21. 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 23–26 Dec.
lounge bar, drawing room, front hall, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room Smart TV, conference/wedding facilities, 8-acre grounds (children’s play area, 9-hole pitch and putt).
in lounge bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, all public rooms except restaurant (£7.50 per dog per night).
all major cards.
per room B&B single £75–£110, double £95–£325. A la carte £38.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Approached by a private road, this ‘large, rambling but wonderful’ late Georgian mansion, in ‘magnificent grounds’, is owned and cherished by Susannah and Stuart Macpherson. Guide inspectors had ‘a real feeling of entering a warm and inviting place’, and found Victorian hunting paintings ‘very fitting’ in public rooms with original fireplaces and ornate plasterwork. A room at the back, with views across the gardens to the hills, had a thistle-patterned fabric pelmet and valance. Concerns over a ‘slightly old-fashioned’ bathroom have been addressed with a rolling programme of refurbishments – several have been upgraded over the last year. In the octagonal dining room, chef Garry Kenley sources local ingredients for such dishes as fillet steak, shallot purée, sautéed wild mushrooms and a choice of sauces. Not everyone is smitten by the old-fashioned charms (‘like stepping back in time’, says a detractor, meaning no compliment) and, yes, ‘It’s not perfect.’ But it is in many ways ‘a really lovely hotel’. The ‘fairy walk’ through the rhododendrons is ‘magical’. And how many hotels can boast of a Douglas fir planted in 1827 by David Douglas himself?
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10% discount voucher
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.
Visit the site of the historic battle, with exhibitions at the visitor centre.
Watch distillers at work creating a malt whisky which is sweet, malty and dry on the palate.
Dating back to the 13th-century, with 19th-century gardens and falconry on site.