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Dumfries House Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Cumnock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“An example of excellence”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Quite the most comfortable B&B we have visited and a breakfast to die for! It just proves that when setting up such a business, demanding high quality from the bathroom fittings to the breakfast cutlery is money well spent; providing that the warmth and understated hospitality that make one feel so welcome are also in evidence as is the case here.
We stayed in room 3, which is especially comfortable, as others have said, The bathroom is a real experience from the free standing bath to Thomas Crapper's WC, but make sure your shaver is charged, as a last minute change of the antique mirror covered up the planned shaver point. I'm sure this will be put right in due course.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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mark r, Manager at Dumfries House Lodge, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review. Mark
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We had an overnight stay at the lodge on Saturday 2nd March, what a fabulous experience, from the minute we stepped inside the house we knew we were going to have a memorable stay. Mark made us feel so welcome and our room and bathroom were bright, spacious and spotless and also because the Dumfries House restaurant wasn't open we were served dinner at the lodge, this was another wonderful experience, the food, service and the attention to detail of the table setting was another example of the quality of this high class establishment.

Highly recommended for a relaxing weekend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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mark r, Manager at Dumfries House Lodge, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
A big thank you for your great review. We all aim to make your stay with us memorable. looking forward to seeing you again. Mark
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Glasgow
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Had an overnight stay 22nd February and stayed in room 1. Warm welcome, felt relaxed since we arrived till we left the next day. Rooms spotless clean,warm and welcoming. Breakfast was excellent and perfectly cooked. Highly recommended and planning a return trip.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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mark r, Manager at Dumfries House Lodge, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind review, looking forward to meeting you again. Mark
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed at this recently refurbished, small, high-end B&B for a weekend of quiet. It is one of the most comfortable, attractive places we have ever stayed in and we struggled to leave after our weekend. The rooms are beautifully designed to blend with the decor of Dumfries House itself (the four-poster bedroom was particularly lovely), but also has two lounges for guests (max 12), which meant that we felt barely an urge to leave the building to see the estate itself. The bathroom attached to our room was as big as the main bedroom, and so lovely I found myself clapping in delight. I also wanted to take the furniture with us when we left, some of which comes from the main house. The breakfast is fantastic - the Lodge Steward does one of the best cooked breakfasts we have ever had. The staff are just the right balance of welcoming and discreet, and for those with an eye for detail, the standard of cleanliness is outstanding; there is clearly a lot of effort that goes into making this small, cosy lodge both relaxed and very, very attractive. Given the level of comfort, beautiful rooms and superb breakfast, we really thought this was good value for money. Well worth taking a stroll around the ever-improving estate grounds, and Dumfries House itself. Highly recommended for a weekend of peace.

Room Tip: Room 4 - four poster bed and bathroom with slipper bath
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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mark r, Manager at Dumfries House Lodge, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
On Behalf of all the staff here at the lodge I would like to thank you for your very kind review. We look forward to meeting you again soon. Mark
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lewes
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Lodge had the feel of a luxury hotel while having the peace and quiet of a small guesthouse. A delightful experience. The enthusiasm of the guide for the project of restoration of Dumbfries House itself was infectiousl

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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mark r, Manager at Dumfries House Lodge, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
thank you for your kind review.
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Leeds West Yorkshire
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed here for a surprise birthday celebration for my brother. The house is superb, the design of each room very well thought out. The decor has been sympathetically designed with a scottish flavour and is elegant and calm. Mark was very accommodating with all the 'surprise' issues for my brothers birthday - he really got into the spirit of it.

The house felt relaxed, calming. The sitting room was very comfortable, with an open log fire. Also very important is the fact that the mattress on the bed was extremely comfortable.

Breakfast was first class, lots of choice and expertly presented in the elegant breakfast room.

A superb place for a celebration or country getaway. Dumfries House itself is a magnificent place to visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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mark r, Manager at Dumfries House Lodge, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
I really enjoyed meeting all the family, what a great weekend you all had and the birthday treat was amazing. Pleased you enjoyed the lodge and I hope to see you all again soon. Mark
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed at Dumfries House Lodge a couple of weeks before Christmas as a birthday treat. The house is been beautifully renovated to a very high standard, you truly experience a little bit of luxury staying here. Mark was the perfect host, with a warm welcome and a delicious breakfast to offer his guests the next morning. The common rooms were equally well decorated and much time and attention had been given over to making the whole house have a very warm welcoming Christmas feel. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking to get away from it all and experience a little bit of old-world charm and service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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mark r, Manager at Dumfries House Lodge, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
On behalf of all the staff here at Dumfries House estate I really would like to thank you for your kind review. Mark
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Additional Information about Dumfries House Lodge

Property: Dumfries House Lodge
Address: Dumfries House Dumfries House Estate, Cumnock KA18 2NJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Ayrshire > East Ayrshire > Cumnock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cumnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dumfries House Lodge was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Rothesay, Prince Charles on 4th April 2012. Sitting on the edge of 2,000 acres of the Dumfries House estate and only a few hundred metres from Dumfries House itself, Dumfries House Lodge is an exclusive country Guest House offering luxury accommodation. Built in 1750 and in use a few years prior to the completion of Dumfries House, the ‘Garden Cottage’ as it was known in the 18th century, became the Factor’s house and remained so for over 200 years. We encourage our guests to think of their stay as a home-from-home and to make good use of our facilities during their stay. ... more   less 

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