10/21/2019 | Hotels

Rural country inn with luxury holiday lodging brought to the market

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market The Plough on the Hill, a high-quality destination pub-restaurant in the village of West Allerdean, close to Berwick upon Tweed. It is ideally located for exploring the beautiful Northumberland coastline including Lindisfarne and Bamburgh, and its many National Parks, including The Northumberland National Park. The A1 motorway is nearby and gives the area easy access to Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne.


The Plough on the Hill has recently been sympathetically restored to an extremely high standard and is immaculately presented throughout.  The owners have invested a total of £1.3 million in the property, with special features including hand-crafted tables and benches made from 140-year-old oak railway sleepers and a stunning hand-cut blush and gold thread marble bar within The Tiffin Rooms, a lounge/bar area.  A split-level restaurant leads into this area which also features a stage for live music. A south facing external terrace provides stunning views over the Northumberland and Cheviot Hills and is perfect in the summer months.  There is also a car park and a Play Force children’s play area.

In addition to the pub and restaurant division of the business, there is an adjoining lodge park comprising five, luxury static lodges which are run separately to the pub.

Current owners, Robert Kingsley and Sarah Carmichael, are very experienced in the leisure industry and have decided to sell in order to pursue other business interests.
David Cash, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “Christie & Co have found Northumberland hospitality businesses to be popular with buyers in recent years and have sold a number of pubs, cafés and hotels across the region, namely; the Manor House Hotel on Holy Island, The Shoreline Café, Craster and The Hadrian at Wall.

“We expect interest from experienced Licensed Operators who have a track record of running successful venues. The property has been restored to such a high standard that any incoming tenant stands to immediately benefit from the quality of the venue, which literally doesn’t need a penny more investment.”

Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of £50,000 for the leasehold interest of The Plough on the Hill and £900,000 for the Freehold.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications
P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com