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Troloss Lodge

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Thornhill, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our first time in a holiday cottage, the care package on arrival was very much appreciated, and the cottage was amazing, clean, quiet and friendly owners who left loads of tips and trips for us to look through."

    . I would Definetly recommend this little Gem.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it. Although you are behind our house, it's very much independent from us, and with its enclosed garden and private entrance, it means you are not overlooked by us. Thanks for coming. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy property with everything required."

    Good enclosed garden for our dog to enjoy. Close enough to the town to walk to and plenty of good dog walks nearby. We had a very enjoyable few days break

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2023

  • "A beautifully presented little cottage."

    Fully equiped for a couple to enjoy a break. A great quiet location yet within short walk to shops, bars and restaurants. A well stocked welcome pack was an unexpected bonus and very much appreciated.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a fantastic break at the Troloss Lodge."

    Welcome pack was fantastic. Everything you required was provided including sun loungers. Garden 100% secure so our dog couldn’t get out. Shops and restaurants only a few minutes walk away. Brilliant walk through the woods to take your dog. Would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had such a lovely time staying at Troloss Lodge."

    The property had everything to make it an ideal home from home stay and exceptionally comfortable. Ideally situated to explore the surrounding areas as well as further afield. The owner was always happy to stop for a chat and advise on routes, outings etc. Thornhill is a lovely village with everything we needed to for the week. Thoroughly recommend the local Chinese take away! Dumfries provided the usual culprit shopping experiences, such as Aldi, Lidl, Tesco etc. This was my first visit to Scotland and I wasn't disappointed. Thank you for making our stay such an enjoyable experience. Babs

    Thank you for your kind words. Pleasure to have you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Baerbel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely surprise to get a message from the owner to say we could get into the accommodation earlier."

    Lodge very clean, well maintained and comfortable. Welcome pack much appreciated. Our dog loved the enclosed garden. Although weather very disappointing we still managed to get out and see the area. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

    We think the enclosed garden really suits our clients. It's great to sit out in the sun when it's around, too. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic lodge, booked to allow my wife a week to chill & relax while allowing me time to walk our dog."

    This was perfect. At the end of the week we both felt as though we could easily stay 'a few more days'. On arriving you immediately feel at home, with an amazing welcome pack from the owner. My wife particularly appreciated having access to a hair dryer & a fan. The owners are just brilliant, they are available if needed with friendly advice on the area. Anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable, relaxing break, this is a must. Would recommend to anyone & have no hesitation in using again.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jun 2023

  • "Just what we needed peace and tranquility woke every morning to the sound of bird song and the surrounding scenery was absolutely brilliant."

    No matter which way you drive it was fantastic . The cottage had everything you needed and the owners couldn’t do enough for you.Also there was loads of information of things to do and the knowledge the owners had you couldn’t go wrong.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gorgeous, well appointed little property with everything we needed for a wonderful holiday."

    Keith, the owner welcomed us and showed us round, nothing was too much trouble, we were grateful for the welcome goodies and thankful for the big fan as it was very hot for the entire stay. Our dog took to sleeping in the cool bathroom! The enclosed garden and comfy chairs were great and so nice for our dog to be so safe. The bed was so comfy and I have already ordered some of the pillows. Lots of information for places to visit or walk nearby. I can't recommend Troloss Lodge enough and look forward to going back.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. I look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "A quiet, convenient and comfortable base for a week of peak bagging in the Lowther and Carsphairn Hills."

    We are very well situated for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. The highest village in Scotland is nearby, but easily accessed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Murray5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice and fulfilled our requirements for our stay in Thornhill, everyone was very friendly and welcoming in the town."

    We would be happy to stay there again or to recommend to ou friends.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen Angus5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable bungalow with a good secure garden for our dog."

    Owner friendly and helpful.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect"

    We think so too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage with lots of space for the two of us and our medium dog."

    The garden was secure and safe for Odi. The welcome pack covered everything you could think of and the cottage was cosy for February. Location was fab, we loved Thornhill, enjoyed fish and chips and Chinese takeaway. We were able to go for lovely walks straight from the door but also went further afield as well. Owners were friendly, welcoming and helpful. We will definitely rebook!

    Looking forward to your return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2023

  • "I had a lovely stay in this very secluded, quiet little cottage and would recommend it to anyone wishing to holiday in Thornhill."

    Thank you. Haste ye back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Jan 2023

  • "This was our second visit different weather but that didn't matter clean warm ..."

    This was our second visit different weather but that didn't matter clean warm ideal place to relax enclosed garden great for our big dog

    Thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Nov 2022

  • "Well situated, friendly welcome clean one of the best cottages we have ever used"

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Nov 2022

  • "We were made to feel extremely welcome."

    The cottage is lovely and homely. Everything you need is happily provided. Communication from owner was exceptional. The best welcome pack ever. Excellent service.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage has everything you need."

    For people without cars bus stops are a few minutes away with good services south to Dumfries and north to Sanquhar and beyond.

    Buses are easily accessible in our lovely valley. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very lovely cottage comfortable clean well equipped and a very lovely welcome pack."

    Local people very friendly many thanks for a lovely holiday

    Thank you, you were very welcome Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage enclosed garden a big plus with our big dog owner keith very ..."

    Lovely cottage enclosed garden a big plus with our big dog owner keith very helpful loan of a fan during intense heat much appreciated

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2022

  • "Wow! Wonderful place to stay."

    Very well equipped accommodation offering a home from home stay. Thank you Keith for your hospitality and information to make our visit to Scotland memorable. The welcome pack for me and Moli was a lovely and kind gesture making sure we had essential provisions at the start of our stay. For dog owners, the garden is so secure that you're four legged friend is 100% safe during the stay. Highly recommend Troloss Logde when visiting Dumfries and Galloway. Diolch yn fawr...thank you so much

    Diolch yn fawr! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwenda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Bathroom could do with a refresh."

    Lovely property beautiful area, friendly and helpful owner. My dog loved the secure garden

    The bathroom had a small leak up behind the sink earlier in the year. This has slightly blown the vinyl on the doors of the vanity unit. The bathroom is scheduled for a full refit this October. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jun 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay in this little cottage, clean, peaceful & had everything you could think of."

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really nice cottage with all the facilities you could want."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Thornhill is a lovely town.

    Thank you for staying Property Owner

    Reviewed by Henry5.0May 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay, everything was as described, would definitely return one day."

    Having a enclosed garden was an absolute dream for us and Denzel. Beautiful area, with a very knowledgeable host. We loved the lodge and the town.

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0May 2022

  • "Repeat visit to this lovely cottage."

    Excellent holiday in a perfect location. Welcome pack very much welcomed. Hosts are very friendly. Everything you need is provided. I will be visiting again soon hopefully.

    Looking forward to your return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place would highly recommend we loved our couple of days here amazing ..."

    Great place would highly recommend we loved our couple of days here amazing place with loads to do …john & heather & milo

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely, everything I was looking for and more."

    Lots to do near by. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The welcome pack was fantastic! The fully enclosed garden is perfect for dogs. I would definitely stay here again.

    Thank you. We look forward to your return Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2022

  • "Troloss lodge has everything you need for a comfortable holiday."

    The property was clean and cosy and the welcome pack was a lovely edition. Owner was very helpful. Plenty to do around the area. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Oct 2021

  • "Thank you for another very comfortable stay."

    Haste ye back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great wee cottage in a nice area."

    Easy access to facilities in Thornhill and lots of good places to walk the dog. Shower not the best - an electric one would be better. Drying towels not easy, electric towel rail needed.

    Electric towel rail now provided Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and the best welcome pack for both us and our dog."

    Owners very friendly and knowledgeable. The village was very handy with lots of nice walks around and friendly locals with good shops to suit every need. A very enjoyable stay.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2021

  • "Shower needs attention."

    Very friendly and positive host, and very helpful.

    The shower functions exactly as you would expect. Perhaps this comment refers to the Venetian blind which is in addition to the adjacent frosted window? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances4.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you need for a good holiday."

    Very welcoming and friendly hosts. Very thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. Lovely area with friendly people. What more can you ask for!

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and the owner Keith left a lovely welcome pack."

    We would probably book again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely spot to stay."

    Really relaxing and had everything you need for a short stay. The garden was lovely and our dog particularly enjoyed sniffing around! We'd definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country, small but had everything you need, it’s light and airy and a lovely little sitting out area - thanks to Keith for his warm welcome and the welcome pack which was much appreciated."

    There is a small Co-op and a Spar only a 5 minute walk from the cottage so no need to stock up at a supermarket on the way! Had a great few days at Troloss Lodge and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Every aspect was perfect except for the difficulty when trying to maneuver the car when parking."

    A minor point far outweighed by the fabulous cottage.

    The area reserved for guests on the driveway is more than two cars wide and two cars in length. We recommend cars are turned around before exiting, and there is more than enough room for a simple three point turn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful little lodge."

    Everything we wanted and more. Lovely hosts. Extra touches made us feel very welcome. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Apr 2021

  • "My retired collie loved the underfloor heating!"

    I thought it was pretty good too.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2020

  • "A fantastic weeks stay at Troloss Lodge, one of the nicest self catering accommodations we have stayed in."

    Excellent base for exploring and beautiful scenic walks. The hosts are very friendly and the cottage has everything you could possibly ask for, even down to a slow cooker. Everybody in the village are so, so friendly. The welcome pack is a very generous touch and much appreciated, thank you. Would definately recommend and hopefully stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Trosloss lodge is a very comfortable little cottage just enough for 2 people lovely enclosed garden if you have a pet."

    keith the owner was very friendly he left a very lovely welcome pack, most generous,and it ticked all the boxes would definitely reccommend both cottage and area for a relaxing break

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Aug 2020

  • "Cottage is stunning, owners were lovely and very welcoming, lovely welcome pack for us and the dog which is a lovely touch, great walks and very close to all amenities, will definitely be going back."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely everything was perfect."

    A small welcome pack with any necessities you could easily forget was left for us. As a young couple who enjoy gaming, the WiFi being capable of handling a couple of devices for gaming and being able to run them at the same time was a MASSIVE plus. The owners were absolutely lovely, but also left you to your own devices, whenever we did see them they always made sure that everything was fine for us in the cottage and had other things to offer to us if we needed it. A romantic week away, just the two of us was made absolutely perfect just by this location. Will definitely be seeing them again soon.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2020

  • "The most relaxing holiday we've had for years!"

    Lovely location for exploring the area, and surprisingly easy enough for a wheelchair user to get round. We renewed our wedding vows at Gretna Green whilst on this break, and the proprietors left us a lovely little gift upon our return. they were very thoughtful and nothing was too much trouble. I would happily recommend Troloss Lodge to anyone wanting a bit of peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2019

  • "My wife and I have just spent a relaxing break at this delightful cottage situated in a beautiful area."

    We found it to be warm, very clean and fully equipped. Many thanks to the owners who were so pleasant and helpful. W R Edwards. North Wales.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2019

  • "As my husband has some mobility problems, eating at the breakfast bar was difficult so we ate with our food on lap trays."

    Otherwise we had a lovely relaxed holiday made more so by the welcome we had from the owners.

    Reviewed by Jeanie4.4Sep 2019

  • "Great cottage ,has everything you require for enjoyable break ."

    Lovely enclosed garden ,which was thougherly explored by our small dog. Local shops five minutes walk. Keith ,the owner, very helpful and knowledgeable about walks etc in the surrounding area .Very relaxing break ,thanks.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, bigger garden and enclosed which was a nice surprise (know new photos now)."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, in small village, with shops, and several places to eat."

    Our hosts could not do enough for us, I would Certainly recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very thoughtfully equipped."

    Owners very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely everything you would want is there super little cottage hope to return."

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7May 2019

  • "A lovely cottage set behind owners own home."

    All windows look out onto garden. The cottage is well equipt and the bed is comfortable. The owners provide the basics in a welcome pack but local shopping is a five minute walk away. There's plenty to do in the area. Lots of country walking. Plenty of information on sightseeing provided . Pets are welcome at T roloss but if you are not a dog lover be assured that there's no sign that dogs have ever been inside. The place is spotless.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very peaceful."

    Good location welcome pack appreciated

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully laid out and in an ideal location."

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jan 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Wonderful hosts. Fantastic location.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Nov 2018

  • "The owner Keith was there to greet us and coudn't have been more helpful and friendly,telling us the best places to see and some of the history."

    We cann't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location to explore south west Scotland."

    The nearby woodland walks and enclosed garden made it ideal for the dog. It met all our expectations, very clean and comfortable and would definitely consider returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Kath4.7Aug 2018

  • "Troloss Lodge is a little gem hidden on the edge of a lovely little town (Thornhill) ."

    The owners are on site and there for you if you need them. We couldn't have wished for a better welcome, there was an essentials pack in the lodge which met all needs on arrival. It's a very comfortable place to stay and it will certainly be the first place we will look to book next time we are in the area. Thanks Keith for your local knowledge and advice.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Had a fantastic week."

    The property is well presented and appointed. The welcome pack is probably the best we’ve ever had with wine, chocolate and shortbread amongst the usual essentials. Very friendly and knowledgeable owners for tips as to where to visit. Garden very dog friendly and safe. It was an ideal base for our exploring holiday with loads of walks, castles and forests within easy reach. Thornhill itself has plenty to offer, convenience stores for food, a chemist, pubs and hotels, a few takeaways and a couple of coffee shops/ bakeries. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "Getting turned around on Drive not easy, Perhaps it could be reconfigured?"

    Otherwise a fantastic Place.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.4Jun 2018

  • "The owner was very helpful and informative making our stay very relaxed."

    The accommodation is bright and airy with sheltered external paved area and garden with makes it good for pets. Ideal location within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities. Good road communications with the whole area and numerous nearby walks makes this an ideal place to stay. We had a wonderful fortnight.

    Reviewed by Grant5.0May 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area with breakfast bar and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Underfloor oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off road parking on shared driveway
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 6 mins walk
  • Note: Will accept children under 5 years of age.

The property

A pleasant detached cottage situated on the outskirts of Thornhill, wrapped in hillside views and natural landscape that rests in the distance.

Friendly and vibrant, this well-presented retreat offers couples or individual travellers a nice break, whether you are planning a romantic trip or a scenic adventure.

The open-plan layout welcomes you on arrival, boasting a warm red interior, which flows from the kitchen area through to the lounge.

Look forward to preparing those home cooked meals or early morning snacks here, then relax at the breakfast bar amongst the modern features.

In the evening, you can choose from the selection of books, games or videos, and cosy up on the sofa for a delightful end to a busy day.

Afterwards, make your way to the double bedroom, knitted together with lovely décor and soft lighting so you can unwind in comfort during your stay.

The family bathroom comes as an all-white suite, boasting a bath with a shower over, so you can get ready ahead of your afternoon, or simply relax after the sunsets.

For some 'me time', wander out to the decked patio area where you can unwind with a refreshing drink at your own leisure.

Surrounded by wonderful scenery and Nithsdale and the Lowther Hills, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle the ancient routes of Thornhill, as well as the trails of the Forest of Ae.

Drumlanrig Castle is regarded as one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland.

The location is also ideal for a trip to the seaside at Ayr, or shopping and sightseeing in cosmopolitan Glasgow.

Everything you need for a heart-warming holiday to remember.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00494-F

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About the location


Dumfries 15 miles; Ayr 42 miles; Glasgow 66 miles.

The quiet village of Thornhill is in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland, and is an ideal place for a relaxing break. Surrounded by wonderful scenery and the low hills of Carsphairn and Lowther, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle these ancient hills. In the centre of Thornhill village is a column supporting a majestic winged horse, which is the emblem of the Dukes of Queensberry who own the surrounding land and also the magnificent Drumlanrig Castle. Set on an 80,000 acre estate comprising a country park and Victorian gardens, Drumlanrig Castle is regarded as one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and also boasts an internationally renowned art collection. Thornhill’s location means that it is ideal for a day trip to the seaside at Ayr or a day’s shopping and sightseeing in cosmopolitan Glasgow.

Note: Will accept children under 5 years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas