Cringletie House has acquired by Cross Hotels Limited, marking the group’s first venture in Scotland.
A former Baronial castle, Cringletie House in Peebles comprises 12 bedrooms and a self-catering property in the grounds.
It has been run by Jacob and Johanna van Houdt who invested heavily in the redevelopment of the property during their ownership,
Cross Hotels was established in September 2006 by Bill and Ann Cross.
The company owned and operated The Castle Inn at Castle Combe in Wiltshire until January 2017.
Bill’s experience includes the management of both individual hotels and groups. In the mid-1980’s, Bill set up a joint venture hotel advisory group with a major commercial real estate company.
Ann Cross also has a background in the hotel business with operational experience in five-star hotels in Australia and previously worked as a hotel market research consultant in the UK.
Since forming Cross Hotels, Bill has undertaken hotel property consulting assignments in the UK, New Zealand and The Netherlands.
Commenting on the company’s acquisition of Cringletie House, Bill said, “We are very excited about operating in Scotland. The setting in the Scottish Borders is incredible and its proximity to Edinburgh makes it an ideal location for a country house hotel.
During their ownership, the van Houdt’s have invested heavily in the property and the result is a warm, welcoming hotel which we will be working to enhance and in due course, extend.”