7, plus two 2-bed self-catering cottages.
bar, restaurant, breakfast/function room, library, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding/function facilities, 2-acre grounds, cookery school, fishing, parking.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms (not in restaurant).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
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.
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
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.