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Georgian B&B in Edinburgh changes hands

15 June 2006
Georgian B&B in Edinburgh changes hands

A Livingston businessman has bought the Regent House hotel at 3 and 5 Forth Street in Edinburgh from Jemima Scott and Paul Subido.

The 17-bedroom B&B comprises two adjoining townhouses plus a three-bedroom garden apartment that sleeps up to six guests.

It comes with an adjoining former office with planning permission for conversion into a lounge bar and restaurant.

The Georgian building housing the Regent House hotel was constructed in 1805 by architect William Burn and served as a sea captains' house during Victorian times.

It became a hotel in 1942 when the two Grant sisters bought the building next door and combined the two into a hotel and tea room.

The property was sold off a guide price of £1.75m by the Edinburgh office of Colliers Robert Barry in concert with residential specialist Rettie & Co.

By Angela Frewin

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