A hotel in Dumfriesshire has fallen into administration, causing 28 job losses.
The Moffat House Hotel, which was put up for sale for £1.25m last year, closed its doors less than a week before Christmas, with staff being told the business has ceased trading due to the owner’s insolvency.
The three-star, 21-bedroom hotel is set in two acres in the spa town of Moffat and has been owned by the same family for the past 10 years.
The property is currently part of the Best Western franchise.
Tom MacLennan, a partner with FRP Advisory, has been appointed trustee of the proprietor’s estate and will now oversee the insolvency process including the sale of the property.
He said: “Despite the best efforts of the proprietor and staff there was no viable alternative other than the personal insolvency of the owner and the closure of the business. We are continuing to liaise with the Redundancy Payments Service and PACE to minimise the impact on the staff affected by the closure of the business.”
MacLennan added: “As Moffat House is a prominent and historic Dumfriesshire building its availability is anticipated to attract substantial interest.
“The property and assets will be marketed for sale in early 2020 and we would encourage interested parties to register their interest with us as soon as possible.”