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10 bedroom hotel for sale

Lauderdale Hotel, 1 Edinburgh Road, Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Priced for quick sale
  • 10 letting rooms
  • Function suite
  • Planning for 5 2 bed apartments

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Lauderdale Hotel is an extremely well run business that has been run by the current proprietors for 13 years. The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor's impending wish to retire from the licenced trade. The business trades throughout the year and its quality is reflected in the number of awards it currently holds such as achieving 3 stars from Visit Scotland. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website It enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its excellent reputation for fine foods and real ales. The Lauderdale Hotel offers an excellent opportunity to run a popular and profitable country hotel.

Lauder is a town in the Scottish Borders in the historic county of Berwickshire. On the Southern Upland Way the burgh lies 27 miles south east of Edinburgh on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills. The Lauderdale Hotel sits prominently within its on grounds on the main Edinburgh Road.

The Lauderdale Hotel is a traditionally built wildstone property. The property has been extended and is now presented in excellent walk in condition by the current vendor. The main entrance is from the front which in turn leads into a well presented reception area, this in turn leads to all areas both private and public.

On entering the reception is located directly in front of you. The reception has a standing height desk area and benefits from having a managers office to the rear. To the right on entering you will find the guest lounge. The lounge is well presented and benefits from a real fire and aspects to the front of the grounds. On the left you will find the main public bar/restaurant. The public lounge is again well presented, being furnished with wooden tables and chairs with décor in keeping with the property. The public lounge can comfortably accommodate 30+ persons.

To the rear of the room is a traditionally built bar. The bar has several stools and a well presented gantry to the rear. Also located on the ground floor you will find the large function suite at Lauderdale, The function suite benefits from its own entrance accessed from the car park to the side of the property. On entering you are welcomed by a well appointed reception foyer. The function suite benefits from having its own bar, located to the top of the room. The suite also benefits from having French doors leading out to a large timber decking area and the mature gardens to the rear. The function suite can accommodate approx 180 persons. Located to the rear of the public bar, you will find the 'bistro bar'. This bar can be accessed from the rear of the public bar for staff only. The public entrance is from double doors off the car park. The bistro bar is used for local functions and events and again benefits from having its own bar area and facilities. The bistro can accommodate 70 persons and is well presented and furnished. Ladies and Gents are well located off public areas.

The Lauderdale Benefits from having 10 en suite letting rooms. The rooms comprise of 6 twin, 3 double and 1 family suite located on the second floor. The bedrooms are all fully furnished and come with flat screen TVs and hospitality trays. All rooms are well presented and tastefully decorated. The family suite has a double and single bed and further benefits from having a bath and separate shower cubicle.

As expected with a property the style and size of The Lauderdale Hotel there are ample service areas, a fully fitted commercial kitchen, chefs office, still room, dish wash area, larder, food prep kitchen, freezer and chilled storage. The property also benefits from a managers/owners office, cellar and various storage areas.

The Lauderdale hotel currently has planning permission for 5 self catering apartments to be built on the grounds to the left of the property(as looking from front). The planning permission is for a two storey building containing 5, 2 bedroom apartments. The apartments are 950 square feet. With the penthouse apartment a substantial 2000 square feet. Internal configuration is not specified, full details are available on request.

The property sits well in its own grounds. The property has ample off street parking for 25+ cars via two car parks. To the rear there are mature gardens. To the front, outside the bistro bar there is external seating by way of wooden picnic tables for 40 guests on a slabbed patio.

We are advised the property has all mains services

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