A local luxury bed and breakfast provider near Dumfries has received a four star Gold award from VisitScotland.

Southpark House B&B boasts a unique, peaceful and splendid edge of town location offering outstanding natural scenic views. The accommodation offers panoramic views over “the 3 valleys” with free transport provided into town to enjoy the shopping and restaurants

The B&B offers ample private and secure parking, separate guests’ kitchen with full laundry facilities and free WiFi throughout. Southpark House B&B hosts a dedicated, spacious guests’ lounge with a log burner for colder evenings.

The gold award recognises serviced accommodation businesses which consistently achieve the highest levels of excellence within their VisitScotland star grading. Businesses achieving the award will excel in the areas of customer care and hospitality and show evidence of a real commitment to staff development and training.

On securing the four star Gold award, Ewan Maxwell of Southpark House B&B said:

“We are delighted to have achieved VisitScotland’s Gold award which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to excellent customer care. Our philosophy of ‘guests come first’ has paid dividends over the years and this is reinforced by the high level of repeat business we currently enjoy. Whilst we are confident about the ever increasing visitor numbers to Scotland and prosperous times ahead for our industry, fierce competition means any awards achieved by business operators are a welcome boost”.

VisitScotland Regional Director, Paula McDonald said;

“I’m delighted that Southpark House B&B has been awarded a four star Gold award.
Continuous investment is a real sign of a strong commitment to tourism in Dumfries & Galloway so Southpark B&B is an excellent example of this. As our Spring and Summer campaign is well underway we are highlighting all the great things to see and do in the area and having a stock of good quality accommodation in the region is crucial”.

VisitScotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme currently boasts over 7,000 participants and there are 94% of participants in the scheme which has been used as an example of best practice with countries all over the world, including Sweden and Namibia, have made an investment in their business in the last two years, totaling around £70 million.
For more information visit: http://www.southparkhouse.co.uk/

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