|The Bed and Breakfast accommodation is set behind the Steamboat Inn, with it's own entrance and ample parking.
The accomodation consists of Double and Twin en suite rooms, which are centrally heated and double glazed for the comfort of our guests. The bedrooms are furnished to a high standard and have colour tv, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, shaver points, complimentary snacks and Mineral Water are also provided for our guests.
The Steamboat Inn...
This historic Galloway Inn began trading about 1813, possibly the last place where many emigrants slept. It acquired its name some time before 1854, when steam paddleboats to Liverpool took emigrants to the ocean liners. Up till recently, there were marks of the bunks for sailors and emigrants on some of the walls. We now offer a far more up-to-date service for our visitors, some of whom are descendants of past emigrants. You can sit either in our lounges or out beside the Solway, to see the birds wheel above the Solway during their migrations. Coachloads of visitors come from as far away as Liverpool to watch the birds here and at nearby Nature Reserves.
Bar lunches and evening meals are also available with a large and varied menu, which is renowened for it's excellent value for money and quality.
Take the A710 from Dumfries through New Abbey, turning left at Kirkbean down the road to Carsethorn. Alternatively, take the A711 from Dumfries or Dalbeattie to Beeswing and follow the minor road to New Abbey before turning right onto the A710 at New Abbey and proceeding south towards Kirkbean. Visitors coming from Dalbeattie should follow signs towards Kippford and Southerness, but stay on the A710 coast road until they reach the junction at Kirkbean.