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Hawthorn House
Ranked #1 of 1 Port William B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Really lovely B&B - stayed for one night but could quite easily have stayed longer. Lovely touches really added to the experience - fresh milk in a vacuum jug to keep cool, delicious homemade shortbread and fluffy towels and bathrobes. Everything was exceptionally clean (we had sea facing en-suite room) and the bed was so comfy. Totally delicious selection of breakfast goodies, I had porridge followed by smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and my husband had full Scottish - kept us going all day. Tim and Hilary are both lovely people and excellent hosts. Can't recommend Hawthorn House highly enough if you are in the area. We will be back I am sure.....

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JudyMal
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Thank you so much for posting this very positive review. It means a lot to us that you have taken the time to post such generous comments.
We're very glad you enjoyed your short stay with us and very much hope you will return.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Stayed. For Burns night 2014
Nice big en suite room with views of the sea
Great welcome from the hosts
One of the best breakfasts we've had for a long time, all fresh ingredients and nothing too much trouble. Hope to be back next year

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark T
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Thanks for writing and posting this great review. That you made time to do this is important to us and we are grateful for your generous comments.
We're also glad you enjoyed your breakfasts - as suggested by the term "Bed & Breakfast" we feel it is a very important part of your stay with us!
We hope you'll stay with us again when next in Galloway.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. Tim and Hilary are outstanding hosts, most helpful and very welcoming but never intruding on your privacy. The rooms are lovely, supplied with everything you need and much more. Breakfast was superb with excellent choices, and the views are amazing. On top of this it is extremely good value. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank JPtimes2
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

Thank you very much for posting this review. We really appreciate you making the effort to post such superb and generous comments.
We hope you will come and stay with us again when you next travel to Galloway.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great value. Brilliant place to get away by the sea. Locals are very friendly. Very comfy. Fantastic breakfast. Hosts, Tim and Hilary, are lovely. Beautiful location by the sea. Just a short stay but felt so welcomed. Definitely recommend for anyone considering visiting Scotland. Can't recommend enough!!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank mazangel
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

We really appreciate you posting this generous review,thank you.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip arond Galloway and hope you'll return to stay with us in this lovely part of Scotland.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed at this wonderful bed & breakfast for one night, wish I could have stayed longer but work didn't permit. The room was lovely with some really nice touches. This was a bed & breakfast which is priced as a bed and breakfast but has the facilities and food of a large hotel. Hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Alison G
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Thanks very much for posting this review.
It is lovely to know that our guests enjoy their stay and great to see your generous comments.
I hope the "business" side of your trip went well (despite the weather) and that all your beasts had been well looked after upon your return home.
We hope you will stay with us again if you find yourself in Galloway.
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I stayed here for one night while visiting the Wigtown Book Festival. Tim and Hilary are very welcoming and they have got the balance just right between making you feel at home and leaving you to your own devices.
Breakfast was lovely and fresh and what a view from the dining room!
I'd highly recommend Hawthorn House.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Thank you so much for posting this review. We really appreciate that you made time to do this after your brief, busy visit to Galloway. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Hawthorn House - and we hope your move goes well!!
Thanks again.
Tim & Hilatry Pavitt

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We book ed here after reading the reviews on trip advisor, and were not disappointed. Tim and Hilary made us feel very welcome. We booked the King Size room which was very spacious and plenty of drawers etc. We had a lovely view of the sea and having a pair of binoculars in the room was good to see the sea/bird life. As we arrived around 1pm we quickly left our bags and then went to the local pub for lunch as it stops serving around 1.45pm. Tim managed to books into the Clansman restuarant for our evening meal. There is not a lot to do in Port William but Tim and Hilary are very knowledgeable about the local area. The breakfast in the B & B is excellent. Good variety of cereal etc and although I did not have it my husband had the full scottish breakfast which was plentiful, homemade bread was great. Nice touches in the bedroom were the bathrobes, chocolates and most important shortbread which was delicious.
If visiting this area again I would certainly return to Hawthorn House.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Linda W
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Tim-Hilary, Owner at Hawthorn House, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to post this review. We know potential guests like to read reviews before making a booking - as you did - and are very grateful for your generous comments.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Hawthorn House and hope you'll find time to visit us again.
Thank you.
Tim & Hilary Pavitt

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Address: Hawthorn House Second Sands, Port William DG8 9QP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Port William
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Port William
Price Range: $75 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hawthorn House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the north end of the coast road at Port William, there are unrestricted views over Luce Bay onto the Mull of Galloway. We are perfectly sited to offer an ideal holiday for visitors of all ages. With safe beaches, a wide variety of wildlife, beautiful countryside for walking and cycling, golf, fishing, wonderful sunsets, and a friendly welcome, you are sure to enjoy your stay. Luxurious accommodation in a beautiful location. ... more   less 
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