- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
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“This is a lovely, remote cottage set in beautiful surrounds.”
The silence was deafening. We saw wild deer and hares and enjoyed walks around the local area. The ruined church across the field was a particularly interesting diversion (recommended by Dave the caretaker... A lovely and knowledgeable chap).
The silence was deafening. We saw wild deer and hares and enjoyed walks around the local area. The ruined church across the field was a particularly interesting diversion (recommended by Dave the caretaker... A lovely and knowledgeable chap). As with anywhere in this setting there is a certain rustic nature to the cottage and you do need to chop kindling wood and clean the fire, but we found it a really comfortable cottage and a superb bolt hole away from the rush of modern life.
“Just to clear up the feedback from Septembers occupant.”
The DVD is in good working order, the cooker was clean, the trays do need replacing but this is due to repeated use and previous occupants not cleaning them thoroughly, but there was no residue of grease. The shower head is still not a proper fit but it does't fall out. There was plenty of washing up liquid and towels (tea, bath and hand). Keys were there for all doors. The kettle did not work as the element had gone, but it was replaced within the hour of reporting it, by Davey. There was plenty of paper, wood blocks and coal for the log burner and there are individual heaters in every room. We had gale force winds and torrential rain then snow, the lean-to did have a couple of drops of water come in but didn't affect anything in there, but it does need a good clean or replacing altogether. Watch the door, it sticks a bit in wet weather (swelling). I thoroughly enjoyed my week there with my cat (and my sister came for a few days), shops are a few minutes drive away, the local chippy delivers (yipee :-)) and is great food. So peaceful. There were dvds to watch and books to read there already. I left a DVD and a couple of books for the next visitors. There are loads of games there for any kids. The welcome pack is tea, coffee, bread, shortbread and eggs which is great but remember to take butter, sugar and milk if you use them. The bed....oh the bed..so comfy and slept like a log every night. The surrounding area is beautiful and the walks are magnificent. Davey is a wealth of knowledge and so helpful with where to go and how to stay safe in the woods adjacent. The wildlife is diverse and can even be watched from the patio. I will be back if I can gat a booking, but it's pretty booked up already.
“Fantastic holiday,all as described.”
Perfect location. Only fault,no tv.
“The only sounds at night are from the sheep and the owls; the only light outside from the moon and stars - this is a precious rarity in this age of sensory over-stimulation.”
Please do not install broadband or television, and parents - insist that your children leave their gadgets at home and allow them to open their senses to the wonders of nature.
“The cottage is in a stunning location,very peaceful with beautiful views.”
There was a very nice welcome pack on our arrival which was a thoughtful gesture.The caretaker was helpful and a nice chap with lots of local information.However there were problems from the outset as firstly there were no keys for the doors leading out to the patio at the back of the property and the dvd player was broken.The caretaker got some keys for us and a new dvd player but not until Monday evening.There is a small wooden conservatory building leading into the main entrance of the cottage which was dirty and when it rained leaked quite badly causing a wicker chair to be soaked and unable to sit on and 2 coats which i hung in there to get wet.The lounge was extremely dusty and we found childrens sweets and some bottletops behind the settee.The hob on the cooker was filthy with grease and as there was no washing up liquid we had to buy some along with some scrubbing pads to clean it.Neither was there any bin bags which we had to buy and not even a mop and bucket.There was also a tray in the oven which was full of grease and we decided to leave that.The shower head kept falling off and all in all it was a totally unacceptable experience and we feel let down.There was a comment in the visitors book that Sykes Cottages had been informed of several issues and the needed acting upon but perhaps they have not been.I have always had confidence in Sykes but am extremely disappointed on this occasion
“We had a wonderful week at Glenwharrie, the location was perfect for us seeing as we have such a nervous dog, didn’t see a soul all week, such a peaceful place with outstanding views, we enjoyed the wildlife seeing and hear the Buzzard flying around the cottage and Deer across the stream as well as the sheep.”
We were sad to leave and would book this cottage again as I feel it would be hard to find another cottage to beat this and it’s location which was perfect for us, only negative was how much the shower leaked but we could put up with it as everything else was perfect, in the evenings we would have the log burner on and when outside the sky was full of stars with just the sound of the owls.
“Lovely views, plenty of paths for walking , not much in the Village of Kirkconnel.”
Ideal if you basically want to get away from it all , very relaxing .
“The welcome pack was the best we have ever been left and was truly appreciated.”
Cottage in a lovely secluded location, lovely gardens and super barbeque. Plenty of seating but some moveable outdoor chairs would be great. Bedrooms were clean but lacked hanging space, beds were comfortable, the double bedroom lacked blackout curtains. Lounge was comfortable but a little dirty i.e. light fitments covered in dust, and cushion covers a bit grimy. Bathroom ok, shower doors could do with replacing as water escaping onto floor which made it a hazard! The lean too was dirty and door kept sticking. The let-down of the cottage was the kitchen... no worktops, fridge too small, cooker took an age to heat up and again cleaning not up to standard. No mop or broom. Overall the cottage requires a really good clean.
“This cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, and the surroundings are beautiful.”
We are very likely to book it again.
“This little cottage was just wonderful, set in a stunning location away from the rest of the world.”
Absolutely perfect for our dog with well fenced large garden and great walks on the doorstep either up the hills or through the forest at the back. The cottage was very cozy and spacious and had everything we needed. The BBQ in the garden was great and we ate in the garden on two occasions. We will definitely be back
“What can I say.”
Absolutely wonderful cottage in idyllic surroundings. Totally tranquil and beautifully decorated. No WiFi and no TV so perfect for that chill out and relax getaway. We had lovely weather and enjoyed long strenuous walks in the hills with the dogs. Bring plenty of clothes as there is not a washing machine (as stated in the add). Only small niggles were the dvd player does NOT play blurays and no rubbish bin so had to remember to take our rubbish to a public bin of a trip out
“We had a week of relaxing.”
Isolation was wonderful and rooms are very clean.The area and gardens are fantastic, we will be coming back for sure.
“The cottage was as beautiful as described and so comfortable .”
The location is perfect for exploring the surrounding area either on foot or by car. Cannot wait to go back in November
“This place is imply spectacular!”
! We will definitely be back! 5* Myself, my husband and our 2 German Shepherd dogs had an absolutely blissful week at Glenwharrie … we didn't need to use either the range or the log burner as we were blessed with good weather to top it off! All of the facilities were great, place was well equipped, absolutely had everything we needed. as well as the garden, we used the field outside to play/run with the dogs, as the sheep stayed up the hill - they had a blast!! I honestly cannot say enough about it - and the welcome basket was so lovely - and so very welcome!! Tesco delivery on the Saturday morning, local farmer visited on Saturday morning to tell us where he was if we needed him - other than that we had no human interaction at all. We are already looking at what week we should book for next year, as this will be an annual event!
“Beautiful place would highly recommend this to either a family or a group of friends.”
“Spacious, comfortable and cosy property.”
Location peaceful with great views and walks on the doorstep! Definitely be back!
“Peaceful, quiet and relaxing”
We (4 adults and 2 dogs) have had a wonderful week at glenwharrie cottage. Fabulous views (especially watching the sun rise) and walks. The cottage is so relaxing and comfy, we didn't miss having freeview/sky TV and the multi fuel stove and the range in the kitchen made it so cosy and warm, and cooking easy. Excellent for dogs, Will definitely be back and would recommend to everyone who can live without their ultra modern technology for a week or so. Perfect.
“First impressions of the cottage were not particularly good as the entrance was via a padlocked door to a rather shabby side porch.”
The accommodation in the lounge and bedrooms was adequate although there were no wardrobes in either bedroom. The kitchen was the main let down of the cottage. The electric cooker was very old and took a long time to heat up. We did not use the range as that was even older. The crockery was made up of old mismatched dishes and plates and there was only one very small narrow cupboard next to the cooker for food. The only bin at the property was a small plastic swing bin in the kitchen and there was no information in the cottage manual about recycling facilities or rubbish disposal facilities. There is no washing machine which would be absolutely essential if staying for 2 weeks - even more so with children. There were no blinds/curtains on any of the windows in the kitchen, hallways or bathroom making the property feel cold and unwelcoming when it went dark. The electric shower did not work (and yes we did find the isolater switch) and the bathroom window although with frosted glass, looked right onto the decked patio area and having no blind was not particularly private. Although the details do say that the TV in the lounge only plays DVDs and Blue Rays, there were only a few provided and most of them were children's films. If the property is to be let during the winter when it gets dark around 4.00pm, then a proper Freeview TV is essential. The gardens were perfect for our dogs but not particularly very child friendly. All in all, the cottage has such potential as the setting is beautiful but we felt that the facilities were lacking and therefore the standard of accommodation provided was severely compromised. We would not go back.
Owner response; Thank you for your comments. We’re as transparent as possible with property pictures so people can make an informed decision and for this reason we specifically don’t advertise a washing machine or television broadcasts, due to lack of signal in a remote location. We’re glad that you found the setting to your liking and that the dogs enjoyed it. We’ve installed a secure, stock-proof fence around the property in the last year, which restricts access to the neighbouring countryside. We’re always open to considering specific suggestions if we or Sykes are made aware of an issue at the time/suggestion which may benefit guests’ stays e.g. resolving the low water pressure which was sourced from a hillside spring – we’ve now installed a whole-house water pump, anticipating no further issues. The electric cooker was purchased new less than 6 months ago and The Rayburn range is also in full working condition for guests who choose to use it. Thanks also for your feedback on other areas, for our consideration. Sykes owner relations
“Lovely comfortable cottage, wood burner highlight of our stay, with plentiful coal supply.”
Unfortunately we had an issue with the electricity in the kitchen, a loose connection at the switch box knocked the electricity out every half hour. Hot water pressure was non existent, this is mentioned in the cottage but wasn’t manageable and meant the shower was not functional. However this did not dampen our holiday and we will definitely be back.
“This is a wonderful cottage with utterly stunning views.”
We stayed for 6 nights with our toddler and two dogs and I loved how remote it was. It was child friendly with toys in the kids room and a slide in the garden. There is also a wonderful small farm about 10 mins away that is free to go and visit which our daughter loved. If you are looking to produce large lavish meals the kitchen probably isn't for you. It was perfect for us though the only thing i think it could benefit from is a washing machine. There isn't one currently there, we took enough clothes for our toddler for the week but it would have been ideal to be able to put on a wash or two. It is also about half an hour drive from the nearest large supermarket, this didn't bother us as we did an online tescos shop which arrived once we were there and we picked up other bits that we needed on the way back from our day trips to see various things. All in all it was great for our family and we would happily stay again.
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: TV in sitting room is only suitable for playing DVDs
- Note: Property's maximum occupancy is 4 adults and 2 children
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
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.
Note: Property's maximum occupancy is 4 adults and 2 children.
Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 on this property.
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