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Glebe Cottage

(Ref. 1034296)

Ae Forest near Dumfries and Moffat, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "This a warm homely cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    We enjoyed our first stay so much this was our second visit and we will likely be back again

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable and an enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Glebe cottage is consistently perfect."

    We love it and will keep coming back. Nice and cosy, well presented and super clean. We will, no doubt, be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Jan 2024

  • "3rd visit, dogs loved garden areas and forests, comfy beds great shower, underfloor heating great."

    Unfortunate about all the rain but it's the one thing can't control. Will be back again hopefully in summer months

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "This cottage was beyond excellent preparation, I feel justified in saying it's the best of the cottages I've stayed in so far."

    Thank you very much for your hospitality

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "The bungalow is set in a solitary location with superb views of the surrounding countryside."

    We had everthing we needed there and it was lovely and warm and comfortable. Smart TV was a welcome bonus on dark winter evenings. Would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "Glenn cottage was just WOW."

    . clean. Comfortable warm and cozily quiet. Sam dog loved it too. I would just like to know where the pillows and quilt were from and the specifications were

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "The fourth year visiting Glebe Cottage and will be booking two further visits in 2024."

    I think that says it all! The cottage meets all our requirements both inside and out. Use of the shed, and it's canopy, is a real asset along with the outside tap and outside seating. We were so lucky with the weather this year and spent more time enjoying the late afternoon sun whilst taking in the tranquillity and views. Thank you once again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing house and location perfect for our needs plenty of walking and cycling nearby Had a great time and will be back for more."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    We did keep the dog on a lead as required even though there was no livestock in the field.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Jul 2023

  • "Another great stay at Glebe Cottage!"

    Since our last visit, some mesh/wire has been added to the front gate to help stop dogs getting in/out. This was mentioned on a few reviews and it's really great owners have read comments and actioned where they can. Hope you be back soon.

    Reviewed by Pagan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Richard and Louisa have really thought out everything needed to enjoy a holiday/ short stay."

    in their beautiful cottage. Very clean and comfortable in every aspect . Beautiful location. Lots of wildlife to see. We really appreciated the Welcome Pack. Lovely friendly and welcoming locals too.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great wee cottage with fantastic views all around."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our two grandsons. Lots of places to visit nearby (20-30 mins drive) to keep them entertained. Peaceful surroundings to relax after a day out. Cottage was very clean and had everything you need .

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you can think of."

    Extremely clean and a lovely welcome pack. I think some way of keeping other people's pets out of the garden would be a good idea. I have a dog of my own and am used to picking up dog poo but not everyone is. I'm sure the owner must have addressed this problem before. Attachment to bottom of gate and wiring on the fence between slats may help? However despite this we would definitely like to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great stay at Glebe Cottage."

    Equipped with everything you need and in a very peaceful location. Took a long lead for the dog and glad I did. Lots of wildlife about and the gap under the gate is big enough for even a larger dog to get under. Looks like there would be livestock in neighbouring fields at other times to (as said in ad). Pleasant stay, hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Pagan5.0May 2023

  • "No local pubs and would have been nice to have some tourist board leaflets with suggestions for days out."

    Not everybody has a dog.

    Reviewed by Neville4.7May 2023



    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "A very warm and welcoming cottage a credit to the owner"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Second visit, still excellent, will be returning next year."

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Dec 2022

  • "We recently stayed at Glebe Cottage for the first time with our dogs."

    It has been extensively refurbished recently and is wrll equipped. It also has the most comfortable beds we have ever come across in holiday properties and we have stayed in lots !! We would love to return in future ❤️

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2022

  • "Stayed at over 30 cottages in Scotland over the last twenty years and rank’s amongst the best we’ve stayed in"

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we have EVER booked."

    It is just Stunning. It is an absolute credit to its owners. I could live in this cottage given the chance. Thank you for the opportunity of living here for a week.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Glebe Cottage."

    The cottage is beautifully designed with everything there you need. From the moment you walk through the door you know you’re in for a pleasant stay. The cosy underfloor heating was very impressive, it made for a warm return after a brilliant day out. The washing machine was good along with the tumble drier meaning I had very little washing when I got home. The kitchen was well stocked with all the crockery, cutlery, utensils and equipment you need for a week away. The shower was spacious and powerful, and the bed very comfortable with plump pillows. Why complain about them, I’m not sure, do what I did and jettison one for sleeping! The weather wasn’t suitable to use any of the seating areas outside but I’m sure they’re all excellent, they looked good. The scenery around the cottage is beautiful, walking the dog along the lane was great, all I could hear were the birds singing and the water in the burn, plus no traffic …….heaven! So we left with our batteries fully charged and feeling rested and relax. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, stunning location and our stay well thought through."

    Non fussy which is great. Plenty of outdoor spaces.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Sep 2022

  • "Our third stay here and we will be booking for next year very soon!"

    The cottage is comfortable, the beds are lovely although the pillow are quite solid so we took our own this time. Comfortable sitting area and well equipped kitchen. Sitting out area with lovely open views which we did use this time. If we could make a request, please could hooks be added somewhere - in the hall between the bathroom and sitting room perhaps? Another suggestion could be in the overhang of the shed - a really useful place, or even from the rafters in the shed. We were working in the forest and struggled to hang wet gear anywhere. I am sure that others may find this useful too. The owners are friendly and helpful and on the occasion I had to make contact, the issue was dealt with quickly and efficiently. Thank you to all involved in this lovely little spot.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Sep 2022

  • "Good size property, furnished to a very high standard."

    Has everything you need for a short stay and more. Very clean property is obviously well cared for. In its own grounds in a very quiet location. Having read other reviews I took my own pillows! This is the only negative, although good quality pillows they were too thick and hard for us. I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away from it all!

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Aug 2022

  • "Second holiday at this cottage."

    Beautiful location comfortable clean cottage with everything you could need. Brilliant being able to cycle from the cottage straight into the forest

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in an isolated spot, absolutely wonderful."

    Cottage immaculate and beds very comfortable only drawback was pillows were too thick for sleeping but everything else was perfect. My husband, the dogs and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, lots of forest walks within easy drive. Would definitely recommend it

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Super cottage large garden ideal for the dogs"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, very clean and well appointed."

    Great location, peace and quiet. Only gripe was that we needed softer pillows !

    Reviewed by Noel4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well kept only criticism is there not enough couch space for 4 ..."

    Lovely cottage well kept only criticism is there not enough couch space for 4 adults but it did not spoil our holiday the area is Lovely and easy access too most places

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, have already booked again"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped."

    Great location with stunning views and peace and quiet. We will certainly recommend it to others and will try and return in the future.

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage inside and out, absolutely nothing to moan about, so clean and equipped to a very high standard."

    Perfect location, peace and quiet day and night. great outdoor seating. AE forest a mile down the lane, come back to a outside belfast sink to wash muddy boots and dog, then settle in to a very clean warm and cozy cottage.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2022

  • "This house was warm, clean and extremely well designed as a holiday house eg 2 super king beds (can be 4 singles), powerful shower, large freezer, antiqo flooring, plus essentials eg washing up liquid, toilet paper, bin bags etc."

    We liked the modern decor. Good communication with owner before we arrived Short walk to Ae Forest (currently closed due to storm damage, unfortunately). We enjoyed a trip to Caerlaverock WWT Perfect for 3 of us. One large armchair and a sofa for 3, so I think this would be fine for a family with children, but perhaps not quite so comfortable for 4 large adults?

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, ideal for couples."

    Only pointer but (NOT a complaint) there's not enough seating for watching tv if there was 4 adults. Rest was was ideal. We would book again.

    Reviewed by Winifred5.0Feb 2022

  • "Second visit this year, perfect location for us as within cycling distance to Ae forest."

    Just want to buy it so we can live there!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2021

  • "Love the cottage."

    One small point would be the sofa and chair could be renewed as we found it flat and sagging in parts. Other than that it was excellent it's our second visit and we hope to return soon. We very much enjoy our time there exploring the forest and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location to explore the surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Oct 2021

  • "Four of us stayed in Glebe Cottage in September."

    My husband and a work colleague stayed in 2020 and wives joined them this year, 2021. Everything was lovely. The owners were happy for us to take an extra dog which was really helpful on this occasion - I did check beforehand - thank you for that. We had everything we needed. The shower was very efficient as was the heated towel rail in the bathroom and underfloor heating in the rooms we used it in. The only thing we missed were hooks for coats. As we were working in the Forest and it was a particularly wet week, we had to drape waterproofs over the chairs. The only hooks we found were inside the cupboard by the front door. This is no means a complaint, we would recommend Glebe Cottage to anyone and intend to book again next year.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at Glebe Cottage and will highly recommend it to friends and family."

    The cottage is exactly what you see on the photos with all equipment you need to enjoy your stay. We were warm, comfortable and surrounded by nothing but beautiful scenery. It is so dark on an evening you can see the stars in total silence. Ae Forest is a short drive away with many walks and cycle trails. We visited and did walks at Dumfries, Dalbeattie, Moffat, Rockcliffe, Castle Douglas and Annan. We will definitely return to this cottage as it has everything we needed and in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great location for walking and cycling with the added bonus of storage for bikes."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2021

  • "One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in in Dumfries fantastic location for mountain biking cycle straight from the cottage to the trails."

    Peaceful, clean, comfortable

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage very clean everything we needed"

    Reviewed by Tristan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely spotless!"

    In a beautiful, remote location and stunning inside. We had such a great time, lots to do around the area but was also lovely at night to come back and relax outside in the seating area to watch the sunset. 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in really nice location with easy access to AE forest."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our holiday cottage was first class!"

    It was very clean and had everything we could possibly need. The chairs and table in the back garden were great as we could enjoy the lovely scenery in the evening sunshine.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in the perfect location for a quiet holiday with only cows for neighbours so felt nice and private."

    It was super clean and had everything you need. It was really nicely decorated and felt surprisingly spacious.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jun 2021

  • "This little cottage is perfect."

    Indoors the cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. The garden area was excellent for both us and our dogs. Despite being near the Ae mountain bike trails traffic passing the cottage was negligible. Would definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutly fantastic cottage."

    Normally book in the UK 4 to 5 weeks a year as we've got a dog so don't book abroad as we like to take it with us. I wanted somewhere quite rural but as we've got 5 and 6 year old children needed to have plenty to do within driving distance. We dropped really lucky with this one. Was absolutly perfect for what we needed. It probably helped that the weather was great all week so we could make the most of the fantastic outside space. The cottage ended up being just somewhere to sleep as we were outside all the time. Loads of space for the kids to run round and enjoy themselves. Great walks in Ae forest which is on the doorstep plus it was great that there were so many places to start your walk and different ways to go in the forest that you felt you were in a new forest each day. Loads and loads of stuff to do nearby for both children and pets. Have just come home and tried to book the cottage again for the summer holidays - we never go to the same place twice as I like to explore new places but I feel that there was a lot of stuff that we were planning to do that we didn't get round to. Unfortunately it seems to be booked out for months and I'm not surprised. We will return but will probably have to wait until later autumn or winter but will be nice to stay here in a different season to see what it is like.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage for us to rest up and recharge our batteries."

    Clean, had everything we needed (except maybe a salad bowl

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0May 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at Sykes Cottage."

    What a fantastic, clean, well equipped cottage, with a very modern interior, in a lovely quiet location. Would definitely go back there.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Glebe Cottage was probably the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in (and we've stayed in a lot!"

    ). It was exceptionally clean and well equipped, and had the comfiest bed ever. It was so warm and cosy and really peaceful; great to be able to walk to Ae Forest straight from the door. The owners clearly care about their guests' experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Can't add to the feedback above."

    All good. Very happy customers.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful clean, safe cottage with lovely views of fields, forest and wild life."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2020

  • "Pictures don't show outside seating area at back of cottage which I think it should as for us it was excellent."

    Dogs loved it but need to be careful as main gate is easily escaped if not careful.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Very peaceful cottage which was vey comfy."

    Everything we needed was there and lots of walking round and about.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved the remote location, the cows in the fields next to the cottage and the cleanliness of the cottage."

    We had a great couple of nights, we wish it had been longer, hopefully we will visit again some time soon.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely wonderful little retreat, set amongst fields aplenty."

    We had such a relaxed break, despite the uncertain times surrounding it, but all relevant covid measures had been taken and we felt very reassured. Ae forest is absolutely stunning and Lochmaben has the most delightful bakery! As a family, we couldn’t ask for more - the cottage itself was spacious and very contemporary with everything we needed and the most serene backdrop (our children loved cow-spotting!) We hope to return in the very near future!

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a great week at the lovely Glebe Cottage despite the weather being a 'bit iffy'."

    However, nobody holidays in Scotland for the weather ! Very quiet and secluded and only just over a mile from the very attractive Ae Forest which is a wonderful place for a walk with or without dogs. relatively flat and easy going well laid out hardcore paths so mucky weather is not a problem.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2020

  • "I've booked many Skyes cottages since selling my house and I really don't want to share this beautiful cottage with anyone ."

    But, that's very selfish of me ! Glebe Cottage rates number 1! If you're frazzled by life or not , head here.The owners have provided an exceptionally cosy but modern beautiful retreat. Spoilt with underfloor heating , every convience for a lazy but self sufficient trip, what a joy it was to return home after a day of house hunting. To be very honest I'd have been very content to have never have left the grounds of this sweet haven. Sheep skipping in the fields around you and that's how I felt living here for a week too! A super location, surrounded by fields and right on the doorstep of Ae forest . Wonderful owners and very friendly communication. If you need to recharge, please head here , I promise you will never want to leave . I managed to find my new home whilst living here too. I have already tried to rebook and cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with TV and 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size upon request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Oil underfloor central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front lawned garden and rear gravelled area with multi-level artificial grassed area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.7 miles, pub 7 miles
  • Note: Due to the location of the property, dogs must be on a lead when outside due to live stock in the adjacent field

The property

Lochmaben 7.6 miles.

Resting within the countryside settings of Scotland, Glebe Cottage is a wonderful all ground floor cottage, suited to a group of four seeking a tranquil trip.

With flexible sleeping arrangements for either friends or family, this enchanting dwelling is perfect for any occasion.

Enter around the back of the property, taking in the wonder of the natural beauty that surrounds you, before stepping into the kitchen area of the open-plan living space; a modest area, however housing a wide range of appliances to assist the chef of the group in preparing any family-favourite meal all while surrounded by a stunning, contemporary interior.

Accompanying the kitchen is a dining area where you can gather together for quality time, or choose to dine alfresco in the summer months on the raised artificial grass area, with the flourishing fields as your backdrop.

Moving back through the room you can find the sitting area tucked at the rear, with two plush leather sofas, here you can unwind whilst playing a game from the cupboard or simply enjoy some quiet time in front of the television to end your evening.

Head along the hallway to discover the two stylish bedrooms, set up as a super-king-size and a twin, both with zip/link features, the layout of this property is perfect for a variety of group needs.

Put the dog on the lead and enjoy the fresh breeze of the countryside on the front lawn before taking a stroll in your local surroundings, take a walk along the Glenkiln Burn or take a cycle along the 7stanes cycle route or at Ae Forest to find a plethora of stunning scenery.

In close reach by car you can find Lochmaben, hosting all of your amenities including shops and eateries, as well as its own golf club and park, or venture over to the market town of Dumfries to find historical wonder and excitement for all tastes.

Slightly further afield is the charming spa town of Moffat, home to Moffat toffee and historically the centre of the wool trade in the 17th Century.

Visit this quaint area, where the sulphurous waters of the Moffat Well were believed to have healing powers, leading to an influx of visitors throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries, whereas today, there are a variety of shops and eateries for the enjoyment of families and friends alike.

Glebe Cottage is a fantastic property to offer you the ultimate trip to Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band A

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00860-F

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About the location


Lockerbie 4 miles; Dumfries 7 miles; Moffat 15.3 miles; Carlisle 28 miles

Dominated by its stunning town hall, the small town of Lochmaben rests in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. With a small range of amenities, it also offers five lochs, some known for their sailing and fishing. Lochmaben is also home to some fascinating castle ruins and an 18-hole golf course, the 53-mile long Annandale Way walking path runs through the village. From here you can visit the well-appointed town of Lockerbie, also home to a golf course. The market town of Dumfries is just seven miles away and ensures an excellent day out with its stunning architecture, things to do and the picturesque River Nith running through it.