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Shiel Cottage

Thornhill, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1061046)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • 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


2 customer reviews

  • The cottage is very well equipped and extremely comfortable.


    “However, as another review has mentioned, the underfloor heating in the kitchen does not seem to be working. And the wood burner smoked and set off the fire alarms. But an idyllic spot if you enjoy remoteness and beautiful countryside.”

    - Mrs Lander, May 2021

The property

Thornhill 12.7 miles.

Enjoying a remote location, which is 30 minutes away from the nearest village, up a one-way track is this character stone bungalow, Shiel Cottage.

Detached and resting within complete tranquillity, this delightful cottage offers couples a relaxing getaway, as well as being perfect for walkers and cyclists, to a quiet part of Scotland.

After parking up in the large driveway, take a moment to appreciate the serene location, with miles of the rolling hills enveloping the cottage, before stepping inside.

Enjoy the cosy settings of the sitting room sat atop the fabulous sofa, with the alluring wood burner opposite, providing a gentle warmth, cuddle up with your loved one and slowly drift to sleep with a good film on in the background.

Move into the kitchen/diner where you will find all the essentials for a self-catered break; whip up a tasty feast whilst the rest of the group prepare the dining table with crockery and a rewarding bottle of wine.

There is also a small utility room with a washing machine to use after your muddy adventures.

Choose from the two well-presented bedrooms, both of which have double beds and plenty of storage space, as well as bedside tables and a lovely electric fire for those harsh winter months.

The bathroom, with underfloor heating, comes as an all-white suite, boasting a bath with hand held shower, so you can get ready ahead of your afternoon, or simply relax after the sunsets.

From some ‘me time’, wander out to the lawned garden where you can unwind with a favourite drink whilst the tranquillity of the Scottish Highlands puts you at ease.

Get to know your surroundings further by embarking across the many cycle and walking routes of Thornhill as well as the trails of the Forest of Ae.

Thornhill offers your nearest amenities including independent shops, a supermarket, a pub and a local café if you fancy a spot of lunch.

History lovers will appreciate a visit to the ancient Drumlanrig Castle, regarded as one of the finest examples of late 17th Renaissance architecture in Scotland, while literary buffs will delight in a visit to the seaside town of Ayr, to explore the famous poet Robert Burns’ House where he wrote some of his best-known poems.

Take a drive into the centre of Dumfries for a range of popular tourist attractions that are a must-see during your visit.

Shiel Cottage is a wonderful romantic choice for couples eager to escape their normal routines and relish in the gorgeous Scottish countryside.


  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen/diner and bathroom and woodburning stove
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with free channels
  • Selection of complimentary organic ishga body wash/shampoo/conditioner
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 12.8 miles, pub 12.9 miles
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm
  • Note: Dogs only allowed in the kitchen/diner and the living room and not in the bedrooms

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dumfries 15 miles; Ayr 42 miles; Glasgow 66 miles.

The quiet village of Thornhill is in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland, and is an ideal place for a relaxing break. Surrounded by wonderful scenery and the low hills of Carsphairn and Lowther, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and cycle these ancient hills. In the centre of Thornhill village is a column supporting a majestic winged horse, which is the emblem of the Dukes of Queensberry who own the surrounding land and also the magnificent Drumlanrig Castle. Set on an 80,000 acre estate comprising a country park and Victorian gardens, Drumlanrig Castle is regarded as one of the finest examples of late 17th century Renaissance architecture in Scotland and also boasts an internationally renowned art collection. Thornhill’s location means that it is ideal for a day trip to the seaside at Ayr or a day’s shopping and sightseeing in cosmopolitan Glasgow.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200.