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  • Glenn, New Zealand May 2019

    Highly Recommended!


    We went to stay at Nithbank (visiting UK from NZ) for one night and ended up extending our stay. We would have loved to stay longer! Nithbank has been renovated beautifully and both Mel & John could not have been more welcoming. The breakfast was amazing, cooked with thought and good quality, local ingredients. The view from the room would be hard to beat and the bed was by far the most comfortable of our trip. We have been recommending a stay at Nithbank to everyone we can. A true escape in a pretty special location. Hope to visit again.Glenn

  • Jim, Leicester May 2019

    My wife & I decided to escape the city and enjoy some quality time together at Nithbank House. From the moment we arrived and throughout our stay, Melanie & John made us feel welcome and relaxed.


    Our room in the wing we stayed meant we had our privacy, it also had wonderful views of the river and beautiful grounds.


    The breakfast was a real highlight. Top quality, local ingredients cooked perfectly.


    It’s obvious that a lot of time and consideration has gone into making this destination venue a truly memorable place to stay.


    This is Bed and Breakfast on a whole new level!

  • Paul, Cheshire May 2019

    Oh wow!  We’ve Fallen in Love with Nithbank!


    This is a beautifully restored country house set in stunning woodland.


    The attention to detail in the house is second to none. Mel & John were perfect hosts, providing the most delicious scones & breakfast.


    We stopped over en route home from a trip to Scotland. Whilst dinner isn’t provided it was a short walk to the village where we had an enjoyable dinner at the Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel.

  • 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.

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