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Glen View

Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 991535)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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31 Customer Reviews

  • "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 GeraldineApr 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 GaryApr 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 KirstyFeb 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 NicholasFeb 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 NeilFeb 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 KimNov 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 AndrewNov 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 JaninaOct 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 LouiseSep 2021

  • "Already booked for my 50th next year"

    Reviewed by StephenAug 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 PatrickJul 2021

  • "Beautiful quite location."

    Very comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by GillJul 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 KimApr 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 GillOct 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 JaniceOct 2020

  • "The quietness"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 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 DanielleAug 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by FionaJul 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 CarolFeb 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 AndrewJan 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 LauraNov 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 DebbieNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 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 LindaAug 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 JeanetteJul 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 ChristopherJul 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 TimJun 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 AlanJun 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 too.im looking forward to going back next year the best holiday cottage by far I've ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 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 JaneMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by Martyn & KarenMay 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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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