Nether Abbey Hotel up for sale after 60 years with the Stewarts

A traditional stone-built Scottish hotel
The Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick

An East Lothian hotel that’s been owned by the same family for the past six decades is now on the market. 

The Nether Abbey Hotel in North Berwick boasts 12 letting bedrooms, a bar and restaurant – the Fly Half – a south-facing conservatory and terrace and a function/meeting room. 

A traditional hotel bar
The Nether Abbey Hotel’s ‘Fly-Half’ bar and restaurant

Located in the heart of East Lothian’s ‘golf coast’, North Berwick was named the ‘best place to live in the UK’ for 2024 by the Sunday Times. 

As well as the region’s 22 golf courses, the popular seaside town is handy for Edinburgh – just 30 minutes away by train – as well as various nearby historic attractions including Tantallon Castle and Dirleton Castle and the town also commands views of several nearby islands, including Bass Rock, which is the world’s largest northern gannet colony. 

Needless to say, it’s a popular tourist destination. 

The hotel is being sold by owners Stirling and Jela Stewart so that they can retire. It has been in their family for over 60 years. 

A smartly decorated traditional hotel room
One of the Nether Abbey’s guest bedrooms

Alistair Letham, a hotel and leisure consultant with Graham + Sibbald, said: “The sale of the Nether Abbey Hotel provides a wonderful opportunity to buy a quality 4-star hotel business in a sought-after location, with an impressive established local, national and international client base. 

“The Nether Abbey Hotel is truly a turn-key, walk-in property and business.”

Graham + Sibbald is seeking offers of £1.8 million for the Nether Abbey Hotel.