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Glenwharrie Cottage

Kirkconnel, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 924069)

  • Glenwharrie Cottage - (Ref. 924069)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

The property

This recently renovated, traditional L shaped detached cottage is located near the village of Kirkconnel in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Accessed from a private, fully maintained track this single storey hideaway offers seclusion and privacy within historic Upper Nithsdale.

With flexible sleeping arrangements and fully surrounded by gardens and open countryside, this cottage is perfect for families to come and get away from the hustle and bustle.

Step into Glenwharrie Cottage and enter the cosy sitting room, a neutrally decorated room with a comfortable corner sofa, TV and multi-fuel stove set in a stunning fireplace, what better place to unwind and put your feet up after a long day in the countryside?

To one side of the sitting room, off the rear entrance hall, lies a very stylish kitchen with contemporary fixtures and fittings as well as a characterful range cooker adding to the traditional feel to the place.

Picturesque views on three sides and patio doors leading out to a decked seating area and rear garden, makes this a fantastic family space.

The family bathroom is of high quality with attractive tiling and a traditional wooden door.

Glenwharrie Cottage has two light and pleasant bedrooms with lots of storage provided.

A dedicated double room with cast iron bed frame and an expansive family room, perfect for bringing young children.The young ones will love the gardens that come with this cottage, extensive lawns to the front and back of the property means they can run and play all day, with fencing to protect them from wandering off.

The cottage is situated at the foot of the Kirkland hills, with a babbling stream just beyond the garden gate and an abundance of Scottish wildlife on your doorstep.

The property is within walking distance to Kirkconnel village, where you can find shops, a café, Post Office and a pub; a great base for a holiday.

Wanlockhead, Thornhill and Sanquhar are all close by and worth visiting, with the Crawick multiverse, historic lead mine tours and a range of local shops and restaurants.

Drumlanrig castle, is a short drive away with game fairs, music festivals and family events throughout the year.

Glenwharrie Cottage dates back to the 16th Century, and is located in Jacobite country.

Originally situated on a historic droving road, this cottage is immersed in the history of the area.

An easy stroll across the field adjacent to the house brings you to the ancient St. Conal's Kirk and Covenanter's graveyard - one of the oldest church sites in southern Scotland.

Located on the Dalry to Sanquhar stage of the Southern Upland Way and on the old Roman road to Ayr, it is an ideal base for hikers, bikers and those who enjoy outdoor pursuits.

The nearby River Nith also provides an attractive option for keen kayakers and fishermen.

Glenwwharrie Cottage is a splendid family getaway in a beautiful, secluded location - a hidden warm and cosy gem in amongst the rugged Scottish countryside.


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 zip/link double and 1 children's bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area, and outdoor dining area. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.


  • Electric heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with DVD/CD player, selection of family and adult board games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and rear lawn, rear decking with a table and chairs, and a gas barbecue
  • Two well behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Uneven ground in gardens
  • Note: Bunk beds only acceptable for children
  • Note: TV in sitting room is only suitable for playing DVDs or Blurays.

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About the location


Sanquhar 3.5 miles; Wanlockhead 12.5; Thornhill 15 miles

Kirkconnel is a small yet well-stocked village in a remote location in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. The village offers a shop, post office and a village pub, as well as a beauty salon and direct train links to Glasgow and Carlisle, and is a fantastic base for a relaxing holiday in rural Scotland. Neighbouring the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, this secluded cottage allows fantastic stargazing and birdwatching opportunities. Kirkconnel also boasts fantastic examples of history with St. Conal's Church dating back to the 800's, along with an excellent Celtic cross erected in the late 1800's. On the other side of the River Nith is the neighbouring village of Kelloholm, also offering the essentials as well as a leisure centre wth fantastic children's activities and a highly-rated Chinese takeaway. Nearby Sanquhar boasts a number of attractions, including the Crawick Multiverse, the ruins of Sanquhar Castle, an indoor swimming pool, golf course and a good range of shops and restaurants. Also nearby are Drumlanrig Castle with its world-class mountain biking trails, and mine visits and gold-panning at the Wanlockhead lead mining museum. Within driving distance, children's indoor activities include Dalscone Farm and soft-play area, Dino Park and chocolate factory.

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