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“Amazing stay with glorious food!”

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Blackaddie Country House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sanquhar
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

We have just returned from another excellent stay at the Blackaddie Hotel. This was our fourth visit and we will definitely be going back. Everything about the hotel, restaurant and service is top class but the food is absolutely stunning!

The hotel is located in a quiet picturesque setting in Dumfries so if you are looking for rest and relaxation this is the place for you. Ask Jane, the co-owner, for directions for a lovely walk taking in countryside, the river and waterfalls, oh and a few sheep on route! The hotel itself is very traditional and has a lovely bar with an open fire which was very welcome last week!

I had arranged for my wife to experience the “Chef for a day” offered by Ian McAndrew, co-owner, and an amazing Michelin star quality chef. She had an absolutely wonderful day learning some of the tricks of the trade! She enjoyed the experience so much that she wants to go back again! This is not a ‘play at it’ type of experience but a working kitchen where even though only in the kitchen for a day you are taught to cook foods that are used in the for service after assisting to create that day’s menu. We eat lunch together which my wife had cooked under Ian’s guidance, and it was lovely. An excellent haddock risotto with a freshly cooked parmesan bread roll. She then had a break and went back later to plate up the starter for the evening meal. Yet again Ian surpassed himself with tastes and textures which worked so well together. How on earth he can develop and create unimaginable food combinations and still be so passionate after all these years is truly amazing. We can honestly say that we have not eaten better food anywhere and we have travelled extensively in this country and overseas. Oh and the parsnip ice cream is to die for!!!

Added to the lunch and evening meal, Ian also produces the best breakfasts we have tasted with an extensive choice on the menu and the freshest ingredients. Add to that lovely friendly service from Jane and her staff and you can’t go wrong.

A superb experience from beginning to end. We cannot recommend Blackaddie highly enough and we will be back soon! Thank you Ian and Jane for making our stay so memorable!

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Owner at Blackaddie Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for your continued visits, it is always great to see our customers coming back time and time again, it is also great to see such positive in depth review too, thank you.

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

I love going here any time I'm travelling south and back home again, every chance I get, such wonderful food from a classic chef, who knows what he's doing, it's the attention to detail that gets me. keep up the good work

Stayed: October 2015
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Ian M, Owner at Blackaddie Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for your review and I am really pleased you enjoy staying with us and we look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 30 November 2015

The food is outstanding, there were some real surprises, including carrot sorbet! Excellent choice of wines available. Service is friendly, attentive but not overly fussy.

We stayed in the Partridge room and it was extremely comfortable. The room is large and spacious with a sofa, TV, tea making facilities and a nice window seat. There were no noisy distractions and with the heavy curtains, we could have easily slept until lunchtime. The ensuite bathroom is very well appointed and has a separate whirlpool bath and monsoon shower.

The bar has a very welcoming open fire and it was very relaxing to sit and read here.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Redmoss
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Ian M, Owner at Blackaddie Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for your review, Partridge is a lovely room with lots of space and superbly quiet too. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 15 November 2015

We spent one night here on a trip through the UK. The food is incredible, we couldn’t believe they don’t have a Michelin star (or two!). In fact, strangely, they only have 2 AA rosettes. We’ve been to many restaurants with stars and their food is certainly in this category.

Our room and bathroom were spacious and fitted to a very high standard. The local village doesn’t have much to to see or do but there are beautiful walks in the stunning local countryside which was what we were hoping for anyway.

We were travelling with our dog and they are also very pet friendly!

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Liz G
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Ian M, Owner at Blackaddie Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for your review, people that find us by chance are always extremely and pleasantly surprised, especially by the food, yes we too think we deserve that star! Lots of walks in the area especially if you have brought your dog. Next time try visiting Crawick Multiverse it is fantastic.

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

We enjoyed a very fine country house hotel weekend break at Blackaddie House. The food was excellent in choice, preparation and taste at all meals - the wine list extensive but pricey for the French. The service was stretched on the first evening by serving 17 people simultaneously - but was always friendly and helpful. I did not notice the lack of espresso coffee myself - but would have been disappointed if I could not have asked for one.
Our room was "Grouse" - a large room with a very comfortable four poster bed - a good room but you need to ask for a wifi booster.
Sanquhar is an interesting town and area to visit - lots of history etc. The superb Dumfreis House is not far away and, in Sanquhar, there is the new Crawick Multiverse - truly an "out of this world" experience - though muddy in places.

Room Tip: Grouse room is large with a very comfortable bed.
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank alanatdyce
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Ian M, Owner at Blackaddie Country House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for you r positive review, Grouse as you say is a lovely very big room with a huge bathroom that includes a Jacuzzi. As always in the country, and more especially up here in Scotland Wi-fi can sometimes be a problem but one we hope to have sorted out very soon. Your are right about Crawick Multiverse, it is worth visiting.

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Additional Information about Blackaddie Country House Hotel

Address: Blackaddie Road, Sanquhar DG4 6JJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Sanquhar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sanquhar
Price Range: $304 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackaddie Country House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relaxed comfortable award-winning 4 star restaurant with rooms in beautiful surroundings with fantastic food and friendly staff on the banks of the river Nith in Dumfries and Galloway. Close to Drumlanrig Castle Dumfries House and Crawick Multiverse. Fishing available. On the Southern Upland Way in beautiful walking and cycling country. Next door to a swimming pool with golf course less than 1/2 mile away. Only 45 miles from Glasgow ... more   less 
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