header1About the hotel




The Sandford was designed and built by the architect H M Baillie Scott at the turn of the century as the country home of the Valentine family of Dundee.


Set in seven acres of private grounds, the Sandford provides a comfortable atmosphere in tranquil surroundings. The intimate courtyard provides ‘al fresco’ dining in stunning scenery during the summer months.


11Cuisine at the Sandford is exceptional. The award-winning kitchen uses only the finest local produce to create varied and imaginative menus. The bar serves draught beers and a wide selection of malt whiskies.



The distinctive charm of the Sandford Country House Hotel owes much to its architect, M H Baillie Scott.An eminent advocate of the prevailing Arts & Crafts movement, Baillie Scott designed Sandford in 1902 as a private home for the Valentine family of Dundee. The favoured effect was romantic and cosy – indeed it was first named Sandford Cottage. As the Valentines’ business prospered, Sandford was extended and final work accomplished in 1912 after a fire all but destroyed the home.During Sandford’s transformation into a hotel, subtle and tasteful attention to detail ensured the property remained consistent with Baillie Scott’s original style, and much of his original work can be appreciated here today.Signature pieces, such as the courtyard fountain and swan-shaped casement window fasteners stand tribute to the architect’s ability to create a unique, warm home environment.


1616 stylish bedrooms, each individually furnished and upholstered.

Comfortable beds, fluffy towels and luxurious soaps and toiletries, coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV and other essential ‘accessories’ and working surfaces for the business traveller.







Minstrels gallery

01A feature lounge extending the height of the Hotel’s two storeys, with a floor to ceiling window overlooking the gardens.



Soft sofas and comfy armchairs surround the stone fireplace which is the focus of this very elegant and relaxing room.


minstrels1Ideal for a relaxing pre-dinner aperitif or after dinner brandy or malt – or for conversation with friends over coffee.



planFind yourself in peaceful, rural seclusion in a country setting yet only 5 miles from Dundee, City of Discovery, and 2 miles or so from the famous Tay road and railway bridges which link Dundee and Carnoustie with the Fife and St Andrews (15-20 minutes away).

The Hotel has an elevated position in seven acres of landscaped ground with fine views.


Food and Drink

dining1Only the finest local fresh produce, available in abundance here, meets the particular standards of our award-winning chef and his team. And eating should be an experience.



05The dress code is relaxed and informal. You would expect the wine list to be good and it is – as is the wide choice of malts and liqueurs.


Sample Menu – The Garden Room Dinner Menu



The Sandford Country House Hotel

Garden Room Dinner Menu




Fresh market soup of the day

Wild mushroom risotto, topped with fresh Parmesan

Brie and apple salad with pine kernels and mizuno salad leaves

Smooth Letham chicken liver pate with seasonal leaves, redcurrant jelly and oatcakes

Smoked salmon fillet with peppercorns, lime and cognac served with rocket salad

Warm salad of Barbary duck and pancetta with a lime vinaigrette

Melon served with seasonal berries and cassis coulis



Prime fillet of Aberdeen Angus Beef served with a Madeira stock reduction, topped with duck pate

Garlic roasted peppers, stuffed with organic mushrooms and served with a sun-dried tomato sauce

Pot-roasted venison with organic vegetables, presented with a rosemary broth

Melody of seafood with a prawn and mussel bisque

Grilled salmon with fresh asparagus spears and a tomato cream

Roast loin of lamb with pancetta and a rich rosemary jus

All served with locally sourced fresh vegetables and potatoes



Vanilla crème brulee with shortbread

Selection of Scottish cheese and biscuits

Home made spotted dick and fresh egg custard

Apricot bread and butter pudding with coulis and cinnamon anglaise

Drambuie parfait

Dark chocolate trellis with milk chocolate mousse and wild berries


To complement your dessert may we suggest a glass of sherry,
or a glass of port should you be choosing the selection of cheese’s


Coffee and teas

Coffee and tea are both served from the choices below:

Cafetieres ~ coffee choice is mild Columbian , full strength Java or decaffeinated

Speciality coffees ~ cappuccino, espresso, americano

Teas ~ Regular, Earl Grey, Lapsang Souchong, herbal & fruit infusions.


The above meal is £27.50 incl. VAT
The Sandford Country House Hotel uses only the finest local & organic produce

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