Characterful house in town centre.

Apartment - Private room · Queen Street, Dumfries, DG1 2JF, United Kingdom
Your host, Luke
12 Reviews
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The Space

Double room within private house, where architect lives and works from home.
Unusual house, c.1800, with character, rescued from a derelict state in 2004-7. "Well-worn" interior, but comfortable.

Double room - £35 single occupancy, £55 for two people. Can offer single sofabed in sitting room for third person if required (additional £20). 20% of price goes to local historic building charity.

(Subject to availability) there is also a self-contained 2-bedroom flat at the top of the same house. If not appearing as other listing, it's not available.

Guest Access

Guests have their own room, and access to the rest of the house and small garden (perfect in the summer for lazing about with a book if the sun shines, or for a barbeque).
Shared shower room.
Please feel free to use kitchen.

Interaction with Guests

I run a small architectural practice from home, so I am usually around, but engaged with work during the day. If I am free in the evening, I am very happy to share a glass of wine or a meal with guests. Alternatively, there are a few restaurants within walking distance of the house.

The Neighborhood

House is well-placed near the high street in the historic town centre for all transport links, shops, cafes, museums, archive centre, and other amenities.
Good walks along the river from the town. A good base for exploring the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region.

Getting around

Seven minutes' walk to train station (for trains to Glasgow, Carlisle, Newcastle).
Local public transport is not brilliant. But house is in centre of town, where there are stops for local and national bus services.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The most deeply pleasant place I've stayed in as a guest.

    July 2014
  • Luke was fantastic. He was completely understanding even when I made a very last minute booking. He was kind enough to cook both dinner and breakfast (giving me the opportunity to try haggis for the first time), and was an excellent conversationalist.

    The accommodations were ideal; Luke lives in a beautiful, restored home that is seconds away from the city center.

    June 2014
  • Luke was a fantastic host. Thoughtful, kind and very accommodating person, offering great company and conversation. We shared a dinner with Luke by candlelight and had a lovely evening, followed by a fantastic breakfast which was freshly made by him. The photos capture Luke's unique and eclectic furniture and decoration. This is an old house with lots of very original and untouched parts. So not a hotel, much more of an experience with a very likeable and interesting host. Would love to cross paths again in the future.

    June 2014
  • Tremendous.

    May 2014
  • I was absolutely entranced by Luke's lovely home and hospitality. A truly gracious host who provided wonderful breakfasts and even a bicycle so I could cycle my way down the River Nith. I had a truly wonderful time in the beautiful town of Dumfries that I will not soon forget. Thank you so much Luke!

    April 2014
  • The stay in Luke's home was great! Not only is his house really comfy and indeed characterful, Luke is also a very friendly, helpful and generous host.

    February 2014
  • I LOVED Luke's place. I didn't want to leave! Cozy comfy bed and GOOD linen, nice towels, lovely breakfasts and the best cup of coffee I've had since arriving in the UK 5 months ago. Luke was happy to give direction, make suggestions and help in any way he could. I loved the house...the character of it is extraordinary. Great location too...walking distance to everything in Dumfries. I will be back!

    January 2014
  • Lukes home is beautiful. It's been gently brought back to life with great detail and all the beautiful layers preserved with care. Our room was great, surrounded by carefully selected pieces of furniture and a great selection of books, the bed was very comfortable also.
    As a host Luke was very accommodating and friendly and cooked a great breakfast in the morning.
    I would recommend Luke's home with no hesitation. The perfect host indeed.

    November 2013
  • A very good host with a great house in the center of Dumfries. You will get advise, a great breakfast and a good talk. If you like books and architecture, you will love this place! Recommended!

    August 2013
  • Luke was very welcoming, friendly and extremely generous. Excellent value for money!:)

    August 2013
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