Savills brings Secret Garden distillery to market
Savills has brought The Secret Herb Garden and The Secret Garden Distillery to the market, located just 1.5 miles from Edinburgh’s city boundary.
The Secret Herb Garden and The Secret Garden Distillery includes an award-winning sustainable premium gin distillery, extensive botanical herb garden, shop, bistro, events venue, parking for c.60 vehicles and a beautiful contemporary five-bedroom house with private gardens and orchard.
This property is set within seven and a half acres at the foot of the glorious Pentland Hills Regional Park.
The current owners established the business in 2012 and it now encompasses the only Scottish premium gin distillery in the UK where the botanicals are grown, hand-harvested and hand-dried on-site, where the gin is also distilled.
The business has an established international customer base, incorporating a number of blue chip venues, premier retail outlets and leading supermarkets.
Planning permission has been granted for a major new build distillery extension including new toilet facilities, visitor centre and offices.
In addition, there are numerous buildings within the herb garden with a variety of uses, from warehousing and beekeeping facilities, to a yurt and a railway carriage which has been converted to an office for the bistro operators.
Earlier this year The Secret Garden Distillery was re-branded and the new look spirits range was introduced: the new packaging design showcases the Rooted in Nature brand ethos and sustainability credentials.
Luke French of Savills rural agency said: “The Secret Herb Garden, with its sustainability and lifestyle credentials, is just the sort of opportunity that has been catching the attention of savvy investors during the pandemic - from lifestyle buyers to corporates. Having a ready-made reputation, idyllic location, established footfall, and of course Herb Cottage (a lovely residential property) thrown in, will only exacerbate demand.”