South and North Moves

The George Hotel Front Entrance
The George Hotel has a history as an inn stretching back to 1640.

WHAT’S said to be one of the oldest inns in Scotland is on the market through property agency Cornerstone.

With a history stretching back to 1640, the George Hotel in Moniave, Dumfriesshire, has been closed since owner Robin Edgar passed away in September last year. This is only the second time the business and property has been placed on the market since 1994.

The selling agent described it as a traditional inn with a public bar that features stone flooring, beamed ceilings and a real fire.

The hotel also has a games room, restaurant, five letting bedrooms, a self-catering chalet and beer garden.

It is being marketed with a guide price of £285,000 for the freehold.

Further north, Cornerstone was also involved in the sale of Balsporran Guest House at Drumochter Pass in the Highlands.

A Cornerstone spokesperson said: “We were selling the property and business on a joint selling agency basis with Strutt & Parker in Inverness.

“The business was on the market at £465,000 and a sale was agreed within four weeks.”
The property lies close to the busy A9 and the new owners are moving from Dunfermline in Fife to run their first hospitality business.