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Excellent Quality 4-Star Townhouse Hotel in Dumfries & Galloway Artist’s Town For Sale



Graham + Sibbald alongside Smith & Clough Business Associated, acting as joint agents, are delighted to bring to the open market, the Selkirk Arms Hotel, High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, DG6 4JG – For Sale.

A hostelry at the Selkirk Arms has been in existence for well over 250 years and is reputedly where Robert Burns penned the “Selkirk Grace”, when staying there, in 1794.

Located close to Kirkcudbright’s Town Centre and a short walk from its estuary harbour, the Selkirk Arms Hotel is everything you can expect of a good and attractive townhouse hotel property – offering 17 ensuite Letting Bedrooms, Bars, Restaurants, Lounges and Meeting Rooms, complimented by an enclosed garden area with seating terrace for alfresco F&B activities.

Kirkcudbright has had a long association with the Glasgow art movement, including the Glasgow Boy and the Scottish Colourists, Peploe and Caldwell, who based themselves in the area over a 30-year period from 1880p to 1910, plus Hornel and Henry, establishing the Kirkcudbright Artist’s Colony; recognised now by its title as “the Artist’s Town”. The Dumfries & Galloway region abounds with many outdoor activities for visitors whether on the Solway Coast or into the Galloway Hills, with the Galloway Forest recognised as the UK’s first “Dark Sky Park”. The new Dark Space Planetarium and Dark Art Distillery are both located in Kirkcudbright.

The Selkirk Arms Hotel is being sold by Chris & Sue Walker, veterans in the hotel business in Dumfries & Galloway for around 40 years, have owned and operated the Selkirk Arms for 17 years and the sale will signal their retirement from the trade.

Alistair Letham, a Hotel + Leisure Consultant with Graham + Sibbald, commented, “The Selkirk Arms Hotel has been a well-established hospitality venue for many years. In their tenure, Chris & Sue Walker have spent many years upgrading and developing the property creating the now profitable business. New owners can capitalise upon the secure income which is showing further growth in 2024.”

Graeme Smith, a Director with Smith & Clough, commented, “having worked alongside Alistair on several occasions we are delighted to be jointly marketing the Selkirk Arms Hotel, on behalf of Chris and Sue Walker. Over the years they have established the hotel as one of the finest establishments in the area with a very steady trading performance which produces high levels of profitability.”

Graham + Sibbald, alongside Smith & Clough are inviting “Offers around £1,350,000” for the Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright.

For more information on this fantastic property and business opportunity please contact :-

Alistair Lehtam:

Katie Tait:

Graeme Smith: