We were unlucky enough not to realise that this beautiful, comfortable, luxurious accommodation was available when we started organising our trip. On the other hand we did spend one night in Room 4 in the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. The Lodge is an 18th century building, refurbished with stunning attention to detail. The room we had was huge with a lovely large bathroom. Both rooms were exceptionally clean and furnished very tastefully. We have spent holidays in Spanish Paradors and until now had considered those historic buildings to be the best hotels we had ever stayed in. Dumfries House sets a new standard for the use of historic buildings as hotels. Mark was the perfect host and cooked us a lovely breakfast. We also enjoyed the Grand Tour of Dumfries House. We will try very hard to visit the Lodge again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dumfries House Lodge was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles on 4th April 2012. Sitting on the edge of 2,000 acres of the Dumfries House estate and only a few hundred metres from Dumfries House itself, Dumfries House Lodge is an exclusive country Guest House offering luxury accommodation. Built in 1750 and in use a few years prior to the completion of Dumfries House, the ‘Garden Cottage’ as it was known in the 18th century, became the Factor’s house and remained so for over 200 years. We encourage our guests to think of their stay as a home-from-home and to make good use of our facilities during their stay. ... more less