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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.