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Rickwood House Hotel

Heugh Road, Portpatrick DG9 8TD Scotland
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#2 of 8 B&Bs in Portpatrick
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Award-winning B&B with hot tub in Portpatrick,South West Scotland. * Adjacent to golf courses (18 & 9 hole) * Within walking distance of Portpatrick Harbour * Virtually on the cliff-top path at start of Southern Upland Way * Evening meals available by prior arrangement & drinks licence * Portpatrick is ideal base for touring the Rhins of Galloway * Near Scotland`s most southerly point - the Mull of Galloway * Outdoor Hot tub ( new for 2015) * More gardens within 30 mins by car than anywhere in Scotland * Dog & Pet friendly * Packed lunches, maps and help with walks available
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Iron
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Celtic-Wanderer wrote a review Sept 2019
SCOTLAND782 contributions394 helpful votes
...old fashioned hospitality, in the best possible way! A lovely characterful house sits in an elevated position above the town, yet only 5/10 minutes walk to the centre and harbour area. There is private off street parking so you can safely leave your vehicle when walking/exploring the town’s areas. From initial contact with the hotel until the time you leave you are made to feel as a valued customer with a friendly and efficient team in Maggie and Fred. Because you are a little out of town this is a quiet and safe area, yet plenty of other local hotels in town for wining and dining, some with entertainment, If you are looking for a relaxing stay, (with an indulgent hot tub!), you will be assured of that and more at Rickwood. Would highly recommend and definitely a ‘return to’ establishment!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Rooms to the front have views across the town and out to sea.
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Lynsey wrote a review Aug 2019
Dunbar, United Kingdom37 contributions8 helpful votes
We have just returned from a fantastic stay at The Rickwood. Maggie and Fred are fantastic hosts and give great advice on where to go and where to eat. We stayed in The Factors Suite and it was lovely, it was so nice having our own little seating area. Breakfasts were delicious and a great choice. Also the Rickwood is 3 mins from the harbour, a wee hill to climb back up but well worth the effort...absolutely perfect. We are already planning a return visit.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tommaca148 wrote a review Jul 2019
Falkirk, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fred and Maggie were very charming, attentive hosts during our 5 day stay. Lovely room with great view over the town. Breakfasts were a delight, always cooked perfectly. Perfect and peaceful. The owner's attention to detail is exemplary. If ever in the area again this hotel would be our first choice.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah H wrote a review Sept 2018
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
We were made to feel very welcome and so were our two dogs. Room lovely and clean and a good size. Breakfast very tasty. Enjoyed our visit. Only problem was that 2 nights was just not enough! Had absolutely no complaints.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Joce_T35 wrote a review Jul 2018
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Thanks so much to Fred & Maggie for their warm & welcoming hospitality & for looking after us so well during our 3 nights at Rickwood! Exceptional service & the personal touch, made our stay even more comfortable, & we loved learning about old Portpatrick from Maggie & about the history of the village. The pebble painting & hot tub with a stunning view, were also icing on the cake! We left feeling refreshed & recharged & will definitely return! Thoroughly recommend!!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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V2783SOjohnf wrote a review Jul 2018
Carlisle, United Kingdom75 contributions53 helpful votes
Maggie and Fred are the nicest people you could wish to meet after ten minutes we felt like family ! Beautiful room extremely clean and very comfortable and attention to detail was 100% fantastic view as well it’s a shame we only booked for one night ! But if we are in the area again we wouldn’t hesitate to stay again all the best you two
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Coast facing beautiful views
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Callum H wrote a review Jul 2018
Ochiltree, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
would highly recommend this bed and breakfast from the very warm and friendly welcome from the couple that run it, the very clean and comfortable rooms too one of the best breakfasts i have in years. With the added bonus of a beautiful sea view and close proximity of harbour/pubs we couldn’t of asked for anything more and wee didnt even get a chance to use the hot tub lol.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 7 Jul 2018
Many thanks for your lovely review. Maggie & I were glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you manage to try our hot tub next time!
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Kitieanne wrote a review Jun 2018
Macclesfield, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely room and high quality fittings where we felt most comfortable. Delicious breakfasts and of course Maggie’s delicious shortbread! Lovely garden to sit out in and enjoy the view over the sea. Look forward to returning soon. Thank you Maggie and Fred.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Rab329 wrote a review Jun 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom21 contributions12 helpful votes
Friends have stayed at the Rickwood for many years and suggested it to us, it did not disappoint. Maggie and Fred cannot do enough for their guests, all you have to do is ask. The whole establishment is immaculate. Breakfast was first class and the choice is outstanding. We will definitely be back. Thanks very much !!!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from fredfindlay, Owner at Rickwood House Hotel
Responded 7 Jul 2018
Hi Robert. Thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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Tim S wrote a review Jun 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Perfect hosts, Fred and Maggie, who were very helpful with local information and dining hints. Wonderful breakfasts. Spotless, spacious room with view over the sea. Ample off road parking. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Room Tip: Ground floor rooms available, ours had a sea view.
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Responded 7 Jul 2018
Hi folks. Thanks for your lovely review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay at Rickwood and the Rhins and Machars of Galloway area. Hope to see you both again one day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rickwood House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rickwood House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Dunskey Castle (0.7 miles), Smugglers Cove Gift Shop (0.2 miles), and The Lighthouse Pottery (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rickwood House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rickwood House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rickwood House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rickwood House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Port Pantry, Connor’s Restaurant, and Crown Hotel Restaurant & Bar.
Is Rickwood House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Portpatrick.
Are pets allowed at Rickwood House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Rickwood House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kirkmadrine Stones (6.7 miles).
Does Rickwood House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.