Mote Cottage

New Cumnock, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 4238)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Dixon
    August 2015
    “The best cottage we have ever ...”
    The best cottage we have ever stayed in, everything we needed provided for us and welcoming owners.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

New Cumnock 2 miles.

A charming, brick-built, detached cottage standing alone in open farmland on a 210-acre working farm, near to the River Nith, 2 miles from the village of New Cumnock in Ayrshire.

The accommodation here at this New Cumnock cottage is set over one level, and is tastefully furnished and decorated, including a cosy woodburner in the sitting room.

Outside this New Cumnock cottage is a large enclosed garden, a bird-watcher's delight, which provides a perfect spot for BBQs and relaxation.

In season, guests are welcome to harvest fruits and vegetables from the garden, while all year round the private and peaceful setting of this New Cumnock cottage is sure to help recharge your batteries.

Use of two adult season tickets for New Cumnock Angling Association mean you can enjoy free fly fishing on Glen Afton Reservoir, a nice way to relax and unwind.

There are good walking and cycling opportunities from the doorstep, over 40 golf courses in the area, and free river and loch fishing is available from the farm.

This New Cumnock cottage makes an ideal base for touring the wonderful countryside, lovely gardens and the nearby Ayrshire beaches.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC (shower stool and bath seat available if requested at time of booking). Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large, enclosed garden to the side and rear with furniture, BBQ and lawned children's play area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Use of two adult season tickets for New Cumnock Angling Association inc. in rent
  • Note: 28th June - 5th July 2014 charged at £438, 5th - 19th July 2014 charged at £554 and 11th - 25th Oct 2014 charged at £438.

About the location


Ayr 20 miles; Dumfries 40 miles; Kilmarnock 20 miles.

The village of New Cumnock is steeped in history dating back to the 13th century. The famous Scottish poet Robert Burns frequently visited the nearby beautiful river valley of Glen Afton, and made the River Afton famous in the song 'Flow gently sweet Afton among thy green braes'. A memorial cairn has been created partway along the Glen by local Burns enthusiasts, and it has an attractive picnic area. Ideally situated for exploring the stunning scenery of Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran, the area boasts the stunning links courses of Royal Troon and Turnberry, both well worth a visit, as is the historic seaside resort of Ayr, which offers excellent shops, bars, restaurants and sandy beaches. Wonder at the spectacular 18th century Culzean Castle, in its picturesque cliff-top setting, or enjoy the 600 acre country park complete with deer park and swan pond. Visit Drumlanrig Castle to take in the fine art, antiques, impressive gardens and tea room, or take a trip to Dumfries House to view the collection of Chippendale furniture or explore the grounds of the estate - you may even encounter the resident ‘smelly’ ghost! A lovely part of Scotland, with something to suit all tastes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas