6. 1 on ground floor, 1 via steep stairs.
lounge, TV room, reading room, conservatory dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1/2 -acre landscaped garden with pond, parking, unsuitable for disabled.
in dining room and main lounge during meal service.
not under 12.
allowed in bedrooms, in public rooms except dining room.
all major cards.
per room B&B single £57-£68, double £113-£136. A la carte £26. Min. 2-night stay at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Once the local doctor’s house, close to the town centre, this ‘well-appointed’ stone-built Victorian villa is now a modern guest house, enwrapped by ‘a pretty, surprisingly large garden’. Returning guests like the hosts: ‘Chris and Bettina Black were as welcoming and friendly as ever.’ In the ‘sizeable’ lounges, there are maps and guides to borrow: everything required to plan a day out. The Blacks, founts of local knowledge, can fill in any gaps. Contemporary bedrooms, light and airy, come in different sizes. The single has a brass and iron bed, the most lavish an emperor-size four-poster and a fireplace. ‘Our suite had a pleasant sitting room with a sofa, two comfortable chairs, plenty of DVDs, books and magazines. The spacious bathroom had a spa bath.’ Ordered in advance, ‘good dinners’ are served in the modern dining room with striking artwork. Typical dishes: Wagyu beef burger, Scottish Cheddar, smoked bacon; pan-roasted pheasant, pancetta, celeriac and parsnip rösti. ‘Vegetarians are served with gusto.’ Award-winning breakfasts include the full Scottish, the American (cured ham, free-range eggs any way) and the Canadian with eggy bread, streaky bacon, maple syrup. (John and Elspeth Gibbon)
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