Good Hotel Guide Review
Jan and Adam Moore’s relaxed, pet-friendly country hotel is in an 18th-century sporting lodge surrounded by mature gardens and woodland. There are fire-warmed sitting areas and an oak-panelled staircase; a Finnish sauna cabin and hot tub are in the grounds. Sit in the charming restaurant overlooking the neat lawn: ‘The great strength at this hotel is the food – imaginative without being pretentious’. The same menu may be taken in the bar, where dogs are welcomed. Simply decorated in country style, bedrooms have home-made shortbread and fresh coffee; a garden suite has a conservatory and private garden. At breakfast, opt for ‘creamy porridge, just as it should be; plump kippers; sausages full of flavour’.
Dumfries and Galloway
9. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 25–27, 31 Dec.
bar, lounge, dining room, 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.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £130–£175, D,B&B £200–£245. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.