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Dumfries House Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Cumnock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2014

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.

Room Tip: Go for a "superior room" if you want a lot of space, but the ordinary rooms are ample for...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Bryan S
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Dumfries House Hotel: A small hotel (soon to be enlarged) in the grounds of Dumfries House. Accommodation beyond excellent, comfortable six foot + bed, lovely furnishings and fittings, extremely high standard. Huge bathroom with shower and large bath. Double washbasin. Antique prints and pictures on he walls. Very attentive staff. Excellent breakfast. If you are visiting Dumfries House it will be the best place to stay the night.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank gustav53
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Having seen the programme on TV about how Dumfries House was saved, I decided it was time to pay a visit and to stay in the Lodge which had also featured. The décor is perfect for the building and our bedroom had been completely redone just before we arrived. There was only one other couple when we arrived and we were shown all the empty bedrooms, plus the very comfortable lounges. As a result it was very quiet. Our only complaint was that it was too hot for us natives, but we remedied that by turning off the heating. We would also have liked to have dinner without having to drive, although we were given advice of suitable hostelries in Cumnock. The breakfasts of Scottish produce were lovely - no need for lunch! We were most impressed with Dumfries House and its grounds. All the various projects are doing such a lot for the area. I hope to return some day to see how these advance.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank seaviewlover
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I had a one night stay to celebrate our 45th. Wedding Anniversary. From the minute we arrived until we left we really enjoyed the welcome,the accommodation and the surroundings of the gardens in the estate. Our Evening dinner was exceptional and served by friendly attentive staff.
We hope to pay a return visit soon.

Room Tip: Room 4 was perfect for us.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Alec O
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Beautiful decor and lovely bathroom but bed seemed rather large in the space perhaps on account of the very busy wall paper. No shower gel in the bathroom, just two bottles of shampoo. It was a pity the shower cap was kept in the soap/bottle rack inside the shower since when opened for use it was wet and soapy in the packet and thus useless.
Breakfast somewhat disappointing: none of the home baked croissants as advertised and the porridge was something whipped up in the microwave and not true porridge. The coffee was also mediocre.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Hilary43
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I've been meaning to post a review for a while since we visited back in March 2013!
I booked this for my partners birthday for a relaxed weekend and that's just what we got.
The hotel is quiet, comfortable, in a beautiful setting and the staff are lovely. We stayed two nights and were looked after very well with superb breakfasts both mornings.
The nearby village has an excellent restaurant.
I would go back tomorrow.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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4  Thank Busymumofone
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

The rooms were delightful and comfortable. This is a truly relaxing place to stay within beautiful surroundings.. The breakfast was fantastic and we were made extremely welcome. The restaurant on the estate is of a superb standard.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank William S
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Additional Information about Dumfries House Lodge

Address: Dumfries House Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > East Ayrshire > Cumnock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cumnock
Price Range: £60 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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 

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