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The Mews Flat

(Ref. 930173)

Dalswinton near Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Very comfortable accommodation, very spacious, cosy, homely and welcoming. We would stay again. The surrounding area is lovely too and perfect for a family ☺️

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation located on a large estate, lovely countryside all around yet only a 15 minute drive into the centre of Dumfries."

    Very comfortable and cosy with everything provided for a great stay. I would have no hesitation booking this accommodation again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous flat with everything 5 ageing men needed for a friends fishing trip."

    Warm and comfy with excellent beds and furniture. Great kitchen and dining area and a drying room for our wet clothes and boots. Lovely welcome from Sarah, suffice to say we loved it so much that we have booked to come back in November.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2024

  • "The Mews flat is perfect."

    Comfortable and warm and spacious. We thought the bed was probably the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Delightful surprise - huge flat on a lovely estate - with wonderful views and walks around the loch and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2023

  • "A lovely, spacious and homely find."

    Excellent facilities and beautiful setting. Will definitely come back one day

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely holiday flat, everything that you would need is there and of excellent quality, we had a lovely week, the walks around the lake is a must for visitors."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Again the Mews flat lived up to expectations."

    Clean, well appointed and comfortable. Set out as 3 x twin rooms as requested to suit 6 fishing gentlemen, we had a great time. Thanks again to Sarah for ensuring we had all we needed during our visit

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2023

  • "I cannot praise this accommodation and our personal experience at The Mews Flat highly enough."

    We were a family of 4 adults and 3 children, plus we had visiting hairdressers and a make-up artist on the day of the wedding. There was stacks of room for us all, including extra people who were just visiting for hair and make-up appointments. The beds were supremely comfortable, as were the sofas in the sitting room. The kitchen was equipped with everything anyone could possibly need. In short: perfect.

    Reviewed by Skip5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Mews Flat is set up perfectly whether you are staying with pets or not."

    There are many thoughtful touches and the ground floor is ideal to store and get rid of your outdoor gear, very useful in the rainy week we experienced. With great walks and gardens to enjoy and explore Dalswinton is a great location. Our host was very welcoming and made us feel very much at home, thank you!

    Reviewed by Shona5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our third visit here and hopefully won't be our last."

    The flat is of a high standard; the grounds are fabulous with lochs, forest walks and rolling hills and Sarah, the owner, is a most wonderful and obliging host.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Aug 2023

  • "Was a great location to get away from it all, and spend some quality time with family."

    all rooms were big ,clean and comfy. nice walk round the surrounding grounds and close to town centre for the shops ect

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Aug 2023

  • "Booked in for the night before my wedding, space to get bride and bridesmaids ready in the morning was perfect."

    Would stay again ☺️

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We stay at the Mews Flat for 10 days, wasn’t long enough."

    Everyone at Dalswinton Estate was so friendly. The property was so homely, everything provided, clean and comfortable. Definitely will be returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Karin5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The property was comfortable with good amenities. It was very quiet. Beautiful country walks around the local area. A printed map with information was provided that took us along the River With and seeing one of the last flat packed churches in the UK! Our host was very friendly, accommodating and close by if we needed anything. An easy 15 minute drive into Dumfries. Especially enjoyed seeing the newborn calves, a definite bonus! A perfect get away.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely Appartment in a beautiful location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and very much appreciated all the extra touches which the hosts provided. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "The flat, in a former stable building, was well laid out and equipped and in a quiet location."

    Time constraints limited us to one full day, on which it rained, however during the stay we had really pleasant walk on the estate around the small loch and a drive into Dumfries and surrounding sites of interest. We can definitely recommend the property, it's location and the area.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2023

  • "Second time we’ve stayed here and already booked again for next year."

    We really enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Nov 2022

  • "The Mews Flat is fantastic, providing great facilities."

    As a group of 6 gents in a fishing trip it is ideal. Each of the three bedrooms has twin or double beds, all have en suite facilities and the whole flat is clean, neat and tidy. I would highly recommend this accommodation to both families and singles. Also accepts dogs

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent flat, wonderful surroundings, perfect weather."

    Hope to return sometime.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Mews Flat was very spacious, comfortable, well equipped and suited our needs perfectly."

    The location on a beautiful estate was good, having plenty of lovely walks to do in the area. We will have no hesitation recommending it to our friends for the perfect family reunion/vacation.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second visit here and it did not disappoint!"

    This is an extremely comfortable apartment equipped with everything you could possibly need. The setting is positively idyllic on a country estate with the most beautiful walks from the front door. Thank you, Sarah, a perfectly charming host!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "We appreciated the standard of the kitchen equipment provided, so many holiday stays don’t provide sufficient pans or roasting dishes."

    The flat was very comfortable and we loved the rural location.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved the place and everything about it,the flat was spaceious and clean the grounds were perfect and well kept we felt safe and secure and the loverly lady sahra dealt with all our needs,we will be back and will reccomend to friends and familey."

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely weekend."

    Sarah was incredibly welcoming, and made sure everything was okay. The location is beautiful, the flat is well equipped and spotlessly clean, the beds are extremely comfortable, and we definitely want to come back! Would definitely recommend The Mews Flat to others.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely flat in a beautiful location, great local walks on the doorstep."

    Accomodation & facilities excellent. Superb wedding venue in walled garden marquee, within easy walking distance. Easy 7 mile drive to Dumfries

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in a truly beautiful setting."

    Friendly owner who had thought of everything we might need. We spent 3 whole days just enjoying the lovely estate walks. Altogether we had a wonderful time and hope to return one day. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent host and accomodation."

    Super setting and environment, ie private estate. Presented in a spotlessly clean, neat, warm and most comfortable way. Accomodation is however on two levels in former stable block with other residents and business (not an issue). Primary living space is on the first floor so there is possibly some restriction on access, which is up staircase. Ideal spot and location for outdoor sport enthusiast - even has shower room for pets! Planning to visit again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was my thirteen or fourteenth stay at the Mews and I love it."

    It is very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The owners are also very friendly and helpful. I hope to return again sometime soon. Ivan Leggett.

    Reviewed by I5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Mews was amazing."

    The peace and tranquillity was just what we needed. We could walk the dog all around the estate and down by the river. If she got mucky we could put her in the downstairs washroom and they even provided a towel to rub her down. All the rooms were great. I would definitely like to visit again.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great time, we were out all day fishing, and came back very tired each evening to the Mews Flat."

    Three spacious bedrooms with crisp clean bedlinen and towels in the en suite. Comfy sofas and a smart tv to watch. A well equipped kitchen and a good drying room, it eve has a shower for your dog. Great place, have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Sep 2021

  • "The flat is in a very quiet location with lots of opportunities for exploring the countryside."

    The flat itself is of the highest order re. cleanliness and with what is provided in terms of utensils, tea,coffee etc and cleaning supplies as well as equipment in the property such as 2 fridges, freezer, laundry room. The decor is lovely throughout and beds, sofas etc so comfortable .Seating / dining area is roomy. We got a very warm welcome from the owner who assured us that any requirements just had to be asked for.

    Reviewed by Sheanoch5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent: clean, spacious, comfortable, interesting."

    The grounds, or should I say estate, were beautiful and extremely well cared for. The welcome was warm, from owner, neighbours, workers and locoals alike. The location was idea for us.

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Jun 2021

  • "The flat was so spacious, extremly comfortable, wonderful location."

    the best Sykes holiday let we have been in.

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Landales had thought of everything."

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Dec 2019

  • "My recent stay at The MEWS, DALSWINTON, was my 11th."

    or 12th. week there....all fishing related. From an angling point of view it is a real shame that YOU now let the property Friday to Friday and not Sunday to Sunday as it always used to be. In Scotland it is illegal to fish for salmon on a Sundays so we effectively lost a salmon fishing day. Previously we would travel to and from THE MEWS on a Sunday and enjoy a full 6 days salmon fishing. I feel that future salmon fishing folk would MUCH prefer a Sunday to Sunday let. THE MEWS was as good as it ever was. My last visit here was about 3 years ago.

    Reviewed by I5.0Oct 2019

  • "The apartment was so comfortable, spacious and well equipped."

    It was set in breath taking scenery perfect for walks straight from the door. We were made very welcome by the owners on arrival.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation was a lot bigger than anticipated which meant there was plenty of room for my husband, daughter, 2 grandchildren and myself."

    There was a beautiful dinner service and all the utensils needed. Sarah was very helpful and even supplied a bbq. We had a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent facilities and location."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "An absolutely stunning venue with exceptional hosts, could not have been more welcoming or accommodating, what an amazing place to spend the night before my wedding with my bridal party and then to finish the night with my groom, all the extra effort made for us was very much appreciated, thank you!"

    Reviewed by Rowan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The mews flat was really excellent and much more spacious than it appeared in the pictures."

    Our six man fishing group had plenty of room and the excellent hallway/drying room was what we always hope for but rarely see. It was attractive and V comfortable with what seemed to be limitless hot water, top marks all round. If we fish again in the area, we'll be back!!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Sep 2018

  • "We often look for special places to stay and this ticked all the boxes."

    A warm welcome to a mews flat on a Scottish Estate led to a delightful stay that included several walks around the lochs and through the woods straight from the front door. The flat was beautiful and comfortable and the neighbours were welcoming.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Sep 2018

  • "My clients and I had a fantastic week, the facilities are excellent to say the least."

    Immaculately clean, very spacious and everything that we needed for the week. A quite retreat in beautiful surroundings allowing us to relax, sit back and escape for a while. I would highly recommend Mews Cottage at Dalswinton, I will be booking a few more weeks this year. Excellent.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2018

  • "The peace and quiet of the area was amazing."

    Good variety of birds for those who like bird watching. The whole area is lovely and lots to do and see especially for walkers. The roads are almost traffic free apart from round Dumfries itself. Plenty of historical sites and Scottish National Trust properties to explore. At the time of writing this I would say beware the pot holes when driving. Even the main roads have them!!

    Reviewed by Val5.0May 2018

  • "Very clean flat, extensive and beautiful grounds to the estate, very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Apr 2018

  • "The Mews flat is in a beautiful location on an estate with a lake and many places to walk which makes for a peaceful relaxing break."

    It is however within a short driving distance of local towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2018

  • "Delightful apartment, very clean and comfortable, set in a beautiful peaceful country estate."

    Would highly recommend The Mews Flat for anyone looking for an away-from-it-all break.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Sep 2017

  • "This is a very homely property in beautiful surroundings."

    The owners and the locals made us feel very welcome indeed. Would love to go back and spend more time exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2017

  • "Beautiful property in stunning surroundings."

    Wonderful for adults and little children

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2017

  • "This flat was everything we had hoped for and more."

    It was exceptionally well equipped and decorated for the Christmas season. The owner was so hospitable and considerate of our family time together. We would go back again in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Resi5.0Dec 2016

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  • Mostly first floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin (one zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and seating area with electric fire.
  • Eco biomass central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception can be variable
  • Note: This property can also be booked with Property Ref: 1133974

The property

This first floor holiday apartment is situated in a converted 18th century stable block on the owner’s country estate, seven miles north of Dumfries.

Surrounded by beautiful open countryside and with fishing lochs and walks around the estate, this charming cottage is an ideal base from which to explore this lovely part of Scotland.

With a cloakroom and a boot room on the ground floor, the majority of the accommodation is on the first floor.

Three bedrooms each have an en-suite facility, two with a shower and one with a bath with a shower over.

The main open plan accommodation has a fitted kitchen and a comfortable seating area.

On the doorstep of the apartment is a stocked trout loch as well as salmon fishing on the nearby River Nith.

This is the ideal base for enjoying the superb outdoors life that Dumfries and Galloway has to offer with easy access to Ae Forest as well as the Galloway Forest Park with its Dark Sky status as well as the renowned 7stanes mountain bike trails.

Why not stroll in the extensive grounds or plan a day at spectacular Drumlanrig Castle, near Thornhill.

A lovely apartment with much to offer the visitor whatever the time of year.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00566-F

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

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About the location


Dumfries 7 miles.

Dalswinton is a small village in the Dumfries and Galloway region of southern Scotland and is located just seven miles north of the county town of Dumfries. The River Nith runs through Dalswinton and the village is also home to a couple of small lochs. On the opposite bank of the river is Charles Jencks magnificent Garden of Cosmic Speculation, which normally opens to the public on just one day of the year. Dumfries is known as the Queen of the South and has history dating back to Roman times. Today it is home to a wide range of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as a number of traditional festivals throughout the year. To the south of Dumfries is beautiful coastline leading to Gatehouse of Fleet and Newton Stewart, whilst the Galloway Forest Park is just an hour’s drive to the west. A wonderful location for discovering this magnificent region.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas