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10 bedroom hotel for sale

Cross Keys Hotel, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14

Offers in Region of £499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • One of Scotland's Oldest Coaching Inns
  • 10 letting rooms, Owners accommodation
  • Public bar, Lounge bar, Restaurant, Shop unit
  • Freehold and Leasehold Avaliable

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Cross Keys Hotel is a well run business that has been run by the current proprietors for since 2013. The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor's impending wish to retire from the licensed trade. The business trades seasonally all year round and its quality is reflected in the number of awards it currently holds such as achieving 4 out 5 on trip advisor and ranking number 2 in the top 10 places to stay in the area. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative website www.thecrosskeyshotel-canonbie.co.uk
It enjoys much repeat custom, particularly due to its excellent location in the village of Canonbie, giving easy access to explore the Scottish Borders, Cumbria and Northumbria.

Since purchasing the property in January 2013, the current vendor has carried out an extensive refurbishment program to the property. This includes, refurbishment of all en-suites, along with new bedroom furniture and upgrading of public areas.

The Cross Keys Hotel is situated in the centre of the Scottish Borders Village of Canonbie, within Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland.
Canonbie is situated just off the main A7 (Carlisle to Edinburgh), six miles south of Langholm and two miles north of the border on the River Esk which is internationally renowned in angling circles for its salmon and sea trout.


The property is a traditionally built stone detached building set over two floors, which dates to the 17th Century, making it one of Scotland's oldest coaching inns. The main entrance is to the front, which leads into a reception hallway. On entering the reception desk is located directly ahead of you. To the right of the reception you will find the lounge bar and the restaurant of the hotel. The lounge bar is well presented with many period features and a log burner stove in the fireplace. The lounge benefits from its own bar and is well furnished with a mix of upholstered benches and stools, along with wooden tables, seating 40 persons.
The restaurant is located directly adjacent to the lounge bar. The restaurant is again fully furnished with period style wooden chairs and tables, offering seating for 60 persons. The restaurant further benefits from a carvery servery, located to the left of the reception on entry, approximately 50 feet from the dining area. The lounge bar and restaurant can be closed off from the other public areas, offering an ideal venue for private functions, utilizing both areas.

To the left of the reception and further benefiting from its own entrance from the front of the property you will find the public bar. On entering the bar is located to the right rear wall of the room. The bar is of timber construction with a well presented rear gantry and several bar stools. The public bar benefits from being set over a split level, with the bar area on the lower level and features an open fire place. The upper level offers further seating, along with a pool table and dart board. The public bar is tastefully decorated and well furnished with wooden tables and chairs.

Access to all service areas are off the public bar and reception hallway, giving ease of service to both the public bar and lounge areas.

To the left of the property and accessed via a door to the front, you will find a self-contained shop unit. The unit offers an ideal opportunity for a small convenience store and offers the potential to be operated by the owner, or to be leased out, generating additional income.

Ladies and Gents Facilities are well positioned off the public areas.


There are 10 letting bedrooms, 9 which have en-suite facilities. The rooms are set over the first floor. The letting bedrooms comprise of 2 single rooms (one with private shower room), 4 double rooms, 2 twin rooms and 2 family rooms, which can sleep 3-4 persons. The rooms have all been refurbished by the current vendor and are presented at walk in condition. All rooms have flat screen TVs and hospitality trays.

Located on the first floor, the owner's accommodation comprises of a double ensuite bedroom, along with spacious lounge area.


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