Stuart and Emma Peacock, who have been at the helm of The Uplawmoor Hotel for the last 25 years, have put the hotel on the market.
Stuart says, “Following a very successful year, with a new executive housing development bringing many new regulars to the hotel we can report an increased bar trade and the rooms are also a lot busier. That said we are aware that the selling market for small businesses is currently very slow – even houses in Uplawmoor can take a few years to sell. The marketing exercise is a way of us testing the market, as we have done from time to time, before undertaking a new 10-year plan for future investment.”
The hoteliers, who recently put in two super-fast Electric Vehicle Charging Points as part of their larger scale Green commitment, are continuing to invest in their hotel, but feel that the time could be right for retiring. Says Stuart, “We wouldn’t rule out a complete retirement from the trade ”
Over the years the hotel has won many awards. One of which was an accolade from Visit Scotland for the Best Customer Care of any hotel in Scotland. This won them a prestigious Thistle Award.
The hotel is for sale through Smith & Clough with offers invited in the region of £750K.