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Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel
Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11 2SF
*Strategically located, highly profitable 29-bedroom country house hotel
*Close to Lockerbie with ease of accessibility to M74
*Excellent range of restaurant, meeting and function facilities
*Separate 3 bed cottage: set in over 3.8 acres of private grounds
*Part of Best Western & 4 star with Visit Scotland
*Presented to a high standard throughout
*Well established business – T/O £1,021,491 (net) : Profits close to £300,000 achievable
With the hotel’s strategic location it has an appeal to a wide cross section of custom, whether that be locally based or travelling visitors and tourists. Other than the bedroom accommodation, the hotel provides a very useful range of meeting and conference rooms and cater for small meetings and/or larger conferences and of course weddings. The seller has owned and operated the hotel since 2004 and with the personal decision to relocate his (non-related) business interest, there is the excellent opportunity for new owners to acquire a well established and profitable hotel in a popular location.
Located to the rear is a cottage – ideal for owners; staff; or letting – with lounge, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and bathroom
The hotel is located on the northern outskirts of the local town of Lockerbie – a busy town serving the local community – but it is the hotel’s access from the M74 motorway that gives Dryfesdale Country House Hotel an edge; providing ease of accessibility to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Carlisle – an ideal venue for corporate meetings.
The hotel occupies an elevated position and is set in appx. 3.8 acres of land, mainly laid out to lawns with mature trees and opposite the main entrance is a patio terrace, a picturesque feature appreciated by wedding parties. There is car parking at the main entrance as well as to the rear of the hotel.
Original a 2-storey mansion, dating from the 19th century, the Dryfesdale Country House Hotel has, over the years, been significantly extended to provide the now ideal hotel accommodation, briefly as follows.
From the car park area to the front of the hotel, the front door main entrance leads via a vestibule and main entrance hallway, to the inner Reception hall with reception counter and office behind.
To the left of the entrance is the Glenfarcas Lounge, a traditionally decorated room with feature log burning fireplace. It can seat up to 14 people on a range of sofas, tables and chairs, or be set up as a private dining room for up to 20. Opposite is the Manse Suite (30), a private dining room with private bar. Accessed from the reception or via the Glenfarcas Lounge is the Glenlouis Suite (90) located within the conservatory extension to the side of the hotel. It has a bar servery, a central wooden dancefloor and doors leading out directly to the hotel gardens. Also accessed from the reception is the Kirkhill Suite, the hotel’s main restaurant and principle function suite (150) with a bar servery.
There are 29 letting bedrooms to sleep 64:
Four poster bedroom (3)
All the bedrooms have en suite facilities comprising a bath with shower over in addition to the standard WC and wash hand basin arrangement. All bedrooms are equipped with central heating, flat panel TV, radio/alarm, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, hospitality tray, iron and ironing board.
One bedroom at ground floor is specifically adapted accessibility double bedroom with wet room.
Good sized commercially equipped kitchen, well positioned for direct service to the Kirkhill Suite. In addition to the main cooking area, there is a chef’s office, dry goods store, wash up and preparation areas and walk-in fridge. Detached portacabin at the rear of the kitchen equipped with two washers, two dryers and an ironing machine.
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