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32 bedroom hotel for sale

The County Hotel, 152 High Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22

Offers in Region of £899,950

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • 32 en-suite letting rooms
  • Two Function Suites
  • Coffee Shop, Restaurant and Public Bar
  • Enviable Locale

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The County Hotel is an extremely well run business that has been run by the current proprietors since September 2014. The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor's other business interests. The business trades throughout the year and it's quality is reflected in the number of awards it currently holds such as achieving 4.5 out 5 on trip advisor and being ranked number 2 hotel in the area. It also benefits from a good mix of tourists and local customers. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website www.countyhoteldalkeith.co.uk.

Dalkeith is a town on the outskirts of Edinburgh and is a popular commuter town for those working in the city. The town is a popular tourist stop and coach tour destination, due to the history of the Burgh.
The County Hotel occupies a commanding position on the High Street of the town.

The County Hotel is an impressive period building set over three floors which has been well maintained and is presented at true walk-in condition. The main entrance is from the front which in turn leads into a well-appointed reception area. The reception desk is located to the right on entering. This gives access to all areas both private and public.

On entering the hotel you are immediately welcomed by a spacious reception.

To the right of the reception you will find the lounge restaurant. The restaurant is well presented and tastefully decorated, furnished with upholstered chairs and wooden tables. The restaurant has two defined areas, offering excellent dining for smaller private functions. The restaurant can accommodate 80 guests.

To the left of reception you will find the comfortable lounge/coffee room. This space is again well appointed and furnished with soft seating and wooden tables and chairs. The coffee lounge benefits from its own servery bar, which in turn gives staff access to the public bar.

The public bar is located to the rear of the property and benefits from its own private entrance to the side of the building. The bar is again well presented and is traditionally decorated. The bar features a pool table, juke box, several large screen TVs and has seating for 40 + guests.

Located on the first floor you will find both function suites of the County Hotel. The larger 'Rosebury' function suite can accommodate 150 guests and further benefits from its own bar and toilets. The smaller 'Melrose' suite is ideal for small functions and business meetings and can accommodate 30 guests.

Both function suites are presented in good order, offering excellent facilities for all function types.

Ladies and Gents Facilities are well located off the reception.

The County Hotel has 32 letting bedrooms, set over three floors. The rooms comprise of a good mix of single, twin and double rooms. On the first floor there are 6 letting rooms. The second has a further 14 letting bedrooms with the remaining 12 on the third floor of the property. All rooms are presented to a good modern standard and benefit from having en-suite facilities, hospitality trays, flat screen TVs, hair-dryers and telephones.

As expected with a property the style and size of The County Hotel, there are ample service areas including; a fully fitted commercial kitchen with food preparation area, pot wash, dishwasher. There is a separate glass wash area to the rear of the public bar. The property also benefits from a well-proportioned cellar, keg store and spirit store. The kitchen also benefits from a walk-in chiller and freezer. To the rear of the reception there is a manager's office.

The front of the property sits straight to street. There is ample on street and public parking within close proximity.


The Hotel trades throughout the year. The business has a good mix of tourist guests, business visitors as well as serving the local community, who use the hotel for family functions.

The Hotel offers an excellent opportunity to increase functions, along with building on an already good relationship with tour companies.


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