Bed and Breakfast Business For Sale in Dumfries

Dumfries, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, UK

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Glenaldor House is a beautiful 4 bedroom Bed and Breakfast located in a conservation area close to Dumfries town centre.  This Victorian building is beautifully presented throughout having been tastefully upgraded by the current owners.  The property has a great range of original features including high ceilings and ornate cornicing.  Although it has a prominent trading position and central location Glenaldor House has the most beautiful private garden to the front that provide both the owners and guests the opportunity to enjoy a sublime tranquil retreat.

Beautiful Victorian Building
Great Trading Location
4 Trading Guest Rooms
2 Bedroom Owners Accomodation
Owners Lounge
Kitchen and Dining Room
Stunning Garden to the front
Offers Over £325,000 



With its mild climate, rolling countryside and peaceful pace of life Dumfries and Galloway has often been referred to as one of the best places to live in Britain.  The town is probably most noted for its connection with Rabbie Burns, where he lived from 1791.  With a population of over 40,000 people Dumfries is the main town, commercial centre and administrative capital of the county.  It offers a range of facilities and amenities including, swimming pool, leisure centre, ice rink, golf courses, hospital and university campus along with a range of local and well known high street brand shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.  A popular tourist destination the town also holds a well-known annual Arts Festival.


The Business

Glenaldor House is a stunning Bed and Breakfast attracting a mixture of tourists and business people, allowing them to trade all year round. Currently the business operates 4 ensuite letting rooms, one family room, two double rooms and 1 twin room.  All are furnished to a very high standard and include hospitality trays and modern flat screen TVs.  There is an option to convert one of the other upper rooms into an additional letting room if the required.  Glenaldor House has a great reputation, being ranked 4 of 54 of the B&B’S in Dumfries on TripAdvisor.  It has also been awarded with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The business already features on all the primary booking sites such as and, as well as having its own website with an online booking system. Rates at the moment range from £45 to £75 for rooms.  The business is run to suit the owners current requirements and there is great opportunity to substantially increase revenue.  It is an easily managed business being run by one person with part time assistance at this time and would make a fantastic business for either a single person or a couple especially with the opportunity to convert a further room for letting.


The Property

Entering Glenaldor House through the impressive front door and into the main hall you cannot fail to be impressed by the imposing canter lever stairwell and array of original Victorian features.  The main hall leads to the:
Owners Lounge:  [5.1m x 4.5m] Spacious room with windows to front overlooking garden.  High ceilings, original cornicing, wood burning fire.
Guest Dining Room: [4.0m x 3.9m] Set for 9 covers, rear aspect, Door leads to the kitchen:
Kitchen / Diner: [5.1m x 3.5m] Large modern kitchen with range cooker and good mix of base and wall mounted units.  Grey work top.  Space for large dining table.  Door leads to utility area.
Utility Area:  [3.6m x 2.1m] Room for washing machine, tumble dryer and ample storage.  Stairs lead down to basement area:
Basement:   4 rooms in total, painted concrete floor and sealed walls in most places.  External door open to steps leading up to rear garden.  Ample space for storage, workshop or hobby room.

The canter lever stairs from the main hall lead to the guest accommodation on the first floor:
Room 1:  [4.0m x 4.1m at widest] Spacious double room with ensuite.  Rear aspect. Solid wood furnishings. Carpet. Original features.
Room 2: [3.4m x 4.1m] Good sized double room.  High ceilings and original features.  Rear aspect.  Impressive ensuite bathroom [2.9m x 2.7m] with feature open fire.
Room 3: [3.0m x 4.9m] Twin Room with windows to front overlooking garden.  Ensuite bathroom.  Well furnished with original features.
Room 4:  [4.5m x 5.1m] Impressive family room with king size and single bed.  Original features and windows to the front overlooking garden.  Ensuite bathroom with window.
Stairs from the first floor lead to the owner’s accommodation on the second floor.
Bedroom.  [4.0m x 4.1m] Good sized double room with fitted wardrobes and sliding doors.  Rear aspect.  Walk in cupboard converted to additional wardrobe space.
Guest Room [5.0m x 2.9m at widest].  Dormer style window to front.  Spacious room with large walk in cupboard / wardrobe.  This room could be converted easily to an additional en-suite  letting room.
Bathroom [3.0m x 5.0m] Luxurious bathroom with walk in shower, WC, sink and roll top bath underneath skylight.

Glenaldor House occupies a central position on Victoria Terrace, opposite white balustrading with steps leading down to the front garden area. A garden path winds through the beautiful mature gardens to the other end and a gate to the next street where further ample on street parking is available. To the rear of the property, through the archway, is a large communal grassed area. 


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Sale price: £325,000
Tenure : Freehold
Status: Available
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