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Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast

Bankend Road | Bankend, Dumfries DG1 4RP, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Plougastel Daoulas, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed only one night in this very nice old house, in a very confortable room. Our kids were also in a nice and confortable room. Kevin, the guest, is a very nice person, who knows how to make you confortable. And the breakfast was superb... Great stay, I can't say anything else.

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South Uist, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I chose this establishment as it is most convenient for the Wildfowl and Wetland Centre. The B&B is in a quiet location in a beautiful area. The house and room was spotless with everything one could reasonably expect. Kevin was most attentive and very knowledgeable regarding the local area. He even directed me to ask for a particular table in... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so pleased that the close proximity of the Wetlands Wildfowl Trust centre at Caerlaverock was a major factor that helped you decide to stay with us. Isn't the flight of birds down the River Nith and onto the mudflats at dusk a remarkable sight? Thank you very much for your kind compliments and we really do hope to see... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A good quiet and rural position especially for water bird watchers. Welcoming, friendly and attentive hosts with good local knowledge. Our bedroom was spotless and had everything we needed even a lovely sun rise view towards Solway Firth a day after we had woken to fog! Breakfast was great and a good set up for the day. The property has... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. So many bird watchers enjoy visiting the area and we're delighted that we were able to make your experience so memorable. More 

Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We arrived mid afternoon to a warm welcome. Visitors on a tour will appreciate probably the best guide to places to see and visit they are likely to find, both close by and much further afield. Kevin and Lynn are attentive hosts and know how to make a great Scottish breakfast despite being South African! No biltong but bacon, black... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was delightful having you stay and if we can possibly save some of our home-made biltong without eating it before you visit again, we'll certainly offer you some. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A great place to stay if you need to stop near Dumfries and want somewhere a lot more pleasant. We had the double room, spacious, comfortable and quiet. Kevin and Lynn very hospitable and friendly, great breakfast and Tree Sparrows in the garden. Excellent spot for birders visiting WWT Caerlaverock to spend a day or two. Lovely breakfast, plenty of... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and please remember to pre-arrange an evening meal with us if you prefer, should you decide to visit again. The nearest hotel is located in the adjoining village of Glencaple where most of our guests enjoy their evening meal as it is situated alongside the River Nith. More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife booked this B&B on the hoof whilst touring in Scotland and what a great choice, location was ideal, hosts very polite and informative, the room was very clean with good pillows and a good bed, breakfast was 1st class and large enough I needed to skip lunch, if in the area again I would be more than happy... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

You can't travel on an empty stomach so we're happy to know you were able set off after breakfast feeling ready to face the day!! Thank you so much for your generous feedback. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The welcome and on going hospitality provided by Lynn & Kevin makes it very difficult to leave this charming accommodation. The location makes it an ideal winter venue for birdwatchers with tens of thousands of migatory geese and wildfowl and a superb centre for exploring the Dumfries and Galloway region at any time of year.

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so glad those thousands of geese were here when you stayed with us as it must have made it very special for you to see this incredible spectacle. More 

Whitley Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Hutton Lodge is a 19th century ex-school house at the hamlet of Bankend near the WWT Caerlaverock bird sanctuary on the Solway Firth, and a few miles south of Dumfries. It is a top class B&B in my opinion, and a credit to the friendly couple who run it. Good rooms, and good breakfasts in a pleasant dining room. I... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We're delighted that your stay with us was an enjoyable experience and we would be very happy to have you visit again whenever you are up this way again to view the amazing bird life at the WWT and surrounding area. Thank you for your kind comments and excellent feedback. We really appreciate that you took time to do this. More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Located in a beautiful, historic building that has been completely refurbished, this B&B is not to be missed! You can arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. From the delightful grounds and entry to the lovely dining room (where a cooked-to-order breakfast is provided each morning) to the charming rooms and wonderful hosts, this B&B is truly a... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We certainly appreciate your very generous review and we would like to think that your stay with us in Scotland was relaxing enough for you to feel at home, even though so far from California. Considering your extensive global travels, your comments are especially valued and we truly look forward to seeing you in our area again soon. More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This B&B is in Bankend, a small village near Dumfries. It is on National Cycle route 7 and near to the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust reserve at Caerlaverock. The house is spotless and the rooms are great. More importantly, the hosts are welcoming and good company. You get woodpeckers on the bird feeders, which you can watch while eating your,... More 

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Kevin W, Owner at Hutton Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We really are pleased to have good folk such as youselves stay with us, who enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty and tranquility of our countryside. And those birds!! The more we feed them the more they multiply. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. More 

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