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Offers and Breaks at Kirroughtree House Hotel in Newton Stewart

Offers & Breaks

Treat yourself to a luxury country house break in Scotland at Kirroughtree Country House Hotel in Dumfries and Galloway.

Guest accommodation and rooms at Kirroughtree House Hotel in Newton Stewart

Rooms

Located just outside Newton Stewart, Kirroughtree Country House Hotel has large rooms and is a haven of calm and tranquility.

The restaurant at Kirroughtree House Hotel in Newton Stewart

Dining

Only the very best local produce is used by our Chef in our Scottish restaurant to create a memorable meal. Open to both residents and non-residents.

Country House Weddings at Kirroughtree House Hotel in Newton Stewart

Weddings

Country house venues in Scotland are popular choices for a wedding ceremony with their air of elegance and history.

Events and meetings at Kirroughtree House Hotel in Newton Stewart

Private Events

The hotel's function rooms provide an excellent venue for up to 32 people and are ideal as a meeting venue or for private celebrations.

360 panoramas of Kirroughtree House Hotel in south west Scotland

360 Panoramas

View 360 panoramas of our hotel exterior, sumptuous guest lounges and spacious bedrooms.

KIRROUGHTREE - how did we get that name?

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

It really doesn’t matter, pronounce it or shorten it any way you wish, we really don’t mind. Some of the locals call us the KTree or is that KayTree maybe Kirr'tree or Kirr’O’tree we certainly have many trees in the grounds. Ktree House is a good one or Kir’O’tree House.

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.

Live like a Scottish Laird for a few days

Kirroughtree House Hotel is a country Mansion set within its own gardens, a golf course close by, only minutes from the country town of Newton Stewart which is set on the banks of the River Cree.

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.

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 partake of the fresh clean air in the garden. Before dinner come to the main lounge, or the more intimate major's lounge, and join other guests.

Our staff are available to serve you with drinks and canapes before taking your order for dinner. Following a meticulously prepared dinner created from only the best of local ingredients retire to the lounge for coffee and petits fours.

You are welcome any time be it cloudy or fine wet or dry

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

 

Kirroughtree Country House Hotel, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6AN, Scotland
Tel: 01671 402 141 - Fax: 01671 402 425 - Email: info@kirroughtreehouse.co.uk