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“Dogs welcome!” 5 of 5 stars
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Rickwood House Hotel
Heugh Road, Portpatrick DG9 8TD, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 11 Portpatrick B&B and Inns
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dogs welcome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was my second stay at Rickwood and as before, it was a wonderful stay. The hotel is immaculate, our room was very very clean and fresh, the breakfast was lovely and Maggie and Fred were very welcoming. The reason we chose to go back here is not only because of all of the above but the fact that they welcome dogs. This is a big factor when we go on holiday, finding somewhere that will accept our pets. We will definitely visit Rickwood again!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Maggie and Fred were super hosts being very friendly and always had time for a chat. The hotel itself was excellent, good food and everywhere was spotless. We would certainly stay there if we were in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buckie
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at Rickwood House for only one night unfortunately but it was a great experience. After a very warm welcome from Maggie, we were shown to our room and were truly impressed, It was spacious, light, fresh and modern with a fantastic and large en-suite. The whole place smelled immediately fresh and clean - even the towels! There were a couple of well placed chairs and ample storage space. We had some of Maggie's homemade shortbread and can thoroughly recommend it. The public rooms are also very attractive and the on-site parking is a real plus. Breakfast the following morning was really good and my partner tried the Kiwi Special which must be pretty unique! Portpatrick itself is a really beautiful place and although the Rickwood is in quite an elevated position, it only took us a few minutes to walk down to the harbour and although it was quite a steep path, we did not find it difficult at all.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Rickwood and would certainly return - hopefully soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Dalry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed for one night at the Rickwood. The owners are very good hosts and everything we needed was there for us. The room was clean, the bed comfortable and nice and quiet. Breakfast was lovely and the home made shortbread, which was always available to accompany a cup of coffee was lovely.

The hotel is up on a hill with a bit of a climb and a few steps which was fine for us but may not suit everyone.

Room Tip: Room 5 had a view over to Ireland.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Lovely friendly reception with the whole hotel being spotlessly clean. Great room with views across to ireland. Substantial and well cooked breakfast with nothing too much trouble. Very good value for money. Would certainly visit again if we were in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

What a lovely warm welcome we received on our arrival at Rickwood. Maggie and Fred are very friendly and helpful and provide a well run, organised and very pleasant home from home. The food was really very nice, plentyful and served in a calm and relaxing dining room with lovely views over Portpatrick. I would definitely stay there again and hope to do so.

Linda Guerin-Young

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Just home from 2 nights at Rickwood. Just wish we could've stayed longer. Lovely big room, sea view, warm welcome from the friendly owners. Ideal location above the the town, which is fantastic - so many good places to eat! The whole area needs more exploring .. we will return!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Rickwood House Hotel

Address: Heugh Road, Portpatrick DG9 8TD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Portpatrick
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Portpatrick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Rickwood House Hotel Portpatrick, Scotland

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