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  • Welcome to Kirroughtree House

Kirroughtree House Hotel is a Listed Country Mansion dating back to the 1700's, set within 6 acres of its own gardens only minutes from the country town of Newton Stewart and the River Cree.

Relax in the quiet of the countryside and the ambience of the Hotel, or enjoy outdoor pursuits of your choosing in the beautiful surroundings of South West Scotland. Bookings can be made for various Golf Courses in the area - the Newton Stewart Golf Club (golf buggies available) only a short stroll away.

In the adjacent Galloway Hills the deer roam free and are often seen in the gardens. The hills are a magnificent environment for walking and cycling and with the relatively mild climate of the South West any time of the year. Beautiful Gardens, picturesque ports, castles and other historic sights are close by. Hunting and fishing are also available for those so inclined.

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Winter Holidays in Scotland

DON'T HIBERNATE! Come to Kirroughtree House
- Relax - Recuperate - Revitalise

We are here for you!

Stargazing Weekends

Rediscover the Stars ... in the Dark Skies of Galloway

With STEVE OWENS - ASTRONOMER
showing you the way.

Golfing Holidays in Scotland

A choice of different courses to play in Galloway

Any time of year - including Winter Golf (just wrap up warm!)

A Stay at Kirroughtree ...

Arrival

Approaching from the main driveway, accessed from the A712 and 300 yds from the intersection with the A75, you will pass between fields with sheep grazing on either side. As you approach the hotel you will see it appearing through the trees to the front and to the right, at night it will be floodlit.

Park your car in front of the hotel and one of our staff will greet you, book you in, and show you to your room.

Relax!

Take the lift, or ascend the Grand Staircase to your room with panoramic views, located on either the first or second floor. Our rooms at car parking level can be reached either from within the hotel itself or from the parking area to the rear. At this level we have a room for the disabled and rooms where you can be accompanied by your dog.

Relax in your spacious room, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee or come to the main lounge or more intimate major's lounge and be served by our staff. Drinks can also be served, we stock a large range of both alcoholic and soft drinks to suit any taste.

KIRROUGHTREE- how did we get that name?

Kirroughtree – how does one remember the name, how to spell it or for that matter pronounce it.

Pronounce it however you like we will always understand.

Just give us a call on 01671 402 141 and sample our hospitality and savour staying in the home built and occupied by a wealthy gentleman, who was both an eighteenth century parliamentarian and a benefactor of Robert Burns.

The History of the Name

Back in the 12th century there was a Lord of Galloway by the name of Fergus. He divided his land between his two sons. The land to the East of the River Cree was given to his son Uchtred (or should that be Oughtree or Ouchtree). The two sons did not have a very good relationship with each other or their father. To protect himself and his Lands Uchtred built himself a fortress and built this close to the point at which the opposing forces would need to cross the river.

Caer (or should that be Kirr) is Gaelic for fortress so the name of the area which later became a country estate was given the name CaerUchtred. Place names would generally have been passed down by word of mouth, then at some point written down. The spelling used being dependent on the clerk writing it down and his language background.

In the Heron Ballads written by ROBBIE BURNS it has the spelling KIRROUCHTREE, but we have the spelling KIRROUGHTREE  as in the Irish Lough. The latter is most likely the Heron family spelling. Besides having Kirroughtree as their home, they had other estates in Ireland and the West Indies.

So if you know how to say the Gaelic “Ouch”  or the Irish “ough” then you should know how to pronounce the name.

Guest Comments

  • Magnificent views, charming small hotel, excellent staff and superb meals with very artistic presentation. We are passing your brochures to friends.

    Mr and Mrs Huey Berry
  • We were as usual very well satisfied with the friendly and family feeling shown to us by all staff members.

    Mr and Mrs Cameron
  • The ambience of Kirroughtree Scottish Country House Hotel and its facilities are delightful, but it is your staff which makes the difference .... A memorable experience that I hope to repeat and will certainly recommend.

    Mr Dawson
  • Exceptionally beautiful and peaceful setting, enhanced by the warm friendly welcome and service.

    Mr and Mrs Anderson

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Gold Stars Country House Hotel AA 3 star hotel and 2 AA rosettes for food  Listed in the Good Hotel Guide 2014  Listed in Britain's Finest