Attractive 4-Star Country House Hotel and Wedding Venue – SOLD

UK property firm Graham + Sibbald, acting jointly with Smith & Clough Business Associates, are delighted to announce they have SOLD the Philipburn Hotel, Linglie Road, Selkirk, TD7 5LS.

The Philipburn Hotel, which is part of the well-known Best Western Group Signature Collection Brand, has 20 letting bedrooms – within the hotel and attractive garden rooms – and has an excellent range of bar, restaurant, meeting and function facilities, including the capacious Linglie Function Suite. All of this is complimented by attractive gardens, seating terrace and an open air pavilion ideal for wedding ceremonies. In addition, there are 3 x 2 bedroom apartments for private/staff accommodation.

The Philipburn Hotel is located on the outskirts of the popular Scottish Borders town of Selkirk and the Borders are renowned for the wonderful countryside and extensive range of rural activities.

The Philipburn Hotel has been sold by Ian and Marie Wells who have owned and operated the hotel for over 16 years and have in this period extended (including the new function suite) and renovated the hotel to a high standard. The sale signals their retirement from the trade.

The buyers of the Philipburn Hotel are Adrian Leopard and Graham Hobson, who have moved from Gloucestershire, and have exciting plans to develop and promote the hotel to encourage new custom, especially weddings and events. The company running the hotel is All Seasons Philipburn Ltd which is a wholly owned subsidiary of All Seasons Hotel Holdings Ltd. Amongst the ideas the new owners bring to the business is All Seasons Cars, a fully registered private hire car [taxi] business which was previously operating in Gloucestershire. In opening the hotel facilities up to the local people, Adrian and Graham hope that their all-electric taxi service with the mantra “don’t drink and drive” will encourage patrons, especially with a guarantee of a taxi ride home at closing time!

Alistair Letham, a Hotel + Leisure Consultant with Graham + Sibbald, commented, “Having sold the Philipburn to Ian and Marie Wells I am delighted to have acted in the sale to facilitate their well-earned retirement. New owners Adrian Leopard and Graham Hobson have an excellent hotel product and business base from which to further develop additional custom.”

Graeme Smith, Director with Smith & Clough commented, “The Philipburn Hotel is a fantastic business that has built up an excellent reputation under the ownership of Ian and Marie over the last 16 years and it was a delight to be instructed jointly with Graham + Sibbald to handle the sale.”

The purchase price was not disclosed but Graham + Sibbald, acting jointly with Smith & Clough, were inviting “Offers around £1,350,000” for the Philipburn Hotel, Selkirk.

Please contact Alistair Letham (, Katie Tait ( or Graeme Smith ( for more information.

Graham + Sibbald has over 250 employees and 30 partners working across its 21 UK offices in Scotland and England.