Good Hotel Guide Review
'A genuine oasis of tranquility', Angus and Jane Fordyce’s Georgian mansion is set in open countryside close to the dunes and salt marshes of the Solway coast. Guests are welcomed into a 'delightful lounge' amid antiques, paintings and cherished objects with coffee and cakes on arrival. The grandest bedroom, Criffel, named after a local hill that thinks it's a mountain, is huge. 'Our twin room overlooked the lawn and gardens and onward to the Solway Firth,' reported a reader, who was delighted to find it contained OS maps and a book of local walks. 'The room was light, well appointed and comfortable with a small sitting room. The bathroom was a little small.' At night, Angus cooks a 'very tasty and locally sourced' three-course dinner, and can accommodate special diets. 'Our sea bass was outstanding and the crab starter the following night sublime.' There is an 'excellent' and 'good-value-for-money' wine list. Breakfasts are ‘a highlight, with strong coffee, lovely black pudding and haggis’, the 'plumpest kippers we have ever eaten' and organic eggs from Mrs McMyn’s free-ranging Lohmann Browns or the hotel’s own hens. (Bob and Jean Henry, DS)
Dumfries and Galloway
6. 1 on ground floor.
23 Mar–late Dec, exclusive use by groups at New Year.
2 sitting rooms, dining room, wine cellar, meeting facilities, broadband throughout hotel, in-room TV (Freeview), EV charging, 10-acre grounds.
light classical all day in 1 sitting room, dining room.
all ages welcomed, free cots, sofa beds in some rooms.
allowed by arrangement (£20 per stay), not in public rooms or unattended in bedrooms.
D,B&B doubles from £390. Dinner £45 for non-residents. 1-night bookings may be refused.
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