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The Old Shop

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for three nights with my partner. We both loved our stay from the lovely warm welcome we were given to the scrummy breakfasts cooked in front of us. A wonderful B&B in such a lovely part of Scotland. We'll be back. Thank you again.

Thank andylang3409
Aboyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a wonderful stay at The Old Shop. We have never stayed in the guest house like this before but it was amazing. we arrived very late around 1 am but Susan was smiling welcoming us after a long trip anyway ;) room was awesome. so much into a detail i thought its newly refurbished. view to the...

Thank Eva Maija L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most lovely time at this wee secret place! Away from all the city traffic its a quiet relaxing break! Room was very cozy and spotless clean! Very comfy bed. Just a very relaxing feeling overall! Susan and George made us feel so very welcome in there home breakfast was amazing! Cooked right in front of us. Soon as...

Thank joolywooly30
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Spent our thirtieth wedding anniversary here. What a gem. Lovely hosts. Very tasteful rooms. A beautiful summer house over the road next to the beach. We loved it. Quiet place. A pub serving very good food just a walk away. All in all perfect.

Thank lambkinlaine
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2016

A brilliant find! An exceptional welcome and hospitality. George booked us in for a Saturday evening meal at the Steamboat Inn, cooked fabulous breakfasts and treated us as if we were visiting family. The garden room on the ground floor was furnished to a high standard and very comfortable. The newly-built summer house, next to the sea defences, allowed us...

1Thank Susan P
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the second time on 16th April 2016. Brilliant once again. Lovely rooms and great service. The view from our room was beautiful. Breakfast was delicious. Very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Will definitely be back :-)

1Thank Angela H
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I visited on 5th April for one night, and was amazed at the location; you couldn't be closer to the coast. On entering the property we were met with a warm welcome from the owner, and shown to the rooms. The owners of "The Old Shop" have an amazing attention to detail and everything is of the highest quality. The...

Thank Piano_Dan
Larkhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Fantastic B&B with great hospitality comfy bed, spotlessly clean,breakfast excellently cooked and plenty of it .... we have already told Susan to expect our phone call to re-book a longer stay .... we might have picked the wrong weekend of weather but not the B&B to go too even our two Border Terriers gave The Old Shop a "Woof" of...

2Thank Tabbyman
Macclesfield, UK
Reviewed 18 August 2015

So many things to say about this place. First of all it's a home and you feel like you are in someones home, it's warm and welcoming. We stayed in the downstairs bedroom which is pretty, comfortable and had everything we needed (including a little fridge). The breakfast is great with good fresh and locally sourced food. Susan and George...

4Thank Sandy M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Stayed in this lovely B&B with my partner last weekend for one night. The shop was built in 1842 and has been a drinking house in the past. Our room was wonderfully furnished with quality bedding and lovely thick towels in the bathroom ( i said i'd mention them Susan!) We were lucky to have the room with the sea...

Thank 625lynn

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Old Shop

Address: Carsethorn, Dumfries DG2 8DS, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Price Range: $106 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Shop 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“great guest house to stay”
evamaijal, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“King-sized on the ground floor. Sea views upstairs.”
734susanp, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Double room with a sea view.”
625lynn, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The sea view room has a fantastic view”
21grahamm, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Single room does not have view of Sea but that did not matter as its on the doorstep!”
saraw387, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
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