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Christmas Breaks In Scotland: 10 Compelling Reasons To Book One

If you’ve been browsing Christmas breaks in Scotland but haven’t yet booked up, what’s stopping you? We all love the idea of Christmas – the festivities, the goodwill to all men, but sometimes Christmas at home can be simply exhausting and very stressful. Here are 10 great reasons why you should book up one of […]

The 10 Undeniable Charms of Country House Hotel Breaks

Country house hotel breaks are a completely different kettle of fish compared to those taken at hotel chains.  Of course some people love their favourite hotel chain – their Comfort Inn, Ibis or Jurys Inn – and they love the fact that they know exactly what to expect when they check in, regardless of the […]


Have you been watching Autumn watch this week which is coming from Caerlaverock to the south of Dumfries? It just shows in all its magnificent glory to abundance of wild life our region has to offer, from Badgers to Barnacle Geese from rutting Stags to cavorting Mice and in huge quantities too. The amount and […]


£239.00 instead of £480.00 for 2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast in a superior room with Michelin Star quality fine dining dinner each night and a sumptuous breakfast each day or upgrade to Grouse our 4 poster suite for only another £20.00 per night. Once again we are giving readers of this blog and regular […]

JULY 2015

The height of summer has arrived and while we’ve had some hot days the weather is proving to be typically Scottish. The garden is doing really well this year and Julie has worked wonders out there. (that’s her working away). We’ve had masses of strawberries on the menu from the greenhouse and there are still […]


I am really pleased to announce that once again, this is the 3rd time, I am on the short list of 4 for the Chef of the Year award through CIS, I was first shortlisted in 2011, then again in 2014 and again this year. Who knows, I might even win it this time! Mind […]


This year seems to be flying past, it fells like it was Christmas just a couple of weeks ago yet we are nearly at the end of February already. Mind you I suppose it is because we have been very busy since the turn of the year, not so much customer wise but in all […]


We’ve had some super people staying with us over the festive period and New Year this year was particularly good. We had our usual piper Mark with us again this year, it was at one stage doubtful if he would actually be able to come or whether he would have to send a substitute, he’s […]