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’.
Closeburn Thornhill Dumfries and Galloway DG3 5EZ Scotland
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.
2 or 3 nights DBB Special Offer. Classic room £180 per night for two people. Superior Room £200 per night for two people. Non refundable deposit but the reservation can be moved to any date in the future as late as the day of arrival, valid till the end of the 2021. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
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.
Pleasant welcome. Lovely setting looking out over the hills, very green and surrounded by trees, with attractive flower borders. Quite a lot of traffic noise, though drowned out by the rooks during the day, clearly audible at night. Dinner service slow. Room pleasant and comfortable. Breakfast excellent, better than dinner.
- Anne Thackray - August 2020
We spent a perfectly pleasant night. The great strength was the food. We had a delicious dinner. Imaginative but not pretentious; very reasonably priced. An excellent wine list, many half bottles. Porridge at breakfast creamy and just as it should be; kippers plump and moist.
- Catrin Treadwell - September 2019