Rooms now available for the Wigtown Book Festival 27/09/24 – 06/10/24 (tbc) (2 night minimum stay) Contact us directly for further information.
Welcome to Scotland’s National Booktown
Hillcrest House is set on the southern edge of town overlooking Wigtown Bay & the Solway Firth. Built in 1875 as a private house, it is an imposing Victorian villa that retains many original features, which we have sympathetically brought up to date to provide all the modern facilities expected by our guests, whilst retaining the charm and character of the house.
All six of our rooms have en-suite facilities, hospitality tray featuring a great range of Fairtrade products, 32″ smart TV, digital alarm clock, hairdryer & lovely bathroom essentials from Noble Isle. We offer free mesh wi-fi throughout the house, lockable bike storage & plenty of onsite parking. All rooms bar two are pet friendly.
We serve set evening meals by prior arrangement and we are also fully licensed, with a great range of wines, spirits, beers and over 18 single malts.
Whether you are taking a break to drive along the South West Coastal 300, or stargaze in our Dark Sky Park, bird-watch (several of our rooms look directly towards RSPB Baldoon), walk, cycle, wander along a deserted beach, visit gardens like Threave or Castle Kennedy, enjoy a round of golf at one of the 20 odd courses within a one hour drive, fish, or just relax and mooch round Wigtown’s many bookshops, stay with us, eat with us, and share with us the beauty of Dumfries and Galloway.
- Baggage store
- Books galore
- Cosy Coffee Corner
- Bike lock-up
- Free ‘mesh’ WiFi
- 32″ smart TV’s
- USB plug in sockets
- Beautiful garden
- Dog towels bowls treats etc.
- Great Scottish Breakfast
- Free On-site parking
Activities and Experiences nearby
- Bird watching
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
- Art galleries & museums
Hillcrest House is a great B&B/guest house, with an excellent location for our 2-night stay, for exploring the town and the surrounding area. The views over the estuary from our room were superb. The impression given is that nothing is too much trouble for the owners to make sure your stay is all that you want. We will definitely stay here again on future visits to the area.
Hillcrest Self-Catering Annexe
We also have a newly upgraded self-catering annexe. Inside you will find a gleaming contemporary-styled dwelling, holding an open-plan living space that makes a lovely area for unwinding and spending quality time with your loved one. Contact us directly for the very best rates.