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  • Ally, Leamington Spa April 2019

    Simply Beautiful!


    We stayed at Nithbank before heading north. From the moment we arrived to the excellent breakfast before we left we could not fault this beautiful place. Our huge suite was spotless & had everything you could need. John & Melanie were so welcoming. Excellent value for money. Cant wait to come back to explore more of this beautiful area & another of Melanies breakfasts!

  • Gemma, Liverpool March 2019

    Nithbank is in a superb location for seeing all the sights in Dumfries and Galloway and it is perfect for walking and cycling. The room that my boyfriend and I stayed in was really large and clean. Every morning we had the most fantastic Scottish breakfast! (Definitely would go back just for that breakfast)

    Shout out to Mel and John, the owners of Nithbank! They made sure we had a great time! All in all it was a fabulous stay and the service is second to none! We can’t wait to visit again!

  • Catherine, Isle of Man March 2019

    Nithbank is tucked away down a private treelined drive and surrounded by beautiful gardens. It’s only a short walk to the village of Thornhill which has some quaint shops and places to have a bite to eat. We found the area of Dumfries & Galloway has something for everyone to enjoy; Drumlanrig Castle is a must to visit when staying!

    The welcome from the owners was genuine and warm with nothing too much trouble. Our room was sumptuous, well equipped and exceptionally clean, it was difficult to leave the comfort and relaxation of the sofa with such amazing river & countryside views.

    Stunning country house; a hidden gem!

  • Judy, Derbyshire March 2019

    Superb country estate with beautiful grounds next to the river Nith. Exceptionally welcoming hosts who went the extra mile in accommodating us. Good local knowledge of the many walks closeby in the beautiful countryside and local hostelries.
    It was the nicest breakfast we’ve had anywhere with locally sourced produce. We rarely return to any location, but this is a definite candidate

  • Katie, Monflanquin, France March 2019

    Fresh air, nature and calm combined with a beautiful, comfortable environment. Just bliss! The warm welcome from our hosts John and Melanie and their enthusiasm for all that is Scottish enabled us to have a perfect weekend just over the border before heading further north.

    My husband took the opportunity to run and bike in the forest while I enjoyed walking and wildlife spotting. The local cafes, pubs and shops are accessible by foot if you’d rather abandon your car for the weekend, although there are plenty of places to visit if you want to fill your weekend with history, culture and hill-top walks with stunning scenery.

    Enjoying our cocktails in the bay window with a perfect view was a luxury.

    Thank you Mel and John. See you next time!

  • Aliona, Harrogate February 2019

    We chose this spot for the walks and the proximity to Drumlanrig and we were glad we did.


    You feel that you are visiting the house and the area at the same time given the history of Nithbank.


    The grounds are impressive and we particularly loved watching the birds from the beautiful bay window.


    The food, the hospitality and the sense of peace all combined to make it an excellent visit.


    The room was grand but comfortable and the bathroom was spotless.


    Thank you to Mel for special time, we will be back.

  • Sadie, Leicestershire February 2019

    Our stay at Nithbank started with Wow! …after entering the grounds and pulling up in front of the impressive house.


    The house is full of character and our room was grand yet homely.


    Breakfast was great which set us up for walking around Drumlanrig, but best of all was the return where we sampled Mel’s home made scones with jam made from fruits in the garden.


    The grounds at Nithbank are beautiful and a pleasure to stroll around or just sit and take in while enjoying the views or birdlife.


    Mel and John made us welcome and gave great advice on all to do locally. Can’t wait to return and experience that relaxation again.

  • Chris, Birmingham February 2019

    You can’t improve on perfection. It’s such a homely place you don’t want to leave


    Just keep doing what you’re doing. I cannot find one critical word to say about Nithbank or its wonderful hosts


  • Stewart, Nottingham January 2019

    Nithbank is a beautiful country house, set amidst stunning scenery.


    John and Mel, our hosts, were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble. They are both very knowledgeable about Nithbank and the surrounding area, recommending places perhaps we might like to visit.


    The food is fantastic, all local produce. Mel also caters brilliantly for people who have food intolerances.


    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Nithbank and certainly will be going back.

  • Thierry, Champagne, France January 2019

    We decided with my partner to spend time in Scotland in December/January. We found Nithbank on the net and travelled to the hotel.


    What a site!! Amazing surroundings, lovely sites to visit, local walks to die for and most of all the drive to this magic place was absolutely gobsmacking! Such a lovely house and the owners were staright away available to answer any questions/requests that we both had.


    Mel and John are an amazing, friendly and helpful couple. You can see the passion and the dream they’re living!


    We will visit them again very soon and we recommend it to anybody out there.


    Nous avions decide, ma compagne et moi-meme de partir decouvrir une partie de l’Ecosse. Etant domicilies en Angleterre nous ne connaissions pas vraiment ce coin. Quelques recherches plus tard (internet) nous avons decide de telephoner et de reserver une chamber a Thornhill et avons jete notre devolu sur Nithbank car les photos etaient absolument superbes et la personne au telephone tres plaisante. Nous sommes arrives a destination et le spectacle a vraiment commence! Quelle vue, quelle maison/manoir et les environs sont merveilleux!! Impressionnant et impressionnes! L’interieur est encore plus deroutant et le gout des patrons incroyables! Je n’ai jamais vu autant de canapes dans une maison. Les chambres sont tres plaisantes, spacieuses et de tres bons gouts. La cerise sur le gateau vient egalement de Mel et de John, les proprietaires de ce site idyllique. Gentils, patients, a votre service et passionnes. Nous recommendons cet endroit sans aucunes retenues et avons deja reserves nos dates pour le mois de mai prochain! Allez-y les yeux fermes!

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