Reviews Here's what our lovely guests have to say....
Everything written below is true! It’s difficult to overstate how beautiful a place this is. The views are stunning, the grounds immaculate and tranquil, our bedroom one of the most elegant and charming rooms we’ve ever stayed in (which goes for the venue as a whole), and the service was flawless. And if you don’t believe me, just the other week Nithbank was named best B&B in Scotland! Then there’s Mel and John, who are two of the kindest and most generous hosts you could ever hope to meet. They’re just lovely and, yes, the myth re tea and scones/cakes on arrival is true! There’s no doubt about it - we’ll be returning and soon!
Anita, Surrey September 2019
Home from Home…
Nothing was too much trouble for our splendid, welcoming hosts, John and Melanie.
After a terrible drive up the M6 John could see that I’d had enough of driving and kindly drove us to the pub for dinner; Melanie collected us. This is a really comfortable B & B, the breakfast is superb. We both had a splendid plate of fresh fruit and yoghurt each morning, followed by essentially whatever we wanted. The poached eggs were perfect.
The grounds are amazing with great views of the Nith salmon river at the bottom of the garden. We enjoyed the home made jams including ginger and rhubarb which went well with the scones and cream tea. We were presented with a jar on departure! Thoroughly nice, clean, relaxing spacious rooms. Shame it’s so far from London!
Elizabeth, San Fransisco, CA September 2019
Fantastic views over the Nith & Hills!
Melanie & John have a great eye for how to update a period house while maintaining historic continuity, amazing stay – Great Breakfasts too!!
John, Wiltshire September 2019
Heaven in Dumfriesshire…
Just a wonderful place with great hosts that make you feel so welcome. The bedroom was so comfortable and well equipped. I highly recommend Nithbank. The wife and I really enjoyed our stay and it is worth a detour.
Sadly only stayed one night, best night’s sleep, flawless taste everywhere, will be back many times.
Chas, LA August 2019
Gorgeous Treasure in the Countryside….
My wife and I stayed for 3 nights. The Country House is situated about a mile from the delightful town of Thornhill. It is a beautiful renovated 18th century manor type house.
The view from our large spacious and well appointed bedroom was stunning. Green flowing hills and forests and the river Nith. The bathroom was similarly large with modern bath and state of the art shower.
The tastefully decorated dining room looked out onto the beautiful garden. The owner and his wife were incredibly warm and welcoming. Breakfast was scrumptious and beautifully prepared. Recommend Nithbank very highly!
Alexandra, Germany August 2019
Umwerfendes Country House…..
Wir waren leider nur eine Nacht dort. Wurden schon vor der Anreise per Mail Willkommen geheißen. Empfangen wurden wir mit Scones und selbstgemachter Konfitüre. Zimmer und Bad waren zauberhaft eingerichtet – mit allem Komfort. Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Blick in die Natur. Die Lage war absolut ruhig; trotzdem in Fussweite nach Thornhill. Ein Ort zum Wohlfühlen und abschalten.
Margaret, Cumbria August 2019
A hidden gem & a fabulous recommendation!
Nithbank Country Estate is the perfect place to stay, beautiful accommodation, delicious locally sourced breakfast and stunning grounds. A huge warm welcome from Melanie when we arrived and the freshly baked scones and homemade jam were soon brought to our room, lovely.
Thankyou for your attention to detail, Nithbank is most definitely a hidden gem.
Jean, Glasgow August 2019
Nothing Short of Spectacular!
We spent our wedding night at Nithbank and it was nothing short of Spectacular – Thank you so much and good luck with everything.
Jill, Falkirk August 2019
Stunning, Beautiful and Relaxing!
Nithbank Country Estate is stunning. The scenery is beautiful and relaxing. The rooms are so comfortable- everything has been done to the highest standard. We really appreciated the warm welcome we were given which made our stay extra special. The hosts have a fantastic eye for detail and really have made a very special place for their guests. We can’t wait to go back!
Pete, California August 2019
Everything was perfect!
We hired a road bike and an electric bike from Galloway Cycling Holidays, a great experience and a stunning and peaceful area to explore.
Thanks Mel and John, you are doing all the right things, good luck and see you soon.
Charles, Beverly Hills July 2019
Our stay was sheer perfection!
We can’t thank you enough for a dream stay. The Cycling was Awesome.
We had the perfect day to ride bikes. A loop, never more than a few miles from our Nithbank Country Estate base. Drumlanrig Castle and then into the hills beyond Ae. I think we were passed by 15 cars in the whole ride!
Then the 53 mile ride that links the Galloway Highlands and the coast from Nithbank. There is quite a section of open moors in the way and some pure climbing. The amazing single track road down hill is well worth the entry fee of the climb.
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