21. 4 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 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).
‘mixed’ in bar, classical in restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, all public rooms except restaurant.
all major cards.
 per room B&B single £75–£110, double £95–£325. À la carte £32.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Steeped in stories of baronets and scandalous affairs, Susannah and Stuart Macpherson’s ‘beautiful Georgian house’ is today a ‘simply lovely hotel’ standing in extensive gardens ‘magnificent with mature trees’. (‘A special “fairy trail” through the rhododendrons is worth a visit whatever your age.’) ‘There’s a real feeling of warmth and invitation. They even made a tremendous fuss of our cockerpoo,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017. Investigate the public rooms hung with hunting scenes and ‘interesting paintings’ before settling into one of the traditionally decorated bedrooms. ‘Our fine, restful room looked towards a backdrop of hills. There were crisp sheets on the large bed; the small bathroom (a little old-fashioned) was stocked with fluffy towels and good-quality bath products. Among the local information were Stuart’s fascinating accounts of the ups and downs of hotel-keeping.’ Chef Garry Kenley’s ‘imaginative, well-cooked’ dinners are served in the chandelier-lit dining room. ‘We enjoyed venison and well-seasoned chicken.’ In the morning, the ‘colourfully described’ breakfast menu is a pleasing start to the day. ‘Promptly served, our Gardener’s Breakfast was excellent.’
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.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
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.