New use for former Dalkeith hotel?

The Cross Keys Hotel, Dalkeith
The Cross Keys Hotel, Dalkeith

One of Dalkeith’s most iconic buildings could be rescued after falling into disrepair.

A developer is seeking permission to convert The Cross Keys Hotel on the High Street into homes. Built in 1804, the building – last used as a pub – now suffers considerably from dry rot.

Applicant Mark Hendrie is seeking planning and listed building consent from Midlothian Council.

The B-Listed hotel building, which has been empty for two years, will be retained and converted with a commercial unit on the ground floor and six single bedroom flats on the upper floors.

The function suite and toilet block would be demolished to make way for a new build of eight one and two-bedroom flats adjacent to Duke Street. The stable block, one of the oldest buildings in Dalkeith, will also be converted into a dwelling house. The hotel’s courtyard will also be landscaped.

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