Good Hotel Guide Review
Where the road ends and the Irish Sea begins, this former Victorian hunting lodge with a private cove is secluded, unapologetically traditional and rich in comforts and good food. ‘The cuisine has gone from very good to excellent,’ reports a reader on a repeat stay, impressed that even the petit fours were different on the daily-changing menu. ‘Not stuffy, no piles of co-ordinating cushions, just very well run,’ writes another repeat visitor. There are soft carpets, thick floral curtains, a wood-panelled bar and fires in the two lounges. Bedrooms are elegant with pretty patterned wallpapers and fabrics, antiques and good space for armchairs. Some have a window seat, one a tester bed, another views from the bathtub; all have a bath as well as shower. ‘The views across the sea to Northern Ireland are wonderful.’ Menus highlight seafood and local farm produce and might include breast of duck with black pudding and armagnac prunes. Most of the fruit and vegetables are home-grown. Expect sustaining breakfasts with Galloway kippers, kidneys and bacon on the menu. In summer, guests can dine outdoors. ‘An excellent place to get away.’ (Peter Foster, Sir William and Lady Reid, CT)
Dumfries and Galloway
12. 2 in self-catering lodge overlooking beach.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, alfresco dining, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 20-acre grounds (garden, beach), overnight EV charging, public areas wheelchair accessible.
in restaurant during lunch and dinner.
all ages welcomed, under-12s extra bed £55 including high tea, 12 and over £130 including dinner, no under-12s in dining room.
in some bedrooms (£30 per stay), in grounds, not in public rooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
D,B&B doubles from £430, singles from £275. Set lunch £45. 1-night bookings refused on certain weekends, Christmas, New Year.
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Two Night Added Value Special Offer
Why not treat yourself to a Two-night escape away? Usual rates; but added extras…Arrive to a selection of hand-crafted chocolates in your bedroom. On your first evening, experience a complimentary luxury wine flight, paired to match the seven-course tasting menu of Chef’s exquisite dishes. Four expertly chosen wines hand-picked by the in-house sommelier. After a day out, or relaxing by the fire, to then be treated to an afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco. Showcasing the very best local savoury & sweet produce. Freshly prepared seasonal sandwiches, savoury option of the day, an assiette of delicate cakes & patisserie & freshly baked scone; accompanied with freshly brewed tea or coffee. A sumptuous tasting menu dinner again in the evening. Available until 21st December. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.