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“A very pleasant stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hawthorn House
Ranked #1 of 1 Port William B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
“A very pleasant stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

A very clean & tidy property, lovely hosts & view of the sea - what's not to like.
Thank you Tim & Hilary for your kind hospitality & your advice on the local area.
The house hunting went well & we look forward to being neighbours at some stage in the future!

Room Tip: The King size en suite has wonderful views
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robin T
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this review, 24 May 2012
Thanks very much for finding the time to post this review, it's much appreciated.
We're glad the house hunting is going well and, as we said, do call for any local info should it be required. If you do settle in the Machars area, do let us know where you are.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Wow! And yes, I really mean it.

My wife and I were on a motorcycle tour of Scotland when the weather turned a bit wet and windy. We rang Tim with one day's notice, explained that we were bikers and wondered on availability. Luckily there was an availability in the double room, (which has the most amazing views of the coast and the Irish Sea), and on questioning about places to park the motorbikes, Tim was even willing, (although it was not needed), to clear a space in his garage to store the bikes!

On arrival we were soaked through, however this did not worry Hillary or Tim - they just collected all our wet gear, including helmets, gloves and boots and placed them on their airers near to their oven to dry them for us.

We were made to feel extremely welcome and I wouldn't go too far by stating that we were welcomed into a home more than a B&B, even being invited to spend time in the lounge, rather than be tucked away in a room.

Food - the food was amazing! The bread was freshly baked, home-made shortbread in our room with a great selection of teas and coffee, (with fresh milk, not just UHT). Breakfast was amazing and set us up well for our ongoing journey, the next day.

The finishing touches - Tim and Hillary stood outside and waved us off and tucked away in one of our bags, a little gift from Hillary..........more of her lovely shortbread.

I can't recommend a visit to Hawthorn House enough. Great location, great B&B, great food and most of all, great hospitality. Thank you!

Dai and Anne

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank dallewed
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this review, 17 May 2012
Wow indeed!
What a glowing review! Thank you so much for your kind comments in your wonderful review.
It is very pleasing and lovely to know that guests really do appreciate - even consider it going the extra mile - the service that we consider standard practice at Hawthorn House.
Appreciation of our product is a great reward - and even better when posted on consumer review sites such as TripAdvisor.
We hope the rest of your trip was successful (Triumph Tiger Nut-sorry, enthusiasts- gathering included) and that you'll drop in to us again if a future adventure/trip brings you to Galloway.
Thanks again for the review.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt
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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

We really enjoyed our short stay , Tim and Hilary really make you feel welcome and the rooms are fantastic, comfy with stunning views over the Irish sea.
The breakfast was amazing and we will be returning again soon ,
Thanks Tim and Hilary x

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank tracy_farrar
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this review, 5 May 2012
Thanks so much for posting this positive review.
We appreciate you taking time to put this on TripAdvisor.
We're very glad you enjoyed your stay at Hawthorn House, and hope to welcome you back soon.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt
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Langbank, Renfrewshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Most has already been said in earlier reviews.

This is a very comfortable B&B, in a peaceful location, with easy access to a variety of interesting places to visit. You will experience a very warm welcome from easy going hosts and a standard that reflects the careful thought which has clearly gone into making your stay as pleasant as possible.

We booked the large 'king size' room which overlooks the sea. Fresh milk and filtered water in the room, along with home made shortbread, added a nice touch. This is the only room with an ensuite, spacious, which contains a shower. However, the main bathroom, which contains a bath, looks very welcoming if that is your preference.

Everything is spotless and clearly well maintained. If you intend a long stay there is ample storage in the bedroom, allowing you to avoid living out the suitcase.

The breakfast is well organised and the menu is comprehensive.

Very important and not experienced everywhere - you will get a good night's sleep in the comfortable bed.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank senex-sum
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thank you very much for posting this review.
We really appreciate the fact you have made time and taken the trouble to write a comprehensive account of your experience at Hawthorn House.
We are also very grateful for the positive and complimentary comments contained within your review.
Thank you.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We were visiting the area for an art course and stayed 2 nights at the Hawthorn,
Hilary and Tim were charming hosts and truly hospitable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Thank cirenec
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this review, 22 April 2012
Thank you for posting this review. We appreciate you making time to leave positive feedback for Hawthorn House.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

..in the best b&bs you arrive as a stranger but after 4 days feel like you are leaving friends. When the owners enjoy what they are doing as much as Tim & Hillary then it is infectious. Great breakfast, fine conversations, lovely room and fine time exploring the beaches. Professional & friendly and very relaxing. Thank you Tim, Hillary & Ted.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this review, 7 April 2012
Thank you so much for your review.
You certainly pack a lot of activities into your days while exploring the coastline.
We're glad we were able to contribute to your enjoyment of Galloway.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavit (&Ted)
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We had a very warm welcome from our hosts, who went out of their way to be helpful. We were impressed by their attention to detail - we had binoculars in our room, which were useful for watching the waders from our bedroom window and when we came back from our meal we found the teacups and wine glasses we'd used before we went out had been washed up for us! Our room was extremely well kitted out and comfortable, 'proper' porridge was delicious, as was the cooked breakfast, and the coffee was strong enough even for us. There were plenty of maps and walking guides available to borrow as well. We recommend Hawthorn House to anyone who wants to stay in Galloway and we certainly intend to return.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Thank you for taking time to post this review - we really appreciate it.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
It's pleasing to note you intend to return to Galloway - it is a lovely place - and when you do, we hope to welcome you back to Hawthorn House.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt
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Additional Information about Hawthorn House

Property: Hawthorn House
Address: Hawthorn House Second Sands, Port William DG8 9QP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Port William
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Port William
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hawthorn House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the north end of the coast road at Port William, there are unrestricted views over Luce Bay onto the Mull of Galloway. We are perfectly sited to offer an ideal holiday for visitors of all ages. With safe beaches, a wide variety of wildlife, beautiful countryside for walking and cycling, golf, fishing, wonderful sunsets, and a friendly welcome, you are sure to enjoy your stay. Luxurious accommodation in a beautiful location. ... more   less 
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