The Garret, Kirkcudbright – SOLD

The Hotel + Leisure division of property firm Graham + Sibbald are delighted to announce that The Garret, 116 High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway has been SOLD.

The Garret, a Georgian town house, dating from the early 19th Century has been totally refurbished and restored creating this excellent and quality town house-style hotel – “a restaurant, rooms & café-bar”. Just off the town’s main thoroughfare, on the historic High Street, The Garret has 8 Letting Bedrooms, a spacious Bar and separate Restaurant, also enjoys the amenity of having an attractive terrace and garden to the rear – all-in-all a combination of facilities, coupled with the inclusion of a 2-bedroom private flat, which combine to create a highly rewarding business.

The Garret has been sold by Andrew and Audrey Kelly, who have owned the hotel for over 4 years; totally refurbishing the property after purchasing the building in closed, fire damaged state to create the stunning “bar & restaurant with rooms”.

Alistair Letham, Hotel + Leisure Consultant at Graham + Sibbald, commented; “The Garret truly is ‘a Pheonix risen from the ashes’ of the former Gordon House Hotel; now a delightful 8-bedroom hotel with attractive outdoor terrace and garden, ideal for alfresco activities. The business is already successful, albeit hampered by recent Covid restrictions, and the new owners plan to drive the business forward to the next level.”

The new owners are Paul and Lindsay Gallagher who, building on their local connections, plan to develop the business further capitalising on both the growing staycation market and further local custom.

The Garret is in the centre of the coastal town of Kirkcudbright, which combines successfully the more modern attractions of a picturesque resort, with a regular town centre, which includes a variety of businesses and activities and a range of local small industry and services. Kirkcudbright is well-known as “the Artists’ Town” and the surrounding region of Dumfries & Galloway has easy access to the beaches of the Solway Coast, to the Galloway Hills, Mountain Biking venues, a range of challenging golf courses and the UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ at Galloway Forest.

The purchase price is undisclosed, but Graham + Sibbald were inviting “Offers over £500,000” for The Garret, Kirkcudbright.

For more information, please contact Alistair Letham at; or Katie Tait at

Graham + Sibbald has over 220 employees and 23 partners working across its 18 UK offices in Scotland and England.