The Lodge isn't a hotel, but has beautifully furnished bedrooms (and bathrooms!), and staff are on hand to welcome you in, to provide breakfast in a very gracious room, and carry out normal chamber-maiding duties. Two fascinating and cosy lounges are also available, and the walls throughout are hung with traditional and modern artworks. And then when you step outside, you have the whole of the Dumfries House gardens to walk in, from the beautifully planted Rothesay Garden with its extraordinary, modern, covered timber bridge, to the walled garden recently opened by the Queen, the newly planted arboretum, and woodland walks. There's a pleasing visitor centre and tearoom, and the House tour is well worth doing. For a whole day at least, you don't need to move your car out of the car park. Everything here has been done so well, and is an asset and source of jobs for the whole area.
- 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