Laggan, the family run business in South West Scotland, is excited to announce it has added The Murray Arms hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet to its portfolio of accommodation. Re-opening on Thursday 16th March 2023, the boutique hotel will act as an extension of Laggan, offering a bed and breakfast service to guests.
Located just an 8-minute drive from Laggan, the hotel is currently undergoing a refurbishment which will see the rooms be transformed into 14 uniquely styled spaces; three twin rooms, one single room, three family rooms and seven king size rooms. The hotel will also provide staff accommodation. Guests will be able to enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast in the dining room and are invited to dine at Gather for further meals.
Keeping to the town’s history and culture, the hotel will feature the Robert Burns reading room; a nod to the poet who famously drafted ‘Scots Wha Hae’ at the hotel. The reading room is ideal for local businesses in need of meeting room space. In addition to this, The Murray Arms will be available for private functions, wakes, meetings with the use of its bar, lounge and dining/entertaining space.
Duncan McConchie, owner of Laggan, said: “Providing our guests with the best experience is of utmost importance to us, so four months ago, when the opportunity to expand our offering with The Murray Arms came about, it was a project not to be missed. Whether it’s attending a wedding or having a holiday in the area that includes a meal at Gather, we want visitors to have the full Laggan experience. Additionally, Gatehouse of Fleet is a beautiful town in Dumfries and Galloway and we need to showcase what our region has to offer.”
The interior has been designed by Vicki McConchie, owner of Laggan who comments: “Similarly to GG’s Yard the Murray Arm’s interiors will portray a feeling of modern Scottish undertones. With colour pallets set to compliment each other the rooms will be assembled with rich textures and earthy hues. Soft yet atmospheric lighting will carry through the building to create a warm and welcoming ambience. The historic association with Robert Burns will be remembered in elements of wall art positioned carefully within the building. Stone flags will run throughout the bottom floor to create a more traditional look that’s beautiful yet robust. Mirrored areas will fabricate an added feeling of space and light in areas which currently feel darker”. Vicki is working on a mood book of ideas and will share the interior transformations of each room through the Murray Arms Facebook and Instagram page, a great way for you to follow the progress.
Located off-site, The Murray Arms will sit under the Laggan brand. The hotel will have its own Facebook page but will join GG’s Yard, Gather and other accommodation properties on the Laggan website. Guests are able to book their stay now by contacting the accommodation team on [email protected]. Locals of Gatehouse of Fleet will be invited to a special opening evening in March to visit the hotel, meet the team and explore its new look.