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The Old Shop

Carsethorn, Dumfries DG2 8DS , Scotland
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Ranked #17 of 54 Dumfries B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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435 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We felt so fortunate to be helped by the people at the Steamboat Inn who assisted us when they were all booked up, and into such a nice B&B. The proprietress could not have been more friendly or real. We had such a spirited, intelligent, enjoyable conversation around the breakfast table; it seemed as though Susan and George were old... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Have read a few of the reviews and first must say that we didn't find the locals 'cliquey' at all-in fact we found the opposite! Rooms were spotless, quiet, and warm. George booked us into the local pub for food and we had a great night with him and his partner. Excellent breakfast the following morning. Really super stay, would... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We chose this cottage to be close to the many bitdwatching sites nearby...Rspb Mersehead with the wintering Barnacle Geese is five minutes away and WWT Cavalaverock is only 20 minutes away so location was perfect. However what we didn't realise was the wealth of sights right from the bedroom window....Porpoises jumping within feet of the shore and shelduck, turnstone and... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Travelled alone for rest and relaxation. 3 night stay.Perfect place to get both. Susan and George are a lovely friendly couple making my stay a memorable one. Breakfast was superb and couldn't be improved. Cosy room with everything to hand, immaculate en suite and comfy bed. Excellent village pub, 2 mins walk with freshly cooked seafood. Regular bus stop into... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stayed here in December last year and what a charming place it is! Room was spotless with lovely decor and felt very cosy not to mention the stunning views overlooking the sea. Susan and George extended the warmest of welcomes, arranged with the local pub for me to have an evening meal and served up a hearty breakfast with great... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Right on the shorefront with great views, this small cottage has a lot going for it. However, the rooms are small and sloping roofs make moving around hazardous. It is well furnished and the beds are comfortable, but would benefit from cotton sheets, The landlady is friendly and helpful and the breakfast was good, traditional B&B fare, well cooked and... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Fantastic stay in Carsethorn a beautiful little spot on the Solway firth. Excellent breakfast and very clean. No where better to set a base for a trip to the area. Well worth a trip to the local pub to, make sure you book your table

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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The remote location of this tiny village on the Firth of Solway was a highlight of our trip. Susan was away for her birthday, and we were the only ones booked, so we had the pleasure of spending a morning with George who not only prepared our breakfast, but regaled us with stories of life in the village of Carsethorn.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Loved our stay at the Old Shop - gorgeous location , wonderfully warm welcome and lovely room with amazing views across the Solway Estuary. We ate at the local pub - great food and atmosphere . Can thoroughly recommend this charming bed and breakfast... and owners who care about their guests . Thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We just stayed at The Old Shop for two nights. Susan, the owner, is very friendly and helpful, the place is spotless, and breakfasts freshly cooked and tasty. The location is terrific - right on the edge of the Solway Firth

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