Blackaddie House

Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway

The River Nith ripples past the garden of Jane and Ian McAndrew’s old manse and gastronomic destination, in a rolling landscape with views to the Lowther hills. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The River Nith ripples past the garden of Jane and Ian McAndrew’s old manse and gastronomic destination, in a rolling landscape with views to the Lowther hills. Bedrooms are ‘kept to a high standard’. A self-contained suite has French doors to a riverside patio. Dual-aspect Grouse has a large four-poster, a spa bath and rainfall shower. All rooms have home-made shortbread, tablet, Scottish mineral water and fresh fruit. ‘Our room was spacious, newly decorated, with a vast, most comfortable bed,’ readers write. ‘The staff are attentive and helpful.’ But it is Ian McAndrew’s cooking that is acclaimed above all. ‘From the salmon-and-cucumber mousse appetiser, it was obvious we were in for an absolute treat.’ A nightly-changing menu, with either/or choices, might include pan-roast cod fillet on smoked haddock chowder; the tasting menu, seared loin of roe deer, eryngii mushroom, duxelles, buttered cabbage and roast shallot. ‘Even the onion ice cream palate-cleanser really hit the mark.’ If you visit, do send us your own report from the world’s oldest post office. (DCM, MA, PK)

Hotel details

Address

Blackaddie Road
Sanquhar
Dumfries and Galloway
DG4 6JJ
Scotland

Telephone

01659 50270

Bedrooms

7. Plus two 2-bed self-catering cottages, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year except 24–27 Dec.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, breakfast/function room, library, conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 2-acre grounds, cookery school, fishing, parking, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in most bedrooms (£10 per night), public rooms, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £115–£240, double £135–£260. Fixed-price menu £65, tasting menu £75/£90 (6/8 courses).