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Hardhills Cottage

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Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Written directions to property are wrong. Cottage is situated on east side of A745.

    Hi Anne, the directions are correct. On the scheduled message it clearly states that for some reason the sat Nav asks you to turn right or left depending on which directions you are coming from, but to turn the opposite way . We are sorry to hear that you didn’t find the facilities and comfort up to standard. Regards, Ewen & Shelagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Mar 2024

  • "A fabulous bungalow wonderful facilities."

    phoned Ewen a couple of times very friendly and helpful, the surrounding area has outstanding views. The nearest neighbour is 400 yards away wonderfully peaceful. Shame about the weather but you don't go to Scotland in February for the sun. Visited lots of the local areas and went up to Ayr for the day. Had a fabulously relaxing week. Hot tub fantastic once up to temp. Will definitely be back. Congrats Ewen and Shelagh on a beautiful bungalow

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2024

  • "Superb property, extremely spacious."

    Really allowed us to chill for a week. Lovely games room hot tub and thoughtful amount of boxed games. Super kitchen with everything you need. One of the best places we have stayed

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Brilliant property, provided a really relaxing stay which is just what we needed."

    Instructions on how to work the heating would have been helpful as we couldn't work it out. Would definitely stay again

    Hi Joshua, thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Hardhills Cottage . The Air Source Heating is set so the temperature in the house is kept constantly the same so it’s always warm and cosy .The radiators can be turned up or down in each room .You are welcome back anytime . Kind Regards Ewen &Shelagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Jan 2024

  • "Had a beautiful stay for 4 days over New year."

    Totally recommended.

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully presented."

    Very cozy and warm, perfect for a winter break. Nicely thought out accommodation with everything you could need. Location was very good with access to Castle Douglas and it's shops and restaurants only 5 minutes away. When you have been out for the day there is a hot tub with great views of the countryside or at night weather permitting starry skies. We had a great time at Hardhills Cottage and would thoroughly recommend this stylishly renovated property to anyone looking for a break in this area.

    Hi , thank you very much for the lovely comments , it is very much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with at Hardhills Cottage . All the best , Ewen & Shelagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Dec 2023

  • "It was a pleasure to stay in such a fantastic place for our mini honeymoon."

    Great location as well being close to castle douglas and Dumfries. Ewen the host was helpful with questions and help throughout. The view from the hot tub and conservatory were stunning! Thanks again!

    Hi James , thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and are welcome back anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2023

  • "We spent a full week here for our honeymoon and absolutely fell in love with the place."

    The owners have done an amazing job renovating making it feel like home from home. It’s a perfect little slice of heaven and we’ll certainly be back next year!! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Thank you very much Rebecca, We are so glad you both enjoyed your Honeymoon at Hardhillis Cottage.You are welcome back anytime. Ewen & Shelagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2023

  • "Hardhills is a beautifully renovated cottage which is wonderfully warm and comfortable."

    We had a lovely relaxing week and will be sure to return.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay .We look forward to welcoming you back anytime . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nerys5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hardhills Cottage."

    The place was beautifully decorated, had a great location for shops and to explore from. The owner had great communication and was very friendly when we spoke to him with a quick question. I really felt at home in this Cottage, definitely a place I would recommend and come back too.

    Hi Helen , thank you for your lovely comments .We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Hardhills . You are welcome back anytime . Ewen & Shelagh Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Dining room/games room
  • Conservatory
  • Underfloor, air source heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, Sky package, WiFi, pool table
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden, and rear decked area with furniture, barbecue and hot tub
  • The garden is fully enclosed
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior
  • Please Note: This property can only accept booking starting on a Friday or a Monday
  • Note: No under 25's, unless booking with a family

The property

Castle Douglas 1.2 miles.

Hardhills Cottage is a stylish, two-bedroom bungalow nestled rurally near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.

Enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside as you step into the open-plan living area, with a hot tub at your disposal for soothing relaxation, and a contemporary, fully-equipped base for easing your self-catered stay as a family of four.

Arrive to a private driveway, with plenty of space to park up, before stepping indoors and making your way to the heart of the home, the living space, complete with a sleek kitchen, a handy breakfast bar, and plush seating, enveloping a lovely woodburning stove for those cooler evenings.

Next door you will locate a convenient utility, a suntrap conservatory, and the formal dining room, perfect for entertaining, before finishing the evening with a game of pool and a tipple.

If the weather allows, carry the conversation outside, with a private decked area to take advantage of, complete with a barbecue, plenty of furniture, and an indulgent hot tub, a haven for relaxation whilst the stars appear overhead.

As you move through the cottage, you will discover two tastefully decorated bedrooms, a king-size with an en-suite walk-in shower and a twin with Smart TV, the latter serviced by a sleek bathroom with both a bath and a walk-in shower.

Come morning, enjoy a fresh coffee and delve into a chapter of a good book from the conservatory, before heading to one of the beautiful local beaches nearby Sandy hills, Rockcliffe or Kippford and enjoy a long walk with breath taking scenery .

Head to the nearby market town of Castle Douglas where you can browse the boutique shops and a plethora of independent stores that offer a wide variety of Scottish produce, with Threave House and Garden, and Threave Nature Reserve nearby.

For further exploration, why not venture to Kirkcudbright, the ‘artist’s town’, home to a range of galleries and shops, or enjoy an afternoon near the harbour, overlooking River Dee.

Escape to Dumfries and Galloway with a stay at Hardhills Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00703-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Dalbeattie 6 miles; Kirkcudbright 9.5 miles; Dumfries 18 miles.

The attractive country town of Castle Douglas is nestled in the southwest of Scotland, in the Dumfries and Galloway region. Castle Douglas is known locally as the 'Food Town', playing host to a large selection of independent food shops, as well as a range of wonderful pubs and restaurants. The town provides access to the picturesque Solway Coast, with its miles of beautiful beaches and scattering of pretty fishing villages. Carlingwark Loch lies just south of the town, a large, freshwater lake, great for coarse fishing and sailing. Enthusiasts of water sports need look no further than Loch Ken and The Galloway Activity Centre. It offers sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking, canoeing, and a wobbly water park. Less than half an hour’s drive on the A713, it is an ideal place for a family or groups. Hop aboard a boat and venture to Threave Castle, perched on an island in the River Dee, and explore its glorious gardens elsewhere on the estate, open to the public all year round. Dumfries and Galloway is an area renowned for its outdoor activities including bird watching, mountain biking, fishing, star-gazing, and golfing. Practise your swing on the 18-hole golf course situated in the grounds of the former 18th Century country mansion, Cally Palace. Pull on your walking boots and go hiking across west Scotland’s inspiring landscape, or sail along its wonderful coastline. Whatever you fancy for your holiday in Scotland, Castle Douglas is the perfect base for experiencing it all!

Note: No under 25's, unless booking with a family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas