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Restaurant with Rooms

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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High quality service and food in country house splendour

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At a glance

4 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

Standing in its own 20-acre grounds, with an ornamental lake, walled garden and secluded seating areas, this splendid Georgian mansion was built in 1825 for the Dunbar family, but there has been occupation on the site since the 16th century. Hospitality here is first class; the owners are passionate about what they do, and have a real ability to establish a special relationship with their guests. The food is memorable; head chef Charlie Lockley is a devotee of slow and organic cooking which also includes using foraged produce. The five-course dinners are a culinary adventure, matched only by the excellence of breakfasts. The house itself is delightful, with inviting lounges and a dining room overlooking a trout loch. The bedrooms, with lake and woodland views, are striking and very comfortable; Orangerie Rooms have their own conservatory.

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Rooms

  • Rooms: 9
  • Ground-floor rooms: 2

Room rates

  • Single room minimum price235
  • Double room minimum price380
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year

Food

  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 7.30pm

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure

  • Private fishing
  • Bicycles available

Weddings

  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 32

Getting here

2m past Nairn on A96, E towards Forres, signed on main road

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A96
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Room prices from £380**Based on the minimum price of a standard double room *Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
*Based on the minimum price of a standard double room
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