A LONG-ESTABLISHED North Berwick hotel is up for sale at offers over £2.6m.

Nether Abbey Hotel, on Dirleton Avenue, is owned by Stirling Stewart and his wife Jela, and has been a family-run business for over 60 years.

The Nethers, as it is affectionately known, has 12 ensuite bedrooms overlooking the Firth of Forth and North Berwick West Links, catering for guests from all over the world.

The hotel also hosts the Fly Half Bar and Restaurant, which opens onto a patio area that can host up to 70 diners, proving popular with tourists and locals alike.

The couple also own The Rocketeer restaurant and the Lobster Shack, which have become well-known to locals and visitors to North Berwick.

Brian Sheldon, regional director at Christie & Co, which is handling the sale, said: “The chance to buy an established and highly coveted hotel in the heart of Scotland’s golfing country, which captures local, national and international clientele, doesn’t come around very often.

"This is the first time the hotel has come on the market in 62 years: it’s an opportunity not to be missed.”

Hotel owner Mr Stewart told the Courier that speculation that the hotel had already been sold was inaccurate, though it was on the market.

Not far from The Nethers on Dirleton Avenue is the town's former Golf Hotel, most recently used as staff accommodation for the Marine Hotel.

It was purchased by pub giant Caledonian Heritable last year, leading to speculation that it might be reopened as a hospitality business. It remains closed at present.

The Courier has asked Caledonian Heritable for an update on their plans.