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“A perfect place for our wedding anniversary” 5 of 5 stars
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The Hightae Inn
High Road, Lockerbie DG11 1JS, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Lockerbie B&B and Inns
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“A perfect place for our wedding anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We booked the weekend for our first wedding anniversary and loved the look of the Hightae Inn and it's location. It turned out to be so much more beautiful and perfect then we imagined. The little village and surrounding areas are breathtaking. We received a fantastic warm welcome and were made to feel so comfortable and relaxed. Mark and Morag are the perfect hosts and really make the Hightae Inn the fabulous place it is. Our room was gorgeous and the decoration was very pretty. The bed was sooooo comfortable and the bedding really cosy. We booked to eat in the restaurant on the Friday night and e food was exquisite, we ate the following night too. The breakfast was scrumptious and the lovely friendly atmosphere is simply delightful. We will definitely be returning for our second anniversary next year. Thank you Mark and Morag for a perfect weekend. Tracie and Stuart xx

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you want a small hotel in a quiet village location, convenient for the main road to (or from) the North; with a very warm welcome; which is clean; has a comfortable bed; good food; an amazing selection of whiskies; friendly fellow guests and locals - then I recommend the Hightae Inn. Morag and Mark are excellent hosts: chatty, interested, informative and helpful. My room looked out across a garden (the next door neighbour could tidy this up!) to a field of cows and the sheep in the distance on the rolling hills.

The Hightae Inn is a former pub with rooms and it suited me perfectly as an overnight stay on my journey to Glasgow. It's easy to find; (it isn't in Lockerbie, take the Lockerbie junction off the motorway, drive on the A709 into Lochmaben, round Castle Loch and you'll find Hightae. They warned me about Sat Navs and mine wanted to lead me a merry dance.)

Negatives: None really except that I was too long for the bath! I had the upstairs room near the grumbling boiler and that wasn't a problem (and they are going to fix it). I slept like a log.

This is a part of Scotland that most people drive straight through and I think it would be good to come back here next time and spend a bit longer to explore the area. I am sure of a warm welcome and that whatever whisky I want, they'll probably have it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed the night at the Hightae Inn. We were made very welcome right from the moment we arrived. The room was beautiful, lovely bedding, clean and smart toilet with bath/shower. We also ate there that night and the food was first class. Breakfast was whatever you requested without any hesitation.
Would I recommend the Hightae? Without a doubt, yes! Would I stay here again? Yes.
A beautiful village with high standard hotel.
Thank you Mark and Morag for making us fell welcome at your lovely hotel

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed overnight on our way to Skye, the rooms are very comfortable, clean and ideal for a short stopover.

Morag & Mark are excellent hosts and the food, prepared by Morag, is superb. Great produce cooked in what appears to be a simple manner but Morag manages to pack the plate full of flavour! The slow cooked pork is to die for!

Mark offers a wide range of whiskies, including Japanese, and brings a good sense of fun to front of house.

Breakfast was lovely and the evening food is worth travelling for even without a stopover!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Lovely small hotel in a beautiful village. A very warm welcome awaits you, the rooms are very comfortable and well furnished. We were greeted like family and made to feel very welcome :-) Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was fab - you need to try the homemade granola!!

Will definitely be back. Thanks again for a wonderful stay :-)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tring
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Comfy rooms away from the pub. Rooms not huge but top notch bed linen and best nights sleep on holiday. Mark and Morag very friendly hosts. Mark has a dry sense of humour and Morag cooks a mean evening meal and breakfast. Three of us had the slow roast pork shoulder and the other had sirloin steak - all excellent. Friendly locals and relaxed atmosphere in pub for dinner. Breakfast room not part of the pub. Porridge for breakfast (fuel for cyclists) would have been nice but the granola and scrambled eggs were really good. Overnight bike storage was spacious and secure and no hassles getting going in the morning. Highly recommended for other cycle tourers. Shame it rained cats and dogs the next day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Roslin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Many thanks to Mark and Morag for providing such a delightful stay. The food was excellent and home made, rooms clean and the banter was nothing short of gallus. The stout local bottled beer was delicious! Definitely a place i hope to come back to!

Room Tip: The boiler located next to my room did make a little noise, but i still slept soundly
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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StereoMCs, Owner at The Hightae Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Many thanks for your review Chris - we're glad you enjoyed yourselves here at The Hightae Inn.

Fair point with the boiler though - we're actually in the process of converting our existing oil fired heating system to biomass and as this will be housed in an outbuilding, rest assured no more background noise in that particular room.

Give us a call next time you fancy a a wee break down here in South West Scotland - delighted to have you back.

Kind regards

Morag & Mark Cuthbertson
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Address: High Road, Lockerbie DG11 1JS, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Lockerbie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lockerbie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hightae Inn is a delightful small family run hotel situated just 10 minutes or so from the A74(M)at Lockerbie and is proving a great hit for overnight stop-overs if you are either heading North or South on holiday. We're also pretty popular in the area for evening suppers with our fresh home-cooked evening meals served from 6pm to 8.30pm using locally sourced produce where possible. B&B Accommodation of 5 en-suite bedrooms - all recently renovated. ... more   less 
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