2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 30-acre grounds, only restaurant suitable for disabled.
’easy listening‘/classical in restaurant in evening.
welcomed, no under-12s in dining room after 7 pm (high tea at 6).
allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per person D,B&B single £175–£325, double £145–£220. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Sheltered by a horseshoe of wooded hills, and edged by a private beach on the coast of the Rhinns of Galloway, Sian and David Ibbotson’s 19th-century former hunting lodge is a popular choice for special occasions. Newlyweds this year attest to the staff’s ‘attention to detail, professionalism and friendliness’. Others praise the ‘excellent’ customer service. The ‘secluded’ setting is full of possibilities, romantic and strategic. Book the Churchill suite, where the former PM stayed while planning the D-Day landings in 1944: the original fireplace and 100-year-old enamelled bath in which he soaked are still there; the super-king-size sleigh bed, walk-in shower and a seating area are newer. Other bedrooms – some snug, all different – have much charm; many have views over the sea. In the candlelit restaurant, chef Tony Pierce’s ‘superb’ tasting menu is modern Scotland on a plate. Relish his ‘elegant’ dishes, perhaps grilled fillet of native salmon, pickled fennel, pink grapefruit and coriander; roast canon of Galloway lamb, black pudding crust, garlic pomme purée. Breakfast, with freshly baked bread and home-made preserves, is praised. (Helen Helmers, and others)
Stay for two nights midweek from £215 per person or weekend from £250 per person until the 13th of April. Rates are inclusive of welcoming tea or coffee upon arrival, romantic candle-lit dinner each evening, early morning tea, traditional Scottish breakfast each morning and VAT. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide