Bessie's Hill B&B

Bessies Hill BB

Bessie’s Hill B&B is a small, quiet, local business run by Ian and Sarah Stuart, situated in the Eskdalemuir valley, 2 miles from Samye Ling. We offer bed and breakfast accommodation for up to 4 guests: a twin room on the first floor, with an adjacent shared bathroom; and a double room on the ground floor, with a bathroom on the same floor. Daily costs, including single rates, are listed on our website

Bessies Hill double room

Breakfast ranges from cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt, and fresh bread, to a full cooked breakfast. We specialise in vegetarian food, although we can offer non-vegetarian alternatives by prior arrangement. We can provide gluten-free food, also by prior arrangement. Our B&B was inspected by Dumfries and Galloway Council in accordance with current food hygiene legislation and passed the inspection on 11th January 2017.

​We will take well-behaved dogs – please discuss this with us before booking. Our house is surrounded by livestock, and dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times. This is the responsibility of the dog’s owner.

Bessies Hill twin room

Families are welcome – please ring us to discuss your needs.

How to book

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Tel: 013873 73229

Mobiles: Ian 07811 956016  Sarah 07540 439814

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