Fife hotel has star appeal

Small screen venue offers big opportunity

The Covenanter Hotel is said to date back to 1771 and has featured in US series Outlander


A hotel which has featured in US drama series Outlander has come on to the books of property firm Cornerstone.

The Covenanter Hotel, in the Fife village of Falkland, will be recognisable to fans of the show as Mrs Baird’s guest house – and is said to have led to a new generation of tourists visiting Falkland.

This is in addition to the reported 40,000 or so sightseers who visit  Falkland Palace & Garden every year, which was commissioned by King James IV and his son, James V, in the 1500s; it is said to remain “one of Scotland’s finest renaissance palaces”.

The hotel is said to benefit from a “hugely impressive” trading location directly across from the palace gates, in the centre of the village.

Given the excellent trading location we are confident that interest will quickly emerge.

Thought to have been built around 1771, the Covenanter Hotel now comprises a 20-cover bar, 40-cover restaurant, a commercial kitchen, preparation kitchen, and a coffee shop.

There’s also a self-catering apartment and three double-sized en suite letting bedrooms, as well as a bedroom for staff accommodation.

Barry McNeil of Cornerstone Business Agents, which is seeking offers in the region of £350,000 for the business, said: “I am naturally very biased about Falkland, having grown up very close to the village, but Falkland is indeed very special.

“Given the excellent trading location we are confident that interest will quickly emerge.”