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Dumfries Lodge House B&B
Dumfries House
Ayrshire KA18 2NJ
Tel: + 44 (0) 1290 429920
From £70 to £125 per night per room

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Dumfries Lodge House B&B

Ayrshire, Scotland

With Royal approval

Dumfries House Lodge, opened by the HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in April 2012, is a luxuriously appointed guest house. Curl up with a book on the comfy lounge sofas, take a guided tour of Dumfries House itself or simply stride out across 2,000 acres of this wonderful country estate to discover all this place has to offer.


Set in the stunning countryside of East Ayrshire, famous for its golf courses and nearby birthplace of Robert Burns (with the most important collection of Burns memorabilia in the world), the Dumfries Estate is the perfect setting for a luxury country weekend.

If you’re not a golfer or need a break from the ‘drive’ you can head for the National Trust of Scotland’s flagship property, Culzean Castle on the coast only 40 minutes’ drive away or abandon the car and wander across the Estate to the Library Restaurant or the Coach House Cafe for a relaxing culinary treat.

Dumfries House is in East Ayrshire (nowhere near Dumfries as suggested by the name) and approximately 1 hour’s drive from Glasgow. (M8 – M77 – A70). The Lodge is at the A70 entrance to the estate on the stretch of road between the village of Ochiltree and town of Cumnock.

About The Owners

Dumfries House and its estate is managed by a Trust set up using one of The Prince’s Scottish Title – The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust.

Dumfries house lodge and self catering cottages are managed by Mark Robson who was appointed in January 2012 before the renovation works were completed, and prior to the official opening by HRH The Duke of Rothesay. Mark had a lot of input into the refurbishment programme and helped the interior designer, Annabel Elliot, with the overall finish and look of the properties. Prior to his appointment at Dumfries house, Mark ran his own award winning Bed & Breakfast and holiday cottages in the picturesque village of Alloway. He has also worked in hospitality for the last 25 years most of which were with British Airways as Cabin crew.

  • Stepping out of this luxurious ‘home’ Lodge and wandering across the stunning rural Estate as if it was our own – and of course the ‘wow factor’ of the House itself.
  • We loved the ethos of being encouraged to make a cuppa and just curl up in front of the log fires – often it feels uncomfortable staying in at a guest house – but in the Lodge it is welcomed.
  • Being steeped in the history of genuine antiques both in the Lodge itself and in Dumfries House, where the fascinating history of this Palladian Villa unfolds as you explore its rooms, corridors and collections.
  • The luxuries of the en-suites and the crisp comfort of the rooms – beds you’ll long to sink into, bathrooms you’ll lounge in and views that will inspire you to get up.
  • If you love golf, you’ll love Ayrshire so plan to bring your clubs.

  • Five guest house rooms, all with crisp linen, generous en-suites and relaxing country views – the rooms have been individually styled with antique pieces and comfort in mind by internationally renowned interior designer, Annabel Elliot. Please note that there are also two self catering cottages sleeping two and four.
  • Guests are encouraged to use the cosy snug and comfortable lounge for curling up with a book in front of the log fires or making use of the free WiFi to browse the we.
  • The kitchen is available for guests to make their own hot drinks and the garden, courtyard and dining areas are there for you to enjoy whenever you want to relax in this ‘home-from-home’.
  • A friendly and warm welcome awaits with a delicious breakfast to be enjoyed in the dining room before you start your day.
  • After pulling on your boots for a wander across the Estate, you can reward yourself with a caffeine hit and, light lunch or a piece of cake at the Coach House Cafe close by or treat yourself to dinner in the stylish Library Restaurant within Dumfries House (Thurs – Sun).
  • You can book in for a guided tour of Dumfries House, built for the 5th Earl of Dumfries in the eighteenth century and dramatically saved from sale in 2007 by a consortium of charitable bodies led by HRH The Prince Charles – and if you love an antique or two, you’ll enjoy the rare collection of Thomas Chippendale furniture.



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