Recent comments from our Visitors Book

 A wonderfully relaxing and tasty overnighter on our way home.

 – Ally and Tony 

Five * rating goes  nowhere near!

 – Victoria

Absolutely beautiful stay. Such gracious hosts and five * plus

– Ali


– Dave and Maggie

A very special stay with charming hosts.

– John and Jan

A real pleasure staying here!

– Steve and Julia

The best hospitality and food

– Peter and Philippa

Thank you for such hospitality and food.  A very special home.

– Roger and Elaine

Another fabulous visit.  Fabulous food, comfy bed and of course, the best company

– Judith and Mike

Some more comments from our Visitors Book

Lovely stay and good food 

Peter & Liz

What a gorgeous home – we enjoyed it so much 

Claire & Paul

Wonderful house and welcome and great the second time round – fab breakfast!

– Peter & Philippa

Beautiful house and incredible hosts. Will return shortly for the fish pie! 

– Joseph

Lovely home here – delightful hosts and doggies

– Isabella

Everything perfect

– Marianne

Here I am again – so good to come back and feel comfortable

– Janet

Many thanks. What a lovely place

– David & Veronica

...plus some online reviews from our past guests

We stayed in the 2 double bedrooms in the house for 5 nights in a glorious Autumn setting. The rooms were very comfortable and had all the accessories that we could possibly require. Our hosts Andrew and Kirsteen looked us incredibly well……..entirely consistent with previous reports. We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-dinner drinks and 3 course dinner with them on 3 of the evenings that chose to remain at base. We found Applegarth House to be an excellent central and convenient base for exploring Dumfries & Galloway.
– David, Bakewell { Oct 2023 }

Kirsteen and Andrew are wonderful hosts – nothing is too much trouble and dinners are very entertaining. Applegarth House is a delightful base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway. One of the best Sawdays stays we have had.
–  Michael, Bath { Oct 2023 }

Wonderful in every way. I wanted to thank you both so very much for such a lovely stay with you at the end of August. You have such a beautiful home and could not have been more kind and welcoming to me. The room I stayed in was so wonderfully comfortable, I wished I could have stayed for longer. Supper and breakfast were completely delicious — and a drink on your lovely terrace was just such a lovely way to start the evening. I really appreciated your warm welcome for the dogs, too. I am sincerely grateful. Thank you again so very much. I could not have asked for a lovelier stay. It was everything I wanted and needed and much more. I do hope to see you again.
–  Charlotte Oct { 2023 }

We had 4 wonderful nights staying at Applegarth House just out of Lockerbie. Kirsteen is an outstanding host, and along with her husband, Andrew, made our stay most enjoyable and memorable. The house is stunning and immaculately maintained, our bedroom suite was large, with beautiful decor and well-equipped. The bathroom was similarly impressive. Breakfast — which was absolutely delicious — was served in a large dining /sitting room area, filled with light and charming furniture. Kirsteen has excellent advice about day trips in the area. We heartily endorse a stay at Applegarth House.
– Lynne, Australia { Sep 2023 }

Applegarth House is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast with Dinner. The rooms are beautiful, very comfortable beds and super bed linen. Big fluffy towels, tea, coffee, TV and WiFi all provided. Kirsteen and Andrew are great hosts providing delicious home-cooked food at dinner and breakfast.
– Fiona { Nov 2022 }

Just excellent from start to finish. We stayed a week ago, the hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming. Standards were really high and the bed room – ensuite gorgeous. Just a lovely country house, beautifully decorated but there was a relaxed feeling about it. We opted to have dinner there and the four cheese soufflé’s were just perfect. Really good breakfast with own eggs, marmalade etc. Will go back without a doubt. We were there at the same time as guests who were ‘returners’ interestingly.
– Gavin { Jun 2022 }

Kirsteen and Andrew are wonderful hosts and have a lovely house I which to welcome their guests.  A big room with all the necessary facilities, great big bed and very comfortable.  Liz was not feeling well on the evening of our arrival so could not take dinner.  Kirsteen and Andrew offered to keep me company for drinks and for dinner together.  Most welcoming. We will be back.

– Peter & Liz { March 2022 }

Applegarth is a lovely house in a stunning location, we are regular visitors on our way to and from the Highlands.  However, it is much more than a convenient stopover.  Kirsteen and Andrew are superb hosts who ensure every home comfort has been thought of.  We look forward to visiting again soon.

– Sue { October 2021 }

Andrew and Kirsteen are very friendly and make you feel at home. We had delightful stay at Applegarth and would stay again.

– Roger { September 2021 }

A most delightfully warm welcome to this elegant house which has been beautifully restored by Kirsteen and Andy.  We enjoyed a lovely evening meal and after a very comfortable night’s rest a delicious breakfast which sustained us for the day!  Many thanks indeed.
– Sue { Sep 2020 }

Applegarth ticked every box – Kirsteen and Andrew have got the recipe spot on – right from the warm welcome, the delicious tea and dinner, the ambience, the super comfy rooms and what made it for us was the personal touch from both of you.  It felt like we were at a friendly dinner party on Saturday and then to come down to banners and hats on Nick’s birthday the following morning was just so incredibly thoughtful and kind.  We will definitely return!

– Catherine and Nick { October 2021 }

A most delightfully warm welcome to this elegant house which has been beautifully restored by Kirsteen and Andy. We enjoyed a lovely evening meal and after a very comfortable night’s rest a delicious breakfast which sustained us for the day!  Many thanks indeed.
– Sue { September 2020 }

A most luxurious B&B where Kirsteen and Andrew looked after all our needs in the warmest and friendliest way and also provided delicious breakfasts and dinners

– Tim and Sue { August 2020 }

A superb stay, Kirsteen and Andrew were wonderful hosts, particularly as we booked with zero notice after France was put off limits.  We stayed for a week and enjoyed excellent food and company.  The house is beautiful and homely and our dog was also generously looked after as one of the family.  Plenty to do in the area, rain or shine.  Kirsteen and Andrew also do excellent evening meals – delicious home cooking.  Everything you’d hope for in a Sawday’s B&B, and much, much more.  Thank you for a very special holiday!

– Marina and Mark { August 2020 }

We had a fantastic stay on our way to the north – Caithness.  Ultra comfortable and delicious food.  Plus a very warm welcome from Kirsteen and Andrew.  Cannot recommend more highly.

– Marie { Aug 2020 }

We were looking for somewhere to stay to break up our journey to elope on the west coast of Scotland.  Applegarth House looked perfect online and it didn’t disappoint.  Kirsteen and Andy were the perfect hosts.  We had homemade scones and tea in the garden on arrival, flowers and a wedding card in our room, celebratory champagne before dinner, a delicious dinner cooked by Kirsteen and Andy lit a fire pit in the garden so we could sit out and enjoy our complimentary bottle of wine in the evening.  The room and bathroom was simply beautiful too.  And breakfast was delicious.  Thank you so much!     

– Katherine { Aug 2020 }

What a wonderful stay.  Delicious food and terrific hosts. This idyllic corner of the borders is the best kept secret of the Scottish Tour and if there ever was a reason to put it firmly on the map, it must be the welcome and the hospitality you receive at Applegarth.

– Alison { July 2020 }

We had the most wonderful stay with Kirsteen and Andrew at Applegarth House and they both went out of their way to make our visit to our lovely home, on one of the windiest and wettest weekends of the year so far, as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.  They are consumate hosts and Kirsteen is a fantastic cook and we enjoyed the most delicious dinner and breakfast – hugely recommended and in the most idyllic part of the world, close to the River Annan but just minutes from the A74(M).

– Jonathan { February 2020 }

Thank you Kirsteen and Andrew for my two nights at Applegarth House. You and your dogs couldn’t have been more welcoming to me and me and Lilah, my Labrador!  My room was very luxurious with the most enormous comfortable bed.  Kirsteen produced delicious breakfasts and evening meals.  Applegarth is surprisingly convenient from the motorway driving north and south, yet you are in the heart of the countryside.  I would fully recommend this as a lovely, friendly and comfortable place to stay.  We will definitely be back!

– Shellie, London { January 2020 }

A delightful family home with the most welcoming hosts, who will go above and beyond to make your stay pleasant and memorable.  A home from home for guests.

– Edna, Sawday’s Inspector, 
{ September 2019 }