Self-catering Flat Business For Sale in Newton Stewart

Kirkcowan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 0HQ, UK

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A wonderful opportunity has arisen to purchase a traditional village inn situated in Kirkcowan within the heart of the Galloway countryside. The Craighlaw Arms features a traditional public bar, a dining area and three letting rooms. There is also a two bed owner’s accommodation and separate flat. This friendly and hospitable business offers an excellent opportunity for potential purchasers to acquire a profitable business with great scope for improvement in a sought after location. 

Substantial premises
3 en suite letting rooms
2 bed owner’s accommodation 
Additional 1 bed self-contained flat
Pleasant and popular rural village location
Huge potential
Fully licensed
Large plot
Excellent value
Offers over £185,000


The Craighlaw Arms Hotel occupies a central position on the main road running through the rural village of Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway. It is close to all local amenities as well as the residential areas of the village. The village features a shop and post office as well as a doctor’s surgery and primary school. Kirkcowan has pleasant rural charm and being situated in between the Rivers Tarf and Bladnoc is a popular destination amongst anglers. It also forms part of the Machars Yellow Cycle route and there is a dedicated bike shop in the village. The Galloway glens and hills as well as the Galloway forest park are particularly popular amongst walkers and mountain bikers. Kirkcowan is ideally situated just off the A75 which links Stranraer to the West and the A74(M) to the East just North of Carlisle. The town of Newton Stewart, 7 miles away provides a greater range of amenities whilst additional facilities can be found at Stranraer and Dumfries which are approximately 17 and 54 miles away respectively. 

The Business

The Craighlaw is a well-established bed and breakfast with public bar. Turnover has been steady and there is great scope to increase all income streams. The public bar is the only establishment in a seven mile radius and enjoys strong local custom. Currently the commercial kitchen is vastly under used and offers an excellent opportunity to provide lunches and evening meals. The letting rooms and owner’s accommodation are arranged in a versatile and flexible manner whilst the separate flat and extensive plot add to the development opportunities. The age of the Inn ensures genuine character and the business is prime for new owners to add the impetus it requires. The surrounding area remains popular amongst tourists, visitors and outdoor enthusiasts ensuring there is demand for both quality food and good letting accommodation. 

The Property

The existing property is a 200 year old former coaching inn and still retains many original features. Internally the space is deceptive and both the premises and grounds stretch a considerable distance to the rear. Entering the property through the vestibule area guests and patrons are welcomed by a dining area towards the left with approximately 14 covers and a public bar towards the right. The welcoming and traditional bar area has a selection of seating and a pleasant wood burning stove. Leading past this area towards the rear of the property is an additional room, again with fireplace which currently houses a pool table. Further towards the rear of the property is a utility room and impressive commercial kitchen. Further still is a large cellar and Store room with separate access which has previously been used as a stable. Access to the upper floor is gained via a main staircase located in the main bar area. Upon reaching the landing all three letting rooms can be found toward the front of the property comprising a family, a double and a twin. All bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities, televisions and en suite bathrooms. Heading towards the rear of the property is the owner’s accommodation which comprises a study, lounge and two bedrooms. Access to the first floor flat can also be gained which features a bedroom living room and shower room. The main access to the flat is however gained at the rear of the property via an external stair. 

The property is constructed of traditional stone and pitched slate roof providing spacious rooms and a rustic charm. The rear of the property which can be accessed through an archway provides a large plot size which could be utilized.  

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Sale price: £185,000
Status: Available
Self Catering/Flats
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