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The Art Bank
1 night 2 persons from £120
No Size Limits
Located in Dalbeattie, 13 miles from Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club and 14.3 miles from Dumfries and County Golf Club, The Art Bank provides accommodation with free WiFi and a garden with a terrace and mountain views. Dogs are very welcome at our property and we always make sure that we have plenty of treats at hand.
Some units also have a kitchenette equipped with a fridge and microwave.
A buffet, Full English/Irish or vegetarian breakfast is available daily at the property.
A creative and welcoming southern Scotland B&B offering dog-friendly rooms and artistic retreats You’ll find this unique bed and breakfast behind the high street facade of a former bank in Dalbeattie in South West Scotland. Rescued and renovated from years of neglect, it’s a colourful and creative place to stay with an artistic and innovative host to match. That’s Mandy, the welcoming owner of The Art Bank. For most of the year she offers bed and breakfast in the three guest rooms here, but on selected dates she also offers retreats – fully-catered events aimed at anyone who wants to explore their creative side and benefit from her experience as both artist and life coach. As a B&B, Art Bank is certainly different. No fusty old florals here and no modern neutrals either. Each of the three guest rooms has been decorated with bold colours and prints to honour a well-known artist. Choose from the Picasso Room (a family room with access to a shared bathroom), the Monet Room (a double with shared bathroom) and the Van Gogh Room (a double with an ensuite). Each is a creative cocoon that’s as comfortable as it is inspiring. All are dog-friendly and in addition to the flair in their design they are also practical and well-equipped, with comfy beds, a TV, desk and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Views from the windows are out across Dalbeattie’s rooftops, and from some aspects beyond to the surrounding hills and mountains. This is a good place to base yourself if you want to discover this area of Dumfries and Galloway. It’s in the centre of town and all its amenities are within walking distance and other highlights are a short drive away. The Dalbeattie Forest Town Wood is less than a mile south, offering tracks and trails for walking and mountain biking through the trees to Plantain Loch. It’s only a couple of miles beyond here that you hit the shoreline of an area known as the 'Scottish Riviera' or Solway Coast, where you can visit the village of Kippford or Sandyhills beach. Inland, there’s Threave Garden, home to horticulturists and a haven for wildlife on the outskirts of the foodie town of Castle Douglas. Whether you want a base in South West Scotland or are looking for a creative retreat, there’s plenty of inspiration both within and outside Dalbeattie's Art Bank.
Victoria Lancaster, September 2023
The art bank is just the most amazing b&b in Dalbeattie. You have an AMAZING welcome by the owner and her beautiful dogs. My family have stayed twice now and can't wait to go again for the amazing breakfast.. even the dogs look forward to when we finish cause they get the rest. Everyone (even the dogs) are treat the same.
Carol Woodhall, September 2023
Very friendly and welcoming. Little extras for both humans and dogs 🐕
Holly Larkin, August 2023
Because doggies are so welcome as are people
Listing Updated: 02/06/2023
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