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3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Carsethorn, Dumfries DG2 8DS , Scotland
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The Old Shop
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Ranked #18 of 55 Dumfries B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was a very last minute booking but there were no hitches and she was ready for us. It is only a few kilometres off the track at a "dead end" road well worth the visit. The owner Susan is a beautiful person and very accommodating. The breakfast in the kitchen was delightful. Absolutely nothing can be improved. Except the... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It's off the beaten track but well worth a visit, we had the room with the view over looking the firth, fantastic room, table with a couple of chairs positioned at the window, it was decorated beautifully, comfortable bed and immaculate, good shower, nice clean bathroom, they have thought of everything to make your stay as welcoming and comfortable as... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have just returned from 5 night stay at The Old Shop and it was excellent.The position of the Cottage is perfect over looking Solway Firth with a summer house at the end of the garden.Susan And George put a really good breakfast on with lots of choice.A bonus for me was they had a ground floor double bedroom.Perfect as... More 

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Address: Carsethorn, Dumfries DG2 8DS , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Shop 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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