The Cornhill House Hotel in Biggar recently came under the Manorview Hotels brand and is now set undergo a series of new developments in a move by its new owners.
The hotel, which will be renamed Cornhill Castle, was taken over by Manorview Hotels earlier this month to join its portfolio of seven hotels in Scotland.
Cornhill House Hotel is looking to now take on new staff, including porters, housekeepers and chefs, with operations director at Manorview Hotels Fallon Cowley revealing that eventually 15 bedrooms will be added to its stock.
This will help the property better cater for wedding parties.
Established in 2007, Manorview Hotels currently have seven boutique hotels across the central belt of Scotland: The Bowfield Hotel and Country Club, Howwood, The Busby Hotel, Clarkston, The Commercial Hotel, Wishaw, The Lynnhurst Hotel, Johnstone,The Redhurst Hotel, Giffnock, The Torrance Hotel, East Kilbride, and Boclair House Hotel, Bearsden.
Cornhill Estate, with its original mansion house, was acquired in the 1860s by Alexander Kay, a wealthy East India merchant, whose business was based on the River Clyde in Glasgow. The new owner appointed renowned architect William Leiper to rebuild the house.
In 2008 the Ballroom Suite was added – the new suite has a permanent stage and large conservatory and a wedding pavilion – and is a popular wedding venue.