This idyllic spot could be straight from an Agatha Christie novel! Indeed it has an interesting past and has played its part in the history of Scotland as the location for a meeting between Churchill and General Eisenhower in World War II and played a role in John Buchan’s 39 Steps – a favourite of mine. Set on its own bay and only a short distance from the pretty village of Portpatrick, this beautiful mansion is stunning and the food award-winning.
As they rightly say ‘If the landscape doesn’t take your breath away, the food will.’ Renowned for their 3AA Rosettes and 5 Gold Star with rooms (please book) and David’s fine wine cellar. Members of the prestigious Scotch Beef Club. Check on website for details. As with dinner, more formal lunches need booked.
Photos ©: Knockinaam & remainder, wendy barrie