Bed and breakfast Fordbank House
Potato Mill Road Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9BT, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.3/10! (score from 7 reviews)
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Fordbank House is an elegant residence dating from 1830 and built by George McClelland who ran the potato and farina mill in nearby Bladnoch. His sons founded the Bladnoch Distillery in 1817 which was recently opened by the Duke of Rothesay. The house stands majestically overlooking the surrounding Galloway countryside, and is situated in a private, gated 1 acre garden which the owners are landscaping. David and Lesley are restoring the house to its former glory and let out three comfortable rooms - a king, double and twin, all with ensuite facilities. Guests can enjoy the panoramic views while they have a delicious home-cooked breakfast in the dining room.
David and I started hosting at the 2018 Book Festival in Wigtown and decided we would like to continue. We enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and take pleasure in sharing our beautiful home with them and recommending local attractions and places to eat.
Fordbank is situated between Wigtown and Bladnoch and visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out. The Bladnoch Inn is a warm cosy pub with good food just a few hundred yards away, while the Craft Hotel in Wigtown, the Crown Hotel in Newton Stewart and the Pheasant in Sorbie are also very close. The Crafty Gin Distillery and Bladnoch Distillery, both offer tours and also have cafe facilities on site. For sheer indulgence, Reading Lasses is a must for home-made soups and cakes, as is Cafe Rendezvous. Being Scotlands National Booktown, means there's never an excuse to be bored, and the annual Festival in late September is a must. The area is rich in history, has plenty for nature lovers and lovers of the outdoors and there is always something going on! The proximity of the Solway Firth means that beaches are not that far away and Fordbank is just 15 minutes by car to Galloway House and Gardens, and Rigg Bay, the site of Mulberry Harbour manoeuvres in WW2.
Languages spoken: German, English, Spanish, French
Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map
Restaurants and markets *
Bladnoch Inn Restaurant0.2 miles
Reading Lasses Cafe/bar1 miles
Cafe Rendezvous Cafe/bar1 miles
Co-operative Supermarket1 miles
Wigtown Market1 miles
Natural beauty *
Bladnoch River0.2 miles
Rigg Bay, Garlieston Sea/ocean5 miles
White Loch Lake5 miles
Loch Trool Lake10 miles
Closest airports *
Glasgow Prestwick Airport45 miles
Isle of Man Airport54.3 miles
George Best Belfast City Airport58.9 miles
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- Outdoor furniture
Pets are not allowed.
- Cycling Off-site
- Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Chocolate or cookies
Free! WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Secured parking
- Packed lunches
Entertainment and family services
- Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
- Adult only
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
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15:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 10:30
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Children and beds
Children are not allowed.
There is no capacity for cots at this property.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
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Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.
Pets are not allowed.