Experience the ultimate family summer holiday at Dabton House

Imagine a summer holiday where cherished family moments and exhilarating outdoor activities come together in perfect alignment. Welcome to Dabton House, your dream destination for an unforgettable family getaway. Nestled in the heart of the glorious Dumfries and Galloway countryside, Dabton House offers the ideal setting to make the most of summer days, a place where you can gather with friends and family for games on the lawn, alfresco dining, tennis, and endless laughter.

Lawn Games Summer Holidays

Embrace Outdoor Living with Lawn Games

Dabton House is surrounded by four acres of manicured gardens that beckon you to come outside. Spend your days playing classic lawn games like croquet, boules, and quoits. Or challenge the family to giant snakes and ladders or volleyball. The competitive spirit is sure to thrive as you and your family engage in these timeless activities.

tennis at dabton in the summer holidays

Serving Aces for the Whole Family

For tennis enthusiasts, let Dabton House be your personal Wimbledon and serve up a game of tennis on our pristine grass court. Be the umpire for a day and organise an epic mixed doubles match that will keep everyone on their toes. Watch your team of tennis players battle it out on the court, while you enjoy delicious strawberries and cream in the picturesque walled garden.

picnics in summer holidays

Indulge in Lazy Days of Luxury

After a day of spirited games and activities, slow things down with a decadent afternoon tea taken under a parasol in the garden or in the elegant surroundings of the drawing room. Savour a menu of clotted cream and scones or a mountain of fresh strawberries & cream. For the ultimate treat indulge in a relaxing massage in the treatment room.

Summer holidays Outdoor Dining

Al Fresco Dining

The lighter nights of a Scottish summer are perfect for alfresco dining on the elegant paved terrace. Unwind in the garden and as the day draws to a close, gather the whole family on the patio for a tranquil evening with champagne, cocktails, fresh langoustines sizzling over the fire pit or cook marshmallows over the hot coals. The views of the estate and Drumlanrig Castle are spectacular and the memories unforgettable.

Al Fresco Dining in summer holidays

Ultimate Picnics - Wild Dining on the Estate

This summer, elevate your outdoor dining experience at Dabton House with our exclusive wild dining options. Picture yourself indulging in a sumptuous picnic on our estate, where the serene beauty of nature meets culinary excellence.

Our versatile 4x4s offer the ultimate flexibility in dining. Enjoy luxury al fresco meals surrounded by the Scottish countryside. Our team will meticulously prepare a table, set with elegant tableware right by the riverbank or in the rolling Dumfries and Galloway hills, providing an enchanting backdrop for your dining pleasure. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply savouring the joys of summer, our bespoke picnic service promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure amidst the tranquility of nature.

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