An Inspiring Country House Hotel
We are situated in the heart of beautiful, undiscovered Dumfries and Galloway. The local attractions include historic Caerlaverock Castle and Threave Gardens and Estate that is often referred to as 'a garden for all seasons', and is also the home to The National Trust for Scotland's School of Practical Gardening.
The richness of our wildlife is astounding, from the amazing spectacle of tens of thousands of wintering barnacle geese at nearby Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, to the even nearer spectacle (if you are lucky) of the red squirrel – in the hotel grounds!
This is also Burns country, with many renowned sites regarding our national Bard in easy reach of the hotel.
A Reserve of farmland, wet meadows, salt marshes and mudflats. An Important wintering wildfowl area indulging Barnacle Geese, Pink-footed Geese, Widgeon and Pintail.
Spring is also particularly magical when the wet meadows fill with Lapwings and Skylarks as well as butterflies and wild flowers.
The Galloway Red Kite Trail is an opportunity to view red kites around Loch Ken.
The Trail is an anti-clockwise route which is 24 miles around the Loch.
There are six outdoor viewing points, nine walks, four hides and a feeding station.
A 1400 acre wild reserve on the Solway Coast.
Wintering Birds include thousands of Svalbard Barnacle Geese and Whooper Swans.
Summer months have visiting Ospreys.