Barr Farmhouse

B&B

Barr Farmhouse, The Barr, Amisfield, Dumfries, Dumfries, DG1 3LJ

    Yes, the views are breathtaking but more than that, staying at The Barr is like staying at your own small private boutique hotel! With only two rooms, we offer our guests much more than most B&Bs! A little luxury!

    The owners look forward to welcoming you to their farmhouse home at The Barr, only seconds off the main road, and awarded a coveted 4 Star Gold Award in their first year and year thereafter from VisitScotland, the only B&B to receive this accolade in the whole of the Dumfries area.

    Ease into the “Barr Experience” with a welcoming coffee or tea on arrival accompanied by some delicious home baking served in our guest drawing room and all free of charge.  Soak up the ambiance and chat in comfort in front of a roaring log burning stove, as you take in the views all the way across the valley from the patio windows.

    The guest accommodation is very private, at one end of the property, with its own entrance and keys, so guests may enjoy the independence of coming and going as they wish.  Each bedroom has its own facilities. 

    In the mornings, indulge in a traditional full Scottish breakfast or select something from our specials menu - at no extra charge and all served at a time of your choosing.  The aroma of the freshly made pancakes served as a stack with fruit, cream and maple syrup usually makes guests order it again! Few can resist trying the scrambled eggs with flakes of smoked salmon and chives a second time!  All breakfasts are freshly prepared with the finest ingredients sourced locally where possible and include fresh fruit salad and squeezed orange juice (both prepared each breakfast time); toast/homemade Irish brown seed bread (everyone wants the recipe!); a selection of home-made preserves; tea; herbal teas; and freshly brewed coffee.  We are pleased to suit particular dietary needs.The Barr is located within an 8 minute drive from the 7stanes mountain biking centre at the Forest of Ae and the Barony College and only one and a half hours from Glasgow and slightly further from Edinburgh.

    Guests have their own separate private entrance at one end of the property,   Ample private parking is available for cars, trailers, horse boxes and boats.

    To assist you in planning your stay in the stunning, yet relatively undiscovered Dumfries and Galloway area, your hosts have prepared detailed room books that contain tours, descriptions and directions and enjoy nothing more than spending time helping you plan your itinerary, even before you arrive. 

     

     

    Gradings
    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    We are open all year except the days of 23 - 26 December; 29 - 31 December and 1 - 2 January

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    5
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double/Family Room with Private Facilities
    £30.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double/Family Room with Private Facilities - Doubl
    £38.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double/Family Room with Private Facilities - Singl
    £55.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Kingsize Double Room with Private Facilities
    £38.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Kingsize Double Room with Private Facilities
    £55.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    If guests stay for two or more nights there is a reduction.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Farm Our farmhouse is adjacent to a working farm.

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Internet Access Free WiFi throughout the guest accommodation.
    • No Smoking Permitted Smkling is only permitted in the gardens or outside the guest entrance door.
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • TV Lounge
    • CD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • WiFi WiFi is available throughout the guest accommodation.
    • Television A large 42 inch flat screen TV is provided in the guest drawing room with a DVD selection.
    • DVD Player A DVD player and selection of movies are available in the guest drawing room.

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Cycle Hire Nearby 7 Stanes cycle routes at Ae only 5 minutes drive away. Can hire bicycles at local library.
    • Cycle Rack
    • Bike Storage Available
    • Private Car Space
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking
    • Parking There is ample parkling for cars, trailers, mobile homes, boats and horse boxes.

    Catering

    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Locharbriggs has shops, is about a mile away and less than three minutes by car.
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Breakfast Available Breakfast is served in the vaulted dining room between 7.30am and 9.00am at a time of your choosing when you may indulge in a traditional Scottish full breakfast with all the trimmings or choose an alternative breakfast from our menu.
    • Dairy Free Can be arranged by prior arrangement.
    • Vegetarian Can be arranged by prior arrangement.
    • Lunch Available Packed lunches can be arranged by prior arrangement.
    • Gluten Free Can be arranged by prior arrangement.
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles Casa Mia is only a 7 minute drive from us and offers a 10% discount to our guests. Other cafes and restaurants are within a 5-10 minute drive.
    • Tea & Coffee Available Tea and coffee are provided with afternoon tea on arrival and guests are able to make their own from a selection in their rooms.

    Domestic

    • Lounge
    • Iron Available
    • Linen Provided Fresh linen is always provided and changed during a longer than two night stay
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point Shaver adaptors are available in guest bedrooms.
    • Log Fire A log burning stove is always lit in the winter months and during colder spells at other times in the guest drawing room.
    • Shower
    • Private Bathroom
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Towels Provided
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Hairdryer Available

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking

    Location

    • Rural Location Although we are in a peaceful and secluded location, we are ony a seven minute drive from Dumfries and less than a minute from the A701.
    • Property On Farm Our farmhouse is adjacent to a working farm.

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • Pets Welcome We love our animals and have dogs of our own that are not allowed in the guest accommodation. Guests' pets are not allowed in bedrooms but are allowed in the guest drawing room for a few hours in the evening.
    • Pets Allowed
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Senior Citizens Our rooms are at the top of a flight of stairs and so are not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
    • Non smokers
    • Young People
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Business Travellers

    Road Directions

    From Dumfries train station by car

    Approximately 8 minutes by car - From Huntingdon Road turn left onto the A709. At the roundabout take the first exit onto the Moffat Road and continue forward onto the A701. Follow signs for A701 (Glasgow, Edinburgh). Continue through Heathhall and Locharbriggs towards Amisfield but do not turn left for village at Celtic Memorial Cross statue. Instead, immediately after the Cross take first right turning signposted for Tinwald and Torthorwald and immediately over the small bridge (less than 2 metres) turn sharp left up lane to Barr Farmhouse. We are at the top of the lane.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Tourist Information Centre by car

    Approximately 8 minutes by car - Travel along the Whitesands up to the traffic lights towards Buccleuch Street. Turn right onto Buccleuch Street. Follow signs for a701 (Glasgow, Edinburgh). Continue through Heathhall and Locharbriggs towards Amisfield but do not turn left for village at Celtic Memorial Cross statue. Instead, immediately after the Cross take first right turning signposted for Tinwald and Torthorwald and immediately over the small bridge (less than 2 metres) turn sharp left up lane to Barr Farmhouse. We are at the top of the lane.

    Getting there by railway:- From Lockerbie Station by car

    Approximately 15 miles and 27 minutes - Start at Station Road. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the B723 on the main street and turn right at the traffic signals signposted for Lochmaben / Dumfries. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto the A709. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the A75 signposted for Stranraer. At the third roundabout take the first exit for the A701. Follow signs for A701 (Glasgow, Edinburgh). Continue through Heathhall and Locharbriggs towards Amisfield but do not turn left for village at Celtic Memorial Cross statue. Instead, immediately after the Cross take first right turning signposted for Tinwald and Torthorwald and immediately over the small bridge.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Approximately 1.5 hours away from Glasgow Airport- Exit the M74 at Junction 15 signed A701 Dumfries / Beattock / Moffat. At first roundabout take the exit onto the A701 for Dumfries, and then at second roundabout you take the first left to Dumfries. We are approximately 13 miles along the A701. Continue along A701 for about 12 miles and you will see signs for Amisfield. DO NOT take any of the turnings for Amisfield. Immediately, after a white painted house on left side of road turn left over an old, small bridge, as signposted for 'Tinwald and Torthorwald.' Take a SHARP left as soon as you have crossed the above mentioned bridge. This will take you up our lane - and at the top you will arrive at Barr Farmhouse.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stranraer Ferry Port

    Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes away by car - start out on Cairnryan Road. Turn right onto the A77 signposted for Portpatrick / Dumfries. At crossroads turn left onto the A75 signposted for Dumfries. Continue to follow the A75 for Dumfries until you see signs for A701 Glasgow / Edinburgh. . Follow signs for A701 (Glasgow, Edinburgh). Continue through Heathhall and Locharbriggs towards Amisfield but do not turn left for village at Celtic Memorial Cross statue. Instead, immediately after the Cross take first right turning signposted for Tinwald and Torthorwald and immediately over the small bridge (less than 2 metres) turn sharp left up lane to Barr Farmhouse. We are at the top of the lane.

     

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