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Sleeps

Sleeps: 2

Pets

Pets: 2

Bedrooms

Bedrooms: 1

Key Features of this property

  • Wifi
  • Car parking on site
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Pets stay free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location

All Features of this property

  • Barbecue
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • All En-suite
  • Open Plan
  • Bath/Shower Seat
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Quirky Exterior
  • Unique Cottages
  • More Than Dog Friendly

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
Step to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 32" Sky TV (basic package) and wooden floor.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, shower seat, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras.

Small enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Wildlife garden with bird hide and seating (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream, pond and waterwheel in the garden, 20 yards away.

Sympathetically renovated, this 18th-century stone-built cottage has its own waterwheel and lies at the edge of the small hamlet of Glenmidge. Semi-detached, it lies next to the owner’s home by the Glenmidge Burn, where the odd glimpse of an otter can be seen. Surrounded by hills and forest, the area has abundant wildlife including roe deer, foxes, badgers, tawny and barn owls, buzzards and red kites. There are trail paths for walking, running and mountain biking on the doorstep, but there are also flat routes and quiet country roads along the valley (maps are available in the cottage).
Less than a mile away up the glen stands the remains of the Lag Tower, which was built by the wealthy Grierson family in the 15th century and was last occupied by Sir Robert Grierson towards the end of the 17th century. He was best remembered as a notorious persecutor of the covenanters, and his headstone is in a local graveyard.
Situated on the Kirkpatrick Macmillan Cycle Trail, the cottage is only 5 miles away from the old Courthill Smiddy at Keir, where Kirkpatrick Macmillan invented the first pedal-driven bicycle in the world. A replica is in the museum 3 miles further on at the 17th-century Drumlanrig Castle at Thornhill. Open to the public, the castle has one hundred and twenty rooms, seventeen turrets and four towers, and is home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. As well as beautiful grounds and river walks, it boasts one of the 7stanes cycle centres, with the Ae Forest close by.
Dalswinton Loch is 4 miles away with lovely walks, and there is a replica of the first paddle-driven steam boat in the world which made its first journey on the loch. The famous poet, Robert Burns, was one of the first passengers on board; he lived and worked the farm at Ellisland, where he wrote Auld Lang Syne and Tam o’ Shanter. Ellisland Farm is a museum and visitor centre, 3 miles away.
There are several golf courses to choose from in the area: Thornhill is 7 miles, and Dumfries is 9 miles, and both offer shops and plenty of restaurants and pubs. The highest golf course in Scotland is at Leadhills, near Wanlockhead, which is also the highest village in Scotland. Lying 17 miles away, it is famous for the mining of gold and lead, and you can visit the mining museum there. The River Nith and the River Cairn are both about 2 miles away in opposite directions, both being famous for salmon, sea trout and wild brown trout fishing. Day and season tickets are available to visitors. Each fisherman is permitted to keep two salmon per season. Loch fishing for trout and course fish are also available nearby. Beach 22 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 10

    Ian

    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2019
    We had a wonderful week over Christmas at The Cottage. The owners had made a real effort to make the place feel seasonally festive and they'd decorated it beautifully. The area is very scenic with plenty of walks to take advantage of yet still only a short drive to Dumfries to take advantage of the shops/facilities there. The property was presented to a very high standard and contained all the necessities for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Would love to come back in the summer months as the weather was as you'd expect in December, quite wet and misty. Rosamund and Frank were excellent hosts and couldn't do enough for us. Rosamund even popped in on Xmas day to check that their grandchildren weren't making too much noise from next door (they weren't). Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • 10

    Tonita

    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2019
    We couldn't have wished for a nicer place, everything we needed was there and the owners more than happy to help with anything else. For a relaxing holiday this is a must, and the dogs were left little treats, and a very nice welcome basket.

  • 10

    Rosemarie

    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 07/09/2019
    This has to be in the best cottage we have stayed in, and we have done a few. Owners are friendly (amazing) nothing too much trouble. Cottage location wonderful, peaceful and tranquil. Exceptional clean, everything you could possible want. Dog friendly. Even dog dish’s ,towels, treats. Welcome basket for us. Home from home. Really didn’t want to leave. Wild life, stream, BBQ, sun beds. And will be going back. Area is stunning too.

  • 10

    JOHN

    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2019
    We had a brilliant time very remote very quiet so relaxing...rosamund and Frank are lovely people helped with anything...if you want peace and quiet beautiful place to stay ...shops about 7 miles away not a problem at all...we loved it

  • 10

    Joe

    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2019
    Highly recommended, beautiful cottage in the middle of nowhere. Owners live next door, friendly and personable. I’m sure we’ll return to this little gem.

  • 8

    Sue

    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 10/05/2019
    Enjoyed the cottage break very much Rosamund was very helpful. Cleanliness was second to none , thought the welcome basket, bottle of Prosecco and doggie treats were such a lovely touch

9.7 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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