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Edge Hill

St. John's Town of Dalry, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 959458)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A very nice stay, able to settle in easily."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Edge hill is a gorgeous cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay ..."

    Edge hill is a gorgeous cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay we had a great time as we do photography as a hobby it is situated in the perfect place dark skies wildlife and beautiful scenery a photographers dream Edge Hill is a great base to explore Galloway and the surrounding area we hope to return very soon

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2022

  • "Had a super stay at your little cottage which really does have the Southern Upland Way on the doorstep!"

    Excellent facilities for such a small place although we did have to hunt down toilet roll on our first day! The log burner is so cosy. The only disadvantage for us was the space around the bed which was a bit awkward to manoeuvre around due to my disability. Would definitely stay again :-)

    Reviewed by CathMar 2022

  • "It was a very warm and comfortable place as a base for our walks."

    It was really clean and well stocked with crockery etc. if you like decent coffee take your own aero press or cafetière as there is nothing there to make coffee. The fully and safely enclosed garden was excellent for our wee dog. Great WiFi. A truly homely base from which to enjoy local walking.

    Reviewed by MaryJan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very friendly town."

    Spotlessly clean and very cosy and comfortable. Security for dogs in the garden was invaluable. Perfect, thanks.

    Reviewed by AndyJan 2022

  • "A great little cottage, but the furniture is tired and the vacuum cleaner could do with being updated."

    The location is fab, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in a charming quiet village with amenities and just a car drive away from Castle Douglas for further shopping needs. WI-FI could be a bit hit and miss at times. Would visit again though

    Reviewed by TerenceJan 2022

  • "Great wee place - comfortable & cosy."

    Appreciated thoughtful touch of having heating and a light on as we arrived after dark. Perfect base to explore the area with walks from the doorstep. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2021

  • "An excellent cottage well placed for walking and cycling with lovely views to the big hills from the back garden and kitchen."

    The friendly village has local shops covering your needs and a self-service petrol station. While the bedroom is a bit narrow, it has plenty of wardrobe space; and the kitchen is very well appointed.

    Reviewed by ToveOct 2021

  • "Was a peaceful location were everyone was friendly"

    Reviewed by RickySep 2021

  • "Fourth visit to this cottage, just as good as ever."

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Edgehill is a very nice cosy cottage in a great location for exploring Galloway."

    The cottage is very well equipped and has a log burner for cold nights. There are lovely views from the back garden which is also enclosed with seating for eating outside. We would recommend Edgehill for couples looking for a good base for walking and cycling.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2021

  • "Nice comfortable cottage in a very friendly village, ideally placed for the many places of interest."

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2021

  • "Perfect area to take a break, Southern Uplands Way right in front of the door."

    Scenery to die for so many places to visit. Totally amazing place will be recommending to family and friends. Will be visiting again

    Reviewed by RosalynJun 2021

  • "The scenery was amazing."

    Was very pleasantly surprised there was a washer drier in the cottage. The people were very friendly. Suggest if you want to dine in The Clachan pub you book very early before you arrive as we could not get a table. Our dogs loved the secure back garden.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage to relax and unwind in - everything we needed and more."

    Beautiful birdsong but watch out for the gnats at dusk! There is now a washer dryer fitted and dark carpet throughout - much better for us dog owners but the hoover is not really up to the job! Well positioned for the coast and local towns but essentials available in the village at the post office and garage. There is also a bottle bank in the village next door to the school and lovely free range eggs for sale outside house opposite it. Information files at cottage very helpful and some interesting books. The bed is tight to get in and out of but comfy once you are settled. Sofa didn't provide much back support and is getting a little tired, however the shower is fantastic! We will be back at some point!

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious and very well-equipped."

    We were very happy with the holiday. The area is really beautiful and traffic very quiet.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "The cottage is very well equipped renovated to a high standard very warm and cosey tge log fure added to the overall experience we visited during covid restrictions but still managed to enjoy a meal at tge clachan which is within in walking distance the villagers are all very friendly."

    Would recomend for a quieter relaxing holiday with dogs.

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2020

  • "A cosy little cottage located in a very rural setting with some beautiful views."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2020

  • "The cottage has been beautifully upgraded, with fittings and appliances to a very high standard."

    It is situated in a quiet location and has a spacious rear garden, with trees and shrubs which all help to make it ideal for relaxing on fine days. We went to celebrate our 57th Wedding Anniversary and really chill out. This property allowed us to achieve that, perfectly!

    Reviewed by RAug 2020

  • "The cottage was very well organised and equipped."

    Having rented many holiday cottages over the decades I have experienced places that vary from barely adequate to superb, but rarely are they so well equipped and with clear instructions for the appliances and local information. Often it is a mystery as to how to operate some weird domestic appliance, or there is a strange mish mash of kitchen utensils, but not at Edge Hill which had a properly equipped kitchen and clear instructions for everything. Also, nice touches like having the Ordnance Survey maps available.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2020

  • "Great location for walking and kitchen equipped with everything you could need."

    Biscuits were a lovely touch and great to have plenty cleaning materials. Also good to have a dog friendly property were our dog was allowed on the sofa (with blankets to protect it).

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2019

  • "Handy location for my activities at Forest Lodge where I needed to come and got at random times and have food preparation facilities."

    Didn't have chance to use the log burner due to being out most of the time so not worth lighting the fire, but noticed that although there were a reasonable number of logs there was no spare kindling for a second fire if I had used it. Thankfully the storage heaters just about kept enough warmth in he cottage to allow me to be reasonable comfortable in the cold weather. Only real issue was that the bedroom was rather cramped and I found it impossible to walk down the side of the bed especially with arthritic knees and being a large person. I ended up having to move the bed to one side to increase the space on the other side so that I could squeeze into and out of the bed. In general the cottage was good for my purposes and I am probably looking to book it again for next year - just sad to notice a sizeable price rise for next year.

    Reviewed by RogerNov 2019

  • "I feel this cottage is overpriced."

    The bedroom is exactly as pictured and described. Too small for comfort and bordering on claustrophobic. Some issues with cleaning - a stained toilet bowl in a new bathroom (which I was able to clean with the cleansers provided). The cooker was greasy inside and bedroom windowsill thick with dust (this may be because it’s really hard to get down the side of the bed). A pint of milk on arrival would have been lovely for us strangers to the area (lots of tea and coffee left). It didn’t spoil our holiday and we’ve had a lovely week. The cottage has a great range of equipment, the garden is wonderful for dog owners and the location fine for access to the Southern Upland Way.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2019

  • "A more powerful Vacuum cleaner needed for dog hairs."

    The couch was ok but I'd prefer a higher back for neck support. Having said that a bed settee was a bonus. Altogether a great Sykes cottage as usual.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2019

  • "Cottage would be better and more sensibly equipped with a washer/drier as opposed to having a dishwasher."

    The cottage is for a couple whom should hardly generate a lot of dishes. However if you are there for a week or longer it would be so handy to have a washing machine. Despite this, was our second visit to the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Nothing I can think of at the moment."

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2019

  • "The cottage was as expected with a dog friendly enclosed garden."

    Washing machine would have been more use than having a dishwasher. Bed and sofas were a bit soft as I have a sore back. Cottage was ideally situated for touring around the area.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "A fabulous little cottage - this was our second visit."

    Well equipped, excellent location, very comfortable all round.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday lovely cottage brilliant location relaxing stay for us also ..."

    Fantastic holiday lovely cottage brilliant location relaxing stay for us also our dogs The only downside we had was the bed was hard so we slept on the bed settee for the last couple of nights but it was a beautiful location and would highly recommend and would definitely stay again thank you

    Reviewed by ShirleyDec 2018

  • "Bed wasn't great, but location excellent."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2018

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage in a excellent location for walking."

    Cottage was well equipped having everything you need to make a home cooked dinner, the walking guides and OS maps were great, a thoughtful touch! Very dog friendly, our dog really enjoyed his stay too. You could tell a lot of thought went into the making of this holiday cottage. The only minor for us was the bed was firmer than we would habe liked, but this is down to personal taste.

    Reviewed by GemmaSep 2018

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage in a good location."

    It felt very safe and the people were very friendly. The property contained lots of tourist information regarding sightseeing in the surrounding area which was very helpful. There was a pub with a restaurant serving superb, reasonably-priced food within easy walking distance - The Clachan Arms. Our only negative comment was that we found the bed too firm for our liking but this did not detract from a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by LynJun 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage; everything we needed was there."

    Perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JonathanMay 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed gravelled garden to the rear
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk.

The property

A lovely semi-detached cottage located in St. John’s Town of Dalry, an attractive and inviting base from which to explore the charming surroundings.

Perfect for couples to spend some quality time, this retreat has been designed to a lovely standard with a cheery interior that promises to elevate your stay.

The lounge boasts a delightful L shape sofa and a multi fuel stove, which rests amongst pastel coloured walls for an uplifting finish.

Whether you are just starting your day or winding down after a long afternoon, this setup is a home-away-from-home.

The double bedroom is tied together with a wardrobe and a chest of drawers, echoing a quirky feel with bold décor and patterned bedding.

Close by, a well-appointed shower room continues this sense of vibrancy, with quality fittings to complete the formation.

The kitchen/diner has a charming overtone, perfect for enjoying those home-cooked meals in the company of your loved ones.

From here you can access the enclosed gravelled garden, ideal for some fresh air after an adventure-filled day, with pleasant views sitting in the distance.

Resting on the Southern Upland Way, this retreat lies within easy reach of Ayrshire and Arran and just a short drive away is the Galloway Forest, boasting the UK's first Dark Sky Park.

A cosy Scotland cottage, elevated by the beauty of the Galloway Hills.

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About the location


New Galloway 3 miles; Castle Douglas 16 miles.

Dalry, or St. John’s Town of Dalry, to give it its full title, is a village in Kirkcudbrightshire and is on the route of the ancient pilgrimage from Edinburgh to Whithorn and St Ninian’s Cave. The Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem owned much of the land around the village and offered particular support to pilgrims undertaking the journey. The village today is attractive and has two pubs offering meals and a general store. The nearby towns of New Galloway and Castle Douglas provide more opportunities for shopping. Ideally located for walking, fishing and cycling, the surrounding Galloway Forest Park is home to some of the renowned 7stanes cycle venues and also boasts the UK’s first Dark Sky Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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