Historic Plough Inn in Wigtown, Scotland’s “Book Town”, is brought to market by DM Hall

01/08/2023
The Plough Inn in Wigtown

DM HALL, the leading Scottish independent firm of chartered surveyors, is marketing the recently refurbished Plough Inn, 30 South Main Street Wigtown, DG8 9HG, an historic licensed hotel with four en-suite bedrooms and three bedroomed owner/managers accommodation at offers over £340,000, however, rental offers may also be entertained.

Wigtown’s historic 18th century, grade-C-listed Inn was saved from ruin by a recent extensive and sympathetic refurbishment by the current owner.

The Plough Inn takes its name from Wigtown’s own John McNeillie’s book ‘The Wigtownshire Ploughman’. The Plough Inn’s link to literature is matched by its location in ‘Scotland’s Book Town’, and its 17 independent book shops, one of which is the largest in Scotland, as well as its internationally renowned literary festival ‘The Wigtown Book Festival’, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year when it gets under way on 22 September this year. 

The book town status enhances the attraction of Wigtown as a tourist destination and as a consequence, the local population expands significantly during the summer trading months. 

The Plough Inn, traditionally a coaching Inn serving traders visiting the region’s market town, sits at the heart of Wigtown. Guests are welcomed with traditional wood panelling, cast iron radiators, open fires and antique furniture.

Behind its traditional skin, however, lies a modern state-of-the-art structure providing warmth and comfort. The Inn comprises a bar providing 30 covers, dining room with an additional 30 covers, spacious beer garden, well-appointed commercial kitchen, 4 spacious ensuite bedrooms and a luxurious 3-bedroom operator’s apartment. 

Beyond the bookshops Wigtown is a town rich in history and beauty. Situated within the Galloway Hills and looking over The Cree Estuary, Wigtown is a popular destination for tourists and visitors.

Main Street and South Main Street are the main access routes through the village, which lies around seven miles to the south of Newton Stewart and thirty miles to the east of Stranraer within the Dumfries and Galloway region of southwest Scotland. 

Margaret Mitchell of DM Hall’s Business Sales team, who is overseeing the marketing process said: “The Plough Inn provides a wonderful lifestyle business opportunity for those wanting to run an easily managed well fitted hotel. It is available for sale and also for lease.

“Offers over £340,000 are in invited for the goodwill, fixtures and fittings of the business and the freehold interest of the commercial property. The owner would consider a rent with further information being disclosed if required. The trade inventory is not included in the asking price and is available through separate negotiation.

“Interested parties should contact me, Margaret Mitchell, on 0131 624 6130 or e-mailbusinesssales@dmhall.co.uk.” 

DM Hall, now in its 126th year, has 23 offices across Scotland and earlier this summer expanded into the North of England with the acquisition of Hyde Harrington, an established firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Carlisle and Kendal.

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