Situated in the south west of Scotland, the nearest village is Thornhill, just a 10 minute walk away and the beautiful Drumlanrig Castle is just a short drive. The central location makes for easy day trips to the Ayrshire and Dumfries coasts or the Scottish Borders to the east.
Holmhill was built around 1760 by the then Duke of Buccleuch and sits in its own grounds of about 7 acres of garden, woodland and paddock. Guests are welcomed to Holmhill with coffee or tea and home-made shortbread. Climb the elegant curving staircase to the stylish upstairs hall and the two first floor guest bedrooms. These are amply sized rooms with superking or twin beds. Both bedrooms have large en-suite bathrooms with walk in showers and feature baths. The third guest bedroom is on the ground floor which is ideal for any guests who prefer to avoid stairs. This has a smaller en-suite with a shower only, but underfloor heating to compensate. All of our rooms are spacious enough to take a cot/air bed. Breakfast is provided in the graceful dining room. There is a comfortable and spacious guest lounge in which guests can relax in front of a wood burning stove and watch the sun set over the Keir hills. The main garden has areas of lawn and trees where you can relax, observe the local wildlife or admire the view to the hills and nearby river.
Holmhill would suit those wishing to explore the Dumfries and Galloway countryside as well as those who engage in country pursuits such as fishing, cycling, mountain biking (Ae Forest 7 Stanes) and golf. Dumfriesshire is home to a protected Dark Sky park where you can see the stars as you have never seen them before and may be lucky enough to see the Aurora Borealis. The proximity to the English border means it is blessed with incredible castles like Caerlaverock and Dumfries House and the natural beauty has made this area a magnet for artists and sculptors.
Nearest town: Dumfries 16 miles
Stewart Lee of Holmshill Country House has written a blog on his ideas for a 40-mile scenic route in Dumfriesshire called The Nithsdale 40 which is ideal for walking, cycling or driving. Click here to read the blog which includes a bird's eye view video by drone of the house and surrounding area.