While browsing Trip Advisor we couldn't resist booking here. It was ideal - a few miles from the A74.Located in Hightae, a small, pretty village between Lockerbie and Lochmaben. Booking enquiry was handled well including our need for a ground floor walk-in shower. This had been a failing pub but Mark and Morag have breathed new life into it as a boutique, residential inn.
Bedrooms are comfortable and well appointed. The bar is well stocked and although the menu is limited it's inventive, locally sourced, freshly cooked and elegantly presented. Check-in is from 5 pm onwards. And the evening meals are styled as supper. That means you need to book for no later than 8.30 but the table is yours until you leave. In our case that was closer to 11 pm! Nice to be able to sample some incredible whiskies and more than a few "rare" gins and other spirits. Even the draught lager is sourced to match the "boutique" atmosphere.
Being offered scrambled eggs with smoked salmon as an alternative to the full English (sorry Scottish) was something I would more normally associate with a four or five star hotel.
A great welcome; lots of nice touches like fresh milk for your room and individual bottles of cold water for the journey home. And even a follow up email to remind me of the name and an on-line supplier for the speciality whisky I'd so enjoyed.
If you're travelling north or south, this really is a super place to stay without it costing an arm and a leg. I normally pick a Holiday Inn or Crowne Plaza close to the A74 but guess where we'll be staying next time...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hightae Inn is a delightful small restaurant with rooms just 10 minutes from the A74(M) at Lockerbie and is proving a great hit for overnight stop-overs if you are either heading North or South on holiday. We're also pretty popular in the area for evening suppers with our fresh home-cooked evening meals served from 6.30pm to 8.30pm using locally sourced produce where possible. B&B Accommodation of 5 en-suite bedrooms - all recently renovated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hightae Inn Lockerbie, Scotland