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Glen View

(Ref. 991535)

Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was fantastic yet again."

    Only thing that was a little disappointing was have a a cow pad just outside the front door and a car had driven through so must have been there when the cleaning staff had been. One suggestion and in no way a critism is that maybe having a garden broom available so the leaves around the outside table could be swept away and the table would have been easier to access especially since we had my 86 year old mother who has to be careful when walking. Amazing property and gutted it is now showing as not available to book anymore. Been here twice and would have loved to have returned again

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Oct 2023

  • "Wow what a property."

    We spent two weeks at Glenview the pictures do not do the property justice as was a bit worried about the open plan kitchen lounge but the area was very large and you did not feel you were sitting in the kitchen. The owners had thought of absolutely everything in the kitchen including egg cups and tongs which most don’t. The property was very clean, beds were really comfortable, lovely bedding and lovely large towels. I would point out that it says it has a tumble dryer but there wasn’t one. The property would have been enhanced by a new sofa, although it looks ok it has been well used and is so uncomfortable and larger TV’s as the rooms are so big they are difficult to watch in the cold dark evenings. The 13 acre grounds are a photographers paradise. I built real trust with the red squirrels and got some fantastic photographs. There was deer just roaming through, a couple of foxes, badgers and couple of tawny owls calling. The only point I would raise the current owner has sold the property and hoping the new owners rent it out as a holiday let. I hope if they do, that they will consider NOT letting dogs stay at the property. It seems such a shame with all the wonderful wildlife that the wildlife is not able to wander around with the fear of being disturbed by dogs. It saddened me to read a review from someone that said it was nice to see a water vole in the pond and then in their next comment they mentioned how their dog loved jumping around in the pond! I would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous house in secluded grounds."

    Lots of wildlife to be seen.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2023

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

    The setting is amazing with absolutely no traffic noise, just the sound of bird song. If you want a relaxing and peaceful holiday, this is the place for you. The accommodation is spacious, well presented and with furnishings and equipment of a high standard. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage is absolutely fantastic."

    Words cannot describe the vast stunning location it's set in. It's like having your own personal estate! The property is beautifully kept, beds lovely and comfortable. Facilities outside to hose your dogs down, which we definitely needed for the heatwave week we spent at this idyllic spot. We saw deer right across from the cottage which was a stunning sight. Probably the best holiday cottage I've ever stayed in and I've stayed in a few over the years. Just remember to bring mosquito repellent because in the summer they will eat you alive!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage."

    Our dog loved it. So relaxing inside and out. Such a shame it seems to be taken off the list for next year.

    Reviewed by Avril Lorinda5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Glen View,one of the cleanest and well equipped properties we have stayed in."

    Ideal for a much needed relaxing and peaceful week.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2023

  • "Restful, peaceful cottage + surroundings."

    If you're a fan of wildlife, this is the place to be. There are fabulous walks straight from the door. Plus, if you're interested in astronomy on a clear night, it is an ideal place to view the stars. Glendale in my opinion has a little something to grab all ages.

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0Feb 2023

  • "What an absolute gem of a cottage!"

    Stunning location, just to hear silence (apart from birds and owls!) total R &R. Very well equipped, clean and more spacious than the pictures look. I've been to many cottages through Sykes, and this tops the bill.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stunning Cottage, Warm, comfy and very spacious."

    Great location as well if you want to get away from it all this is the place top draw. Thanks for allowing a third dog much appreciated. The only down side spent the first morning picking up 25+ Dog Poops from previous weeks occupant (must have been a big dog). We all loved it. Put out the trail cameras picked up Badgers, Fox at the cottage, venture up the track to the Deer Park to encounter the deer and Stags plus a Red Squirrel. Lots of birds of prey. If you want somewhere in nature to unwind I can not recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Feb 2023

  • "Glen View nothing to say other than it was Perfect."

    It is the second time we have stayed there, the cottage itself is spacious and cosy especially at this cold, dark time of year when fire was lit. The kitchen was ideal for cooking for four of us as my daughter came for weekend we celebrated her boyfriends birthday and Halloween. Then settling in for rest of holiday just two of us and two Dobermans, who loved the freedom of the surrounding garden and walks through Forrest’s and up the track. We where fortunate to see some of the wildlife and hear owls at night, there are lots to do in surrounding areas, but it was just great to relax and recoup. we cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "The pictures and descriptions are exact but what they cannot show is the actual feeling a sense of tranquillity you get once you arrive."

    Words and pictures just cannot compare. We had the most relaxing holiday ever and were blessed with all wildlife and weather. This was one of these holidays where a week is just not enough. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share this little part of your amazing property and meeting the owner Andrew was really a pleasure being such a humble and personable person. Wish you everything of the best.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings!"

    ! Can't fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location, very peaceful, house is lovely, comfortable and very clean."

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2022

  • "Set in beautiful surroundings, the house is spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    The dogs loved being able to just walk outside and we knew they were safe from any traffic. We will be booking to go back next year.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2022

  • "It was the best cottage we have stayed in and we have been staying in cottages for years !"

    The house, facilities, environment , land, tranquility, we didn’t want to leave . The owners were really caring and considerate and approachable. Loved it and will be going back we were sad to drive away! Our dogs were smiling we were sure the whole week !

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Apr 2022

  • "There are not enough superlatives to describe this place."

    I really would like to keep this place secret from everyone but that would be unfair. Really is an home from home. Everything is on hand to make your stay fabulous. The accommodation is very comfortable extremely clean and serviceable. Outside, well this place is amazing, walks on your doorstep and the selection of wildlife is outstanding. Peace, solitude and tranquility are top of the list. Simply beautiful brilliant an outstanding holiday. Thanks to the owners for sharing this place. It really is a must holiday location.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2022

  • "What an incredible place!"

    Truly out in the middle of nowhere, completely isolated by a private woodland. The cottage is bigger than it looks on the pictures, with a very comfortable and large living room with a log burner. Very well equipped kitchen with everything you could need for a big meal, and underfloor heating downstairs keeps it warm. Super comfy beds. The cottage is on the edge of a dark skies park, so you can get a wonderful view of the stars on a clear night. As long as you're comfortable with very narrow lanes, access won't be a problem. The tracks are reasonably well maintained so even a little car won't have an issue if you drive carefully. (Wouldn't advise a very low sports car though!) The driveway leading to the cottage is actually tarmac and in brilliant condition. The only thing I'd let people know about is the water - it comes from a borehole onsite, and while it's safe to drink it has a strong mineral taste that some people may not like. If going back I'd take a Brita filter or plenty of squash! We absolutely loved our time here, going for walks around Loch Trool, Almorness point and Caerlaverock castle, and food in Castle Douglas. We'll be going back again!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Feb 2022

  • "The photos do not do the cottage any favours."

    This is a superb well equipped cottage in an excellent location.very undersold. We had a fabulous time and will return. We as a family holiday in Scotland 3/4 times a year. This cottage is one of our best ever. Spotlessly clean, great showers, excellent bedrooms with comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and superbly spacious and comfortable lounge. The woods are fabulous. Secluded and comforting

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Exactly what we needed to just get away from it all. I’ve never stayed somewhere so we’ll equipped. Literally everything we could’ve wanted was provided. A true home away from home. Owners on hand when needed. A true gem to find. 100% recommend

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very clean and welcoming cottage,everything you could possibly need was provided."

    Location perfect,we saw deer,red kites,buzzards,the wild birds sit in the big tree waiting to be fed,so we went and bought some fats balls to put in the feeder. Unfortunately we had to leave early,as we had a family emergency,but will be booking again,best cottage we have stayed at

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2021

  • "Glen View in one word "Perfect"."

    The photo gallery is an accurate representation of this superb cottage but it doesn't convey the spaciousness and comfort afforded to guests. The cottage is stunning. Add on the exceptional high standard of equipment and finish coupled with the top quality bedding and towels and you have the perfect holiday accommodation. Then there is the location which is unique. Effectively you have a huge, neat garden area surrounded by your own private forest. Venture further and the forest gives way to moorland and fields. My dogs love it too. This is the most pet friendly property we have ever visited. The conservatory provides the ideal space for dogs to sleep at night safely and in comfort. We all loved our time at Glen View and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "This cottage is beautiful and the photos do not do it justice."

    Very clean with quality furnishings. Paradise for dogs and agile children. A little too far from good road network for me though. Rough track up to estate is a disadvantage too which unfortunately the owners cant resolve.

    Reviewed by Janina4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful spacious cottage."

    Remote location and beautiful grounds. Very clean and well equipped. Ideal place to de-stress and unwind. WiFi is very hit and miss but that can be a positive at times! Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2021

  • "Already booked for my 50th next year"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Glenview was a excellent 'get away from it all' set in its own spacious well maintained grounds."

    ..Surrounded by beautiful woodland. A roomy property to meet all your needs. If there was a slight criticism it would be ...the approach road to the property.. a few deep pot holes ..these need to be addressed.. This wouldn't take much . Understanding that this is not on the owners land but is a issue. I would recommend this Holiday home and would certainly consider returning.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful quite location."

    Very comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by Gill4.1Jul 2021

  • "What a little gem of a cottage."

    We had two weeks at this amazing hideaway just watch the wildlife & enjoy the sun. Visiting the beach most days with endless walks. We really didn’t want to come home & we hope to return soon. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Edwards for allowing us to share your wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2021

  • "Amazing property in a picturesque location, with Deer, red squirrels and some beautiful birds to keep us company."

    Due to the increasing worry of covid we spent the whole week here just relaxing and exploring the surrounding wood and land with our GSD, instead of our planned trips out to explore further a field in Scotland using this as a base. As soon as we arrived we knew we would be back again, our car never moved the whole week and we never got bored once, its definitely a once visited never forgotten kind of place.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2020

  • "A fabulous cottage in lovely surroundings."

    One of the best we have stayed in and loved the peace and quiet.A cottage we would really like to make a return visit to next year.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2020

  • "The quietness"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "What a amazing holiday we loved our week here brilliant for the dogs."

    Only issue we had was finding it at the start you do need a big car to go up the lanes but lucky we already had that. Can’t wait to come back at Christmas

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Aug 2020

  • "Been to Glenview many times in previous years."

    So glad to return and find it as perfect as ever!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was not a holiday, it was a nightmare."

    The cottage was fabulous with everything catered for. However due to the recent bad weather which I appreciate the owners are not responsible, the track to get to the cottage was virtually impassable. We only have a small car, we had to go through very deep and very long pools of water. I am disabled and cannot walk unaided outside. I was terrified that we would get stuck. You really need a 4 wheel drive or SUV to get to cottage in this weather. We should have been told how bad the track was. We would not have gone if we had known this. On the day after arrival there was a heavy snowfall, you could not make out which was the road to get out. My husband went out with the dogs and saw that the pools were much worse, so we were housebound that day. Things did not improve, no mobile signal and no wifi. We were constantly looking at weather forecasts. Had to go out the following day to get logs and provisions. Again was very anxious about getting back due to ice. We had had enough by the Wednesday and left Thursday morning 2 days early. You really should make it clear that this track is not suitable for small cars, also whoever is responsible needs to get some hardcore and repair this track or else the cottage should not be let out in the winter. Very disappointed, the cottage is lovely but would not return because of the track, the numerous potholes, and the location which makes it difficult to even get a loaf of bread, petrol, logs etc

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Feb 2020

  • "Glen view was very comfortable and clean, lovely and warm and was perfect for ..."

    Glen view was very comfortable and clean, lovely and warm and was perfect for our 3 dogs who loved exploring the woods

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2020

  • "This cottage was fabulous, exactly as described, very remote set in its own wonderful forest, yet half an hours drive down the road to Dumfries."

    Extremely clean. I would highly recommend an enclosed outdoor area for the dogs to be left safely For us pet lovers. ( it’s unrealistic to take dogs everywhere with you and your not allowed to leave them unattended in the cottage ) So we did get a bit stuck there and have to rotate our trips. But other than that, outstanding! We will be back thank you

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, really well equipped, beautiful setting."

    We didn't realise there was an upstairs bathroom so that was a bonus. Spotlessly clean and the furnishings are all high quality. I would say, we hired a car (SUV type) after seeing that someone had mentioned the track to the cottage, and we were really glad we did, as it is a very bumpy track & low cars would struggle I feel. But we wish we were still there! A very peaceful relaxing holiday. Also, we went to escape the fireworks with our dog, and the only sound we heard at night was owls - bliss!

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Nov 2019

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful setting - couldn’t have asked for more!"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was really lovely couldn't of been any better."

    the only down side was the road to the cottage was a bit rough .

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a quiet location."

    Very spacious and fully equipped - couldn't fault it and could quite happily live there if it wasn't for the road up to it - I agree with the previous reviewer - a nightmare if anything's coming in the opposite direction as no passing places!!

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning location and cottage."

    So private and peaceful. The kids loved playing outside and all the walks in the forest. The cottage itself is fantastic with every amenity you could need. Great holiday and will definitely be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2019

  • "Enjoyed a week away great for all the family, location is quite remote but that's exactly what we wanted."

    Great for dogs not having to worry that they will disturb anyone being in the middle of the forest. BBQ provided was a good touch

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2019

  • "A beautifully-presented cottage in a quiet, secluded setting with rabbits in the woods and deer at the end of the track."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful throughout everything was perfect decor comfort exceptional."

    I wanted peace and quiet and that's exactly what I got.i would highly recommend glen view cottage the surrounding area is huge and the dogs loved it looking forward to going back next year the best holiday cottage by far I've ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2019

  • "If you want to get away from it all this is the ideal place."

    Set in a secluded forest amidst beautiful countryside Glenview delivered the perfect holiday home. Immaculately clean with spacious rooms, all of which were furnished to a high standard. Also benefitting from downstairs facilities the accomodation was ideal for my disabled parents. The only minor negative being the lack of basics such as salt, pepper, a pint of milk etc.....I.e. a small welcome pack as this cottage is approx 30 mins from Dumfries

    Reviewed by Jane4.7May 2019

  • "Really helpful and a lovely place to stay and relax☺️"

    Reviewed by Martyn & Karen5.0May 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC, ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, 2 x fridges, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Large gardens with lawned areas, seating areas and an unfenced pond
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 12.7 miles
  • Note: There is an unfenced pond at this property, children will need to be supervised at all times
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar parties. Note: The track which leads and joins the driveway to the property, this is an uneven track with the occasional potholes
  • There is also superficial flooding which may occur during winter months. Note: This track is not owned by the owner.

The property

Dumfries 12.7 miles.

Tucked away in the peaceful green countryside some 12 miles from Dumfries, is Glen View.

This detached cottage sits in the middle of a 100 acre forest with wild deer, you can even catch glimpses of these majestic animals coming to drink from the pond within the grounds.

With spacious rooms and lovely stone features, there is a real sense of character throughout this charming abode, the ideal spot to bring your family and friends for a relaxing holiday.

Step into the open-plan living room and get cosy by the woodburning stove on a cool winter's night.

Find a quiet spot to get your teeth into a good book or get competitive over a board game with the whole family around the coffee table.

Rustle up something delicious in the fully-equipped kitchen, home-cooked meals can be enjoyed over a bottle of wine around the dining table before you unwind into your evening.

The ground level is complete with a king-size double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom for you to either relax in the tub after a long walks or enjoy a rejuvenating shower each morning.

Climb the stairs to the second king-size double bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe and overlooks the unfenced pond within the grounds, where red squirrels and deer can be spotted.

You can walk straight from the extensive gardens that surround the property, up the hills and into the forest for an adventure with the kids and your four-legged friends.

You are in a beautiful countryside location, however the market town of Dumfires is within easy reach by car, where you have a wealth of shops full of holiday treats and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat and a drink.

You are inundated with walking and cycling trails all around, perfect for those who love to be outdoors and at one with nature.

The Galloway Hills are a must visit, each commanding exceptional views from the summit over the Galloway Forest Park and you can also discover Caerlaverock Castle just south of Dumfries, with one of Scotland’s great medieval fortresses.

Here at Glen View, you have a superb base for a holiday in Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00648-P

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About the location


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.

Note: No stag/hen or similar parties.