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8 bedroom hotel for sale

Stoneykirk,Stranraer,Dumfries and GallowayDG9 9DH

Sold STC £425,000
476 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 5,123 sq ft (476 sq m)

Key features

  • REF: 2920

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Torrs Warren Hotel occupies substantial two storey premises, ideally situated within the quaint South Rhins village of Stoneykirk, Dumfries & Galloway. The business is located on the busy A716 Stranraer to Drummore road. The property is set within a picturesque location in approximately 2.5 acres of private grounds.

The surrounding area is a host to a number of outdoor activities. There are four golf courses within driving distance of the hotel and also fishing, walking and shooting, which bring in a large number of people to the area. The many public gardens in the area, including the famous Logan Botanic Garden, which is 11 miles from the hotel and also a great draw for people staying at the hotel.

Torrs Warren Country House Hotel makes an ideal base from which to explore the region and for the less energetic there are beaches within 1.5 miles of the hotel. The hotel benefits greatly from the trade generated from the busy ferry ports to Ireland. Stena Line ferry terminal and the P&O terminal being about 5 miles.

The area of the business is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is in Stranraer, which is just over 6 miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located just off the A716, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks.

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this very popular hotel business in Stoneykirk, Dumfries & Galloway.

The hotel has been a profitable business since 1975 with the established support of locals throughout the year, and long serving members of staff. The present owners have run this lifestyle business to suit their own requirements, running the hotel as an accommodation provider and restaurant with bar.

The business operates all year round and according to the 2016 accounts, generates a tremendous turnover in the region of 143,350 per annum, with gross profit of circa 73%.

The hotel has built up an excellent reputation for its food attracting many local people who come all year. The hotel offers a perfect lifestyle business with exceptional owners` accommodation, which could also be used as staff accommodation or as a holiday let, with the relevant permissions.

Originally built as the Church Manse (The Old Church is facing the hotel at the end of the drive), this well-proportioned property is built of stone with a slate roof. During the time it has been running as a hotel it has been renovated to provide a comfortable establishment, which retains some of its eighteenth century features such as the cantilevered staircase and oak panelling. Various extensions have been added, one of which is a large mahogany conservatory with dance floor, which is used as a restaurant and function room.

The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the high quality of the accommodation, fayre and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

The business used to cater for weddings of up to 400 guests, this was done in a large marque that our clients still have. There is still a licence in place for weddings and our client believes if it was marketed in the correct way this could be a very lucrative addition to the current business. Our clients only stopped this side of the business to suit their lifestyle.

This is ideal business opportunity, perhaps for a couple with little or no experience in running a hotel, to take this excellent business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Substantial two-storey premises set within approximately 1.4 acres, briefly comprising:

The main entrance to the hotel is an enclosed porch leading to the reception hall with reception desk and access on the right to bar areas and WCs.

To the left is a small hallway to the office, ladies and gents WCs and the baby changing facility, as well as disabled facilities.

Further along the main reception hall on the left is the oak lined dining room with two pairs of bi-folding doors giving access into the mahogany conservatory.

Six of the eight bedrooms are situated on the first floor by way of the cantilevered staircase. The other two bedrooms are on the first floor accessed by an external staircase.

There are eight letting bedrooms consisting of three family rooms, one twin/double room, three double rooms and one single room, which contains a double bed.

One of the bedrooms has been upgraded with a four poster bed and is used as a bedroom/honeymoon suite.

All rooms are en-suite with central heating, flat screen colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

There are 21 bed spaces in total and the family rooms are large enough to accommodate either a z-bed or cot for larger families.

Two of the family rooms have outside access, which makes them very popular with people travelling with pets. These two rooms are allocated for this purpose making it unnecessary for animals to be brought through into the hotel itself.


Torrs Warren is set within its own grounds of approximately 2.5 acres comprising of landscaped gardens, paddock and car parking (approximately 50 vehicles).

We are advised Freehold.

The business operates all year round

The business is owner run and managed with staff members.

According to the 2016 accounts, the business generates a tremendous turnover in the region of 143,350 per annum, with profit of circa 73%.

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