Elizabeth Ann Hughes invites you to come and relax in stylish luxury at the delightful Scaurbridge House, Penpont, Thornhill, a local pink sandstone Georgian manse. The perfect place to unwind. Small private country house offering bed and breakfast all tailored to make your stay the very best at the most reasonable price. Welcoming, romantic, log fires, beautiful country garden with superb views to the Lowther Hills.
Conveniently positioned for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayr and Carlisle, Scaurbridge House is just 4 miles from Drumlanrig Castle and 30 from Dumfries House. Fishing, shooting, walking, birdwatching, country pursuits and lots of unspoilt nature are in abundance here or nearby. Let me organise an itinerary or wander at will if you prefer. Whatever you choose, you can be assured of my attention to detail and 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. If art is your pleasure, many interesting local artists offer visits to their studios showing a highly eclectic range of works during Spring Fling weekend at the end of May and throughout the year.
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 in the 14th Century. Just 100 yards from the beautiful River Scaur and its stunning glen and one mile from where the bicycle was invented in Keir Mill. Seven Stanes mountain biking trails are easily accessible as are the bespoke trails in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle. Not far from Wanlockhead, Scotland's highest village where you can still pan for gold! The exciting new Annandale Whisky Distillery is an easy drive.