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Collieston Cottage

Dunscore near Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1085379)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "What a fabulous place to spend a couple of nights!"

    Immaculate cottage and had everything we needed. The views are spectacular and the decor, the use of the old outside toilet to house the recycling, and the lights along the track to the cottage (once dark) are lovely touches. Highly recommend this property. Be aware the upstairs bedroom really does have a low ceiling, our 6’2” tall son found it interesting but was fine once he was in the bed! Would be perfect for children. The hot tub is a lovely bonus. Thank you!

    Thank you. Our attic bedroom/sitting area are compact and will adjust this on our Cottage information. Feedback much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara-anneAug 2022

  • "A fabulous holiday cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage has all the facilities you need plus more and everything has been completed to a very standard. The hot tub is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the view and the wildlife.

    Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorginaJul 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Collieston Cottage."

    . Excellent facilities and great scenery, perfect space for our first holiday with our dog. Will definitely be retuning!

    Thank you. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlexJul 2022

  • "The cottage was everything we could have wished for, and more!"

    We had a wonderful stay and cannot wait to return in the future. The cottage was fully equipped with everything we could have possibly needed for our stay and the welcome pack of milk, jams, butter and biscuits was a bonus extra that we all thoroughly enjoyed - especially my 12 year daughter! Thank you for a perfect “staycation” at the beautiful Collieston Cottage.

    Thank you so much. Pleased you enjoyed your stay in our new venture. Look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmieJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and were delighted to be able to chat with the owner at the end of our time in this wonderful cottage."

    So quiet and peaceful, and such lovely views! We will return!

    Thank you. Look forward to seeing you on your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x ground-floor double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath & shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/ dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, hob microwave, fridge/ freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private garden with furniture, gazebo, barbecue, hot tub and picnic area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8.2 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Pets are not allowed upstairs, however the owner has kennels at the cottage

The property

Dumfries 12.4 miles.

Set amongst glorious countryside 3 miles from the quaint village of Dunscore, just outside of Dumfries, is this charming, detached property, Collieston Cottage.

Enjoying a plethora of walks nearby, with cascading waterfalls and luscious greenery, Collieston Cottage makes a delightful dwelling for a family looking for a rural escape.

This wonderful home can sleep six guest.

Park up at the foot of the property in an off-road space before admiring the peaceful setting and unloading your luggage with ease.

Enter the living/dining room with a plush sofa to relax on and a woodburning stove gently heating up the room; enjoy a film on the large TV or curl up with a compelling novel to take advantage of your countryside location.

Home-cooked meals can be enjoyed at the dining table where you can tuck into tasty meals and catch-up on your exciting day spent outdoors.

Stepping through the property, discover the well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare hearty dishes and utilise the washing machine to ensure your clothes are kept fresh.

To the rear of the cottage is a private garden where you can enjoy alfresco meals at the dining or picnic area or savour your favourite tipple in the shade of the gazebo.

As the evening draws to a close, the ground-floor hosts a family bathroom two bright and airy double bedrooms.

Climb upstairs to the converted attic to find the twin bedroom, perfect for children with a stairgate at the top to ensure their safety; this room enjoys sloped ceilings and beautiful décor for a refreshing ambiance.

In the morning, you can have a steaming cup of coffee in the living area as you plan a diverting day.

A scenic car journey will bring you to the bustling town of Dumfries, steeped in history with one of Scotland's oldest bridges and once home to the author of Peter Pan; explore contemporary art at Gracefield Art Centre and resting on the banks the River Nith is a museum showcasing Robert Burns' experience in the town.

Nestled betwixt Galloway hills and the coast of Solway Firth is the charming town of Castle Douglas, boasting Livestock markets for a variety of food, a great selection of shops and beautiful scenery can be found at the castle gardens.

Travel further afield to the harbour town of Kirkcudbright, home to handsome Georgian and Victorian buildings and offers vibrant art exhibitions, as well a picturesque coastline for walks with a view.

For a wonderful escape to rural Scotland, choose Collieston Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location

DUMFRIES

Castle Douglas 18 miles; Gretna 30 miles; Kirkcudbright 40 miles; Lake District National Park 50 miles;

Known as the Queen of the South, Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh and is the largest town in south west Scotland. It lies close to the mouth of the River Nith as it opens into the Solway Firth. Its origins are mysterious and are believed to involve at various times the ancient Romans, St Ninian and there is evidence of King Arthur having fought battles in the area. It is also held that Malcolm Canmore and William the Conqueror met here in the 11th century and William Wallace pursued the English through the surrounding Nith valley 200 years later. Robert the Bruce killed his rival John Comyn in the Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries and Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed in the town for a few days in the mid 18th century and the poet Robert Burns moved to Dumfries in 1791 and staying until his death five years later. Today Dumfries is a bustling popular town with much to offer the visitor. Its location makes it ideal for exploring the coastline with its sandy beaches and rocky inlets to the Galloway Hills and Ae forest offering superb walking and cycling on the famous 7 stanes trails. Visit stunning Caerlaverock Castle and Nature Reserve or indulge in some high octane excitement with the Scottish Rally based in Dumfries each summer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas