20. 3 on ground floor.
2 Feb–2 Dec.
2 lounges, cocktail bar, conservatory, restaurant, free Wi-Fi in lounge, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre grounds.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.
per person B&B £80–£96, D,B&B £90–£127 (min. 2 nights). 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Happily, as good as ever,’ writes a Guide reader this year, revisiting Graeme Lamb’s ‘well-run’ hotel on the Solway Firth, where the views stretch across the bay towards the hills of Cumbria. ‘The setting, beside the sea, is wonderful. We woke early one morning to a stunning sunrise.’ Allegedly linked to the 17th-century smuggling trade, the whitewashed hotel is these days entirely respectable, with an old-fashioned charm. ‘Its guests, like us, mostly retired, return year after year.’ Choose a bedroom with an outlook on the water, within sound of the waves; fritter away the day in the mature gardens or in one of the sea-view lounges. In the restaurant (‘well spoken of throughout Galloway’), chef Craig McWilliam’s daily-changing menu is ‘efficiently served’. Typical dishes: shrimps, home-made bread, herb butter; beef fillet, celeriac purée, rösti, spinach. ‘Good lunches may be taken in the bar’; breakfast is ‘especially good – a wide choice of lovely fish dishes’. Bring binoculars for birdwatching; gardens and golf clubs are within a half-hour’s drive. (Mabel Tannahill, Elspeth and John Gibbon)
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.