We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
McMurdoston House Coldside Road, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0JX Scotland
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveller (96)
Room & Suite (5)
Dining (3)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.

About

#2 of 3 in Auldgirth
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Warm and welcoming ex-farm-house dating from 1540, situated peacefully but conveniently 15 minutes north of Dumfries. One double and one twin bedroom, both with private facilities.Guests have exclusive use of a cosy sitting room. Full Scottish breakfasts served in the atmospheric dining room with wonderful views of the surrounding hills and well-frequented bird-feeder. Two new holiday cottages are across the court-yard, each sleeping up to four and offering glorious views from the patio area. Walks and cycling from the door and comfortable beds to relax and recover in. Only two miles from the excellent Auldgirth Inn, where the welcome is warm and the food delicious.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Family
71Reviews3Q+A13Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 68
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Angela T wrote a review Apr 2022
Lancashire, United Kingdom19 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic birthday weekend for my sons 16th birthday. Sarah and steve very welcoming to their beautiful holiday cottage .they left birthday treats for my son area of outstanding beauty and plenty of wildlife to spot .woke up to birdsong every morning. Cottage spotless clean and had everything you need for home from home environment. Plenty of great hotels restaurants nearby .woodland house hotel.friarse carse .trigony house just a few .great walks nearby and tesco nearby.we went to st teresa dor easter mass that was lovely. Cannot waitee to come again .Sarah and steve thank you again.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Stewart_Linda1977 wrote a review Sept 2021
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom64 contributions32 helpful votes
Steve and Sarah are the perfect hosts to welcome guests to their wonderful home from home cottages which provide everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable holiday. Set in a very scenic location with stunning views of majestic hills and a patchwork of fields. There are walks and wildlife around and beyond the cottages. We would not hesitate to recommend McMurdoston for a long or short stay.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2021
Helpful
Share
John C wrote a review Sept 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We were looking for a cottage that was not in a town but not too isolated and an advert in the RSPB magazine for McMurdoston looked perfect. We initially booked Swallow cottage for 9 nights but ended up staying 14 as we loved it so much. The accommodation is extremely well designed, very comfortable and well equipped for 4 people and was spotlessly clean on arrival with a nice welcome pack of goodies. The views from the windows are beautiful. Sarah and Steve are perfect hosts and are heavily into wildlife as you see from the moment you arrive with the drive lined with buddleia, swarming with butterflies. They have a large number of feeders which attract a range of birds from coal tits, nut hatches to tree sparrows and they happily allow swifts, swallows and house martins to nest under the eves, the house martins were just departing when we were there. There are bats roosting in the barn and we were able to identify 5 species one evening. It was delightful to hear owls calling at night and to wake up to pheasants and roe deer at the gate. There a number off walks from the cottage, Sarah and Steve are happy to advise about these and many other activities such as fishing and bird watching in the area, including shopping. Although not many attractions are open, due to the virus restrictions, we did find plenty to do and, weather permitting, there are numerous walks within a short drive. Although we were anxious about staying away from home in the present circumstances we felt quite safe in the cottage and visiting the surrounding area. Sarah and Steve have taken up a wonderful opportunity there and they obviously love the area. They are very approachable and are keen to ensure that guests are comfortable and to give advice. It was a very memorable holiday in a part os Scotland we had never visited before.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Kimmy Mack wrote a review Jan 2020
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom2 contributions
Immaculate cottages finished to a high standard with stunning views; the landscape by day and the stars at night are truly breathtaking. A very warm welcome from Sarah and Steve, along with delicious homemade treats. A great base to explore the area and birdwatching from your own private terrace. Highly recommended.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
FrequentTraveller149 wrote a review Jan 2020
Woodville, Massachusetts58 contributions25 helpful votes
We liked our first visit to McMurdoston House so much that we returned a couple of months ago for a longer stay in one of the B&B rooms. The hosts are wonderful. They welcomed us warmly and remembered all our preferences, including setting out homemade scones for tea and breakfast (which had all our favourites such as haggis pudding and local eggs and honey). The room is very comfortable and we love the spacious bathroom with full tub as well as walk-in shower. The house is warm and comfortable and we enjoyed the guests sitting room which is well equipped with maps and guide books. There is so much that is interesting to see in the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway countryside that we are already planning another return visit.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2019
Value
Location
Service
Helpful
Share
Razormond wrote a review Nov 2019
Lancsashire England89 contributions31 helpful votes
One night B & B at this lovely place with great views and amazing value for money. Huge very warm bathroom, sitting room to watch TV, nick nacks everwhere. Hosts are delightful and their 2 self catering appartments are outstanding.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2019
Value
Helpful
Share
Ken wrote a review Sept 2019
1 contribution
The cottage was fantastic, it was everything we wanted. The rooms were all in excellent order and the welcome pack with scones, jam, honey and milk was exactly what we needed. The location was very quiet and the surrounding scenery was great. It provided an excellent base to explore the surrounding area.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2019
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Helpful
Share
IndyJones wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
We recently stayed at Mcmurdston House, and we have to say, it was the best week we have had in ages. We stayed in one of the cottages, and Sarah and Steve were great hosts. The cottages were clean, and eco friendly too, and they had everything we needed too. Tesco is a short drive from the cottages, so stocking up is no problem, there is an aldi too if Tesco is not your thing. There is a cute little cinema in Annan called the Lonsdale, which is about 30 minutes drive from the cottage, and it is very reasonably priced. The great Drumlanrig castle is about 30 minutes drive from Mcmurdston too! And the Solway Firth Coast is about 90 minutes drive too, if you fancy going to the seaside! There is plenty more to do as well The area is idyllic, tranquil, and if you love photography, and spotting wildlife, then this is the place to come and stay in Dumfries. (There is even a bird/rabbit/any animal sightings board which you can fill out too, which was good fun) We will definitely come back again, thank you Sarah and Steve and the cats :D
Read more
Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Ged321 wrote a review Apr 2019
Newcastle26 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed at swallow cottage for 4 nights. 2 bedroom cottage with double bed in one bedroom and 2 single beds in other room. Cottage was immaculate on arrival and was well equipped. Beds were comfortable. Quiet rural location with ample parking. Great location for biking in Mabie and Ae forest, Can recommend.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2019
Helpful
Share
2HL2 wrote a review Jun 2018
13 contributions3 helpful votes
My sister and I spent two nights at this lovely B&B - we had a double and a twin room - both very nice and very comfortable, and we shared a huge bathroom (although there is another bathroom available). The house is situated in beautiful countryside and we loved all the wildlife around - it was lovely sitting outside in the evening listening to the birds singing and seeing bats fly around. There are lots of bird feeders and nest boxes, allowing good close up views of a good variety of birds. The breakfast was excellent, and Sarah was a very good and friendly host. There is a nice lounge where we sat and read one evening. We will definitely return and there are some lovely things to do in the area.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled
Helpful
Share
Previous
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandDumfries and GallowayDumfriesAuldgirth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about McMurdoston House
Which popular attractions are close to McMurdoston House?
Nearby attractions include Ellisland Farm (1.5 miles), 7stanes - Mabie (4.9 miles), and The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (2.1 miles).
Is parking available at McMurdoston House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to McMurdoston House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Auldgirth Inn Restaurant, Marchbanks Bakers, and The Clock Inn.
Are there any historical sites close to McMurdoston House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ellisland Farm (1.5 miles).