Friars Carse Country House Hotel eee - 0808 281 2653
Friars Carse Country House Hotel, Friars Carse Auldgirth, Dumfries -0808 281 2653
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4.5 out of 5 (555 Ratings)
6.2 miles from Dumfries centre
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Hotel Description
Set in a 45-acre estate with stunning woodland stretching to the banks of the River Nith the 19th century Friars Carse Country House Hotel offers 23 bedrooms and cottages and is located 6 miles from Dumfries town center. This fine Scottish Baronial Hall has a magnificent paneled entrance hall with an elegant staircase and offers guests a spacious lounge with an open fire overlooking the gardens and river. The Friars Carse benefits from a elevator to all floors. The rooms offer a TV telephone and tea/coffee making facilities along with hairdryers. WiFi is available through out the hotel. The property's Whistle Restaurant serves meals made using locally sourced and seasonal produce. Friars Carse also features a comfortable bar and snooker room. The country house offers private trout and salmon fishing on nearly 2 miles of the River Nith with tackle storage a drying room and freezing facilities available. Further outdoor activities within the area include cycling trails shooting and a variety of golf courses. Robert Burns Hermitage is located on the grounds of the hotel.

Check-in time: 15:00   Check-out time: 11:00
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1 room
2 guests
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Free Internet
Free Parking
Pets Allowed
Free Breakfast
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Business Center
Airport Shuttle
Non Smoking
Other Amenities
` Free Parking
` Pets Allowed
` Restaurant
` Garden
` Golf Course
` Meeting/Banquet Facilities
` Room Service
` Bar
` Elevator
` Fishing
` Billiards
` Hiking
` Packed lunches
` Heating
` Fax/photocopying
` Snack bar
` On-site parking
` Family Rooms
` Free Wi-Fi
` Game Room
` Daily Housekeeping
` Non-Smoking Rooms Available
` Smoke alarms
` Fire extinguishers
` Guests can opt-out of daily cleaning service
` Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
` Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
` Process in place to check health of guests
` First aid kit available
` Cashless payment available
` Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
` Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
` Invoices
` All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
` Contactless check-in/out
` CCTV security in common areas
` Daily disinfection
` Facilities for disabled guests available
` Kid-friendly dinning
` Laundry services
` Luggage storage & lockers
` Non-smoking property
` Restaurant (special diets available)
` Physical/social distancing guidelines
` Protective screen or physical barriers in appropriate areas

Friars Carse Country House Hotel Guest Reviews

Overall Average Score: 
Very Good (4.5 out of 5)

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Very Good - 4 out of 5

Derek Sun, 3 July 2022

Relaxed atmosphere in a pretty...

Liked: The hotel was clean and was set in lovely grounds.
Disliked: The rooms are a bit dated but are clean. Breakfast was fairly good but not great. Only just warm and had probably been sitting in a hot plate for a while but there was a decent selection.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Paul Sat, 2 July 2022

Fabulous place

Liked: Fabulous place in a fabulous location. The room was very large and well appointed with a four poster bed and it was very comfortable to sleep in. No outside noise or any other disturbance so a great nights sleep. The room also had a double bath with bubble jets which filled up fast and was a great way to unwind after a long journey. The staff were attentive and the good was fine too. Set in fantastic grounds bordering a fishing river which allowed a lovely morning stroll and the sight of a kingfisher too.I understand that the place was purchased quite recently and will be further improved. I look forward to seeing how things have progressed on my next visit.
Disliked: Nothing really.


Wonderful - 4.5 out of 5

Kathleen Thu, 30 June 2022



Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Sarah-jane Wed, 29 June 2022

Beautiful hidden treasure!

Liked: The beautiful scenes while driving up to the hotel.The staff were so pleasent & nothing was a bother.The room was gorgeous & very clean.The spa bath was amazing, definitely just the bit of relaxation that was needed after getting married.
Disliked: Not a thing.


Disappointing - 2 out of 5

David Wed, 29 June 2022


Liked: Quiet location off the beaten track with good view of private lake.
Disliked: The room was above a billiard room and gents toilet. When guests closed doors there was a bang which reverberated through to my room. The cleanliness of the rooms & bathroom could easily be improved with a little more maintainence (silicone sealant around bath, grouting of tiled bathroom floor, enamelled bath had rough edged chip, windows that were dirty). Food was somewhat lacking in quantity with relatively small portions. Fish (main course) had not been de-scaled properly leaving translucent outer scales on. Fortunately hotel prepared an alternative main course - though the chicken was overcooked and risotto dry. Breakfast was of reasonable quantity - but very, very salty. Hotel wifi would not connect ... staff said it was slow too.


Good - 3.5 out of 5

Gordon Wed, 29 June 2022


Liked: All went well
Disliked: Staffing was not brilliant - we appreciate times are hard though


Pleasant - 3 out of 5

Robert Wed, 29 June 2022

Adequate for an overnight stop.

Liked: Old country house in need of a significant upgrade but we knew that when booking. Good location and nice walks along the river. Hope the new owner puts into practice the plans he has told the staff he intends to do.
Disliked: Breakfast rather basic unless you want the full English (we are vegetarian). Prices for evening meals and at the bar were on the high side.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Sarah Tue, 28 June 2022

beautiful hotel

Liked: one of my favourite places
Disliked: nothing


Very Good - 4 out of 5

Eleanor Tue, 28 June 2022

Very good

Liked: Location & the grounds area amazing lovely walks.
Disliked: Booked dinner @ hotel which was lovely but most courses had a supplement charge on top of the 2 or 3 course set price but it was lovely food


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Tabatha Mon, 27 June 2022

No WiFi, but part of...

Liked: Cottages were lovely, peaceful
Disliked: Sofa was uncomfortable in smaller cottage

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Friars Carse Country House Hotel Friars Carse Auldgirth, Dumfries