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Old Sawmill Cottage

Bridge of Urr near Castle Douglas, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 944953)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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35 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was lovely and would of scored higher except for a few areas.”


    1. Oven was visibly dirty on the glass door and inside. 2. Cobwebs in bedroom, raises questions about overall cleanliness, although nothing else seemed amiss. 3. Lack of comfortable seating\lounge facilities over looking the river is a missed opportunity, it is a lovely setting crying out for an area to fully relax and enjoy the scenery for an hour or two, camp-chairs just doesn’t cut it. Having said that we did have a lovely week, the points above didn’t spoil our enjoyment, if addressed the property would have scored excellent.

    - Mr Varley, July 2021

The property

This is a wonderfully converted sawmill based near the town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway.

Old Sawmill Cottage comes in an idyllic riverside location, it is ideal for a peaceful couples' break.

Step down towards the cottage and enter into the stylish, wooden furnished kitchen, offering the essential equipment that you'll need during your stay.

This leads onto the alluring sitting room, a cosy space with comfortable leather sofas, an excellent woodburning stove and a TV to create the ultimate relaxing spot for a rainy day.

The windows offer splendid views of the nearby river with opportunities to see all sorts of wildlife.

Heading through the house, there is a contemporary shower room with a double walk-in shower, which leads onto the spacious ysuper king size bedroom, with original wooden beams adding great character.

Why not head out to the seating area to the back of the house, and enjoy a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine whilst watching and listening to the river in front of you?

Castle Douglas is a great place to base a holiday, it offers a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

It also offers great access to the Solway Coast, an area providing incredible beaches and fishing villages waiting to be explored.

Old Sawmill Cottage is a delightful property in a truly stunning location.


  • All ground floor
  • One super king size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with a woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: There is open access to river bank from garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: There are steps to access the property and steps within the property, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The property does not have WiFi

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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!

Please note - Adjacent to the property there is a grade 1 listed Mill that is currently being restored by Scottish heritage - Noise is at a minimum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas