Ednam House Hotel Purchased by Owner of Luxury Hotels

One of the UK’s most renowned Salmon Fishing hotels, Ednam House on the banks of the River Tweed in Kelso has been purchased by Guyzance Hall Ltd, for an undisclosed sum and we at FishTweed would like to wish them the warmest of welcomes.

Eric Kortenbach

Ednam House operations Director, Mr Eric Kortenbach

This former 18th Century Mansion, located on the banks of the River Tweed in the centre of Kelso, has been purchased from the Brooks family who have owned and operated the hotel since 1928.

This new acquisition adds to the Guyzance Hall Ltd’s existing portfolio of properties which includes Doxford Hall Hotel, Eshott Hall and Guyzance Hall in Northumberland, as well as Dalhousie Castle near Edinburgh, and the Tedsmore Estate in Shropshire.

In 1761 Ednam House was built as a mansion by James Dickson, a Kelso lad who had returned to his home town after making his fortune in London in the spice trade. After his death it had various owners it until it was bought by Ralph Brooks, a local baker, in 1928. The Brooks family have operated the hotel for the last 85 years, and we at FishTweed would like to wish the Brooks family well for the future, and thank them for their help in the past.

With 32 guest bedrooms, Ednam House is a renowned Scottish Borders hotel welcoming many fishing parties and guests throughout the season, and locals for wedding parties and events. Its riverside location provides the most magnificent backdrop for those dining in the bars and restaurant.

It is intended to focus on the development of high-end country hotels and rural estates. Commenting on the purchase and aims for the future of Ednam House, Mr Eric Kortenbach Operations Director said:

“I am delighted to welcome Ednam House to our portfolio as it fits perfectly with our brand.  As with our other properties we intend to invest in both the hotel, and staff.  Our aim is to ensure that Ednam House becomes a truly luxury destination hotel, through attention to detail in every aspect of the property – whether it be dining, decor or service, or through the events we hold for guests and visitors. Our policy is to invest in the local economy, through buying locally, and providing opportunity and employment.”  

In investing in their properties, and their staff, the Company is committed to sustainability – in upholding and extending the role their properties have always played in the local economy. In addition, they believe in bringing new ideas and developments that will enhance each Hall and extend their regional and local impact.

The properties in North Northumberland and Dalhousie have seen millions of pounds worth of investment over the last five years and have already established a reputation for service and luxury. All are bespoke wedding and conference venues, and lead the way in providing a perfect venue for the occasion. Each Hall offers a different experience for those attending. These range from the baronial Scottish character of Dalhousie, the rural grandeur of Doxford and Guyzance, to the intimate comfort of Eshott.

During its many decades as one of the foremost hotels in this area of Scotland, Ednam House, has offered the highest levels of hospitality to fishermen, brides and grooms, and countless other distinguished visitors. Bearing in mind what the new owners have achieved at Doxford Hall, Eshott Hall, Dalhousie Castle  and Guyzance Hall, the best of the traditional Scottish way of life is set to continue at Ednam House for many decades to come.

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