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West Germany
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Grandson and self meandering home after a trip to Northern Ireland, needing a bed for the night. This little guest house is in the middle of nowhere with the most superb view of the fields down to the Solway Firth. Lovely people, so hospitable, delightful room and lovely (though tiny) bathroom very cleverly planned with all the facilities needed. Beautiful...

1Thank lucasgran
Linda W, Owner at Alva Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your review on tripadvisor,i am pleased that you enjoyed you overnight stay with us,and it was nice to meet you and your grandson Lucas.

Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 13 July 2013

A Warm Welcome Awaited us from Linda & John Woods.Our Dogs loved the beautiful gardens and the very kind couple who chatted away to them. Great breakfast in beautiful dining room with fab sea views. Bedroom so relaxing & peaceful. fab facilities. spotless clean & comfortable. Home from Home environment. thanks again carol,freda,carol & paul and our eight dogs :)

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Linda W, Owner at Alva Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for putting a review on Tripadvisor,also for the prezzies you left for us,it was really nice of you all to that,and a pleasure to have you and the dogs.

Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

A fab guest house that catered for not only people, but dogs too. Needed a stop over on the way from the highlands to Wales and my patent found this place online. Hosts were really friendly and welcoming, the room was clean and spacious with easy access outside to avoid traipsing through the rest of the house with a dog....

1Thank inkfairy
Linda W, Owner at Alva Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review on Tripadvisor,we try to make it an enjoyable time,for whoever comes to Alvaguesthouse,human or dogs.

Reviewed 2 June 2013

Some friends and I stayed here in early May for a night, and it was an absolutely lovely experience. My partner, daughter and I had the family room, which has a large bedroom and also a separate sitting room, which is a great thing to have, I wish all places did the same as it makes life much easier. There...

Thank LeighRob
Linda W, Owner at Alva Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your review,i am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Alvaguesthouse,and it is nice to know we are doing it right. Thanks again, Linda

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Me and my partner stayed on Friday night. The welcome was warm and genuine, the room very comfortable and the breakfast lovely. If you are travelling the Solway coast, we can whole-heartedly recommend Alva as a place to lay your head !

1Thank David L
Linda W, Owner at Alva Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for putting a review on Tripadvisor,it was a nice surprise,i am pleased you and you partner enjoyed your stay,and the breakfast. Thanks again, Linda

Reviewed 25 February 2013

When we arrived at Alva House we hadn't expected it to be so lovely. Very comfortable, clean, warm and beautiful room with splendid views over the Solway. Linda and John were very friendly, interesting and helpful with local knowledge. Lovely breakfasts, made even better by the stunning sight of thousands of Barnacle Geese flying into the near field in the...

2Thank MacFhearghuis
Eccleston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2012

My husband and I stayed at Alva house for four nights, but really we could have stayed indefinitely. The hosts, Linda and John are the friendliest people you could hope to meet and the house itself is beautiful, as is the large garden. Our poodle Gabriel was treated as one of the family. There's wildlife galore; birds, squirrels, fishes and...

2Thank Dawniella
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2012

A lovely guesthouse in a stunning location, Linda and John couldn't have been more welcoming. The room was perfect- we have two lively toddlers and every last detail had been thought of. We had a large bedroom with comfortable beds and a separate lounge area next to the room complete with a box of toys to keep the boys entertained....

2Thank Jackie S
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2011

John & Linda, where so friendly and helpful the accomodation was faultless and nothing was too much for them, We where so happy that we actually gave them more than they asked for (Never done that before) the week with John & Linda was that good. You can see the sea from the house and there was a lot of...

4Thank Roger G
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2011

John and Linda the owners were very friendly and welcoming to us and our cocker spaniel Charlie. The room was clean and spacious and led right onto the lovely garden. We had an excellent dinner as well as the fabulous breakfast the next morning. Within easy reach of lovely beaches such as Sandyhills.

5Thank AndrewP_11

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
ALL WELCOME incl walkers, birders, cyclists, golfers, anglers etc. Good wholesome food. Evening Meal/Packed Lunch on request. Relax in our garden & watch red squirrels each day. Private parking/Bike Lock-up. Easy for Sandyhills Beach, Rockcliffe, Kippford with marina, New Abbey for Sweetheart Abbey and further afield, Threave Gardens and Castle, Loch Ken including RSPB Reserve and Kite Trail. RSPB Mersehead is only 2 miles by road where Pink-footed and Barnacle Geese roam in their thousands between October and May. Good birdwatching can be enjoyed at Carsethorn and Southerness. Birds include Purple Sandpipers, Knot, Ringed Plover, Red-breasted Merganser, Pintail, Scaup, Whimbrel, Peregrine, Raven, Barn Owl and Hen Harrier. Go pony-trekking at Barend Riding Centre or take a ride around Bainloch Deer Park. Do come and enjoy a well-earned and competitively priced break with us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alva Guesthouse

Address: Alva House | Mainsriddle, Dumfries DG2 8AG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Dumfries
Price Range: $67 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Alva Guesthouse Dumfries, Scotland
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“All rooms have the gorgeous view and are very peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles lucasgran, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
“We had the downstairs double to be closest to the garden for our dog. It was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles Dawniella, 16 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Any room is excellent but the love and friendship that fill this house is something else”
 of 5 bubbles RogerG753, 14 Sep 2011 | Read review
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