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Ivy Bank

Thornhill, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1037983)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Very confortable, perfect stay in Thornhill"

    Reviewed by BaudouxApr 2022

  • "Third time staying at this property - that alone speaks for itself."

    Excellent stay again with my family and I. We love going to the Ivybank

    Reviewed by AllanApr 2022

  • "Ivybank is a beautiful traditional country cottage."

    The owners had decorated the cottage for Christmas which was a lovely touch. They had also left us some lovely goodies. They contacted us before we arrived and during our stay to see if we needed any help. The house was warm when we arrived and there was a basket of logs for the log burner. It was a fabulous cottage and we had the best time. We would definitely recommend Ivybank and we will definitely return.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback! We hope to have you stay again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucyDec 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at this very comfortable & warm home, there is an enclosed garden to the rear."

    ..perfect for a little pooch...will def take her with us next time!

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "Had a lovely week here with 4 teenagers."

    The cottage is comfortable and cosy with enough space for you all to relax in the evenings. A perfect base to visit plenty of things in the area. We visited Culzean Castle in Ayr, Grey Mares Tail waterfall near Moffat, Ullswater in the Lake District as well as a few things closer to the cottage. We had a slight issue with the boiler one morning but the owners had someone out to fix it within a couple of hours and were very helpful. I would not hesitate to stay here again if I were to return to the area.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Also Thornhill is a very friendly small town.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Second stay at the Ivy Bank and it did not disappoint."

    Excellent facilities and able to relax and chill along with days trips out and about around D&G I am sure we will be back again in the future

    Reviewed by AllanJul 2021

  • "Fabulous time had by the whole party who ranged in age from 19 to 50."

    By far the best equipped cottage I've ever stayed in. Owners contacted me on arrival by text to ensure we had arrived safely and all was to our expectation and offered any help or assistance. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "Do not think deep clean was carried out."

    Food left in fridge and freezer, medicines left in a bottom drawer in the kitchen. Should mention the busy road it is on. Nice property, but snug badly smelling of dogs and damp, unusable for us.

    Reviewed by RoseJun 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous accommodation- the photos don't do it justice."

    The weather wasn't great so it was great to have a lovely cosy home to return to. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2020

  • "Wonderful place to relax and very comfortable."

    Will be back

    Reviewed by AllanOct 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage in a very friendly village."

    Surrounded by stunning scenery this cottage is well equipped and really homely. The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "Amazingly well furnished and equipped house, which made for an extremely relaxing holiday."

    We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2020

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated, very clean and situated in a wonderful village."

    We didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable."

    Plenty of rooms and heating, which we needed in August. Can't beat the weather.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating and wood burning stove
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, wine cooler
  • TVs, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed patio with seating and barbecue
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Found in southern Scotland within the charming village of Thornhill, a quiet street away from the centre, is this marvellous semi-detached cottage, Ivy Bank.

Built at the turn of the 20th century, this house contains a surprisingly spacious layout making it perfect for a family or group of six.

Take in the quaint, stone exterior before heading inside; discover a contemporary style throughout the property with vibrant pops of colour.

Enjoy the stylish surroundings of the sitting room sat atop the fabulous, grey corner sofa, opposite the jade-green wall where the woodburning stove can crackle in the background as you watch a film with your loved ones.

Terracotta tiles and a long bench dining table help to create a modern take on a farmhouse kitchen/diner, with a large electric range cooker at your fingertips to cook some excellent dishes during your self-catered stay.

Find a peaceful retreat within the snug room, whether you want to watch some TV, take an afternoon nap on the long corner sofa, or get lost in a book.

Completing the ground floor is the glossy shared bathroom holding a bath with a rainfall shower over offering a sumptuous spot to freshen up in.

Get settled into one of the bedrooms and unpack your things, with the pretty twin bedroom with matching bedding being a great choice for the little ones beneath the quirky slanted ceilings.

Further along are two double bedrooms, with the master enjoying its own en-suite shower room, along with all benefitting from plenty of storage space for your things.

Sit out in your enclosed yard and in the warmer weather make use of the barbecue to have a fantastic summer afternoon, let your canine companion sneak a sausage from the barbecue while you all tuck in at the outdoor seating.

Talk a trip in to the village and enjoy a spot of golf or fishing to pass the day.

Visit one of Britain's grandest castles, Drumlanrig Castle, offering a chance to see one of the finest examples of 17th century architecture with your own eyes, and marvel at an internationally renowned art collection.

Wander along the Nith Valley to discover the area, or take a walk with a difference with Nith Valley Alpacas and travel along with a new furry friend around the grounds of Capenoch Estate.

Spend a day trip in Ayr further north on the coast discovering its many attractions like Ayr Beach, 16th century Ayr Racecourse, and the fabulous array of restaurants, cafés and pubs that sit among this riverside town.

As well as being close to Galloway Forest Park for a range of outdoor adventures, Ivy Bank is a wonderful touring base for southern Scotland.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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