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History of Culgruff

 Robert Stewart had Culgruff built as a wedding gift for his wife, the daughter of the third Baronet of Cardoness. Construction took six years and was completed in 1889. This year the house celebrates its 130th birthday. In 1902, Robert Stewart died. The couple did not have any children so the house eventually passed to the family of Mrs Stewart. In 1947 shortly after the engagement of Her majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duchess of Grafton,  made a private visit to the house with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Late in the 1940s the ownership of the house passed to a Mrs McCormick. It was then that the house first became a hotel. In 1970s  the house was then sold to a Mr Grayson. Cupid then worked her magic as after meeting a house guest Mr Grayson married her! Mr and Mrs Grayson  then continued operating the house with some letting rooms until they sold the house in 2008. Robert Shaw was the next owner and  operated the house as a hotel  as well as offering meals. We are the current guardians of the house, having bought Culgruff  in June 2018. We will continue to offer accommodation with breakfast and evening meals. In August we intend to open our tea room named "Graftons" in honour of the Dowager Duchess of Grafton.

What you can expect


We want to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible. In room complimentary refreshments as well as access to a "snack cupboard" for those times when you just need a little something. Wifi access in the room as well as satelite television ,voice activated sound system and an aromatic diffuser to create a relaxing environment. 

Take a walk through the 37 acres. We have several designated routes that take in the best bits to see. Borrow some "wellies" and a "brolly" if the weather isn't being kind. If it is lovely weather, opt for a picnic basket lunch at several beautiful spots within the grounds. You will no doubt see a wide variety of wildlife that also call Culgruff their home. If you would rather relax by choosing a book from our well stocked library, or have a game of chess or help us complete one of the ever present jigsaw puzzles. Whatever you choose, you will not be short of options! We very much look forward to meeting you. We understand that there is a wide choice of accommodation out there and thankyou for considering our home as your sanctuary for a while. Keith and Angelique McCormick


Sunset from the conservatory

We have tried to put together a wish list of what people might like when wanting a relaxing break. We endeavour to make Culgruff a home from home. The only difference being we look after you. giving you a much deserved rest. Our facilities and menus are geared towards adults rather than families. However, we do offer an opportunity of booking the whole house for families and friends that might want somewhere like Culgruff for their special occasion (ask for details) Unfortunately, due to possible allergy issues, we are unable to accommodate pets. 

Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest  before,  we want your experience to be an enjoyable one. We are always happy to assist with any questions you might have. If you are looking to make your visit extra special for a birthday or celebration then please let us know.  We have several add on packages dependant on the occasion. We do not currently have a premises license. With this in mind, should you wish to bring alcohol with you, then please feel free to do so.

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When coming into the village , take the road inbetween the Thistle pub and the beautiful white Church. We are up there approx 300yds on your right.


Location: We are in the village of Crossmichael, DG7 3AS

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Culgruff House

DG7 3AS, Castle Douglas, Dumfries And Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

01556 670635


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