2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 20-acre grounds, only restaurant suitable for disabled.
‘easy listening’/classical in restaurant in evening.
all ages welcomed, no under-12s in dining room in evening (high tea at 6 pm).
allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per person D,B&B £145–£220. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
On a sheltered cove on the wildly scenic Galloway coast, Sian and David Ibbotson’s stone hunting lodge is liked for its ‘tranquil setting’, its ‘professional, friendly, caring’ staff, and its fine collection of single malts. Inside the traditionally decorated 19th-century building, there are log fires, fresh flowers, deep armchairs on oriental carpets, and ‘cosy, comfortable’ lounges ideal for afternoon tea. No surprise, perhaps, that some guests come for special occasions: ‘It’s our go-to for celebrating anniversaries.’ Stay in the Churchill suite, where the former PM once stayed: the king-size sleigh bed and walk-in shower may be new, but the 100-year-old enamelled bath in which he soaked is still there. Other bedrooms – varying in size, all different – look out across the sea, with views to Northern Ireland. At dinner, chef Tony Pierce’s modern Scottish cuisine, perhaps including roast Speyside beef, Knockinaam new potatoes, garlic beignet, is ‘superb’. Breakfast well before heading off on one of the many walks from the door, or simply traipse through the landscaped gardens to reach a private sandy beach. (HH, and others)
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- MSN Travel: the top 10 wedding hotels in UK and Ireland
- Huffington Post: Ten of the Best Scottish Hotels
Third night B&B Free
Book a two-night stay for November, December or January and stay a third night B&B for free. Your stay will include a four-course dinner with canapés, coffee and petit fours on the first two evenings and traditional Scottish breakfast on all three mornings. Upgrade your stay – dine with the hotel on your third night for £70 per person. Rates start from £220 per person for a midweek stay or £255 per person for a weekend break. Terms and conditions apply. Call 01776 810471 to make a reservation and quote 3BB. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide