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12 July 2018 | Hotels

Idyllic East Lothian guesthouse for sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has brought to the market Adniston Manor, a 4-star guesthouse set in private gardens next to West Adniston Farm in Macmerry, East Lothian.

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The sale of the manor includes the original detached, two-storey and attic property, a single storey cottage extension to one side and a large garage extension to the other, sitting on 1.6 acres of well-kept gardens, with an orchard, gravel driveway and car park. The large site lends itself to opportunities for further expansion on the existing buildings or new developments, subject to planning permission.

A total of seven ensuite guest bedrooms are provided at Adniston, four in the main house and three within the cottage, which currently has its own separate entry access but can be linked to the main house internally too if desired. Owner’s accommodation is also included in the main property within the second floor large attic conversion, offering an en suite double bedroom, plus extensive private living space on the ground floor. 

Enjoying a semi-rural location, the traditional manor is within easy access of Edinburgh city centre and provides an ideal base for tourists in the area. East Lothian is well known for its golf courses and leisure facilities and the well-established guesthouse is ideally placed to cater to this trade. 

Owned and operated by Alan and Audrey Russell for the past 14 years, they comment, “Audrey is looking to retire and spend quality time with our five grandchildren but Alan will continue to run our very successful local restaurants, one of which was bought through Christie & Co some years ago. With this in mind we have chosen Christie & Co and entrusted the selling of our business to Stuart Drysdale, who we feel has a strong understanding of the guest house market.”

Stuart Drysdale, Associate Director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “The owners have established a high quality guesthouse and this is a fine example of a lifestyle business, with a short drive time to Edinburgh city centre. The accommodation provided is in excellent condition throughout and no capital expenditure would be required by an ingoing operator.”

The freehold for Adniston Manor is on the market for offers in excess of £1,200,000.