I booked a night away for a belated valentines break with my girlfriend.
The location is beautiful, near the top of a hill in the middle of a Mabie Forest. The views are spectacular from the rooms, restaurant and the grounds.
Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised to have recieved a free upgrade; I'm guessing this was due to the wedding party taking place at the hotel & associated noise etc.
We were given Room 12; a suite which occupies the 3 windows at the top of the building, and includes a large bedroom, bathroom and sitting room with a large TV. The decor, space and views from the room are magnificent. I would highly recommend requesting Room 12 to any couple. My girlfriend and I booked this stay for a 'retreat' and this is exactly what we got.
We dined in the restaurant for an evening meal & for breakfast the next morning. The food was great; the service, prompt.
After our evening meal, we relaxed in the lobby with a few glasses of wine in front of the fire.
The next morning we enjoyed an early breakfast before setting off on a 3-mile walk in the forest, following the trails but still, somehow managing to get lost. I guess this is what happens when you are fully relaxed, content, your mind at ease.
There is lots to do in and around the hotel; walking, mountain biking (there is a hire shop next door if you fancy it, but don't have your own), nature (there are red squirrels aplenty roaming around the grounds of the hotel), or you could visit some of the many historical sites nearby; we visited Sweetheart Abbey (5 minute drive), and Caverlock Castle (20 minute drive).
Overall, our stay at Mabie House was exaclty what we had in mind, if not better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful Georgian House standing in its own landscaped gardens in the centre of Mabie Forest yet only 3 miles from Dumfries. A family-run hotel providing friendly, personal service with flexibility to meet your personal requirements. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mabie House Hotel Dumfries, Scotland