Blackaddie House Shortlist*

A scenic approach leads to ‘imaginative, well-cooked food’ and ‘especially comfortable bedrooms’ at this ‘lovely, small' restaurant-with-rooms’ in an area ripe with history and hiking routes. More

Contact details

Blackaddie House
Blackaddie Road
Sanquhar
Dumfries And Galloway
DG4 6JJ
Scotland
0165950270

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7, plus two 2-bed self-catering cottages.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, breakfast/function room, library, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding/function facilities, 2-acre grounds, cookery school, fishing, parking.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (not in restaurant).

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £105-£230, double £125–£250, D,B&B double £250–£365. Set menu £62.50, tasting menu £80.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A scenic approach leads to ‘imaginative, well-cooked food’ and ‘especially comfortable bedrooms’ at this ‘lovely, small’ restaurant-with-rooms’ in an area ripe with history and hiking routes. Named after the ‘black waters’ flowing along the garden’s edge, the ‘quiet’ and ‘spotless’ 16th-century manse by the River Nith is run by Jane McAndrew with ‘attentive’ staff. (‘It’s nice to be remembered,’ said a returning Guide reader in 2018.) Her husband, patron/chef Ian McAndrew, produces ‘top-of-the-scale’ daily-changing menus in the ‘charming dining room’. The recently refurbished bedrooms, each different (one has a baronial four-poster), come with home-made shortbread, Scottish tablet; an up-to-date bathroom, some with a hot-tub bath, most with a monsoon shower. More bathroom shelves would have been appreciated.

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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.

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Blackaddie House
Blackaddie Road
Sanquhar
Dumfries And Galloway
DG4 6JJ

Guest comments

'Our room was spacious, newly decorated in a traditional manne, with a vast and most comfortable bed. The meals, prepared by a former Michelin-starred chef, were outstanding with an imaginative five-course fine dining menu , served with all the treats in a friendly and attentive manner. ' - Michael Asquith - July, 2018
'A lovely small hotel, quiet and secluded. The rooms are kept to a very high standard and the staff are attentive and helpful. The chef does a superb dinner, right at the top of the scale. Conveniently located for hikers and the Nith Valley is right on your doorstep. ' - Peter Kornicki - May, 2018
'Staying here is one of our indulgences. Lovely house in a marvelous setting, spotlessly clean, with large, comfortable rooms looking out over gardens and river. As before, our welcome was warm, and we enjoy chatting to Ian and Jane McAndrew. A walk up the riverside before dinner is a treat. And we defy anyone to find somewhere better to eat in Scotland. Four-course dinner on our first night was superb. But the eight-course gourmet dinner the following night was amazing. Breakfast, too, is delightful, with a very wide choice of freshly prepared dishes. ' - Ross and Liz McKay - July, 2017

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