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Marr Cottage

(Ref. 1097599)

Thornhill, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "A idyllic cottage nestling on a hillside that catches the sun all day combined with wonderful scenery."

    Thank you Keith for coming to stay at Marr Cottage and taking the time to leave us lovely feedback. I hope Lesley had a lovely memorable birthday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2024

  • "A beautifully maintained and spotless cottage."

    From the bowl of free range eggs to the jar of delicious chocolate cakes and biscuits to the basket of dog toys in the cupboard, not a single thought had been forgotten to make us feel truly welcome. The hosts, Pauline and Derek were so friendly, even to Derek kindly coming to find us in the local village when we had got ourselves well and truly lost in deepest, darkest Dumfries-shire and leading us right to the cottage. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds/pillows very comfortable. Our two large Golden Retrievers slept with us on their vet bed in the twin bedroom and there was stacks of room. The dogs loved the totally secure garden. I would gladly give more than 5 stars if I could! We've rented quite a few cottages over the years and this was undoubtedly the best of the bunch. We'll be back!

    It was lovely to have you staying at Marr Cottage, we are so happy you all enjoyed yourself. Many thanks for taking the time and giving us fantastic feedback. We would love to see you and the dogs return.Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0May 2024

  • "Marr cottage is everything you could hope for in a holiday cottage, spotlessly clean and situated in a stunning location."

    The owners Pauline and Derek were very friendly and helpful we will definitely be back.

    Many thanks Doris, I am so pleased you all enjoyed your holiday and hopefully revisted old memories. Hope you got your chips ha ha We would love to see you back including wee Rudy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doris5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    You’re made to feel welcome as soon as you arrive. Fresh eggs from the farm were delicious. The kitchen is really equipped for cooking a meal. The garden was perfect for our two boxers dogs. There was sheep and lamb in the field right next to us so we got to watch the lambs playing around most mornings. The beds were comfortable and the whole cottage was clean/spotless. We all felt right at home. The weather wasn’t the best but we made the most of it and hopefully can return in the summer. If not for the rain I would have been in the garden most of the time. We went to the Thornhill inn for dinner one night which was great pub grub food. Not far from the cottage only about 15/20 mins. We also drove to Sandyhills beach one day with was about an hour away. But worth the drive even if it did rain. The beach was lovely and the dogs had a blast. We went for dinner to the birchtree hotel when we left sandyhills and the meal was amazing. Must visit if your heading down there. We will defo visit again soon. Thanks to Pauline and Derek for being amazing hosts. Kelly Kev Charley & The Girls Tilly Billie xx

    Wow, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so happy you all had an enjoyable time even with the weather. Glad you enjoyed exploring the area. We would love to welcome you all back. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Apr 2024

  • "I would just like to say,that it was very appreviative of all the thought into making our stay memorable."

    Leaving some treats for us and our pets etc.The cottage was equipped with everything we needed(except I missed my air fryer when cooking breakfast.)we have really enjoyed staying in your beautiful cottage and we would definitely stay again,Thankyou! Stunning views and the lambs so beautiful!

    Hi Lynda, I am so pleased to hear that you and the family enjoyed themselves here and you all enjoyed your holiday. I will address the air fryer, never gave one a thought (you should have said and I could have given you one). We would love to welcome you and the dogs back, take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2024

  • "What an absolute gem of a cottage."

    Well furnished and very comfortable. The enclosed garden was great even for a larger dog as I have a German Shepherd so I could relax with her sniffing around the garden.The location is very scenic with only the sheep and pheasants in the neighbouring fields. Added bonus was a trip to the farm with Pauline the owner to see the newborn lambs, definitely the highlight for me. Can’t wait to visit again.

    Judith, thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. It was great to have you and Beauty stay at Marr Cottage, I am so happy you both enjoyed yourself. Thanks for all your help with the lambs, the farmer counted them when you left just to make sure ha ha. Really hope to see you soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Marr Cottage, it was spotlessly clean and everything we needed was there."

    The dogs loved their treats and we did too, thank you. The secure garden was so good for the dogs. We will be back.

    Thank you very much. it was lovely having you all and so glad you had the weather to go exploring in the area. We really do hope we will see you both and the dogs back here. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful cozy spotlessly clean cottage … the owners have thought of absolutely everything you require for a cottage holiday for you and your dogs."

    Owners were delightful could happily live full time in Marr Cottage. Thank you we will be back.

    We are so happy to know that you all enjoyed your holiday and we would love to see you all back some day. Thank you for being sheep watcher while you were here ha ha. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2024

  • "What an Amazing cottage!"

    ! It is set in a very rural location which was perfect for us. It was exceptionally clean, very homely and very well equipped. Pauline and Derek had thought about absolutely everything. The garden was very secure which gave us peace of mind with our very adventurous Westie. The peace and quiet was so relaxing, just what we needed. Really can't wait to return x

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and kind words, we are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay here. We would love to welcome you back. Hopefully see you all soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2024

  • "Delightful stay at this cottage Spotlessly clean very well equipped."

    So happy to give 10 warm and comfortable Everything provided for your stay Large safe enclosed garden where our two dogs had such fun. A special thank you to Pauline and Derek ( the owners) who were so kind and friendly providing us with free range eggs from their farm and letting us meet their sheep. Very happy to recommend Marr Cottage a real treat to escape from the stress, hustle and bustle of busy life. Thank you so much

    It was lovely to meet you all and thank you for choosing to stay at Marr Cottage. Winnie the sheep is looking forward to seeing you again ha ha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jan 2024

  • "Are second stay a Marr cottage, l think that says it all, well would never return if it hadn't impressed the first time."

    Thank you, we were really flattered when you decided to return, thank you. Also appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback. Who knows, we might even see you next year. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful anniversary weekend at Marr Cottage, the hosts have literally thought of everything to make it a cosy, lovely wee hideaway surrounded by fields and the most incredible night skies and sunrise."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and every thing you could possibly want has been thought of, it’s by far the best place we’ve been to and will definitely be back.

    Fantastic, thank you, we couldn't have asked for better feedback. We are glad that you had a peaceful and enjoyable anniversary, time spent on your own away from all the hustle and bustle. Of course we would love to welcome you back anytime and thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful surroundings, remote location to get away from the hustle & bustle."

    The cottage was very comfortable, warm & cosy, with everything we needed. Thank you

    Thank you Kerry for choosing to spend your holiday at Marr Cottage and for taking the time to give us feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week, despite some very rainy days."

    The owners gave us some great advise on where to visit and also walk the dogs. Thankyou for letting our granddaughter meet your hens and sheep. We are missing the scrambled eggs for breakfast, delicious.

    It was great to see you all enjoyed yourselves, including the dogs. Good to see you getting the benefits from all the local walks in the area. Thanks for the feedback, it is really appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful, the cottage is superb, quiet, comfy and incredibly well equipped ( especially in the kitchen) even has fibre WI-FI and a smart TV!"

    The most dog friendly environment.We went to explore and advise you get out and about - you will be incredibly rewarded, even out of the door. Walks we did and recommend ( do some research) Penbont to Kier Mill river walk, Tynron ( park in village hall car park) to Tynron Doon ( Iron Age settlement) well worth the slog- its beautiful. Rockcliffe on the Solway coast - beautiful coastal walk and drive to Steamboat inn at Carsethorne for a yummy lunch, lovely friendly pub with a stunning local real ale! Our favourite though was a drive through the Delveen Pass to the Gray Mares tail and waterfalls ( spectacular) then drive north about 1/2 way along St Mary’s reservoir and take the road to Tweedsmuir along Meggit and Talla reservoirs - about 18 miles of complete beauty and we passed 1 car and a cyclist! There is a walk just at the bottom of the hill with a board and a gate- park up and take the path up and view the river and scenic waterfalls- STUNNING, you will not want to stop going on! then drive on to lovely Moffat , we visited the distillery and bought a few bottles. On top of that you have Drumlanrig castle and it’s beautiful walks ( blue is best) on your doorstep.The hosts Pauline and Derek are lovely, unobtrusive and helpful when and if needed. We ( and the 2 Labradors) had an epic time.

    Wow, what a feedback! So glad you all enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this, what a salesman for Dumfries and Galloway. Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent holiday home ."

    Great for dogs.beautiful surroundings

    Thanks Marianne, we really appreciate your feedback and am so glad you all had a good holiday. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, beautiful scenery, peace and quiet, Excellent base for sightseeing."

    We loved every minute of our stay and didn't want to leave! Owners were very friendly and loved our tour of the farm, especially Harry! Couldn't fault anything with our weeks stay, will definitely be booking again.

    Thanks Julie, We are happy to know you all enjoyed your holiday and the good weather helped. Thank you for your kind comments and we would love to see you back. Tell Harry to bring his wellies next time and he can feed the hens and Winny the sheep ha ha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Totally perfect in all possible ways."

    Amazing location and would thoroughly recommend

    We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay here and the biggest compliment of all is you are coming back. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2023

  • "This cottage is excellent."

    The facilities are excellent and everything was so clean and well looked after. The owners were lovely, they left fresh milk, coffee, sugar, eggs and biscuits. There communications with us were so friendly and helpful before we left for the cottage. When we were at the cottage, the owners were there if we needed them. The cottage location was excellent. Super garden for the boys to play in and the views were brilliant. The cottage was not overlooked and it was a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this one was the best! Highly recommended!

    We are so happy you all had an enjoyable time and a lovely birthday party. Thank you for deciding to spend your holiday at Marr Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Marr cottage is perfect!"

    A gem of a cottage with stunning views. We were there for a week and it wasn't long enough. Definitely one of the best holiday homes we have ever stayed in. We loved having the large enclosed garden for our 2 girls, Cassie and Connie. Pauline & Derek, who are such a lovely couple, have made Marr Cottage an amazing place to stay. It really is a home from home. The welcome gifts, including treats for the girls, was such a lovely thought. If you want a peaceful stay in a comfortable cottage with beautiful views, this is the perfect place. Lee.

    We are so chuffed you loved it and Cassie and Connie enjoyed themselves running about. We really appreciate your wonderful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful spot for peace and quiet."

    The cottage was well equipped and the garden was pretty and really wonderful for our lurcher dog. We were delighted with the kind treats left by the owner and especially the dog treats. One of the best cottages we have ever rented.

    Wow, what a compliment. Thank you for deciding to come to Marr Cottage for your holiday, so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet and can go back home fully recharged. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful secluded quiet cottage with everything you would need."

    We had an excellent week, weather a little changeable but it didn't spoil it one bit. Lovely welcome pack, and a spotlessly clean home from home, would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for taking the time to give us wonderful feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2023

  • "An absolutely perfect location."

    If you are looking for peace and quiet this is the place for you. Very dog friendly property with a secure garden area. Plenty of wildlife all around the property to keep you entertained while sitting in the lovely grassed garden. We will be back.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us fantastic feedback. I am glad you all enjoyed your holiday here in Dumfriesshire, enjoying a peaceful holiday. Hope you are all relaxed and rested. thanks again for choosing Mar Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2023

  • "A loverly cottage in a great location."

    Had a wonderful time. Many Thanks

    We are so happy you enjoyed your holiday here, many thanks for deciding to choose Marr Cottage, we really appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Would have liked more info about local walks."

    The cottage was excellent and the dogs loved playing in the garden

    I am so happy to hear both of you and the dogs enjoyed their holiday. I will ensure that there is more local information on walks, attractions etc. as there is so much on our doorstep, thank you for your suggestion and thank you for choosing Marr Cottage for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jun 2023

  • "This cottage is a little gem with super views."

    Pauline and Derek (the owners) are a great couple and live on the farm up the road, very generous and there if needed. If I was to be pernickety I would have liked a comfier chair in the sitting room but that would not stop me from holidaying at the property again

    A big thankyou for your lovely feedback and we are so happy you had a good time here and you had fantastic weather. I am on it about another chair. Thank you both again for choosing Marr Cottage for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage has everything we needed."

    It is very well equipped, spacious, clean and comfortable. Plenty of room for us and our dog. The location is remote and very quiet...all there is to see is rolling hills and sheep, with nothing around for miles. For us the cottage had everything we needed, no traffic, no people and amazing scenery wherever we went. We didn't want to leave. We would love to live there. The hosts are very welcoming and live further up the track and are there if needed, otherwise they respect your privacy. The treats left for us and our dog was a very nice touch, very much appreciated. Highly recommend this cottage for anyone who loves the peace and quiet away from everything.

    Wow, what wonderful feedback, thank you for taking the time to write this. We are so happy that you all had a lovely, relaxing holiday here and it was worth your really long drive. Hhopefully you will get back to Dumfries and Galloway again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0May 2023

  • "This beautiful cottage far exceeded our expectations."

    It was much bigger than expected and was better equipped than my own home! It was such a peaceful haven and the bleating and frolicking lambs were a joy to watch and raised our spirits. We also heard our first cuckoo of the year! It was so comfortable and warm, and we had such good sleep in the amazing beds. I’ve made a note of the make of the pillows as they were so comfy too(a difficult thing to find!) We were left some extra special biscuits and fresh farm eggs in the kitchen. Thank you Pauline. Pauline and Derek were lovely, and perfect and attentive hosts, and always replied to any questions quickly. In essence we can’t speak highly enough of Marr Cottage and the hosts and we’ll definitely go back there to reset when required again.

    Thank you Mhairi and Paul, we are so happy you choose your holiday at Marr Cottage and we can't thank you enough for the wonderful feedback. I am so happy you all had some relaxing time out. We would love to see you all back and if so. I'll make sure there is some special clover here for you know who. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mhairi5.0May 2023

  • "Marr cottage really is a home from home, cosy, comfortable and the most relaxing countryside setting."

    Stunning views from every window with so much wildlife from adorable lambs to pheasants and rabbits, loved it… and so did our pooch Bella! And thank you Pauline & Derek for all the thoughtful touches for us and our doggie Bella, it really is the most idyllic retreat.

    We are so pleased you all enjoyed a relaxing time here in Dumfriesshire and hope Bella enjoyed all her exciting and new walks. It was a pleasure to have you here at Marr Cottage and thank you for choosing us for your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stunning cottage ."

    Also very cosy and relaxing . The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Would certainly recommend and we will be back. 5 *

    Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time. We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday here in Dumfriesshire and would love to see you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2023

  • "Marr Cottage is the perfect retreat for some peace and quiet surrounded by stunning scenery."

    The cottage is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Pauline and Derek left a useful welcome pack which included milk, fresh eggs and doggy treats. The cottage has a secure wrap around garden which our Cockapoo Buddy absolutely loved. There are lots of beautiful walks on the doorstep and slightly further afar, so plenty to do. If you want to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet this is the perfect cottage to stay in. We will definitely be back.

    Thankyou Lisa, Paul and Buddy, We are so happy that you all enjoyed your holiday and bringing the good weather with you was a bonus. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us great feedback and we hope to see you all soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing week at Marr cottage."

    Beautiful location. The cottage is a perfect home with everything you need. The owners are welcoming and friendly. Fresh eggs and a trip to the neighbours farm to see the baby lambs. Will definitely be back.

    Many thanks for taking the time to give us feedback, it's really appreciated. We are so happy to know that you all enjoyed your holiday, who knows next time you could be helping out with the lambing ha ha. Thank you for choosing Marr Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week at Marr cottage in a quiet, scenic location."

    The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a getaway, just like a home away from home. The hosts were fantastic, very quick to respond to emails with the option to see in person or as we did, retain privacy throughout the stay (due to our 'jumpy' dogs). The cottage is in an ideal spot to explore the local surroundings or other drivable locations to walk, hike and sightsee. We loved it, our dogs loved it & we'll definitely go back in the future. Couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough! Many thanks again. Amy, Sarah, Hero & Angus

    That is so great to hear you all enjoyed your holiday and thank you for giving us the feedback. I do hope you all decide to holiday back in Dumfriesshire and maybe we'll get to meet you both alongwith Hero and Angus. Tae care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you for such a wonderful holiday at Marr Cottage."

    The cottage has everything you need - nothing has been forgotten. The owners kindly left lots of welcome goodies and treats for both ourselves and our dog. Marr Cottage is in such a wonderful location with fantastic walks on the doorstep along with lots of wildlife. The fully enclosed garden was really useful - knowing Fred could run around in the knowledge he couldn't get out. The cottage was warm, comfortable, very clean and everything had been considered to make our stay perfect. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

    I am so happy you enjoyed your stay here and I really appreciate the feedback. We'd love to see you both back and not forgetting Fred! Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great place to stay in a gorgeous location."

    The scenery all around is stunning, and it’s a quick journey up the road to Drumlanrig castle which is one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited. The owners leave a fantastic welcome pack with stuff for the dog as well that made us feel so welcome, and a nice touch compared to other places we’ve stayed. Also, Thornhill is close by, and Thomas Tosh gallery and tea room is a fantastic place to get some cake. Highly recommended!

    Thank you very much, we are so happy that you all enjoyed your holiday here and got to explore so many places. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a fantastic find this cottages was really enjoyed our stay my 2 dogs loved it with plenty of lovely walks around."

    Lovely touch with treats and food left for dogs along with the fresh eggs. Cottage furnished to a high standard and would rate it as the best I have stayed in. We will be returning and will be recommending to friends

    Thank you Gillian, we are really glad you and the dogs enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you all abck anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Very clean, and so quite, with plenty to see and do. After spending three weeks in a nameless cottage in the North of Scotland marr cottage was a breath of fresh air. Hopefully we will be back. A big thank you to Pauline and Derek.

    Wonderful, we are so happy you enjoyed the cottage and the area. We really appreciate the great feedback. Hope the dogs enjoyed their stay and wer really hope to see you back. P.S. promise there will be an alternative frying pan ha ha xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Marr Cottage."

    The cottage itself was everything we could have hoped for and the area is glorious, even in a soggy scottish November. Whether getting out and about to explore or hunkering down to escape the daily drudge we couldn't have asked for more. The whole experience was made even more special by the amazing welcome pack left by Pauline and Derek for us and our pooches. In terms of equipment, by far the best thought through holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, and we've stayed in quite a few! Thank you so much for a fabulous stay, we are already checking our diaries for when we can come back.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. It was lovely to meet you both and we are so glad you got a chance to recharge your batteries. Massive thanks for booking again! and we really look forward to seeing you all again. Take care and have a lovely Christmas in the meantime xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Nov 2022

  • "Marr Cottage is a beautiful, well-equipped cottage in the middle of idyllic landscape."

    The owners have thought of every detail to ensure that your stay is relaxing and comfortable. The Welcome treats were extremely thoughtful and a big hit with the children. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage, one of the best we’ve had the pleasure to stay in.

    A massive thank you Kerri, it was lovely to have you here and I am glad you chose Marr cottage for your holiday. I am so happy all the family enjoyed your stay here and many thanks for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerri5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have stopped at a lot of holiday cottages over the years, but this has been the best by a Longway."

    Very clean and tidy, very good set up holiday let. Full control of the heating and hot water All the bits you need in the cottage to stay and unlike some dog friendly cottages this one you can let the dog out in the garden as it is fenced in all the way around (home from home) Very quiet day and night and good walks from the front door = one happy dog. T V and Wi fi all very good We have never rebooked a holiday let twice at the same cottage but this cortege I will be going back to If you think like me and hum and Har if this is the one to go to, then this is the one to book for an easy carefree holiday with your dog

    Wow Danny, thank you very much for the feedback. It is the biggest compliment to hear that you have enjoyed your stay here and we would love to welcome you all back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danny5.0Oct 2022

  • "24/9/2022 to 1/10/2022 Our 1st visit to Marr Cottage and it won’t be our last ..."

    24/9/2022 to 1/10/2022 Our 1st visit to Marr Cottage and it won’t be our last Lovely cottage fully equipped with everything we needed, the welcome pack on arrival was a lovely surprise It was nice to have a lovely garden which is secure for dogs Lovely views in all directions from the cottage along with a very quiet location Relaxing in the late evening sun watching the red kite’s what more could you wish for Brian

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful location ."

    Marr cottage is furnished and decorated to a high standard , was spotless , had absolutely everything we needed and the owners made us feel very welcome .This was our first visit to the area as we usually holiday in the highlands or Northumberland but I would definitely recommend the area for its spectacular scenery and also Marr cottage for its setting and quality of accommodation.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we really appreciate you choosing Marr Cottage to spend your holiday and who knows, maybe it will be the first of many happy holidays in Dumfriesshire. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Marr Cottage."

    It is a new holiday property and was really well furnished. The picture doesn't do it justice! The area is so quiet and peaceful and fabulous for stargazing - we had really clear skies, no light pollution. The internet was really fast and reliable despite the rural location. Thornhill is nearby and a really nice village with some fabulous shops and good food at the hotel. We will be back to Dumfries and Galloway - a hidden gem of Scotland - at least to most English people!

    Thank you Wendy, we couldn't have asked for a better review. We are really happy you enjoyed your stay both at Marr Cottage and Dumfries and Galloway. It is said that people are too focused on going straight up north that they forget to turn left. Thank you again xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great break in Marr cottage."

    Very comfortable. Very generous hosts. The dogs loved the enclosed gardens as did we on the sunny afternoon we spent relaxing there. It’s a great spot for peace and quiet and close to several places of interest and walks. All in all it was just what we needed at a bit of a tough time. Thank you Pauline and Derek for letting us share your farm space for a little while

    Thank you Elizabeth, I'm glad you all had some time out and wishing you all the best for the future xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "A little Gem in an idyllic setting!"

    Everything was perfect from start to finish. The cottage is truly beautiful and the views are spectacular; we couldn’t have wished for a better stay. The cottage was well equipped, spacious, clean and everything had been given attention to detail. Pauline and Derek couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming. The little extras were a lovely gesture and so thoughtful. It was a fantastic holiday and we have made some lovely family memories which we will cherish. Thank you, Ian, Rachel, George & Star

    That is so kind of you, we are so happy you all enjoyed your holiday here in Dumfriesshire, it is an honour to have you choose to stay at Marr Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road, private parking
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.9 miles, pub 7.2 miles
  • Note: Farmland surrounds the property

The property

Situated in the heart of the countryside, on the outskirts of Drumlanrig Estate, Marr Cottage is ideal for those looking for an idyllic retreat.

This pet-friendly property is in a private location with a secluded enclosed garden and panoramic views all round.

Just a short drive from Sanquhar and Thornhill where there are hotels, shops, restaurants and bars to assist with your self-catered stay.

Whilst boasting ground-floor living arrangements, the cottage welcomes four guests, suitable for both families and friends.

Benefitting from a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and spacious lounge to relax in after a day of exploring.

Two well-presented bedrooms and a convenient shower room.

Head outside to the large south-facing garden surrounded by farmland; here you can sit out on the patio furntiure and admire the peaceful setting.

The garden is fully enclosed, so your dog if free to roam safely as you enjoy the outdoors.

Marr Cottage is a short walk to Drumlanrig Castle & Gardens, with over 40 acres of manicured grounds and miles of paths and bike trails.

Also within easy reach, is Morton Castle, set within a remote location, ideal for history buffs.

Other attractions are the stunning waterfall known as Crichope Linn, Crawick Multiverse, a land art installation set across the county's rolling hills and Robert Burns' Ellisland Farm, a historical property, originating back to 1788.

Travelling to the county, Routin Brig Waterfall is also a must-visit and the town of Dumfries with its manicured gardens at Crichton Estate.

All this and more awaits as this picturesque part of Dumfriesshire.

Secure a stay at Marr Cottage for a countryside retreat.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00045-F

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About the location


Dumfries 15 miles; Ayr 42 miles; Glasgow 66 miles.

The quiet village of Thornhill is in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland, and is an ideal place for a relaxing break. Surrounded by wonderful scenery and the low hills of Carsphairn and Lowther, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle these ancient hills. In the centre of Thornhill village is a column supporting a majestic winged horse, which is the emblem of the Dukes of Queensberry who own the surrounding land and also the magnificent Drumlanrig Castle. Set on an 80,000 acre estate comprising a country park and Victorian gardens, Drumlanrig Castle is regarded as one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and also boasts an internationally renowned art collection. Thornhill’s location means that it is ideal for a day trip to the seaside at Ayr or a day’s shopping and sightseeing in cosmopolitan Glasgow.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas