See the latest prices and deals by choosing your dates.
The award-winning Craigadam offers luxurious accommodations around 20 minutes from Dumfries. Exceptionally spacious & characterful accommodation, attractive country house/estate in lovely, quiet location, food and drink very good to excellent, very welcoming hosts.
Located in Springholm, The Grapes Hotel provides free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a restaurant, a bar and a garden. A Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast. Loved this place. Cosy, comfortable and friendly. Great view from room. Ian and Wilma great hosts, and the locals in the pub were super friendly
Located on the banks of Loch Auchenreoch, The Inn on the Loch offers bed and breakfast accommodations in this beautiful corner of South West Scotland. Nice room (room 8) lovely view of the loch, with swans and ducks. Room was spacious and well equipped. Nice modern bathroom. Food was superb and good portions as were the breakfasts. Staff lovely and helpful. Very accommodating for our two dogs, who were welcome everywhere. Room and public areas were warm and a nice stove in the restaurant for winter nights. Would certainly visit again and thank all at the Inn on The Loch for a superb break away.
I honestly can't fault it. My daughter would have liked WiFi but the lack of internet didn't bother me at all. Beautiful house, stunning surroundings, a great base to access the area. We at at the Mariner in Kipiford, gathered shells on Sandgreen beach, shopped at Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie, and had a thoroughly wonderful weekend.
D&G is scenically lovely - coast & inland - but be aware that distances between sights are often substantial, and many roads slow. We loved Kirkcudbright and its galleries & museums, the coast nearby, the RSPB Mersehead reserve, the Logan botanical gardens, New Lanark, and the retro charms of Thornhill and Wigtown. There's also great walking, if you can. Most other towns are down at heel though, and eating options are limited: we found the Palm of India in Dumfries very good, and heard good reports of Mr. Pook's in Castle Douglas.
IF YOU LIKE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY AND VERY PLEASANT SCENERY OF FARM FIELDS AND PASTURES BELOW WOODED HILLS AND MOUNTAINS IN THE DISTANCE, YOU'LL ENJOY THIS PART OF THE WORLD. APART FROM THE BUSY MAIN ROAD FROM DUMFRIES to STRANRAER, traffic is blissfully light so ideal for touring around the Gallaway Forest Park, Loch Ken and the Glenken villages of New Galloway and Dalry, not to mention Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and the coast with its wonderful beaches. New Galloway about 25 minutes away has a fabulous Theatre/Coffee Bar/ Visitor Centre called Catstrand with a varied program of of all kinds of events and there is an excellent village shop selling an exciting range of high quality food and beverages. Local people are extraordinarily friendly. I went to a Burns' Supper on my own - I wasn't on my own for more than a minute and a half! One final recommendation: the fish and chips from the award winning Fish and Chip shop in Castle Douglas are THE BEST!
The whole atmosphere was homely ,friendly, and decor so tastefully done by Celia, Celia was a mine of information and always had time to chat even if she was baking home made cakes for us to have at teatime and also cooking amazingly professional dinners which are second to none! We loved Galloway forest Park ,beautiful drives ,walks ,bird watching and picnic areas and so quiet .
The wood panelled entrance and fabulous dining room really created a wonderful impression. The rooms were ENORMOUS. The staff and owner were so helpful and courteous! Not far off the A75 so a great place to explore this overlooked and beautiful part of Scotland. I really could not offer anything in constructive criticism. It met all my expectations!
You need a car to travel around the area. Best meal we had was in Dumfries. Very limited eateries available. We drove around looking for somewhere for a bar supper but no hotels/pubs to be found. Kircudbright was a pleasant place to visit with some nice shops.