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County - Dumfries and Galloway | Map
Tel code: 01556 | code search
Postcode: DG5 | code search
Population: 650
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Clonyard House Hotel
"Bad Points: Distinctive bad smell of damp and mold, which hit you soon as you entered the front door. Room was like something from the 1920's unsuitable for a family ..." More

Clonyard House Hotel
"Service poor. Food fair. wOULD NOT RETURN

Date visited: 11/09/08 ..." More

Clonyard House Hotel
"Good Points: Provides an opportunity for a relaxing few days with lots of places of interest within easy reach. The hotel is a very important part of that, and fulfils ..." More

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Colvend is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland situated 20 miles from Dumfries, 6 miles south of Dalbeattie at the south-end of White Loch near the Solway Firth. The village is nestled on the scenic, quiet and unspoilt Colvend coast, it is a popular holiday destination ideally located for touring the attractions of Dumfries and Galloway, there is a hotel and B&Bís, a Holiday Park and a caravan park. Colvend has shops and amenities, a hall, school and an early church; the Colven Parish Church is a chaste early Christian church dating from 1911 set overlooking the Solway Firth. Walking and nature-watching are popular activities in the area with cliff, moor and forest walks, the Jubilee footpath passes the dark-age hill-fort, Motte of Mark, on route to Rockcliff Walk; a twelve mile strenuous walk to Sandyhills via Castle Point, there are also safe golden sandy beaches at Sandyhills and Rockcliffe. Colvend Golf Club has an 18-hole parkland golf course with the Southerness championship course only 5 miles away. The Bainloch Deer Park is nearby on Bainloch Hill and there is a Yaching Centre in Kippford approximately10 minutes away. Other attractions include the medieval Threave Castle and the beautiful Threave Gardens maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.

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Clonyard House Hotel (1.14 miles)

Clonyard House Hotel

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This small, family-run hotel is beautifully situated within 7 acres of mature gardens and woodlands, in a secluded position within a national scenic area near the Solway coast. Between the villages of ... More

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Trewan B&B (4.31 miles)

Trewan B&B
Trewan is a 300 year old traditional granite cottage on the edge of Dalbeattie Forest, with immediate access to the forest and the 7 Stanes Mountain Biking Trails.
In addition to cyclists, Trewan is ideal for ... More | visit website
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Kerr Cottage (4.55 miles)

Kerr Cottage

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Kerr Cottage is a delightful typically Scottish detached property situated on the edge of the granite town of Dalbeattie. Although it was built 165 years ago, it has been lovingly ... More

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The Pheasant Hotel (4.71 miles)

The Pheasant Hotel

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Previously known as The Commercial and the Galloway Arms the Pheasant Hotel now offers excellent accommodation for visitors to the Dalbeattie area looking for a practical and comfortable base from ... More

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Dalbeattie Guest House (5.16 miles)

Dalbeattie Guest House

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Detached family villa, all rooms enjoy an open aspect. Guests can relax in the attractively landscaped secluded garden. Ideal base for exploring the Dumfries and Galloway coastline. Ideal for walking, ... More

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Cavens Country House (7.31 miles)

Cavens Country House

Here in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, we've created an intimate country house hotel with a sense of warmth, relaxation and well-being. At CAVENS, we believe that everyone deserves a little luxury, a little ... More | visit website

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Urr Valley Hotel (7.89 miles)

Urr Valley Hotel

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The Urr Valley Hotel is a long established country house hotel set in 12 acres of mature woodland and gardens. With its stunning views across the Dumfries and Galloway countryside, it ... More

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Douglas House (7.90 miles)

Douglas House
Bed and Breakfast in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland.
Providing high quality bed and breakfast accommodation and a traditional Scottish breakfast in Castle Douglas. Visitors to this beautiful area of South West Scotland will find ... More
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Market Inn Hotel (7.94 miles)

Market Inn Hotel

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Stylishly decorated, tastefully furnished and renovated to a high standard, the Market Inn Hotel is situated in the heart of Castle Douglas, famous for its impressive cuisine. Stylish and contemporary throughout, the ... More

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Imperial Hotel (7.99 miles)

Imperial Hotel

This friendly hotel is situated in the centre of Castle Douglas, with a location ideal for fishing, walking, cycling, golfing and relaxation.
The Imperial Hotel offers 3 bars, a private car park, a pool room with ... More | visit website

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