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A beautiful oasis of calm with warm hosts & fabulous rooms.The setting will take your breath away!First time stay with wonderful hosts Mel and John. The rooms are simply beautiful, very tastefully decorated, with local antiques in a contemporary setting. There is a really luxurious and homely feel to all the guest spaces.The house is set in a stunning location with gardens which reach down to the river Nith. It’s so peaceful there and there is an abundance of wildlife for company. Everywhere you look there are lovely touches for guests from the well provisioned rooms to the books, flowers and area guides.We had the most beautiful breakfast with all local produce.Mel and John care deeply about positive community impact and it shows in their sustainability practices and genuine love for the area. If you want warm and friendly hosts, beautiful rooms in a stunning location - stay here.
Sandra, Glasgow September 2023
Stayed here on 22nd and 23rd September following a fantastic but very frantic week with the family in the Lake District. We couldn’t have chosen a better place to wind down.
The house is beautiful and despite the rooms being huge, many with high ceilings, feels cozy, comfortable and welcoming.
The welcome scones with clotted cream and jam were light as air and delicious.
Our room, the Morton Suite was stunning! The bed was just so comfortable, as was the huge, squashy sofa. The wardrobe in our room was so big I half expected to enter Narnia through it! More than enough room for all our clothes and shoes.
The bathroom is probably the best we have ever had in a hotel or B&B. Both the shower and the enormous, deep bath were a real indulgence and well equipped with luxury toiletries.
The award winning breakfasts both mornings were delicious. I can’t recommend anything in particular as everyone we had was worth trying.
Mel and John were amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble.
We had a wonderful time and would go back tomorrow. Can’t recommend highly enough!
Alison, Devon September 2023
A perfect overnight stay on our way North. After the very busy M6 it was a peaceful and calm, luxurious haven. A lovely stroll in the grounds after our welcome scones ( coming from Devon it was good to have proper clotted cream!) and an evening meal in a local pub suggested in all the welcome information. The Morton suite was wonderful, we loved it. Very comfy huge bed and excellent en suite. Such welcoming hosts and so many lovely touches. Don’t think twice if you want somewhere to stay in this area. We really appreciated somewhere so special taking a one night booking. Thank you both.
Lauren, New York August 2023
Oh where to even begin!?
This is a truly special place, not only because it’s gorgeous and luxurious, but because it has the most lovely people taking care of you.
Mel was an absolute delight.
I felt so at peace when I woke up every morning to beautiful views, and Mel’s amazing breakfasts. I really wish I could bring her home with me 😂
When it was time to leave, I legitimately cried because I had such an incredible time.
I can’t recommend this place enough, I don’t see how it would be possible to not enjoy it or feel it wasn’t worth it. I’m really hoping my husband and I will do another visit!
Thank you so much for taking care of us Mel, and making our experience unforgettable and one of a kind 🙂
Amy, Chicago July 2023
We loved our experience here. Beautiful estate, rooms with gorgeous views, and lovely grounds to roam in nature.
Mel bakes us amazing homemade scones and jam for tea in the afternoon. We arranged a birthday evening with appetizers/drinks in the annex barn with a cozy fire and then had a lovely dinner and whiskey tasting in the dining room. Got to feed their sweet cows too! Arranged a falconer to come and teach us all about birds of prey.
Mel gave great suggestions of things to see and do in the area. It was nice to experience Scotland away from lots of tourists. Highly recommend visiting the Nithbank Estate!
Hsinmei , Switzerland July 2023
An amazingly beautiful and noble estate with very hospitable hosts
We stayed here for 3 nights but could have easily stayed 2 more nights in this beautifully renovated antique estate to explore the area with its rich landscapes that changes within a short drive. Mel and John are very hospitable and you’ll find lots of information about walks, nice villages, churches, good restaurants, shops etc. in the area. We often found ourselves the only hikers in the vast open hilly landscape- a big plus to travel in the underrated South Scotland. The spacious high-ceiling room with a huge window looking into the nature is simply a dream. We’re sure the estate will soon be filled up with guests who appreciate luxury in a rural setting.
Susanne, Switzerland June 2023
Warm welcome from Melanie and John with tea and freshly baked scones.
The very tastefully furnished suite overlooking the beautiful garden and the Nith River left nothing to be desired.
The breakfast was lovingly prepared and extremely delicious. From the breakfast table we could see a variety of wild birds at the food court.
The whole environment was just fantastic.
Too bad we couldn’t stay longer. The drive to southern Scotland was more than worth it.
Lesley, Exeter May 2023Great stopover on the way from ScotlandI think this is quite simply the best B&B I have ever stayed in.Mel and John have a real knack of knowing what you would like before you do, simply gorgeous house, beautiful garden and wonderful breakfast.Would highly recommend.
Ross, Kilmarnock May 2023A Perfect BreakWe were lucky to have an overnight stay very recently at Nithbank Country Estate, if I could give it more than 5/5 I would. Melanie and John are excellent hosts, very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, they really do look after their guests.
Our room was terrific, we stayed in the Morton suite which was very spacious and comfortable, probably the comfiest bed I have slept in. The room felt lovely and traditional while still having all the modern touches. The en-suite bathroom was superb, welcoming bath which I could have stayed in all night, great powerful shower.
The scones we had on arrival were delicious, this is such a lovely kind touch, very much enjoyed sitting by the river to enjoy them with homemade jam and cream.
Breakfast was excellent, everything so fresh and perfectly cooked, excellent choice and great to see so many local ingredients on offer. Homemade granola was better than anything you could buy in a shop! Lovely space to have breakfast, great view and a very warm welcome when going down for breakfast.
Nithbank Country Estate is a lovely place to spend time, one of the first things you will notice is how very peaceful it is, we had such a relaxing stay and felt very refreshed.
I would happily recommend Nithbank Country Estate to anyone and will definitely look to return.
Rainer, Germany April 2023Perfekt in alle RichtungenWir waren 4 Tage im Nithbank und haben sehr willkommen gefühlt. Das Haus und die Umgebung strahlen eine angenehme Ruhe aus, die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und entgegenkommend. Das Zimmer war genauso perfekt wie der Ausblick und das ausgiebige Frühstück. Wir werden sicher noch einmal zurück kommen, um die Dinge zu tun, die wir aus Zeitgründen nicht geschafft haben. Die Region Dumfries im Süden Schottlands können wir ebenfalls uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Es gibt so viel zu sehen, das wir noch nicht mal Zeit für tea and scones hatten, aber das Angebot von Melanie gilt sicher auch noch für den nächsten Besuch. Alles Gute und Grüße.Perfect in all Directions
We stayed at Nithbank for 4 days and felt very welcome. The house and the surroundings radiate a pleasant calm, the hosts are very friendly and accommodating. The room was just as perfect as the view and the extensive breakfast. We will definitely come back to do the things that we couldn’t do due to time constraints. We can also unreservedly recommend the Dumfries region in southern Scotland. There’s so much to see that we didn’t even have time for tea and scones, but Melanie’s offer is certainly valid for the next visit.
David, Kent March 2023
Wonderfully peaceful nights at Nithbank.
We were given a lovely warm welcome at this beautiful country house. Very quiet and peaceful with wonderful views over the river and grounds.The room was extremely comfortable and well appointed. Breakfast was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble. Ideal place to stop off for a few days and relax.
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