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“Perfect for that short, relaxing break”
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Hillcrest House
Ranked #1 of 7 Wigtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We had a thoroughly pleasant stay in this excellent hotel. The room was spacious and pleasantly furnished without any pretentiousness and the view from the large bay windows in the Moray room superb (the binoculars were a nice touch).

Give yourself a real treat and dine in; you will not rgret it!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andrewwf1, Owner at Hillcrest House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2013

Thank you for your review - we appreciate your comments and feedback. Hope to welcome you back again
Andrew & Deborah.

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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Our overnight stay was very good. We booked in for dinner and had a lovely meal prepared by Deborah. The room was clean, bright and had everything you would need for a relaxing break. Andrew and Deborah were great hosts and made you feel relaxed and welcome.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

A lovely, welcoming home! The room was large, but cosy with great organic bath products. The breakfast was delicious, with a very good choice. Wifi worked throughout the house. Ideally situated for brisk walks to the harbour and round the village! Andrew was very knowledgable about the area. Great drive to the Galloway Forest Park.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

We visited Hillcrest Hotel, after selecting it from our "Buy-a-Gift" voucher we got as a wedding present. We wanted something in Scotland, indulgent, in the country and dog friendly!

We enjoyed the visit to Hillcrest House Hotel, Wigtown and the Machars Peninsula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machars). This included visits to Whithorn and the stunning Isle of Whitorn. The first day/dog walk down the Wigtown Harbour, through the Bird Sanctury, past The Martyers Stake, visit to the Church Graveyard and being invited in to join their Joint Fair Trade service, with the dog was just great. The locals we met were very friendly and the message delivered by the visiting Baptist Preacher very good and challenging.

We were in the Solway Room which was made up as a King Size (twins, zipped together) with a beautiful view over the Solway Firth and the RSPB Reserve. The room was very comfortable, spacious for a w/e break, with en suite bathroom, two occasional chairs, TV and a tray with tea/ coffee making facilities. We also appreciated the bottle of wine and chocolates additionally provided as part of our deal. The free wifi access was also appreciated as we like to stream our own choice of TV, music and listen to DAB stations, which were not available locally, but accessible via the Internet.

The hosts were most welcoming and the othe guests we met and chatted were also friendly. We booked for dinner on the first night and it was very special. They have the choice of a 2 or 3 course set menu using fabulous local produce.

Summary - well worth the visit, beautiful area, lovely house, friendly hosts, wonderful food and dog friendly for our "wee auld Scottie Dug".

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

We stayed at four different places in various locations while doing a mini tour of Scotland and this was by far the best place we stayed in.
Our room was large and comfortable and the bathroom well stocked with beautiful organic bath products. The location is perfect with views over the wetlands and just a short walk from the harbour and a short drive in to Galloway Forest Park (our reason for visiting this particular area).
This was the only place we stayed in that offered a vegetarian alternative for breakfast, and a delicious, freshly cooked one at that.
Andrew and Deborah were really friendly and welcoming. We also appreciated all the quirky personal touches such as the oriental ornaments which gave a feel of staying in a big beautiful home.

Our only regret about staying here is that we didn't stay long enough. Galloway Forest is incredibly beautiful and we were so relaxed and comfortable at Hillcrest we could easily have stayed a lot longer. Next time...

Room Tip: We stayed in Beuly which is a large family room and has beautiful views of the wetlands.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andrewwf1, Owner at Hillcrest House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2013

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Would love to welcome you back some time in the future so you can enjoy more of what this beautiful area has to offer.

Andrew & Deborah

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

The Hillcrest is a lovely place to stay if you decide to visit Wigtown. Andrew is a an absolute gentle giant and bends over backwards to ensure your stay is as comfortable and pleasant as possible. He even let our small family move rooms so our little treasure could get a bath. We only stayed b+b, the breakfast was excellent. Cooked to perfection from the elusive but talented Deborah ! Other guests lavished high praise for the dinner, superb and mouthwatering being popular remarks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and exploring the local area we found many options.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Andrewwf1, Owner at Hillcrest House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Thank you for the great feedback - it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back. Deb will cook you dinner (and be less elusive!)

Andrew Firth

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Have just had a 2 night stay at the Hillcrest and would have loved to have stayed gor another 2 nights. Beautiful rooms we stayed in the moray which has the bay window and four poster bed . Great big room and is decorated beautifully. We also booked to have dinner for the 2 nights and so glad we did the food is excellent not one complaint also the breakfast is 10 out of 10 . The owner Andrew could not do enough for us and a lovely man . We will be paying the Hillcrest another vist and hopefully soon .

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Andrewwf1, Owner at Hillcrest House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Many, many thanks for your lovely review. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Andrew & Deborah Firth

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Additional Information about Hillcrest House

Address: Hillcrest Maidland Place, Wigtown DG8 9EU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Wigtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Wigtown
Price Range: £80 - £86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillcrest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious Victorian villa set on the edge of Scotland's Booktown. Short stroll from the centre of town with lovely open views over farmland to the sea. Excellent value B&B accommodation, with award-winning evening meals available. ... more   less 
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