We stayed here for just one night on our way up to Edinburgh, taking the scenic route using A and B roads . . . as this is a trip we do often, normally using the M6 and M74, we never see the beautiful scenery in this part of the country.
Huntingdon House is an imposing building at the top of a sloping driveway, it does not have a good outlook thanks to commercial development but it is well located just a few minutes walk from the town centre and very close to the station.
We were warmly greeted by the owner Lynne who showed us to our room (5), which was a reasonable size with a very good sized bathroom - BIG shower! The bed was huge and very comfortable, one slight negative - the pillows were a little limp for my liking but, if you read my other reviews, you'll see this is something I always moan about so may be it's just me! We slept well, the hotel was quiet - no banging doors or corridor parties here! The whole hotel was absolutely spotless.
We were advised by Lynne to walk into town for dinner, which we did, but it was a little late and by the time we found somewhere we liked the kitchen had just closed . . at 9pm! We eventually found an Indian restaurant which was fine (I have reviewed this separately). A Thursday evening in Dumfries isn't a 'not to be missed' experience - dare I say desert?!
When we returned to the hotel Terry, the other half of the owner partnership, was in the bar doing what a good host does. We passed a very pleasant half an hour or so having a drink with Terry and another guest, who also knew the area well. We were given lots of helpful advice on what to see in the area and also the best route to use to continue our overland trek to Edinburgh.
In the morning the breakfast was excellent and well presented. You choose your breakfast items from a list, and the time you want it serving, the night before which ensures it is freshly cooked.
We left having thoroughly enjoyed our stay and following another chat with Lynne who was preparing to paint fences!! A hotelier's work is never done they say . . . !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1863 by Jean Aitkin Carlyle (Thomas Carlyle`s sister), this large sandstone house offers the ideal location to discover the delights of south west Scotland. A friendly and courteous service awaits you, making it the ideal place to visit Scotland. The house has been completely refurbished and benefits from double glazing, central heating, free Wi-Fi and a large car park. The entire hotel is strictly non-smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Huntingdon House Hotel Dumfries, Scotland