Barr Farmhouse is peacefully situated on one side of the natural bowl that surrounds Dumfries with breath-taking views to the hills on the far side of the valley. An attractive, traditional farmhouse, full of character dating back to the early 1800s, it was completely refurbished in 2005 to a high standard (See www.barrfarmhouse.co.uk for further details and photographs).
Not only does The Barr have easy access to the main roads and motorways (we are 10 seconds and 15 metres from the A701), and acts as a natural gateway to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands of Scotland, the English Lakes and Ireland, it is an area of outstanding beauty where there is much to do for the visitor.
We are currently awaiting our assessment rating from VisitScotland this spring 2011 and hope it to be at least a four star rating.
Each of our bedrooms boasts an individual contemporary country style in both decor and furniture, with stunning vews across the Galloway hills and Criffel beyond. All have central heating and tea and coffee making facilities. Guest accommodation is at one end of the property with its own private entrance and we live at the other end, so it feels like you are in your own country home! Each bedroom has its own private facilities, either as a shower room or bathroom.
A guest drawing room is available to you during your stay where there are books to read, card and board games to play, CDs to listen to, SKY television to watch and a small library of DVDs for your use. After dinner you may relax in the comfort of your own drawing room and in the colder months in front of a roaring log burning stove. We are Wi-Fi enabled so that Internet connection is available throughout the guest house accommodation and in all the bedrooms at no extra cost. In order to preserve peace and quiet it is our preference not to have televisions in the bedrooms (SKY TV is available in your drawing room). Radios are provided in the bedrooms.
All prices are per person per night and include tea or cofee and a selection of farmhouse baking on first day of arrival (whenever you arrive!) and full breakfast - Double Room
Landmarks within 10 miles with distances (Straight Line)
| Barrs Hill - 1.04
|| Back Hill - 1.05
|| Hempland Hill - 1.73
| Hightown Hill - 2.19
|| Dalruscan Hill - 2.29
|| White Hill - 2.30
| Rorie Hill - 2.41
|| Pinnacle Hill - 2.67
|| Tinlaw - 3.30
| Whiteside Hill - 3.86