Trigony House Hotel & Garden Spa
An ultra-relaxed country house hotel with a great restaurant and spa that's also dog-friendly!
Deep in the green, rolling countryside of Southwest Scotland, this small country house hotel is quite a find: a medium-sized, extremely comfortable 18th century house that's as tranquil a place to stay as you could imagine. Owner and chef Adam Moore and his wife really seem to get the fact that peoples' needs are much more straightforward than hoteliers sometimes think: a comfortable room with a decent bed, great locally sourced food and the ability to quickly relax and feel at home. Trigony House has all this in spades, with a calm, nothing-is-too-much-trouble vibe that will have you coming back for more. The facilities are good, with beautiful grounds and a brand-new organic spa, and you can bring your dog too, who will be looked after as as well as you might expect at a hotel that was proclaimed 'Best Dog Friendly Hotel in the UK' a couple of years ago.
Trigony House has the facilities of a top-notch five-star hotel but an atmosphere that's more redolent of your best Scottish friends' country house – if, that is, your friends are superb cooks and extremely keen gardeners. Throughout the house the emphasis is on quality rather than quantity, with just nine guest rooms, all spacious and nicely (and unostentatiously) furnished in a classic style, with the primary focus on comfort: beds have hand-sprung mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen; all rooms come with a butler’s tray supplied with homemade shortbread, good coffee, tea and hot chocolate; and they all have good wifi, Freeview TVs and DVD players. The bathrooms are decent sizes and equipped with Ishga toiletries from the Isle of Lewis and are recently refurbished and very well-appointed, with either a mixed bath/shower or a separate shower. The larger rooms have a small sitting area, and the largest, the Garden Suite, has a separate bath and shower plus its own conservatory and garden. Most either have views over the gardens and Lowther Hills to the east or over the Kier Hills to the west, while one has views over the woodland behind the hotel and the ruins of a Roman Fort.
Service throughout is gracious and as unobtrusive as you want it to be - both in the hotel and restaurant and in the garden spa, which is small but perfectly formed, with a lovely wood-fired hot tub and Finnish sauna and offering a range of holistic treatments, including various types of massage and the usual facials, manicures and pedicures. They also offer Japanese Reiki treatments, not just for you but for your dog too – something that perhaps expresses what is great about this hotel better than words can!
Finally the restaurant serves food that is not only delicious but highly local too, with milk from a nearby organic dairy, fish and seafood from the Solway Firth, and Galloway beef and lamb from an award-winning local butcher. Breakfast includes Ayrshire bacon and sausage sand amazing local black pudding; the veggie breakfasts are great too – as are the veggie options on the main menu, which like many of the dishes are based on vegetables, herbs and fruit from their walled kitchen garden and greenhouse. Come here to eat, relax and explore the surrounding countryside.
Offers & Deals
The best offer will automatically be applied to bookings on Cool Places
RoomsEight spacious double rooms with en-suite bathrooms plus a suite with private garden.
PriceDouble rooms with breakfast £125–£145 a night; Garden Suite £170 a night.
Trigony House is easy to reach by car, just off the A76 between Thornhill and Dumfries, just over an hour's drive from Glasgow, an hour and 20 minutes from Edinburgh. It's also a possible car-free-option – buses run from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dumfries and you can ask them to drop you outside the hotel. The hotel can arrange bike hire once you're here and there are lots of walks on your doorstep they can advise on.
ReviewsAdd Your Review
Be the first to leave a review!