6. 1 on ground floor.
Mar–Nov, exclusive use by groups at New Year.
2 sitting rooms, dining room, meeting facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 10-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.
light classical all day in 1 sitting room, dining room.
all ages welcomed (cots provided).
allowed by arrangement, not in public rooms or unattended in bedrooms.
 per room D,B&B £200–£300. 1-night bookings refused Easter, bank holidays.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A winning example of the small “hands-on” country house genre’, the Fordyce family’s 18th-century manor house on the Solway coast is ‘charmingly run’ with old-fashioned joie de vivre. Angus Fordyce, the ‘hospitable host’, is ‘an all-round good egg’, Guide readers say. Fans like the ‘peaceful location’, ‘restful atmosphere’, ‘good food’ and ‘friendly, smiling’ staff. (The traditionally decorated sitting rooms, with paintings, log fires, a grand piano, and books to browse, are also liked.) Overlooking the gardens and countryside, ‘immaculate, comfortable’ bedrooms are individually styled. ‘My large room had space to sit and enjoy the view. In the bathroom: a bath for a giant.’ Angus Fordyce’s frequently changing market menu is praised at dinnertime. Resident guests choose any three courses from the menu, perhaps pan-fried scallops, lime, vermouth; venison haunch steak, redcurrants. Oenophiles, take note: the host is happy to conduct a tour of the small private wine cellar. Wake up to a ‘particularly good’ breakfast, with ‘plenty of choice and well-presented cooked dishes’, then roam the extensive grounds. Further afield, coastal walks are steps away. (DP, Brian Knox)
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.
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