23, 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, plus 3 self-catering cottages in gardens.
drawing room, library, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding/function facilities, 10-acre grounds.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms by arrangement.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £145–£315, D,B&B £180–£385. À la carte £40.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Standing in tranquil, ‘elegant gardens’, this ‘extremely welcoming’, turreted 1920s mansion is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders. It was one of Scotland’s first country house hotels. Long-serving Stephen Owen manages the ‘helpful staff’. The ‘superb bedrooms’ are packed with thoughtful touches (high-end toiletries, home-made shortbread, a hot-water bottle on a chilly night, a teddy bear); some have a huge four-poster, a private balcony. Seasons at Rufflets restaurant, opened in 2018, replaces the Terrace. Chef David Kinnes serves a seasonal Scottish menu, incorporating much home-grown produce. The ever-popular afternoon tea is taken on the terrace on clement days; more than 100 whiskies and 40 gins are an alternative.
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Bands and workshops throughout August.
Running through the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells, taking in huge stone viaducts and remote station buildings.
The biggest sealife centre in the UK, with a shark tunnel and a turtle sanctuary.
A permanent exhibition telling the story of Austen's experience in the city of Bath.
Built in the mid-18th century, this house has magnificent interiors, with furniture by Thomas Chippendale and paintings by JMW Turner, Reynolds, Titian and El Greco, among others.