About Blackaddie House Hotel

Chef Ian McAndrew at Blackaddie House Hotel

The Welcome

Blackaddie House Hotel is run by renowned Chef Ian McAndrew and his wife Jane. Ian and Jane have worked in the hospitality sector for their entire careers and in 2007 they bought Blackaddie House. Since then have turned it into a Two AA Rosette and Four Star Restaurant with Rooms.

If you ask them what is important, they will tell you that their guests feel welcome and enjoy their food. The food at Blackaddie is some of the best you will ever taste and the luxurious rooms will leave you feeling pampered. But there is no pretension about the place, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere helps every guest feel right at home.

Dog Friendly

The warm welcome at Blackaddie extends to your canine family members as well. Blackaddie is one of Dumfries and Galloway’s most dog friendly hotels. Most of our rooms are dog friendly and with such wonderful walks on our doorstep, there is no reason to leave your canine companion at home. Find out more on our Dog Friendly Facilities page.

Electric Car Charging Points

Blackaddie House has two electric car charging points which are available for guests to use free of charge.

The Kitchen Garden

Ian and Jane aim to give their guests the freshest food they possibly can and how better to do that than to grow their own. Ian insists that the flavour you get from freshly picked in season produce just can’t be beaten, so his kitchen garden supplies his kitchen through the main growing season.

The Bar & The Library

Along with its gourmet restaurant, Blackaddie has a private residents bar with a wide selection of Scottish whiskies and gins for you to sample at your leisure. There is a lovely open log fire to relax beside of a chilly evening. There is also a well stocked library which is the perfect retreat, with comfortable chairs and a view over the garden.

The House & Its History

The name Blackaddie is derived from words meaning black water. The River Nith which runs alongside Blackaddie is the most likely origin for such a name.The house was originally built as a rectory to St Brides church and dates back to the beginning of the 16th century.

It has evolved over the years into the charming country house it is today, set in two acres of gardens with magnificent views over the River Nith and the breathtaking Lowther and Queensbury Hills beyond.