Our recent weekend in Munich was abandoned due to the volcanic ash problem.Having gone to Manchester boarded a plane and then the flight cancelled we were rather dissappointed, so as all was prepared we decided to have a weekend closer to home.We found this hotel by chance on the internet, website looked to be just what we wanted and on phoning were offered a superior room with dinner bed and breakfast at a discount price.We took the offer and arrived the next day.The hotel is in its own grounds but very easy to find from the main road.Lovely and quiet just what we like and the service was second to none from the time we arrived to the time we departed.Very friendly staff,nothing was too much trouble , they remembered our name and any little things we asked for eg. lime in the gin and tonic.We loved the country house atmosphere['minimal' people stay away please!] and felt very relaxed. Rooms were large and very well appointed,the dinner menu [which changes daily] was left in the room so that you could think over what you would like, quite a difficult choice both nights. The wine list was also in the room and there was a good selection especially of half bottles. Dinner was served in 2 dining rooms,tables well spread out with damask cloths and napkins, proper cutlery, none of these bare dirty tables and modern cutlery that you can't eat with that you find in so many hotels these days. We felt the food and service was excellent,well presented and even extra vegetables offered to those who eat more.We found the meal of canapes,starter, soup, main course dessert coffee and petit fours more than ample for us.Breakfast was also very good,excellent produce used and eggs done exactly to our liking.The hotel is just outside Newton Stewart and serves as a good base to see South West Scotland, we visited Theave and Culzean and had a drive on empty roads though the Galloway Park.We enjoyed our stay very much, and hope the hotel keeps its charm and stays like it is.Hope to return in the not too distant future. would recommend it to people who want a quiet relaxing time.
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