Castle Hotel, Huntly, AB54 4SH – SOLD

Scottish property firm Graham + Sibbald are delighted to announce that the Castle Hotel, Marquis Drive, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 4SH has been sold.

The Castle Hotel, an historic property, has its origins in the mid-18th Century, when it was known as Sandieston House, and in the early 19th Century, Georgian period, it was significantly extended by the Dukes of Gordon family and named Huntly Lodge.  It was in 1946 the property was converted to an hotel, with the Castle Hotel a “proud” mansion house hotel, in its own grounds, situated on the northern outskirts of Huntly. This rural bliss of Aberdeenshire is renowned for its agricultural prowess and field sports, including fishing on the nearby River Deveron, and many famous whisky distilleries are located a short distance from the Castle Hotel.

The magnificent Castle Hotel, Huntly has 18 Letting Bedrooms, Lounge Bar, Dining Room, 2 Lounges/Meeting Rooms, a Garden Terrace, and all set in approximately 11 acres of its own grounds.

The hotel has been sold by Andrew and Linda Meiklejohn, who have owned and operated the Castle Hotel for over 21 years.

The new owner is DTSW Properties Limited who have both local and connections with the whisky industry and, after refurbishing the hotel, plan to combine the use and operation of the hotel with their business and further developing the local and leisure custom.

Alistair Letham, a Hotel + Leisure Consultant with selling agents Graham + Sibbald, commented, “The imposing, south-facing, Castle Hotel is an impressive hotel property, complemented by a full range of capacious public rooms and a range of bedroom styles. Linda and Andrew Meiklejohn, after their “hands-on” custodianship of the Castle Hotel, have earned their retirement. The new owners have exciting plans for the hotel which will increase the appeal to a range of new customers.”.

The purchase price was undisclosed but selling agents Graham + Sibbald confirmed it was close to the asking price of “Offers around £1,250,000” for the Castle Hotel, Huntly.

Graham + Sibbald has over 200 employees and 20 partners working across its 17 UK offices in Scotland and England.