Village hotel up for sale

Ecclefechan Hotel

A NEW owner is being sought for a hotel in the heart of the Dumfries & Galloway village of Ecclefechan.

The Ecclefechan Hotel occupies what’s described as a substantial detached property which is said to date from the 1730s.

Under the same family ownership since 2005, the hotel has been “sympathetically refurbished” over the years, retaining many original features. There’s a public bar/snug/games area with exposed stonework and an open fireplace, and a 32-cover dining room.

The individually-designed letting rooms, many of which feature wooden beams and exposed stone walls, are spread across the first and second floors. There’s also currently unused two-bedroom staff accommodation.

Graeme Smith of property agent Smith & Clough, which is marketing the hotel at offers in the region of £350,000 for the freehold, said the business is run to suit the current owners’ requirements, and that a new owner could build on “what is regarded as an already steady business”, taking advantage of its location just off the main M74 route.

“Having been in the same family since 2005 the Ecclefechan Hotel offers an opportunity for any discerning buyer to take over a well-established business that offers scope to increase turnover and would be ideal for a chef operator to stamp their mark within the local area,” he said.