Set in a 45-acre estate with stunning woodland stretching to the banks of the River Nith, the 19th century Friars Carse Country House Hotel offers 23 bedrooms and cottages and is located 6 miles from Dumfries town center. This fine Scottish Baronial Hall has a magnificent paneled entrance hall with an elegant staircase and offers guests a spacious lounge with an open fire, overlooking the gardens and river. The Friars Carse benefits from a elevator to all floors. The rooms offer a TV, telephone, and tea/coffee making facilities along with hairdryers. WiFi is available through out the hotel. The property’s Whistle Restaurant serves meals made using locally sourced and seasonal produce. Friars Carse also features a comfortable bar and snooker room. The country house offers private trout and salmon fishing on nearly 2 miles of the River Nith, with tackle storage, a drying room, and freezing facilities available. Further outdoor activities within the area include cycling trails, shooting, and a variety of golf courses. Robert Burns Hermitage is located on the grounds of the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
2 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
and
1 king bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.1
Facilities
8.1
Cleanliness
8.4
Comfort
8.5
Value for money
8.4
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
7.1
Low score for Dumfries
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Florence
    United States of America United States of America
    Historical, elegant, beautifully kept property with multiple activities available such as fishing, golfing and hiking.
  • Lynette
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Breakfast was good. Location was very relaxing, in the countryside. Hotel had character.
  • Diane
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The staff here are amazing,they all make you feel very welcome,they are all very informative about the house and the surrounding areas and they all loved our dog Jax,dogs are very welcome here ,they even left a little bed and bowl in our room...

Host Info

Company review score: 9.1Based on 1,262 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

Friars Carse Country House Hotel is owned by POFR (Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance) and opened in 1938. Friars Carse history dates back to 1465.

Language Spoken

English

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Whistle
    • Cuisine
      Scottish
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Friars Carse Country House Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • High chair
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Friars Carse Country House Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Check-out

From 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 15 years
Extra bed upon request
£6.50 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash is not accepted Friars Carse Country House Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note the property have 3 pet-friendly rooms available, these must be pre-booked in advance to guarantee. Charge for each pet is GBP 15 per night. Please note that pets are not permitted in non-pet rooms.

Please inform Friars Carse Country House Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

FAQs about Friars Carse Country House Hotel

  • Check-in at Friars Carse Country House Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, Friars Carse Country House Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Friars Carse Country House Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Friars Carse Country House Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Friars Carse Country House Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The Whistle

  • Friars Carse Country House Hotel is 5.6 miles from the center of Dumfries. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.