About us Our heritage and history
Melanie and John Nithbank's Owners
Melanie and John fell in love with Nithbank, moving from the Peak District in 2016. With Melanie’s background in hospitality, property development and renewable energy and John’s background in marketing and digital products, they went to work renovating the house and grounds whilst building the business brand.
“Our vision was to share the experience of Nithbank, its setting is timeless – such a special place within Dumfries and Galloway”.
NITHBANK History and Heritage
Dating back to 1790’s Scotland, Nithbank was built with the same characteristic pink sandstone as Drumlanrig Castle, the private residence of Thomas Yorstoun the Chamberlain to the 4th Duke of Queensberry, otherwise known as ‘Old Q’.
Location Secluded Landscapes
Nithbank’s setting is seculded and tranquil surrounded by hills.
It’s ideally located near Drumlanrig Castle, of Outlander & set within the South West Scotland UNESCO Biosphere, its probably going to be a place which will steal your heart
Scottish Provenance Local Food, Local Culture
Experience the very best local produce on our menu; homegrown and homemade at Nithbank or from our talented local suppliers.
We make all of our own jams, scones, muesli and granola. Fruit for jams is grown from Nithbank’s kitchen garden.
Nithbank Estate Grounds and Facilities
Set in five acres with river frontage and a mix of land including formal gardens, an ancient woodland glen, cascading ponds, a walled garden and tennis court, the house is set within its own ‘micro-estate’ available for our guests to explore.
Environment - Our Green Story
With our GOLD Award for Green Tourism, we are proud advocates of sustainability, conservation and promoting wellbeing, helping guests connect with the natural environment and local culture.
We love to tell our guests about this special place; home of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, a UNESCO designated area where we value and protect the world class environment we live in. We promote a ‘Living in the Landscape’ experience, where guests can come up close and personal to explore Galloway’s unique story and distinctive character.