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Oak Cottage

Penpont near Thornhill, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1025777)



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  • “Third time in the cottage.”

    “Just the job” as my father would have said.

    “Just the job” as my father would have said.

    - Alexander, November 2021

The property

Thornhill 2.2 miles.

Resting in the quiet town of Thornhill, within the Dumfries and Galloway area of Scotland, is this traditional white stone cottage.

Boasting many contemporary furnishings and a lovely light décor inside, this property makes for an excellent base for couples.

Entering the property, you will discover a stylish sitting room, where you and your loved one can curl up on the plush sofa and catch up on the day’s events.

The dining area has plenty of seating for enjoying a delicious meal whilst you toast to a wonderful holiday with a sparkling glass of champagne.

Walk through to the kitchen which has been fitted to a high-standard and houses all the appliances you could need to rustle up some home-cooked meals.

Follow the steps up to the first floor and discover one double bedroom, boating quality linens and served by a deluxe, ground floor shower room.

Take a warm cup of tea out to the multi-level decking area, where you can sit out in the morning and read a good book whilst the sun rises.

The small village of Penpont is ideally placed for accessing many of Scotland's finest sites.

Historically notable Kier Mill is just 1.5 miles away from Oak Cottage - great if you love a bit of history, as this is where Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan invented the first pedal-driven bicycle.

For a spot of history Drumlanrig Castle is an excellent choice, situated in stunning country grounds and a category A listed building.

For further attractions, venture into the market town of Dumfries for an extensive range of attractions, some of which include Dumfries Museum.

Set in an 18th century windmill, you can gaze through the Camera Obscura for some far-reaching views.

Choose to dine in one of the traditional Scottish pubs or restaurants if you don’t fancy cooking one evening, and explore the local stores to grab any necessities.

Look forward to exploring this rural area and join one of its nearby walking or cycling trails for a long wander with your pet in the morning.

Oak Cottage provides an exceptional base for couples looking for a romantic escape.


  • One bedroom: 1 x king-size
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, fridge, washer/dryer, iron with ironing board, TV and DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car plus free public car park in village
  • Multi-level decking to the rear with furniture and a charcoal BBQ
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Convenience store round the corner on main road, shop 2.2 miles and pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: the property does not have a freezer or microwave
  • Note: This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £75.00

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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.

Note: This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £75.00

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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