Good Hotel Guide Review
In mature woodland and gardens, Jan and Adam Moore’s relaxed and pet-friendly Scottish country house hotel is in an 18th-century former sporting lodge. Bedrooms range from ‘small but fine’ classics to the Garden Suite, with lobby area. All are supplied with home-made shortbread, fresh coffee, organic toiletries. Views are of hills, woodland or the garden, home to a Scandinavian sauna cabin and hot tub. You can eat in the bar (dogs allowed) or dining room. Evening menus feature Solway scallops, free-range, rare breed chicken, fruit, herbs and vegetables from the organic kitchen garden (vegetarians and vegans happily catered for). Home-made granola, Ayrshire-cured bacon, award-winning black puddings, local kippers in the morning.
9. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 25–27, 31 Dec.
bar, lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), spa treatment room in private garden (outdoor wood-fired hot tub, sauna cabin), wedding facilities, 4-acre grounds.
in bar in evening.
all ages welcomed.
‘well-behaved’ dogs ‘not only allowed but welcomed’ in bedrooms, bar, grounds; not in dining room (dog-sitting, beds, bowls, towels).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £125–£170, D,B&B £175–£240. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.
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