Booming Borders hotel set to expand
A booming Borders hotel is aiming to increase the number of its bedrooms to meet increasing demand.
Many Middleton, of the Black Bull Hotel in Lauder’s Market Place, has submitted an application to Scottish Borders Council to form three additional bedrooms through the conversion of a storage building at the rear of the property.
A report submitted with the application says: “The hotel is a thriving and successful business that is attracting large numbers of residents resulting in many nights where the existing rooms are oversubscribed.
“This, plus a change in staffing arrangements, has produced a change in priorities for the business resulting in a wish to provide additional hotel bedrooms to serve customer demand.
“The new applications for planning permission, listed building consent and conservation area consent will deliver three new hotel bedrooms with the remainder of the building remaining as hotel storage, part of which will contain an area for storing refuse and recycling containers.”