Dumfries and Galloway
Set in a grand country mansion dating from 1763, this upscale hotel and golf course with an annex is 2.1 miles from Cardoness Castle and 14 miles from Castle Douglas.
The individually decorated rooms feature views of the golf course or countryside, and have TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, plus free Wi-Fi, sherry and mineral water. A Family suite has a private terrace.
Scottish breakfast is included. Dining options include an elegant restaurant, a lounge where afternoon tea is served, and a bar and conservatory with snacks and cocktails. There's an 18-hole golf course, as well as a gym, an indoor pool, a sauna and a hot tub.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (1 night)
Originally an 18th century mansion, Cally Palace is now a sophisticated golf hotel just 48 minutes’ drive from the market town of Dumfries. With free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi, it also has its own games room, tennis court, bar and restaurant.
The spacious, smartly decorated rooms at Cally Palace each include an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a TV, a telephone and a work desk. They also all feature views of the surrounding golf course.
The restaurant offers an award winning, fine dining experience using the freshest of local ingredients. A breakfast, lunch and dinner menu is available, with an emphasis on seasonal game, fish and meat. There is also a pianist to accompany evening meals.
After a day of exploring, guests can relax in the indoor leisure complex. It features a hot tub, fitness centre, indoor pool and a sauna.
Just 11 minutes’ drive from the hotel is Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre. It hosts a variety of activities including archery, mountain boarding and clay pigeon shooting.