20. 3 on ground floor.
2 Feb–2 Dec.
2 lounges, cocktail bar, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi in reception area, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre grounds.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms (max. 2 small or 1 dog per room).
per person B&B £77–£93, D,B&B £95–£130 (min. 2 nights). 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A haven of tranquillity and quiet comfort’, Graeme Lamb’s ‘well-run’ hotel stands in ‘a wonderful setting’ on the shore, looking across the Solway Firth to the Lake District hills. It is especially loved by retirees for its endearing, old-fashioned charms. Some return year after year – if not several times a year – and assure us standards are maintained. With limited Wi-Fi, it is not for social-media junkies, but walkers, birdwatchers and cyclists are in their element. The wide choice of bedrooms offers views of the bay or of the landscaped gardens, while both lounges have an ocean outlook. ‘Good lunches can be taken in the bar’, from sandwiches to Scottish haddock and chips. In the light-filled restaurant, at night, chef Craig McWillliam delivers a daily-changing four-course menu including such dishes as fillet of Scottish beef, wild mushrooms, dauphinoise potatoes, lentil purée, beef jus. ‘It is of high quality.’ Add in the location and ‘first-class accommodation’ and ‘that’s why people return, just as we will’. An ‘equally good’ breakfast offers ‘a wide choice’, including perhaps a kipper or smoked haddock. (E and JG, and others)