- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
37 Customer Reviews
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
- Two bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 x twin
- Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
- 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
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
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:
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