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Lochinvar Hotel
Lochinvar Hotel

Lochinvar Hotel

Main Street, St. John's Town of Dalry,
Nr. Castle Douglas DG7 3UP Scotland.
Telephone/FAX : 01644-430210.
E-mail :
Proprietors : Lester and Iva Pennington.

The Ballad of Young Lochinvar
[The Gordons of Kenmure & Kenmure Castle]

 House Map
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  • 15 Double / Twin Bedrooms, some En suite.
    with TV, Tea and Coffee-making facilities.
  • Home Cooking a speciality.
  • Restaurant / Function Room for Weddings and Parties.
  • Public and Lounge Bars.
  • Make Tracks on the Southern Upland Way

  • Golf, Fishing and Birdwatching nearby.
  • Abundant Hill-Walking opportunities.
  • Large free car park.
  • Families and pets welcome.
  • Tariff : £ 20 to £ 45 per room per night
    Bed and Breakfast.

Welcome to the Lochinvar Hotel :

The Hotel was built about 250 years ago as a coaching inn on the way from the Castle Douglas area up to Ayr, but has been extended and renovated over the years. However, it is most romantically ivy-clad, the contrast with its stone walls an attraction to tourists. The name of the Hotel refers to the poem of ''Young Lochinvar'', said to be the William de Gordon of Kenmure who is buried in Glenluce Abbey. The ruins of Kenmure Castle are near New Galloway, barely five miles to the south west of the hotel.

A Good Base for Touring, Fishing and Birdwatching :

The Lochinvar Hotel is located in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, with views of the Dee Valley and the forested Galloway Hills. With Ayr and Dumfries from 30 to 40 miles away on fairly fast roads, the Lochinvar Hotel makes an excellent base for those intending to tour the hundreds of attractions in Galloway and Ayrshire.

There is a good upland Golf Course across the valley at New Galloway. Dalry itself is less than forty miles south of Ayr and Royal Troon, an equivalent distance from the magnificent coastal links such as Southerness and Portpatrick. For more information, see Golf Links in Dumfries and Galloway.

Events and Functions :

In the Hall

Lochinvar Hotel hosts the regular meetings and events of local organisations such as the Lions Club. The Function Room is also available to parties, wedding-receptions and business conventions. With a capacity of 100, this room can be used for dinners and dances. At other times, it provides the setting for our dining and breakfast restaurant.

Two Friendly Bars :

Lounge Bar

The Public and Lounge Bars offer either the character of a local pub or the excellence of a split-level hotel bar with bench and chair seating. Both provide bar meals for residents and visitors, as well as a good selection of wines and beers.

Fifteen Comfortable Bedrooms :

Seven of our bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, the other eight sharing the bathroom suites on the first and second floors. All rooms have colour TV, tea and coffee facilities. We can provide a Modern or Traditional ambiance, with views over the Dee Valley and the Galloway Hills.

A Double Bedroom

Another View of the Room

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Tariff :

Single Room : £ 20.
Double Room : £ 35.

Single Room (en suite) £ 34.
Double Room (en suite) £ 45.

Directions ...
The Lochinvar Hotel is in the village of St. John's Town of Dalry 14 miles north of Castle Douglas on the A713. See Map for details.

Walk the Southern Upland Way :
Make Tracks : - Back to Braefield, Portpatrick - Back to Bankfield, Glenluce


Enquiries (although not bookings) can also be forwarded by e-mail through :-

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