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Set in ancient woodland with river frontage and breath taking views, Nithbank Country Estate offers the experience of luxurious accommodation and personal service combined with the freedom and privacy of feeling right at home. Shortlisted in the 2019 eviivo awards for 'Bed, Breakfast & Beyond'. Winner of the award for Best Bed and Breakfast in Scotland 2020 and Best Hotel Breakfast 2022 by Prestige Hotel Awards.
Once the private residence of the Chamberlain to the Duke of Queensberry, the beautifully presented rooms are impressive in style and size. In this secluded and tranquil setting, guests can relax and unwind in a choice of 2 luxurious bedrooms all with complementary organic toiletries, coffee machine and fluffy bathrobes. The Chamberlain's Quarters have views over the river, Tynron Doon and the Nithsdale Valley. This suite has a super-kingsize bed, gilt arm chairs, sofa, antique wardrobe and dressing table, as well as an en-suite bathroom with copper freestanding bath and walk in shower. The Morton Suite enjoys views onto wooded grounds and hills beyond. It features a super-kingsize bed, gilt arm chairs, tweed sofa, marble fire surround, antique wardrobe and dressing table, as well as an en-suite bathroom with gold freestanding bath and walk in shower.
Warm scones and tea are served on arrival in the drawing room or on the terrace. Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast as well as homemade jams, muesli, granola and scones with fruit grown using organic methods in Nithbank's kitchen garden. The owners champion locally sourced, seasonal Scottish produce and support many talented local producers. Guests also have the option of exclusive private dining in newly renovated Stables which is perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Bespoke packages can be arranged for special celebrations with flowers, chocolates, champagne, luxury hampers, etc.
Holders of the Gold award for Green Tourism, the owners are proud advocates of sustainability, conservation and promoting wellbeing, helping guests connect with nature, the natural environment and local culture. Nithbank Country Estate has also been recognised with the Biosphere Certification Mark from the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere in recognition of their commitment to sustainability.
Your hosts Melanie & John are happy to help with your itinerary and pre-book activities of your choice - whether its wildlife watching, field sports, fishing, golf, walking, cycling, mountain biking, yoga or a distillery tour! Enjoy a special package with Galloway Cycling Holidays with a guided cycling experience including ‘wild coffee and cake’. The 7 Stanes biking trail centre is located at nearby Forest Ae, while the Galloway Forest Park is well known as a Dark Sky Park.
Historic monuments such as Drumlanrig Castle, Caerlaverock Castle, Sweetheart Abbey and Dumfries House are just a short drive away. Other interesting attractions include Moat Brae in Dumfries - the home of Peter Pan, Annandale Distillery, and the Crawick Multiverse - designed by Charles Jenks.