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“A superb experience”
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The Hightae Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Lockerbie B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A superb experience”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed here overnight on a mini-break to visit the Samye Ling monastery and see a bit of the SW part of Scotland. I had picked Hightae Inn because of the Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. The room was perfect with some lovely touches i.e. lots of interesting magazines to read and Tunnocks teacakes to have with your cup of tea! The inn itself is small and cosy with a woodburning stove, the owners are friendly & helpful with drinks/menu choices. But the food! It is wonderful, I couldn't quite believe all the reviews on here, so rather than go on ad nauseum to you all I will just say "Book now, get a move on. Places like this have to be experienced at least once."

Room Tip: We were in Room 3. An excellent choice.
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Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I booked room number three and dinner after reading the good reviews in tripadvisor. We had high expectations. The room was spacious, well heated and spotlessly clean (good cleaning of the rooms is something I have grown to appreciate in my travels). There is Wi-Fi and Mark on-hand if you need help connecting. Our dinner was preceded by an introduction to the area by Mark and a good description of the various entrees and starters etc on offer on the menu. I chose Cream of Asparagus Soup - which was deeply creamy and tasted of Asparagus. However there were little accents of other flavours which I enjoyed and it's also the first time I thought the addition of chopped parsley was enhancing rather than just bad habit. My main course was Chicken Pie with lemony carrots accompanied with cabbage. The Hen was juicy in a well made béchamel and leek sauce. (very trad). The whole topped with puff pastry. New spuds completed the dish. I enjoyed my dinner and so did my wife (who also will / has reviewed the Hightae Inn separately) My sleep that night was perfect with no noise from the other residents or noise of any kind from outside. Breakfast ( all the usual stuff you would expect) was served promptly with good (cona filter) coffee. The area round Hightae is lovely with gently rolling hills and patchwork fields. I counted around hundred swallows on the phone line. The Hightae Inn is almost perfect in every respect bar one .. its too far from my own home to visit more regularly. Superb work Morag (owner chef) and Mark (Owner, Barman and everything else except chef) - may you continue to have your well deserved rep on TripAdvisor. Thank you both.

Room Tip: The Fitness centre is the whole of the Scottish Borders outside the Inn.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We found the Hightae purely through Trip Advisor when we were looking for somewhere to stay overnight on the way to a week in Scotland. Rather than go for the "hotel off the motorway" we were looking for somewhere a bit different and a bit special.
What can I say - it does what it says on the tin! Nice room, clean and lovely food (actually, it was the best meal we had all week, although we didn't know it at the time!).
Mark and Morag were perfect hosts and very friendly. Couldn't do enough for us, even to the extent of posting on a jacket we'd managed to leave in the wardrobe!
Would we stay again? Yes, without a doubt. We are planning another week in Scotland next year and the Hightae will certainly be on the agenda for the overnighter!

Room Tip: We had 2 rooms upstairs and both were equally nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed at the Hightae Inn at the end of August on our way North from London to the Isle of Arran. The inn was recommended by a friend who stayed there a couple of times for the same purpose. He said that it was a really good place to stay and eat. We agree with him. Very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Completely unexpected. Hightae Inn exceeded every aspect of the hospitality business.
The room was comfortable, large, and very private with all the modern facilities blended into the luxurious designs of days of old.
Mark and Morag Cuthbertson are perfectly matched with their talents, skills, and they generously give attention to each guest, providing them with a lasting memory of a wonderful vacation in this part of Scotland.
The breakfast is superb, and the dinners are heavenly. They know quality and can certainly cook to anyone's satisfaction. Included in their interests are wines, scotch(s), and travel. Conversation flows easily, naturally, and is inclusive, with enough levity to leave a smile on your face all day.

Room Tip: You must have a car to get into and out of Hightae which is beautifully isolated, with a cheery pub...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

What a great place to stay,spotless,comfortable room,and a really warm welcome.Mark and Morag were the perfect hosts.As well as a great breakfast they also do evening meals and would strongly recomend trying one ,you will not be disappointed .You may have wait as meals are cooked to order but Morags cooking is outstanding. We had lovely stay and will be returning the first chance we get.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed at the Hightae Inn midd august for three nights. A warm welcome when we arrived on the Friday early evening. We booked dinner in the restaurant which was just lovely, Morag certainly can cook with flare so well presented. Mark served us and kept us topped up with Beer and wine, even a tipple of the old whisky later that evening, has rather a large selection to choose from. Make sure you try some even if you are not a whisky fan, he will have one there that you will enjoy. Breakfast was just fab, so well presented got a few tips will use myself when I have visitors to stay. Our room was so clean and cosy, not a speck of dust in sight, not that we went around checking mind, but you just knew when you entered the room. Settled in straight away.
We took time out travelling around, visiting the country fair, and nearby villages, coastal drives during our time there. Lots to see and do Mark even gave us directions to take with us with things to visit see and do. Yes we enjoyed it very much and would certainly recommend a visit to the (Hightae it is the Inn to stay why not get away)... Enjoy....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Hightae Inn
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Lockerbie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Hightae Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hightae Inn is a delightful small restaurant with rooms just 10 minutes 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 6.30pm 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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