Friars Carse Country House Hotel

Country House Hotel

Auldgirth, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG2 0SA

    Set in 45 acres of stunning woodland with private fishing, Friars Carse Hotel and Holiday Cottage Complex offers you a tranquil country setting near Dumfries.

    The hotel is situated on the banks of the River Nith and boasts stunning views of the Dumfries & Galloway countryside, yet is only 7 miles away from the centre of Dumfries. All 21 en suite bedrooms are of high quality and have tea and coffee facilities, TVs, DVD players and free Wi-Fi internet access. Spoil yourself with room service or pay a visit to the hotel's Whistle Restaurant, which makes the most of the excellent local ingredients in its menu and has an extensive wine list.

    The hotel also offers guests the opportunity of staying in the recently refurbished holiday cottages which are situated within the grounds and sleep two to four people. Each attractive cottage is fully equipped for self-catering with a spacious kitchen, lounge, dining area and patio. Pick up some fantastic local produce and prepare your own meals in the cottage or take advantage of the restaurant for a sumptuous dinner.

    Make the most of the gorgeous location and head outside to walk alongside the River Nith which runs through the grounds. During the fishing season the hotel offers guests a mile of private fishing for sea trout, salmon and grayling while shooting and golfing are also available nearby. You can play a round of golf on some of the brilliant courses in the area, soak up some history at nearby Ellisland Farm where Robert Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne, or take a trip to the historic towns of Dumfries and Gretna Green.
    3 Country House Hotel
    Anglers Welcome Field Sports Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double/Twin Room
    £80.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family Room
    £80.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £60.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Hotel Breaks


    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available


    • Rural Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Restaurant


    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Payphones Available
    • Telephone
    • Towels Provided

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Dumfries Tourist Information Centre, follow Kilmarnock signs for the A76. Approximately 7 miles.

    Getting there by railway:- From Dumfries Station it is recommended that guests take a taxi, due to the rural location of the hotel.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports take the M74 Southbound, then take the A702 signposted Drumlanrig and Thornhill. Take a left turn onto the A76 towards Dumfries. Friars Carse is located on the left approximately 2 miles beyond the village of Auldgirth.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stranraer take the A75 towards Dumfries then the A76 towards Kilmarnock. Friars Carse is located on the lefthand side approximately 2 miles beyond the village of Auldgirth.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2
    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower
      • level entry shower
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
      • fixed shower seats or shower chairs provided

    General Questions

    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Services for guests with hearing impairments :
      • emergency call system with vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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