th century and overlooking the River Nith, Blackaddie House was originally built as the rectory to St Bride’s Church.

Over the past 12 years, the current owners have refurbished the property, which today comprises seven bedrooms, a bar, conservatory, library, small function room and restaurant. The sale also includes three guest cottages and a staff apartment, as well as a self-contained owner’s cottage; converted from former stables, it has its own private access and includes a lounge, kitchen, dining area, bathroom and two double bedrooms.

Graeme Smith of property firm Smith & Clough, which is marketing the freehold of the hotel at offers over £850,000, said: “Having sold the business to my clients back in 2007, I was delighted to be instructed once again to sell this award-winning, four-star country house hotel.

“Known for its culinary delights, the Blackaddie Country House Hotel offers one of the finest restaurants in the area and would be an ideal opportunity for a chef or as a family run operation.”