Landmark hotel on doorstep of famous whisky distilleries hits market for over £1.25m

An Aberdeenshire hotel housed in a landmark 18th century building has hit the market for more than £1.25 million.

Castle Hotel in Huntly has its origins in the mid-18th century, when it was known as Sandieston House. In the early 19th century it was significantly extended by the Dukes of Gordon family and named Huntly Lodge.
Castle Hotel in Huntly has its origins in the mid-18th century, when it was known as Sandieston House. In the early 19th century it was significantly extended by the Dukes of Gordon family and named Huntly Lodge.

Castle Hotel in Huntly has its origins in the mid-18th century, when it was known as Sandieston House. In the early 19th century it was significantly extended by the Dukes of Gordon family and named Huntly Lodge.

Shortly after the Second World War, the property was converted to an hotel, with the mansion house set in its own grounds, situated on the northern outskirts of the market town.

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Many famous whisky distilleries are located a short distance from the hotel, which is set in some 11 acres of grounds.

After 21 years of owning and operating the hotel, owners Andrew and Linda Meiklejohn are planning to retire, triggering the sale.

Alistair Letham, a hotel and leisure consultant with property firm Graham + Sibbald, said: “The imposing, south-facing Castle Hotel is an impressive hotel property, complemented by a full range of capacious rooms and range of bedroom styles.

“A well-established and well-known country house hotel, the Castle Hotel is a superb opportunity for new owners in a great location in the North-east of Scotland.”

The firm said that it was looking for offers in excess of £1.25m for the property.

Huntly, which is located on the main A96 Inverness-Aberdeen trunk road, is the historic home of the Gordon Highlanders regiment which traditionally recruited throughout the North-east of Scotland. The town is also the home of the Deans bakery business, which produce shortbread biscuits.

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