Good Hotel Guide Review
One of Scotland’s first country house hotels, the 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 it with ‘extremely welcoming’, ‘helpful’ staff. The ‘superb’ bedrooms are packed with thoughtful touches (home-made shortbread, a hot-water bottle for a chilly night, Rufus the teddy bear); some feature a four-poster bed or a private balcony. Chef David Kinnes serves a seasonal Scottish menu, incorporating produce from the kitchen garden and local suppliers. The ever-popular afternoon tea is taken on The Terrace on clement days.
Strathkinness Low Road
23. 4 on ground floor (2 in Gatehouse, 2 in Rufflets Lodge), 1 suitable for disabled, plus 3 self-catering cottages in gardens.
bar, drawing room, library, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 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, by arrangement, bar.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £145–£315, D,B&B £180–£385. À la carte £45.
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