Rivendell is a striking Arts and Crafts mansion, set just 15 minutes' walk from the town centre of Dumfries and its railway station. It features Each of the unique, luxurious en suite bedrooms is beautifully decorated and furnished to the highest of standards, with genuine antiques in-keeping with the age and style of the house where possible. The comfy king-size beds, with their crisp white sheets and quality bedding, guarantee a good night’s sleep. In addition, a TV, tea and coffee facilities and lots of other home comforts are provided which will make your stay a perfect one.with antique furnishings and . Guests also benefit from free on-site .
An en suite bathroom, a large flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities are provided in each room, as well as ironing facilities. Secure storage is also available for cyclists, golfers and walkers.
Restaurants and pubs can be found nearby, and there are a range of shops and a retail park in Dumfries.
Guests can enjoy mountain biking, salmon fishing and golfing in the surrounding area. The beautiful Solway Coast and Southern Upland Hills are within 20 minutes' drive of the Rivendell.
Rivendell has quality accommodation and is a striking and thoroughly unique Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired Arts and Crafts Mansion dating from 1924.
We are situated less than a mile from Dumfries town centre and its numerous shops, pubs and restaurants but within easy access to the main A75 trunk road and local railway station.
There’s no need to resist the charms of the Rivendell Bed & Breakfast
Only a 15 minute walk from the centre of Dumfries The Rivendell Bed & Breakfast is located in prime position whether you are visiting Dumfries & Galloway on business or pleasure.
Rivendell was built in 1924 as a private residence for a member of the Penman family who prospered locally as early exponents of the motor TRADE. The design was carried out by one of six students who studied directly under Charles Rennie Mackintosh at Glasgow School of Art and his influence is still obvious throughout with stained glass tulips and hand beaten brassworks as a recurring feature. This is typical of the Arts and Crafts period of the early twentieth century where much of a building’s aesthetic appeal was due to the very high standard of true craftsmanship required by the builders.
The house was originally known as ‘Mile Ash’ due to a tree which was planted at the main gate and was measured to be exactly one mile from Dumfries’ Midsteeple, this being considered to be the formal centre of the old town.
The 19th century property has been beautifully restored and a great deal of care has been taken to ensure the elegant property maintains its original character and charm.
After the extensive renovations, Bruce opened for business as Rivendell in July, 2002 and has continued to improve and expand since and now boasts ten letting bedrooms and eight staff. The restoration was carried out as sympathetically as possible and the character of the original design has been retained. Modern features such as fibre optic high speed broadband and gas central heating are, of course, invisible but vital for modern living and travel.
Bruce still considers Rivendell to be an ongoing project and every year sees further developments and improvements intended to enhance guests experience whilst preserving what is a wonderful and unique building.
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