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Gladstone House
Ranked #10 of 14 Kirkcudbright B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Going to the artists trail this past weekend I did my usual and rang to book into the Selkirk Arms unfortunately I couldn't get a room so starting searching for an alternative. We had a really lucky find in Gladstone House. A lovely couple Hillary and Gordon own this a couple who are retired and moved to kirkcudbright 15 years ago. Gordon is originally a lawyer from Stockton on tees where I'm from a small world definitely.
The breakfast was lovely Hillary makes all the home made jams and marmalades served. She also makes all the accompaniments for breakfast. Her homegrown rhubarb cooked with orange is brilliant, dried apricots steeped in earl grey tea with cherries wow and her melon with grated ginger this morning superb. Her rhubarb jam was fabulous should sell jars of it for us to take away with us.
Gordon makes his own bread brown and white. I've never seen Don my husband enjoy the bread toasted the last couple of mornings. Preferring to eat more of this bread than actually eat the full Scottish breakfast. A nice touch on the cooked breakfast was the black pudding served on a slice of cooked apple lovely.
They do evening meals as well but we just had the bed and breakfast deal.
Lovely decor using furniture from there own house when they moved here. Spend time talking to you not just a paying customer. Came as strangers left feeling like friends lovely to be able to talk to someone from my hometown.
Thank you both

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Hilary and Gordon certainly have a magic touch. After a greuling trip getting to town, we were immediately put at ease with their friendly, welcoming demeanor. Actually their hospitality started weeks before arrival helping us find a way to get into town and suggestions for what we could do while here. Nice rooms, great central location, fabulous breakfast with home made bread and marmalade, but what really engages you is the owners. For the short time we were here, it felt like home.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
Thank Robyn H
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Gordon and Hilary were great hosts. Their house is beautiful, extremely central (although very quiet) - very handy for Selkirk Arms if you are eating there. Rooms were immaculate and breakfast was wonderful. We'll definitely be back!

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
Thank alistairturnbull
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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Gladstone House for two nights. The house is a lively Georgian town house with lots of character. The room was very clean and had everything we needed and more. The bed was very comfortable and the room was spacious.
Hilary and Gordon were fantastic hosts, very easy going and friendly. They made us a pot of tea with biscuits on arrival and made maps and books of the local area available to read and use. Gordon's breakfast was delicious (kept us going all day!!) and my wife commented it was the nicest breakfast she had ate. Also, should mention the home baked bread; delicious Gordon!!
Will definitely return and strongly recommend others to do so too.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Gorytus
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Another wonderful stay with Hilary and Gordon in their charming property near the Tolbooth. The bedrooms are lovely, and we had sunshine streaming into our sitting area by the window in the morning, perfect for the morning cuppa watching the town wake up. Then a truly yummy breakfast cooked and served with wit and aplomb by Gordon, who is full of wonderful tales, and I defy you not to be laughing after just a minute or two. Hilary and Gordon are the most welcoming and wonderful hosts. This was our 3rd visit, and we will most certainly return.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank mjhe2015
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Address: 48 High Street | Kirkcudbrightshire, Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Kirkcudbright
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Ranked #10 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Kirkcudbright
Number of rooms: 3

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