Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Where to stay in Scotland if you want peace and quiet

Kirroughtree Country House Hotel, in Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, was the Good Hotel Guide's Scottish Hotel of the Year in 2003.

The lounges are spectacularly grand and very comfy.

"The oak panelled lounge is hung with beautiful oil paintings, with opulent drapes and sumptuous sofas and armchairs.... After your meal, savour a fine cognac or liqueur, coffee and petit fours over conversation or perhaps a game of bagatelle..."

The restaurant has two AA rosettes.

One guest wrote:

"We have just returned from three perfect days in the Regal Suite at the Kirroughtree House Hotel. Quiet, understated, gentle elegance,impeccable, charming service, meticulously prepared and beautifully presented food and a reassuring atmosphere of discreet efficiency and friendliness combined to make this the best hotel we have ever visited."

Source: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g551960-d291176-r4956730-Kirroughtree_House-Wigtown_Dumfries_and_Galloway_Scotland.html

The Galloway area has lots of golf courses: from Creachmore, Stranraer, designed by James Braid, to the "links" style of Wigtown County, to the championship test of Southerness.

Kirroughtree House offers Golfing Breaks with nearby courses, Newton Stewart, Wigtown County and sister hotel Cally Palace's exclusive course.

Newton Stewart is a small town in an area loved by such novelists as John Buchan.