Why We Love It
- This historic property is amid "the gentle hills and lush valleys of Dumfries and Galloway," close to "some of southern Scotland's finest attractions" (Lonely Planet)
- The hotel is part of a 45-acre estate beside the River Nith, and has its own private fishing beat
- Poet Robert Burns lived on a nearby farm and was a regular visitor
Rooms & Rates
Set in 45 acres of tranquil parkland and woodland, Friars Carse is a country estate within the grounds of what was originally a 13th-century friary. The poet Robert Burns spent much of his short but eventful life in the vicinity of Friars Carse -- even engraving lines with his diamond-point pen on the summer-house windows. The stencil is now on display at Ellisland Farm Museum, which is a short walk away.
The hotel is on the banks of the River Nith, and offers seasonal angling opportunities exclusively for hotel guests (supplements apply). There is also tackle storage, a drying room and freezing facilities on site.
From the hotel, Sandyhills Beach is a 40 minutes' drive away, while Sweetheart Abbey is 20 minutes' drive. The ruins of Dundrennan Abbey -- where Mary, Queen of Scots spent her final night in Scotland -- and the moated triangular Caerlaverock Castle are both within 50 minutes'drive.
The Whistle Restaurant uses seasonal produce and offers an extensive wine list. It was here that a famous drinking competition between Burns and Fergusson of Craigdarroch took place -- to win the right to be put into verse by Burns.
Rooms have free Wi-Fi, and many have views across the well-maintained lawns.
- 100% smoke-free
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Internet access
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub (in some rooms)
- Complimentary parking
- Off-street parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible restaurant
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests: Extra guests charges apply as follows: £10 per child, per night for children aged 13 and under. There are no extra beds for older children or adults. Infant's cot available on request for children aged 3 and under. Extra beds/cots must be requested upon booking. Please use the Special Requests field to request an extra bed/cot. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions for information about room occupancy levels. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an infant's cot/crib or an extra bed and confirm the age of the third guest.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request, in a limited number of rooms: £10 per pet, per night. Please enquire directly with the hotel before booking.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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