Blackaddie Country House Hotel

Location Sanquhar

Postcode DG4 6JJ

Telephone 01659 50270


Why we love it...

Good food, hands-on owners

The Place

Husband and wife Ian and Jane McAndrew bought Blackaddie back in 2007. Since then, they have worked tirelessly to refurbish the property and now offer seven bedrooms – of which two are classed as suites – and two self-catering cottages. The Grouse Suite, which is the largest of all the rooms, has a Jacuzzi and king sized four-poster bed. The River Suite features a set of French windows that lead out on to the patio, where you can sit by the River Nith as it flows through the end of the garden.
Jane’s detailed knowledge of the area includes suggestions for some great walking routes, not least Mennock Pass to Wenlockhead, which is only a short drive away.
Ian, who is also the head chef, creates some fabulously presented dishes using locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes daily and includes a locally famed seven course-tasting menu with matching wines. Ian was the youngest British chef to be awarded a Michelin star in 1980 and was crowned Scottish Chef of the Year in 2016: the food is that good.
If you’re not too full after dinner, retire to the bar – where there’s a choice of single malt whiskies – and relax by the log fire. Ian, a chatty and affable man who loves to meet his punters, can often be found mingling with guests in the bar when the kitchen closes.

To make a booking please click here, call 01659 50270 or email

The Essentials

Price Band ££-££££
Rooms 7 doubles of which 3 can be twins and 2 are classed as suites
Food lunch and afternoon tea (booking required) and dinner (no booking required)
Facilities HDTV; WiFi; tea and coffee making facilities with complimentary homemade shortbread
Children yes
Disabled one self-catering cottage is disabled friendly with a ramp up to the front door and an extra large bathroom
Pets yes, £10 per night

To Book

Contact Ian McAndrew
Call 01659 50270

Good To Know

Address Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway DG4 6JJ

The Location

Find this place: on the banks of the River Nith, just outside the village of Sanquhar

What's nearby: Drumlanrig Castle 8 miles; Dumfries House 18 miles; Dumfries 28 miles; Kilmarnock 30 Miles; Ayr 32 Miles