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Fantastic Guest House Opportunity In Gretna Green For Sale

Gretna Green, Dumfries and Galloway, UK
Asking Price:
£50K - £100K
Net Profit:
Available on request

Greenlaw Guest House
Glasgow Road, Gretna Green, DG16 5DU

• Well-presented and established guest house
• Trade with 9 e/s rms (2 have 2 rms)
• Breakfast room and guest lounge
• Spacious 2 bed owners’ accommodation
• Owners accom. immaculately presented
• Same owners since 2007- extensive private parking
• Easily accessible from the M74, A75 & M6
• Located in Gretna Green, world renowned for weddings
• Oldest guest house in Gretna Green

Freehold: Offers Over £395,000

Since purchasing the business in 2007 the current owners have spent a lot of time and effort establishing Greenlaw into one of the finest guest houses in the area and now trade with a very well-presented business that requires little to no CAPEX. Gretna Green is very busy throughout the year and offers 12-month trade however the current owners run the business to suit their requirements. Due to the nature of Gretna’s market the majority of the guests are generally attending a wedding which ensures a steady stream of visitors, however due to the location there is a diversity of business from other channels incl. global visitors, cyclists and walkers travelling from Landsend to John O Groats and bird watchers. Greenlaw Guest House is ideally placed within the village and is walking distance from Gretna Green railway Station, Gretna Outlet Village and Gretna Green Famous Blacksmith Shop, where couples have been getting married since 1754. Further information on the business can be obtained from the website www. The business is listed highly on many booking sites including Trivago, and Expedia and to deal with these enquiries Greenlaw Guest House has its own online system, which manages all the bookings and fills in the diary, through these platforms. It also has a 4.5 from TripAdvisor. The sale of this business offers and excellent opportunity for a buyer looking to get into the guest house market, with further scope to increase on what is an already steady “lifestyle” opportunity. A viewing is strongly advised to appreciate exactly what is on offer and its potential.

Property Information



Living Accommodation:

In addition to a very well-established business, the purchase of Greenlaw Guest House offers an exceptional owners’ accommodation, which is completely private and self-contained. Access is gained from within the property or separately to the rear.
Comprising of • 2 double bedrooms • large lounge with patio doors into garden • 4-piece bathroom.


Greenlaw Guest House has a prime location on Glasgow Road, within the world renowned “runaway-wedding” village of Gretna Green in Dumfriesshire, within close proximity of the Scotland/ England border. Historically Gretna Green was the first village in Scotland, following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh. Since the 1754 Marriage Act prevented marriage in England and Wales under the age of 21, young couples were able to elope and be married in Gretna, with around 5,000 couples tying the knot each year. Gretna Green is easily accessed from the A74(M) via the B(7076) from the north and from south via the M6 at junction 45.The village itself has a good selection of local amenities as well as the popular Gretna Outlet Village.

Premises Details:

Regarded as the oldest guest house in Gretna Green, Greenlaw was built in 1912 by a local architect as a family home. A few years later it became Greenlaw Hotel and traded as such for many years, before transforming into a fine guest house. Built of a traditional construction with instantly recognisable red brick façade, this detached 2 storey property is set back from the road with ample private parking to the front. Presented well throughout, the addition of the exceptional owner’s accommodation makes for a fine business and family home. Services include, mains electricity, water and drainage with oil fired central heating in the guest house and gas central heating in the owner’s accommodation.

Residents Lounge
This bright room is ideal for guests to relax and benefits from comfortable seating, wood laminate flooring, original coving features and a bay window formation overlooking the private car park to the front. There is also a doorway leading to the dining room, so when required can act as an overflow for guests.

Dining/Breakfast Room
Pleasing, well presented and bright room, again overlooking the front of the property. Various features include original coving. Laminate flooring throughout and free-standing light wood tables and chairs.

Letting Accommodation
Greenlaw Guest House has 9 rooms, all have e/s facilities and are presented to a very high standard having benefitted from upgrading over the years.
Comprising: • Standard Double • Deluxe Double • 2x Superior Double • Super King • 2 x Triple.

To the front of the property is a large private car park. In addition, there is a large lawned area for the owners along with further storage including a garage, workshop and garden shed.

Energy Performance Rating:

Business Operation

Years established:
Built in 1912 and traded initially as a hotel. Our clients have owned the property since 2007.

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