This luxury 5 star country house hotel in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside is the perfect rural bolt hole. Forget the demands of city life with a memorable meal in its fine dining restaurant, already well established on the gourmet circuit. The common thread in all Head Chef Peter Moffat’s cooking is the use of the best Scottish ingredients, sourced locally if possible. Buccleuch Foods, in nearby Dumfries and Galloway, provides organic beef of exceptional quality and this must be the star of the show for hearty carnivores. The sea, just to the west, provides plenty of inspiration, whilst deserts are delicately crafted creations, impressive even before they’ve been tasted. The dining room is traditionally decorated, in keeping with the historic nature of the house, and offers beautiful views over the estate. Although diners are requested to abide by a dress code, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Enterkine’s strap-line, after all, is ‘the informally formal country house’.