Good Hotel Guide Review
One of Scotland’s first country house hotels, this turreted 1920s mansion in tranquil, ‘elegant’ gardens is owned by Mark and Christopher Forrester, grandsons of two of the original founders. Its traditional standards are upheld by long-serving manager Stephen Owen, who runs the hotel with ‘extremely welcoming’, ‘helpful’ staff. ‘Superb’ bedrooms are packed with thoughtful touches (home-made shortbread, a hot-water bottle for a chilly night, Rufus the teddy bear); some have a private balcony. Produce from the kitchen garden and local suppliers feature in light lunches and modern Scottish dishes in the bar and restaurant. The ever-popular afternoon tea may be taken on the terrace on clement days.
Strathkinness Low Road
23. Some in Gatehouse and Rufflets Lodge, 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled, plus 3 self-catering cottages in gardens.
bar, drawing room, library, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, function facilities, 10-acre grounds (formal gardens, kitchen garden and woodland).
in bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, bar.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £145–£315, D,B&B £180–£385. À la carte £40.
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