Luxury country house hotel on prestigious rural estate for sale
Enterkine House, a luxury 4-star country house hotel, overlooking the valley of the River Ayr, within Enterkine rural estate in Ayrshire, has been brought to the market by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co, jointly with Galbraith, Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy. The thriving hotel business comes with 74 acres of land as part of the substantial Enterkine estate.
A distinguished destination for fine dining, weddings, corporate events and luxury hotel breaks, Enterkine House offers high quality accommodation and superb views. The hotel is well known for its superior cuisine under Head Chef Paul Moffat, which has been recognized with two AA Rosette Awards.
The impressive country house hotel is set within attractive rural surroundings, including farmland and mature deciduous woodland and also provides a steading comprising agricultural buildings, a walled garden and ruined cottage, a deluxe marquee for events with its own bar, lounge and kitchen, and two residential properties.
Kirk House and Steading is a substantial six-bedroom traditional farmhouse, currently used as overspill accommodation for the hotel, with the potential to reinstate the farmhouse as a separate dwelling. The Lodge is a Victorian gate lodge with views over the adjacent countryside and a 2.5-acre area of land suitable for use as a pony paddock.
Within the grounds of Enterkine, there is an extensive range of modern and traditional buildings which offers potential for development under a new owner.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including Turnberry, and former open championship courses Royal Troon and Prestwick. Alloway, south of Ayr, is famous as the birthplace of Robert Burns and now offers an excellent Robert Burns Centre and Museum. Ayrshire is celebrated for its beautiful beaches and there are first class yacht marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs.
Bob Cherry, a partner with Galbraith, comments, “The setting of Enterkine and its secluded, very appealing grounds situated in the renowned countryside of South Ayrshire, are among the principal attributes of the property. The purchaser of Enterkine would find it relatively straightforward to continue the current business, which is well-established, and there are further opportunities for diversification or expansion of the tourism and events facilities on the estate, subject to the necessary consents. This is a beautiful estate with a thriving hotel business and potential for further development.”
Brian Sheldon, Regional Director at Christie & Co’s Glasgow office, who is handling the sale, adds, “The market for country house hotels such as Enterkine House has vastly improved in recent years. Its location in South Ayrshire and within the such an enviable estate and countryside will attract local, regional and potentially international operators. Whilst the business is trading well, there is certainly scope for further growth.”
Enterkine is for sale as a whole with offers over £1.48m considered, or in eight separate lots.