Trigony House

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Originally a 19th-century shooting and fishing lodge for Closeburn Castle, Adam and Jan Moore’s ‘relaxed’ country house stands in ideal walking country, in the gentle, rolling countryside of the Nithsdale valley. It is close to, but screened from, the main road, by wooded grounds. The hotel is so pet-friendly that ‘well-behaved’ dogs receive a welcome pack. Japanese oak panelling in the hallway, an Art Deco staircase and half-landing window date from a 1930s makeover. ‘Spotless’ bedrooms are individually designed. The Garden Suite has a conservatory sitting room, and a bathroom with power shower, ‘fragrant Scottish toiletries, large towels’. Jan Moore is the ‘chatty and helpful’ front-of-house. Her husband specialises in what he describes as ‘19th-century rustic cuisine’, with the emphasis on local, organic produce, including fruit and vegetables from the walled kitchen garden. A ‘delicious’ dinner might include warm crispy duck salad, roasted red onion, orange dressing; cassoulet of local pork, flageolet beans, Gressingham duck. ‘Can’t wait to go back!’ ‘We will be there again,’ are typical readers’ comments. The Duke of Buccleuch’s Drumlanrig Castle is three miles away.
  • After several disappointing ‘country house hotels’ had failed to live up to expectations, the ancient courtyard, the Virginia creeper climbing up the walls and the friendly four-legged welcome were all perfect. The staff were great, the rooms were spotless and inviting. The food was amazing (my husband insisted the chef was told that it was the best venison he’d ever eaten). Beautiful, varied walks - guides and maps provided. The attention to detail was fantastic, and made our six-year old trailhound feel like one of the family.

    Helen Pank, 30/09/2011

  • Our second visit to this lovely old hotel. Sublime food, wine and local beer. Dinner in the dinning room overlooking the garden, or the bar with log fires, is not to be missed. The bedrooms are comfortable, as is the lounge area. Our small terrier was made welome with doggy treats. Walks around the hotel are varied and safe. Dont forget binoculars for spotting red sqirrel and red kites.

    Paul Thompson, 24/08/2011

  • The service and room standards were excellent. The icing on the cake was two things: the friendly staff, who showed respect but were pleasant and eager to please, and t The high standard of the food. The menu catered for all tastes and was changed each evening. The atmosphere was warming, and the odd dog around helped to provide the relaxed atmosphere.

    Anderson, 29/06/2011

  • The second time we have stayed at this hotel with our two Pyrenean Mountain Dogs. We use it as a base for the dog shows in Edinburgh. The staff are extremely friendly and accomodating of our big dogs. Always welcome and greeted as part of the family. Would recommend hotel to anyone, with or without dogs (small or giant). The walks around the hotel are lovely.

    Paul Meakin, 01/06/2011

  • A small, first-class luxury hotel, hidden slightly from the main road. The surroundings are quiet and the rooms are first class. They provide everything you can think of, from information regarding local walks to where to shop. The food is first class, in a lovely dining room looking on to the tranquil gardens.

    JW, 27/05/2011

  • A gem of a hotel tucked into the often ignored southwest corner of Scotland. Wonderful food - crispy duck properly rendered with succulent meat and crispy skin, followed by inventive five spice salmon and wonderfully balanced coconut sauce. And seasoned succulent pigeon with wonderful local haggis followed by one of the best venison dishes we've tasted in ages. Relaxed dining room, with comfy chairs and great range of whisky afterwards! Crucially for a hotel, comfortable beds, peace and quiet and great 'power' rose shower for a morning wake up. We recommend and would return.

    Mrs S Barton , 24/05/2011

  • A lovely hotel with great service and fantastic food. Our room (5) could perhaps have done with a bathroom re-furb, but aside from that I could not fault it. The Trigony is a very dog friendly, but do not let that put you off - the rooms are clean and welcoming, and the two resident dogs are good company! Stroll through the lovely gardens or step out of the back gate on to an agreeable country lane. Having worked up an appetite return for dinner and enjoy the results of the delicious aromas that were wafting around when you arrived.

    Amanda Taylor, 24/05/2011

  • A small, luxurious hotel with an excellent kitchen. The welcome was genuine, the staff were friendly. The rooms were comfortable and immaculate, fitted with period furniture. Log fires blazed in all public rooms. Our dog was made welcome by the resident canines and had her own welcome-pack. Plenty of grounds to walk the dog in, and poo-bags provided. The meals were of top quality, breakfast one of the best I have tasted.

    Stephen Lee, 22/03/2011

  • The sign of a really good hotel is when you are left with fond memories of your stay. When I booked, the helpful receptionist made useful suggestions for our accomodation. I opted for Room 9. We were made very welcome, and offered excellent advice on local matters. The log fires in the lounge, dining room and bar added to the cosy atmosphere, and the special touches of home-made biscuits, china literary mugs and sparkling water in the room were much appreciated. The dinner menus were mouthwatering and the food to match, served in the intimate dining room where at breakfast you could spot the fresh produce being delivered from the local farmers. A special experience.

    Eileen Lamont, 16/03/2011

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Contact Details

Trigony House

Closeburn THORNHILL Dumfries and Galloway Scotland DG3 5EZ


01848 331211

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Further Information


9. 1 on ground floor.


all year except 24–26 and 31 Dec.


lounge, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 4-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

jazz in bar in evening.


all ages welcomed.


'well behaved' dogs welcomed.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa


per room B&B £110–£155, D,B&B £185–£225. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.

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