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“Great family-run guesthouse!” 5 of 5 stars
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36 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP, Scotland   |  
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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“Great family-run guesthouse!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We can't recommend this friendly guesthouse highly enough! We stayed for two nights over the August Bank Holiday weekend as we were attending a friend's Silver Wedding party at nearby Carrick Shore. The guest house has five bedrooms a cosy guests' sitting room with books for the guests to enjoy. Our bedroom was lovely and spacious with two single beds pulled together to make a very comfortable super-king size bed - we slept very well! Our room had a very spacious en-suite with both a bath and an over-bath shower and there were lashings of good hot water - the proprietor, Helen, warned us the water was very hot...and it was!!

The biggest asset for the guesthouse is Helen herself who is very chatty and friendly and makes you feel at home straightaway - nothing is too much trouble! Her daughter, little Erin, is also a delight!

The breakfasts are freshly cooked to order - which we much appreciated because it's quite dispiriting when you have to place your order the night before and then don't fancy what you've asked for when the morning comes!! The breakfasts are huge and bring a new meaning to "All Day Breakfast" because we found that we didn't want any lunch after enjoying Helen's huge platters of eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding and haggis!! Helen is also very generous with the tea, coffee, and hot chocolate in the rooms, as well as supplying her guests with shortbread biscuits!! Overall, the Bobbin is great value for money.

If you're staying in Dumfries and Galloway, this guest house makes an ideal base from which to explore. Gatehouse of Fleet also has around four pubs to choose from when it comes to an evening meal.

Room Tip: Helen does have a family room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The best bed and breakfast guest house we have ever stayed in without doubt. Helen is a very generous host and Erin is delightful. Breakfasts keep you going all day and a proper bath, not just a shower is ideal after a day's walking. We will most certainly be returning next year.

Room Tip: Good choice of rooms: single, double, family and twin all very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I booked a room for my elderly father who was travelling alone and attending a family event locally. He was well taken care of and was delighted with his accommodation and breakfast. A delightful place to stay with hard working owners who go that extra mile.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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stockport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

B & B, big comfortable room with a lovely bathroom. Plenty of tea, coffee, chocolate and milk in the room. Breakfast freshly cooked, plentiful and very tasty, variety of fresh chopped fruit, cereals and yoguarts. It is right in the heart of one of prettiest locations the Dumfries and Galloway area, Gatehouse of Fleet. Would recommend Bobbin and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

The Bobbin is without doubt the best Bed and Breakfast I have ever stayed in.
I can (and do) recommend it to anyone staying that area.
Helen, Jamie & Erin are lovely, engaging and extremely helpful (nothing is the slightest bother)
Room are comfortable and a good size and the breakfasts, well, HUGE is the only world for it. I dare anyone to eat cereal, fruit and a full cooked breakfast (freshly cooked to your particular choice) that is on offer every day.
It is even ideally situated between two restaurants which are both no more than 5mins away.
Truly a 5* experience, I really cannot find a bad thing to say.
Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Watford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

A great family run business with comfortable, well-equipped room. Helen, Jamie & Erin couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. Breakfast was plentiful, varied and very tasty.

Gatehouse is a great base for the area. Plenty to do and see. Will most definitely going back again !!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Well-located on Gatehouse High Street (no parking charges!), very comfortable, traditional, well-appointed, very friendly. Helen's breakfasts are renowned - plenty of choice, high quality, and we certainly had no complaints about quantity! Conveniently placed for lunch / dinner options: the Murray Arms is five minutes walk in one direction, and the Ship and the Mill on the Fleet not much further in the other.
Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 36 High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Gatehouse of Fleet
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Gatehouse of Fleet
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Bobbin Guest House Hotel Gatehouse Of Fleet
Bobbin Guest House Gatehouse Of Fleet, Scotland

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