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Kilnmark Bothy

(Ref. 1133375)

Auchenbrack near Moniaive, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "It states starter pack for the stove, however this consists of a few firelighters and a Box of matches and newspaper."

    Reccomend taking logs as we did if it is cold on arrival the nearest place to buy logs/coal is over 5 miles away.could also do with a fireside companion set as no brush, shovel, poker available if you do use the stoves. Instructions for dishwasher unavailable it's a guessing game to work it. Apart from these few items a resutiful holiday retreat, peaceful and luxurious with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Oct 2023


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with woodburning stove, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail, WC, and washing machine
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway for 2 cars
  • Front garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.7 miles, pub 5.6 miles
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed and has a steep drop down to the road; please take care
  • Note: There are steps to the interior and exterior

The property

Moniaive 5.6 miles.

Set within rural Dumfries and Galloway, in Auchenbrack near Moniaive is Kilnmark Bothy, a charming, three-bedroom dwelling.

Encompassed by rolling, luscious hills, offering a secluded setting for relaxing and exploring, Kilnmark Bothy accommodates six guests and their furry companion, complete with a contemporary, open-plan interior.

Park up on the private driveway and unload your belongings, heading towards your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into the living space, adorned with A-framed, beamed ceilings, a fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, dining seating for six, and a homely sitting area, with a woodburning stove to light for a gentle glow.

Use this space as your social hub, or spend some time outdoors, basking in your tranquil surroundings, where you can also dine alfresco; venture indoors to the quiet nook, overlooking the garden, with a glass of wine in hand.

Slope off to sleep in one of three king-size bedrooms, one of which benefits from a private en-suite shower room, whilst the remainder are serviced by a sleek bathroom.

Awaken to views across the Scottish countryside, before grabbing your walking boots for a day of adventure.

Start your journey from Kilnmark Bothy.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1125105 & 1133374, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

Auchenbrack Cottages

Nestled within the breath-taking, Scottish countryside, in Auchenbrack near Moniaive is Auchenbrack Cottages, a delightful collection of traditional dwellings. All enjoying stunning, rural vistas, offering a haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the collection makes a wonderful base for couples, friends, and families, looking for a retreat in Dumfries and Galloway. Also offering pet-friendly accommodation, homely interiors, private gardens, and flexible sleeping arrangements, each cottage is fully-equipped for a self-catered stay, making them a great choice for such a rural setting. If you can tear yourself away, the nearest hub of amenities lies in Moniaive, with dine out options including Piccola Italia, Glenwhisk Café and Bistro, and The George pub, along with Watsons Grocers for stocking up on the essentials. For an array of attractions, guests are recommended to travel by car to Dumfries, with the opportunity to tour Robert Burns House, Dumfries Museum, and the Robert Burns Centre, with the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum on the outskirts of the town, ideal for aviation enthusiasts; riverside walks along River Nith are also popular, with many lovely bars to stop off in for a bite to eat and tipple. Set within a prime position to explore the outdoors, keen walkers, hikers, cyclists, and wildlife spotters will enjoy the setting of the collection, with plenty of trails to follow, along with Galloway Forest Park in the distance, where you can also try your hand at fishing. All of this, and more awaits at Auchenbrack Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Thornhill 9 miles; Dumfries 17 miles.

Moniaive means ‘Hill of Streams’ in Gaelic, and the village itself occupies a wonderful location at the meeting of the three glens of Craigdarroch, Dalwhat and Castlefairn. Although planned by a local landowner in the 17th century, Moniaive has a history dating back to the 10th century, and the medieval street layout is still evident. The village has been dubbed ‘One of the coolest in Scotland’ by The Times, and today it is a bustling, thriving centre with a range of facilities including a fabulous Italian restaurant. There are many events throughout the year including the Moniaive Gala and festivals for beer, bluegrass and folk music. In the hills surrounding the village are the Striding Arches, a series of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures set in the landscape. Visiting these also offers some delightful walking in the spectacular scenery. This is a wonderful village for a holiday in Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas