Balcary Bay Country House Hotel

Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1QZ

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At the Balcary Bay Country House Hotel we are dedicated to high levels of service and fine food with health promoting fresh & organic ingredients

The Balcary Bay Country House Hotel takes its name from the stunningly beautiful bay that overlooks the Solway with the Cumbrian mountains in the distance. Each day brings a different colour spectrum to this wonderful vista. Each night brings forth a romantic moon shimmering across the waters. This historic hotel started its life c.1625 and, together with Hestan Isle opposite, was a major smugglers haunt during the 17th and 18th centuries.

We focus on good organic foods, health and nutrition as well as providing guests with relaxation, tranquillity and the welcome of a cosy log fire. Our immediate region is an area of outstanding natural beauty with many diverse and interesting places to visit and activities that embrace exotic gardens and wildlife.

Superior Bay View Room
Rooms 19 & 20: Twin/Double beds, Patio, TV, Walk-in shower, Coffee/Tea, Powerful hair dryer, Trouser press, Toiletries, Mini-Bar Fridge, Bathrobes, Slippers.

Superior Bay View Room
Room 21: Twin/Double bed with extra single bedroom, TV, Walk-in shower, Coffee/Tea, Powerful Hair dryer, Trouser press, Toiletries, Patio from main room, Mini-Bar Fridge, Bathrobes, Slippers.

Deluxe Bay View Room
Rooms 3,6,8 and 10, Comprising Twins and Doubles, TV, Coffee/Tea, Powerful hair dryer, Mini-Bar Fridge, Bathrobes, Toiletries, Slippers.

Standard Bay View Room
Rooms 2,4,7,9,17 and 18, Comprising large and compact rooms with Double and Twin beds, TV, Coffee/Tea, Powerful hair dryer, Toiletries.

Standard Garden View Room
Comprising single and Double/Twin rooms, TV, Coffee/Tea, Powerful hairdryer, Toiletries.

Check-in time is from 3.00pm. Many rooms have high speed (300mgbs) fibre broadband connections. Dogs are welcome for certain rooms only but, in consideration for other guests, are not permitted in common rooms/bar area. A limit of 2 dogs per guest applies. Dogs are 15 pounds per night and we supply dog baskets and dedicated “brown towels” with separated dog laundering. Special dog meals & bones are available to suit guest needs including inflammatory suppressant foods for dogs with arthritis/psoriasis etc. A dog and walkers muddy boots wash down cage is available by the side door.

We aim to provide full taste foods which means “fresh, natural and nutritious”. As far as practicable, we source all our food from local organic/traditional farmers and seek line caught local fish. All eggs are local/free range organic. Our meats are from Galloway free roaming grass fed animals. Our suppliers are highly regarded for top quality produce.

The hotel offers different dining experiences to complement your mood and appetite and you may choose;

  • Private Dining
  • Main Dining Room
  • Bar Menu for Cocktail Bar/Conservatory
  • Al Fresco Dining; Kitchen Herbal Garden BBQ Area/Bay View Lawn
  • Cocoa Cafe
  • Room Service Meals

The tranquil and relaxing setting of Balcary Bay provides an ideal setting for Health and Wellness services. Health talks, Yoga Classes and naturopathic therapeutics are planned for 2021 with “immunity boosting” traditional Finnish Sauna, Infra Red Sauna and Steam Aromatherapy log cabin planned for 2021/22.

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Seasonal rates from approx. £100.

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