West Winds

Collin near Dumfries, Scotland (Ref. 4394)

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Cottage features

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

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  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

Torthorwald 3 miles. A stone-built, detached cottage on a sloping hillside close to the villages of Torthorwald and Collin, 4 miles from Dumfries. A mixture of the traditional and modern, this Dumfries cottage has been renovated to give a traditional cottage feel, with modern touches such as an inset gas fire making attractive additions to the accommodation. There is a substantial garden to the rear of this Dumfries cottage, with a mixture of lawn and woodland with open views onto surrounding farmland. There is not only a pond in the garden, but also a stream running through it, making it a lovely spot on a summer's afternoon. A quality property, this Dumfries cottage has been well equipped and decorated with charm and style. It also benefits from a ramp at the rear and a specially designed bathroom with underfloor heating and handrails, ensuring less mobile guests can enjoy their stay here. There is excellent walking from the doorstep, Glasgow is just an hour's drive away and there is also easy access to the northern part of the Lake District and the magnificent Hadrian's Wall. Cyclists will enjoy the highly acclaimed mountain bike trails, golfers are well catered for with 29 courses to choose from and there are ample opportunities for loch and river fishing.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower cubicle, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Conservatory dining area. Sitting room with living flame gas fire.

Amenities

Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, books/games/DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Large rear garden area with furniture. Lawned area with stream and pond. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: Unfenced stream and pond - children to be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

TORTHORWALD

Dumfries 4 miles.

The historic village of Torthorwald can be traced to the 13th century and the ruins of Torthorwald Castle date from the 15th century. The village also contains a 19th century cruck-framed and thatched cottage, now restored and a listed building maintained by a local heritage association.The village has a hotel and a village hall. An annual Scarecrow Fun Day involves villagers erecting scarecrows in their front gardens. Only 4 miles away is Dumfries, known, like its football club, as 'Queen of the South'. Founded as a Royal Burgh in 1186, the surrounding area contains many castles, abbeys and even a Tibetan Buddhist Centre. Many forests abound with excellent walking and cycling. Dumfries is also a good centre for touring the rest of the area - the spectacular triangular Caerlaverock Castle and its nature reserve; New Abbey and the Solway Coast - and a starting point for travelling west into the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and the rest of Galloway.