16th century medieval castle hotel on the market for £1.1 million

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UK: Comlongon Hotel, a 16th century medieval castle and baronial mansion house hotel in Dumfries and Galloway has been listed on the market for £1.1 million.

Marketed by global real estate advisor Colliers International, this is the property’s first time on the market in 35 years.

The 14-bedroom hotel is set over five levels, with the adjoining three storey mansion house making an additional part of the property. Included in this is a third, disconnected stingle storey building known as the “honeymoon lodge.” 

Robert Smithson, part of the Colliers agency team, said: “Comlongon has only changed hands (outside the family) once in the last 700+ years and its availability, now, is the first time it has been offered for sale as an hotel, after 35 years in the same family ownership. Although the business has currently ceased trading, the hotel offers an outstanding opportunity to private or corporate hoteliers to acquire a beautiful and historic property which has scope for business development or repositioning to return it to its former glory as one of the areas foremost hotels and wedding venues.” 

The land was initially given to the Murrays of Cockpool, later the Earls of Mansfield, in the early 14th century, who built the various properties. The property was a part of the Earls’ estate until 1984, when it was purchased by the Ptolomey family in order to transform it into a hotel and wedding venue.

Colliers, the real estate advisor leading the sale, had previously advocated for relaxed planning restrictions to allow building owners to redevelop and minimise losses. Another resort, Bellinzona in Australia, was sold last month to local operators

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