The Powfoot Golf Hotel is a tranquil retreat that feels a million miles away from everyday stress, with an excellent location among the stunning scenery of the Solway Firth in Dumfries & Galloway. With charm and traditional Scottish hospitality, this small hotel is not only a fantastic base for golf breaks, but also an ideal setting for quiet touring breaks in Scotland.
While the excellent Powfoot championship course is on the doorstep, there is a huge range of exceptional courses dotted around the area – all of which are within easy reach – including the Moffat, Colvend, Lockerbie and Silloth-on-Solway courses. The hotel will even be happy to help you arrange suitable tee times.
You don't have to play golf to enjoy the great outdoors in the region, with a wide range of activities for busy outdoor breaks. Immerse yourself in the Solway Firth’s natural heritage with a spot of bird-watching or a long walk through the spectacular landscape. Get on your bike at one of the area’s mountain-biking centres. Or even get onto the water, at one of the sailing schools along the banks of the firth. For those that prefer dry land, the area has plenty to explore – from the rich history of local castles and museums, to the shops, restaurants and attractions of towns like Dumfries and Gretna.
The hotel itself is a 19th century building brought up to date when it was converted into the warm and cosy hotel it is today. So while it retains many original features and traditional styling in the well-appointed guest rooms, there are more contemporary touches too, with stylish furnishings in the comfortable lounge bar and restaurant, as well as the conveniences you’d expect in a modern hotel.
If you’re looking for a beautiful setting to get away from it all, or an ideal base for golf breaks in Scotland, the Powfoot Golf Hotel is ready to oblige
Where is the Powfoot Golf Hotel?
Dumfries & Galloway
The Powfoot Golf Hotel is in the village of Powfoot on the B724, which meets the A75 near the town of Annan four miles away – which in turn leads to the A74 (M) at Gretna. The nearest railway station is in Annan and the nearest airport is in Newcastle, around 75 miles away – or at Prestwick, also around 75 miles away.
What’s worth visiting in Dumfries & Galloway?
- Golf – There are few areas so well served with exceptional golf courses in the whole country, with 30 courses across the area, all within driving distance.
- Devil’s Porridge Museum – This museum in nearby Gretna explores the story of the local WW1-era armaments factory, where they once mixed nitro-cotton – dubbed the ‘Devil’s Porridge’.
- Gretna Gateway Outlet Village – If it's time for retail therapy, this centre has a selection of outlet stores offering excellent bargains for the canny shopper.
- 7Stanes Mountain Biking – The area is home to several of these world-class mountain biking centres, with the nearest in Mabie, south of Dumfries.
- Caerlaverock Wetland Centre – Discover some of the area’s wildlife, with bird watching in the observatory, trails to walk and various events throughout the year.
- Guid Nychburris Day: June – An ancient festival that means ‘Good Neighbours Day’ in old Middle Scots, this brings the town of Dumfries together in a celebration of togetherness with a series of events.
What is there to do at the hotel?
Put simply, this is a golfer’s dream. The Powfoot Course is a championship 6274-yard, 71-par course – and features both links and parklands golf. It’s ready to offer an enjoyable challenge for seasoned golfers and novices alike. The area is renowned for excellent golf breaks – and the Powfoot offers a great base for making the most of the many courses in Dumfries and Galloway, and beyond into the Scottish Borders and Cumbria.
Where is there to eat & drink at the hotel?
Whether dining in the light, airy conservatory or the relaxed Links Restaurant, you can enjoy some fantastic views across the water, as well as Scottish cuisine cooked simply and beautifully. Both the restaurant and bar menus make the most of the region’s excellent produce wherever possible, with seafood, meat and vegetables often sourced locally.
But it’s not just the food that’s Scottish – with local ales in the traditional Bunker Bar supplemented by guest beers every week over the summer months. The wine list has a more international flavour, with old and new world wines on offer. And of course no authentic Scottish bar would be complete without a good range of whiskies, so you’ll find more than 20 to sample.
Breakfast: 7.30am – 9.30am (from 8am Sunday)
Bar meals served: 12noon – 2pm (until 8pm Sunday)
Dinner: 6pm – 9pm
Features at a glance
- Traditional Scottish hotel
- 18 well-appointed guest rooms
- Most rooms offer views across the water or the course
- Superior rooms with balcony also available
- Links Restaurant offering Scottish cuisine
- Informal and relaxed Bunker Bar
- Light, airy conservatory area
- Ideal for golf breaks in Scotland
- Ample free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
What else do I need to know?
- Check in after 2pm, check out by 11am.
- Please get in touch with our team to confirm details of accessible rooms and to book.
- While guide dogs are welcome, other dogs are not permitted in the hotel.
- To contact easy-breaks.com call 08430 55 44 33 or email email@example.com
“If you’re looking to get away from it all, there can be few better locations in the country – this spot right on the coast of Dumfries & Galloway feels more remote than it really is, offering a tranquil escape. Of course, the Powfoot Golf Hotel is first and foremost a great base for Scottish golf breaks, but the area has plenty to offer anyone who isn't bringing their clubs along too. Either way, the hotel offers some excellent traditional hospitality with real personality and charm.”