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Ernespie House Hotel (Castle Douglas, United Kingdom)

Ernespie House Hotel (Castle Douglas, United Kingdom)

About Ernespie House Hotel

The Urr Valley Hotel is three-star rated and set in 14 acres of woodland and gardens. The hotel is just over a mile from Castle Douglas. En-suite rooms at The Urr Valley Hotel feature a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee facilities. Upgrades include a four-poster bed and fireplace. Room choices include twin, double and family; the latter sleeps up to four people. The hotel is pet friendly. A surcharge may apply for services. These include: storage of walking and cycling equipment and facilities for laundry, drying and ironing, Free parking is available and free Wi-Fi is in the public areas. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner selections; in addition to a Sunday Carvery and daily bar meals. Restaurants in nearby Castle Douglas include Carlo’s, Nico’s and the Jade Palace. The hotel is a popular base for tourists, cyclists and walkers, as they explore this Dumfries and Galloway region.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 145  reviews from:
  • Hotels.com(8.4/10)
  • LocationVery good  (8.3 / 10)
  • RoomsOkay  (6.3 / 10)
  • ServiceFair  (7.4 / 10)
  • CleanlinessFair  (7.0 / 10)
  • Value for moneyOkay  (6.9 / 10)

Positive Reviews


First class breakfast.

The freshly cooked breakfast is excellent in quality and portion size. If you've never tasted Haggis before, you will leave the breakfast table with that being ticked off your ‘must do' list!


It's a dog's life!

With acres of garden and woodland, it would be a real shame if the hotel wasn't pet friendly … but it is and your pet dog can romp around with the owners' dogs to their hearts contentment. Doggy heaven!


An uphill struggle, but they are getting there.

There's 300 years of upgrading to complete here and great inroads have already taken place. Rooms are taking shape and regular visitors - there are quite a few - notice an ongoing improvement. As it is, the hotel offers great value and a very warm welcome from chatty owners and friendly, helpful staff.

Negative Reviews


Drinks don't match the food.

Food, for the main part, is very good and freshly prepared. They have yet to extend this quality to the drinks area where beer is cloudy and tastes rotten and the wine is presumably bottled by Sarson's. It has a very vinegary taste and is vastly overpriced.


Rooms are in a bad state.

There is obviously a very extensive renovation programme going on, but paying guests shouldn't have to endure: cold rooms, no bathroom curtains, the room covered in dust and no hot water due to poor water pressure.


‘Lead, kindly Light … amid th'encircling gloom'.

There is some encircling gloom here and whilst it will probably be great on completion, it might have been better to close while the work is being completed ... or offer compensatory discounts! However, if venturing out at night, you will need to take a torch as, currently; the path leading to the hotel is unlit ... and gloomy.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Café
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Express check-in
  4. Parking
  5. Terrace
  6. Pets allowed
  7. Hotel bar
  8. Conference rooms
  9. Non-smoking rooms
  10. Restaurant
  11. Snack bar
  12. WiFi in public areas
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television
  5. Hairdryer
  6. Central heating
  7. Electric kettle
  8. Radio
  9. Satellite TV
  10. Desk
  11. Sitting area
  12. Cable TV
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
Hotel characteristics
  1. LGBTQ+ friendly
  1. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


Ernespie Road , DG7 3JG , Castle Douglas , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1556209096 | Fax: +44 1556209096 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Ernespie House Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at Ernespie House Hotel?

    No, Ernespie House Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Ernespie House Hotel?

    Yes, Ernespie House Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at Ernespie House Hotel?

    Yes, Ernespie House Hotel provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Ernespie House Hotel?

    Check-in at Ernespie House Hotel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Ernespie House Hotel located?

    Ernespie House Hotel is located in Ernespie Road, DG7 3JG, Castle Douglas, United Kingdom.