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The Granary

(Ref. 926039)

Sanquhar, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage, great views and beautiful relaxing place to stay."

    Lots of beautiful walks for the dogs and amazing amenities in the village.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Feb 2024

  • "Fabulous little cottage with stunning views."

    Had everything we needed for our weeks stay. The owner was lovely and very helpful

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic view , comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Will definitely be visiting again

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely cottage it had everything we needed, it was warm and comfortable, peaceful and quiet."

    The views were lovely. All in all the cottage did not disappoint. Sheila was lovely to talk to and made us feel welcome definitely worth another visit

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location with amazing views."

    Secure garden for dogs and lovely to sit in and watch the wildlife. Great for walkers with walks in all directions straight from the cottage and able to walk into town to buy provisions. Owner, Sheila and locals very welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just returned home after spending a week in the Granary."

    It was a very clean, warm and comfortable home. It had all the appliances that you will need. There was even tea, milk and biscuits in the kitchen on arrival. We had our dog with us. The garden is enclosed so he could play out there without any worries. Also lots of places to walk with fantastic views in every direction. The owner is a lovely woman who was so helpful and caring. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Sep 2023

  • "The panoramic views from the property are spectacular."

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful well stocked holiday home."

    Scenery was so Sheila the owner was so nice and really helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice relaxing and reenergising holiday."

    Warm and friendly welcoming on first day from Sheila. Cottage was beautiful, clean and spacious with an amazing/stunning natural scenery around. It was perfect for the dogs in the back garden and our daughter enjoyed seeing the sheep neighbours. Did not realise how far away we were from places, however enjoyed the lovely scenic routes to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cumnock, Stranraer, Port Patrick, Dumfries House, Gretna Green, Ayr. Overall amazing holiday. Thank you Sheila and family for allowing us to stay in such a beautiful holiday xx

    Reviewed by Jordan4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely holiday."

    A lovely lady Nothing to much trouble for Sheila the Owner She became a friend Made the experience very pleasant Thank you

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful fully equipped accommodation."

    It had everything you could possibly need. And the view was amazing. Our neighbours the sheep were very friendly. Our two dogs loved the enclosed garden. Sheila the owner was just lovely and was very helpful. We all thoroughly enjoyed our break at the Granary.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in the middle of stunning scenery with a lovely owner Sheila who went the extra mile to make sure we were looked after thank you for a lovely stay ."


    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful place to stay."

    It was a privilege to be able to stay in such a beautiful part of the world! Mrs Crompton is a lovely lady who couldn’t do enough for us. All in all a lovely holiday!

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely place, amazing views, and extremely gracious host."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1Oct 2022

  • "A loveley comfortable cottage with beautiful views and great walks from the front door."

    Peaceful, but not too remote, we really enjoyed our stay and exploring the area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Ideal location for someone looking to get away from it all it’s so peaceful and quiet, but if a trip to the pub is what your looking for then this isn’t for you as you do need transport to get to the nearest one."

    Dog loved it as we did. Lots of places to visit and the cottage is lovely and host extremely helpful. We would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay with our 2 dogs who loved the enclosed garden."

    The bed were comfortable and the cottage had everything we needed. Sheila was welcoming and helpful. There is lots to do in the local area and much more if you don't mind a drive. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage with breathtaking views and fabulous walking."

    The cottage was very spacious and comfortable and extremely well equipped and we really welcomed having an enclosed garden for the dogs. Shirley, our hostess, is delightful. Would definitely recommend and return

    Reviewed by Brian and Julie4.7Jul 2022

  • "Amazing accommodation, spacious cottage!"

    A little remote, but scenery was amazing

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jun 2022

  • "I enjoyed my week in the Granary."

    The original barn has been renovated and refurbished to a high standard and contains all that is needed for a self-catering holiday. I was particularly impressed by the main bedroom having a most comfortable huge bed with pure cotton bed-linen, which certainly helped to have a good night's sleep. The location is good, with lovely open views at the back and the lochan is a haven for birds. Sadly, strong winds during the week curtailed my use of the picnic table in the rear garden. The only negative point I can say about my stay was the roughness of part of the access road from Sanquhar, as it does deteriorate upon leaving the tarmac lane. This is no reflection on the owners, as their own straight access road has a much less stony surface. I wanted somewhere to walk from the door and use the car as little as possible and this I successfully accomplished, in part due to the reluctance to drive too often on the rough part of the lane. With the Southern Uplands Way so close to the property, accessing pure country is easy and just what I hoped-for.

    Reviewed by Minna5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic location and wonderful views."

    perfect for relaxing break and as a base for exploring the local countryside. Cottage has everything you would need and could not fault it. would recommend and hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by David James4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in the area I grew up in and never really appreciated till I got older."

    Stayed here on a visit to family locally. Fantastic scenery and wild life and so peaceful. Host is very welcoming and is on hand if needed but respects your privacy. Sanquhar will provide all your daily requirements with well stocked mini supermarkets and butchers, bakers, etc as well as a few cafes, takeaways, pubs, etc. couple of minutes walk to join the Southern Upland Way.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage with great country views and all facilities catered for."

    Our dogs enjoyed running around the garden and watching the sheep drink from the lake. They were envious of the labradors frolicking in the lake. We ventured as far as Stranraar and over to East Lothian to see family and Locally in the area. Lots of lovely walks and great welcome from owner Sheila

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2022

  • "If it’s piece and quiet you are looking for then this is the place."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, excellent host."

    Ideal for peace and tranquillity . Stunning surroundings with lots of local history.

    Reviewed by Dot4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic location, very welcoming and helpful owners."

    Perfect spot for a relaxing holiday with access to stunning countryside, lots of walks and open water swimming locations close by. Will be back for another stay

    Reviewed by Jude5.0May 2021

  • "Fabulous welcome from Shiela who showed us around this lovely let."

    Really well equipped with very comfy beds, everywhere spotlessly clean and with the most lovely private field and lake to the rear to exercise our dogs. Wi-Fi performed faultlessly all week. We loved the walks from this property, the privacy and the lack of passing traffic...it was just perfect. We are already sorting the dates for a return trip!

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very cosy, would definitely book to go back here."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Thankyou Sheila for a lovely warm welcome when we arrived."

    We had a lovely time and could have stayed longer.The granary was lovely and comfortable and had everything we needed.A big Thankyou once again Mark & Jane x

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very comfortable, well converted cottage with great views of the Nith Valley and the Lowther Hills."

    Recommended for hill-walkers!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very warm welcome given to us by Sheila."

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage."

    Fantastic countryside location, total peace and quiet but only about a mile into the small town. Extremely comfortable (especially super king size bed). Had a lovely relaxing week with our 2 dogs enjoying the walks locally. Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2019

  • "A wonderful location for exploring SW Scotland although the roads in the area are small and to reach anywhere of interest usually requires an hour's drive each way, buts that's the charm of the place."

    Great for bird watching, fishing and walking. Accommodation was generous, the beds comfortable and the amenities were as described in the brochure. Access to the property is up a dirt track which might be difficult in winter without four-wheel drive, but not a problem at other times. Very reasonably priced and a perfect location for our two dogs.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Sep 2019

  • "A lovely warm welcome from Shelia."

    Fresh milk, tea, coffee and shortbread all provided. The property was spotlessly clean, warm and bright. The kitchen was really well equipped - (I always take one or two things from home, just in case they are not provided, but they were not needed!) There was a small enclosed private garden for Tommy, our Westie Dog, plus the use of a field to exercise him safely away from the sheep. The Granary is situated at the end of a long farm track but it is WELL worth the drive just to see the fabulous views from the property. An ideal base for walkers. We would certainly recommend The Granary.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Very clean, warm and spacious and had everything you could possibly need. It is in a great location with excellent views, the dogs loved the garden and the field with the large ‘pond’ / small ‘loch’ outside the granary. You could not meet a better host, lots of great local recommendations - we went to them all - lots to do in the area and further afield.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Aug 2019

  • "A perfect cottage,with perfect hosts, so nice to meet hosts that like dogs, not just tolerate them."

    Loverly views and a whole field for the dogs to play in.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jul 2019

  • "Sheila the lady who owned the cottage was lovely and very friendly and that extra special touch of homemade shortbread on arrival after a 5 hour drive was fantastic."

    The cottage was excellent with the views absolutely amazing. Unfortunately the weather was not good enough to enjoy the back garden as much as would have liked but there were some lovely places to visit anyway with a bit of rain. The beds were fantastic and comfortable and it was like a home from home experience with everything we needed to be able to cook lovely meals in the place too and to have cold fresh tasting or hot water straight out of the tap. Very pleasurable experience in all and we are looking to book again to go back there next year. Hoping for better weather to enjoy the outdoors more.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely well equipped and spotless when we arrived."

    We were greeted by Sheila who showed us around the cottage and where everything was. She was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us some ideas of where to go for walks with our two dogs and cycle rides. The surrounding area was very picturesque and we enjoyed all of or walks and bike rides. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a very peaceful and relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic place."

    Loved everything and would definitely return. Sheila and son incredibly friendly and happy to chat but not intrusive at all. Daisy our dog loved having the field at the back all to herself and the view was beautiful. Very clean and the master bedroom was huge! All items provided but I’m sure if you needed anything extra they would happily facilitate this for you. Peaceful setting which was exactly what we wanted. Yes there is a track to the property but unless your in the equivalent of a Morris Mini Minor you really should not have a issue! We will return to The Granary hopefully next year and will recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was first class accommodation very clean and cosy and for the time off year very warm ( it was -4 outside)."

    The dog loved the long walks and the freedom to take the lead off and still be respectful to the countryside. I will return to this location in the future the night time is splendid with A CLEAR SKY with no light pollution perfect for stargazers it was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2019

  • "Sheila was a fantastic host."

    And a very lovely lady. She made us feel very welcome and settled. The beds were very comfortable and the bedrooms were huge! We felt right at home with all of their dogs around. We would love to go back!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic views the property was lovely although could be a little cleaner (a lot of cobwebs) but other than that well kept the Lady living at the house next door very nice and helpful even recommended a place to eat in the village which was very nice and a few places to visit and walk."

    Good for people that enjoy walking and really good if you have dogs. Slightly off the beaten track but that’s what we wanted so peaceful and relaxing..

    Reviewed by Mathew4.4Sep 2018

  • "A clean, comfy and spacious property."

    The track is a little bumpy in one or two places (review of April 18) but I've done much worse! It's certainly not atrocious. I'd just recommend trying to arrive in daylight (we were delayed so did it in pitch darkness) as the last mile or so isn't lit and is single track. Once there, the views were brilliant and well worth the journey. We had a good holiday with The Granary as an excellent base and would happily return there.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely property in beautiful setting, very peaceful."

    Glad we had a 4x4 for the track leading to it.

    Reviewed by Juliet3.8Sep 2018

  • "The owner of the property, Sheila was lovely, she even provided us with doggy towels as we had forgotten them."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful area ,"

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous gem of a cottage, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of daily life."

    Stunning views all around the cottage. The host, Sheila, was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Would love to visit here again!! Wonderful place to visit.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2018

  • "Cottage was well equipped cosy welcoming and comfortable ."

    Sheila the owner was brilliant nothing to much trouble, bedrooms are large plenty of space and ease of access for disabled people wheel chair bound as my brother in law is.yes there is a bit of rural road leading to the cottage but I suggest in adds to its charm such a tranquil holiday great hub for visiting Edinburgh or Glasgow great walks to be had and your never far from somewhere to fish if that's your thing highly recommend.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2018

  • "We spent 2 weeks in June in the Granary and had a lovely time."

    Shiela gave us a warm greeting on arrival and also when leaving. The cottage was spotless with absolutely everything you need included for a great holiday, Shiela also left tea coffee, biscuits and milk for a brew. Sanquhar village is just a few minutes down the hill with shops, takeaways and restaurants. The drive up does include a track road, which although rough in places it is well maintained. My absolute favourite thing about our stay had to be the silence and scenery!

    Reviewed by April5.0Jun 2018

  • "The road up to this cottage is atrocious and could put some visitors off but the welcome and scenery are worth the trouble."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2018

  • "Sheila was the perfect host, nothing was any trouble and any questions we had were answered straight away."

    The cottage was spotless and everything was as it said on the tin !

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2017

  • "Absolutely fantastic."

    Owners couldn't of been nicer! The place was lovely. It's been the first dog friendly accommodation I've been to that is actually dog friendly. Can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Heather4.8Jul 2017

  • "Its in a very quiet location, a short drive from the village."

    The owners are very welcoming a real place away from it all.

    Reviewed by Charlie4.2May 2017

  • "First class acomadation would highly recommend the granary the owners made us ..."

    First class acomadation would highly recommend the granary the owners made us very welcome even left milk in the fridge and also had the heating on for us 10/10

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage was well decorated and spotless."

    All the modern cons. Location was a bit out of the way but nevertheless would definitely go back. Shiela was very warm and friendly.

    Reviewed by June4.8Dec 2016

  • "Lovely cosy comfortable cottage."

    Beautiful surroundings with many places to visit nearby. Very friendly helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Oct 2016

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and friendly and warm and welcoming whilst not intrusive I believe they would have done anything to make the week as pleasant as possible."

    Reviewed by Kim4.8Sep 2016

  • "Very nice cottage, well appointed and very clean."

    However, another cottage well off the beaten track accessed via a very rough uneven farm track. This is the second rental from you that tests your car a d driving abilities to the limits, a detailed description would be on the rental details would be very helpful.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2016

  • "It was quite possibly the cleanest and most fully functional self catering cottage we have ever stayed in."

    We could hardly fault it at all. The only issue that we found (and this was a very small issue) was... The hanging pull cord light in the bathroom would fail to work if it had been on for quite a while and then turned off. This meant that the second one to have a shower in the evening would have to have the shower in darkness, or with the bathroom door open to get the light from the hall. It was as if the light switch "heated up" after a while, and required to cool down to re-engage. A simple wall switch would have been better. Otherwise, the cottage was brilliant. Shaun Wilson.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to lambs in the surrounding fields, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead at all times when outside
  • Note: Uneven farm track last half mile leading to property

The property

Sanquhar 1.5 miles.

A terraced ground floor cottage set around a courtyard on the owner's property in a superb hilltop location above the village of Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway.

This farm cottage has been refurbished and decorated to provide comfortable accommodation and is an ideal base for exploring this lovely part of Scotland.

The two bedrooms provide a mix of accommodation with a double and a super king-size double that can also be configured as a twin on request.

The open plan living area comprises a kitchen and dining area, along with a sitting area, and a rear door opening to the garden.

The stunning hilltop location of this cottage affords superb open views from the garden, across the nearby loch and on to the Nith Valley beyond.

With fishing, walking and mountain biking in abundance, this delightful cottage is ideal for a family and friends wishing to explore this lovely part of the country.

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-01213-P

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About the location


Dumfries 26 miles; Ayr 31 miles; Kilmarnock 32 miles.

A former Royal Burgh, the town of Sanquhar sits on the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway. The name derives from the Gaelic 'Seann Cathair', meaning 'Old Fort' and at the southern end of the town there can still be seen the ancient ruins of the castle. Robert Burns was a frequent visitor to Sanquhar and wrote many of his best known nature poems while inspired by the surrounding countryside. The town today boasts a selection of bars, shops and cafes, a 9 hole golf course, a modern swimming pool with attached fitness centre, and the A’ The Airts Arts Centre, which showcases a wide variety of local and regional arts and crafts. In addition, the town lays claim to the oldest working Post Office in the world at 300 years and counting. Magnificent Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate lies only 10 miles to the south and offers a wide range of family and outdoor activities throughout the year. Sanquhar is virtually encircled by hills with the Carsphairn and Scaur range to the west and the Lowther Hills to the south east. The Southern Upland Way, a 212 mile coast-coast walking path, passes through the village. Mountain bikers too are well-served by waymarked trails at Drumlanrig Castle and the 7stanes trail at Ae Forest, not to mention many local tracks and forest roads. With direct rail access to/from Glasgow and Carlisle, Sanquhar has much to offer throughout the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas