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Hillcrest House
Ranked #1 of 8 Wigtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not as good as we thought it would be!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed for two nights with another couple. Lovely house and some nice touches around the bedroom - biscuits supplied with hospitality tray, good quality soap, shower gel etc, hairdryer and very comfortable bed. It was also spotlessly clean. Our only complaint in the bedroom was that our 'en suite' was a very small section of the room which had been converted. Not sure how it passed building regulations as it had a bi-fold door which was about an inch from your knees when you were on the loo!!!
We had dinner on our first night and were quite disappointed (as we had previously read excellent reviews). There was no choice of menu. We were served a plate with a very solid and difficult to cut, pork chop, then served with carrot, turnip, parsnip and some fried potatoes. It was ok but nothing special. The dessert was a chocolate brownie and a small ball of ice cream, followed by coffee. We could have chosen to have dinner here the next night but as it was lamb chop on the menu and a cost of £21 per head we declined. We had breakfast both mornings and enjoyed it.
We got a good value deal but wouldn't have been pleased if we'd paid the normal rate of £65 for bed and breakfast!

Room Tip: Ask if you can have a room with a decent sized bathroom!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a really lovely place to stay, with extremely accommodating hosts (who graciously and with good humour put up with my peculiar dietary requirements). It has a really nice atmosphere and strikes a good balance between the hosts being available but not hovering around all the time. It is so much prettier than it looks in photos. The breakfast is delicious; never thought I'd love haggis!
Our room was beautifully decorated and I loved the bathroom and the lavender-scented toiletries. The shower is awesome. I wasn't keen on the bed because I prefer a sofer bed, but my husband who isn't weird like me had a great nights'sleep every night. Besides you will never please everyone when you try to find a bed that suits everyone!
Hillcrest is in a good location and extremely close to the pub :) (FYI I'm talking about The Ploughman's Inn in Wigtown; we tried the Bladnoch Inn but the food was mediocre and the atmosphere decidedly chilly; go to the Ploughman's where you'll get a warm welcome, good food and a bit of banter with the locals if you want it)

They have 2 cats, a dog and some rabbits which would be enough to convince me of its merits for that alone; it feels like home.

If we return to Dumfries & Galloway, Hillcrest will be the first place we check for availability.

Room Tip: The Solway has a great view over the Wigtown Nature Reserve but lighter sleepers might prefer a room...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We only stayed for one night but it was a great stay. Friendly welcome, great breakfast. Our room had a very small bathroom, but this was perfectly fine given that the rest of the room was very pleasant.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fred v
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Aberdeen
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

I can't recommend these people enough. No manger in a stable here, but a right royal welcome. Minor problems solved, warmth of welcome guaranteed, and super value. Lovely old house, well converted. I'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sheilaritchie
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The Sticks
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

My Wife and I stayed here one Sunday night in July. The hotel is in a nice and quiet area, good views from the front of the property to the marsh. Dinner was excellent and well presented, though check the wine prices before ordering!
Bladnoch distillery is within 30 minutes walking distance and there is a good pub there too, if you can catch the bus back it would be easier on the legs.
In general it was a pleasant stay. The hotel decor is due a revamp, likewise our ensuite bathroom. I couldn't fault the bedroom, `Moray` was furnished nicely and had a very comfy bed which was welcome after sleeping in a field for 3 days. In general it was a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Moray has best views
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SidSticks
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United Kingom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

This B&B really suited us. Convenient location with regards to Wigtown and the house a perfect atmosphere - luxurious but not pretentious. Our room really was great and the big bed was extra comfortable. The owners were pleasant whenever we saw them and breakfast was served with a smile. The bacon was the best we had all holiday! Stay here and have no regrets.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thewalkerofhills
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Kingston, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

The attention to detail from the proprietors is appreciated. We had dinner, which was a very filling dinner. The breakfast in the morning was equally filling and set us up for the day. The proprietors have committed to using local products whenever possible, which I appreciated. Our room (the Moray) had a lovely view of the countryside. Everything was clean, bright and well appointed. I'd recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone staying in this area of the Scottish lowlands.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KristaHT
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Property: Hillcrest House
Address: Hillcrest Maidland Place, Wigtown DG8 9EU, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Wigtown
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Wigtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillcrest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious Victorian villa set on the edge of Scotland's Booktown. Short stroll from the centre of town with lovely open views over farmland to the sea. Excellent value B&B accommodation, with award-winning evening meals available. ... more   less 
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