Scaurbridge House

A Bed and Breakfast in Dumfriesshire

Photo - Scaurbridge House

Stylishly furnished with care and attention to detail in which the discerning visitor is assured of the best of individual attention.
The surrounding gentle hills and romantic moors, peaceful woodlands and crystal clear rivers and streams make it the perfect area for walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and other countryside pursuits to be found far from the cacophony of city life. Scaurbridge House is just 4 miles from Drumlanrig Castle and 30 from Dumfries House. Let me organise an itinerary or wander at will if you prefer. Whatever you choose, you can be assured of my attention to your individual requirements. Penpont is the birthplace of Joseph Thomson, the African explorer and the home of world renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy. Not far from Dumfries House, Crawick Multiverse, Charles Jencks' Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Craigdarroch House where Annie Lawrie (of the famous song) lived after her marriage and the Galloway Forest and Dark Sky Observatory.
Robert Burns farmed at Ellisland, just 10 miles away and Greyfriars Church was the scene of the killing of the Red Comyn by Robert the Bruce.

Penpont lies approximately two miles west of the River Nith surrounded by the gentle hills which afford superb views. Dumfries and Galloway is hailed as 'Scotland's Best Kept Secret' and Scaurbridge House, just outside the village of Penpont, Thornhill, is exactly that.

The garden is a haven of peace and calm. Sit at the table beside the little fish pond watching the interesting birds which visit. If you are very quiet, and very lucky, you may see one of the rare red squirrels which scuttle along the dry stone walls on their way to collect cones from the old Scots Pine in the quietest corner of the garden. Last week I watched 2 beautiful goldcrests (Britain's smallest bird) busy in my garden.

Scaurbridge House

Guest Facilities

  • 1 x Double/Twin
  • 2 x Double
  • Full Cooked Breakfast
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Evening Meals
  • Sitting Room
  • Garden
  • Parking on site
  • Housekeeper
  • Luggage Storage
  • Guests get own house keys
  • Dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Wifi
  • King Size Room
  • Conservatory
  • Private Secluded Garden
  • Afternoon Tea and cake
  • Own Private Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Courtyard Garden
  • Check-in between: 09:00h and 23:00h.
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The Rooms

  • Photo - Munro Tartan Bedroom
    Munro Tartan Bedroom
    Type: Double/Twin
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Private Shower
    In Room: A large and extremely comfortable Double room with large private bathroom. This room is decorated in my family tartan (Hunting Munro) It has stunning views over the Lowther Hills. The bathroom has masses of hot water, beautiful towels and toiletries. If you have forgotten anything I shall try to find it for you.
  • Photo - The Gold Room
    The Gold Room
    Type: Double
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Private Shower
    In Room: A large and extremely comfortable, luxurious, double room decorated in traditional style with private shower room. Views over the large fields at front of house. Plenty of hot water, towels and lovely toiletries. Silver tea tray and lovely old china.
  • Photo - The mistress bedroom
    The mistress bedroom
    Type: Double
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Private Shower
    In Room: Extremely luxurious king size bedroom with pretty views over the Lowther hills and the front of the house. Private bathing facilities

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Private House Stays defines Dumfriesshire as the Eastern half of the Dumfries and Galloway area that includes the spectacular Bird watching and beauty spots along the Solway Firth and stretches North along the A76 through Sanquhar until you meet up with Southern Ayrshire. It is a much under-rated part of Scotland except by the North-west English who have holidayed here for generations. The Northern coastline of the Solway is a magnet for artists and the Kirkcudbright and Wigtown Book festivals are highly rated.