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Edge Hill

(Ref. 959458)

St. John's Town of Dalry, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage had absolutely everything you needed and was so clean, lovely enclosed garden so no need to worry about dog being in the garden."

    It was lovely to use the log burner every night, we did have to buy extra wood but, that was not an issue as we did expect too.

    Hi Angela, thank you for your great feedback and lovely comments. We're so pleased you found the cottage had everything you needed for your stay and the garden felt safe for your dog to enjoy. If you're ever in this area again we would love to welcome you back. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area."

    Everything we needed in the house plus a great welcome pack and sign.The village is so friendly especially the shop keeper Bill. Great pub at bottom of village. Will certainly return next year. Obviously a very caring owner . Thankyou

    Hi Susan, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and kind words. We're really pleased you loved the cottage and found the village welcoming and friendly. It's a great place to live and we'll look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property had everything you needed, a fully equipped kitchen a lovely welcome pack and a lovely wood burner for the chilly evenings ."

    Great for getting out for walks and other areas.

    Hi Phillip, many thanks for leaving lovely feedback. We're so pleased you found everything you needed in our cottage and enjoyed the walking in our beautiful area of Scotland. We'd love to welcome you back to stay in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Oct 2023

  • "We were made very welcome with milk & biscuits both fir humans & dogs."

    Sofa large & comfortable. Nice sized garden with good seating area & table, south facing & the weather was very hot so well used. Great shower, ample towels. I know the listing made it quite clear the bedroom was narrow but the bed frame sticks out so on the first night I managed to bash my shin and because the weather was warm it was like sleeping in a shoe box. But the worse thing was the sheet, thick & woolly, really uncomfortable. (Probably due to the unusual heatwave). There is no door between the kitchen & lounge either so it was difficult to get the dogs to sleep in their beds in the kitchen. Having said all that we did have a lovely week, the kitchen was great, lounge really comfy, good porch to dump your walking stuff. Nice sized garden with interest for the dogs & great shower.

    Hi Jacqueline, thank you for leaving your feedback. We're pleased you felt so welcomed to Edge Hill and found both the inside and garden a nice place to enjoy your stay. It's nice to know you found the lounge and sofa comfy and that you thought the kitchen and shower was great too! Apologies that you found the sheet thick, woolly and therefore really uncomfortable. We do leave contact details in the cottage, for anything, no matter how big or small, we will do our best to help. We would have been more than happy to have changed your sheet to make your stay comfortable had you got in touch. Thank you for the feedback regarding having no door between the kitchen and lounge, this is something we will look into. We're so glad you had a lovely week though and we'd love to welcome you back. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to relax."

    Hi Anthony, thanks for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed a relaxing stay. We'd love to welcome you back if you're visiting this area again. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, freindly quiet area beautiful location all around."

    Nice pub and restaurant the clachen at bottom of the village

    Hi Rob, thanks for the lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the location. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Edge Hill, proprietors made us very welcome ."

    Lots of information on how to use equipment and things to do and places to go also left a welcome pack.

    Hi James, Thanks for your great feedback, we really appreciate it. It was wonderful to meet you and we’re so pleased you had a lovely stay in our cottage. We would love to welcome you back to Edge Hill in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely holiday cottage set in an ideal location to explore beautiful Dumfries and Galloway (and south Ayrshire)."

    This is my second stay here, it is simple old cottage-style accommodation but has everything you need, was lovely and clean and is very well thought out. Wifi was particularly good. I did not need heating on but there is a starter pack for the log burner and a nice welcome pack. I would recommend this property and will return. If you want to escape the rat race go to Dumfries and Galloway.

    Hi Philip, thanks for your wonderful feedback and your lovely comments about our cottage. We're so pleased you enjoyed your second stay at Edge Hill and we will be looking forward to welcoming you back for a third time! Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location to tour the Galloway Forrest."

    There are a lot of walks to be done from the doorstep of Edgehill. The "Southern Upland Way" passes the front door. The cottage is at the top of the village, A lovely place with nice friendly people, who speak to one when passing by. The Clachan Inn has friendly, helpful staff and serves excellent meals. Booking essential as it very busy. The cottage is very clean, well kept and decorated. A small welcome gift made us feel right at home. This is probably one of the best, if not the best, cottages we have stayed in.

    Hi David, Thank you so much for your amazing feedback, it's so pleasing to hear you had such a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed the village and our cottage so much, we love it here too. We would love to have you stay again in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage lovely clean and welcoming nice quiet location rear garden is a lovely suntrap shower was excellent to."

    We both really enjoyed our stay here.

    Hi Mark, Thanks for your great feedback, we really appreciate it. We're so pleased you both really enjoyed your stay in our cottage. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you needed was there. Nice welcome pack. Ideal base for exploring the Lovely countryside and beaches. Good food and drink at two places in the village. Nice relaxing place to be. Really enjoyed our weeks holiday.

    Hi John, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed our cottage, the village and the surrounding areas and that you had a relaxing holiday. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay."

    The welcome package is so nice. I am not able to walk too far but there are things that you can drive to. Our weather was not to good but still plenty to drive to. The only thing I could complain about is I’m a smoker and there’s no ashtray in the garden which would be nice. The whole place is wonderful and Murphy my cocker spaniel loved the space. Adam and Victoria were lovely hosts

    Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you thought our cottage was a wonderful place to stay and you enjoyed our welcome pack. We hope to have you stay again in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "Edge Hill was a great place to stay, was well equipped and beautifully furnished."

    We hope to stay again if it is not booked. Thank you to the owners Victorial and Alan for all the help and extras.

    Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your great feedback and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. We'd love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Apr 2023

  • "A quiet, comfortable, well-equipped, welcoming place to make 'home' for a week."

    It's unusual to find somewhere suitable for a single person (and their dog!) to stay and Edge Hill is all I could have asked for. Thank you!

    Hi Lindsay, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so glad that you felt at home during your stay. If you're visiting this area again we would love to welcome you back to Edge Hill. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very well equipped."

    Useful to have enough crockery and cutlery for the day that can go in the dishwasher rather than wash up after each meal. Will look to book this cottage again when we visit Dumfries and Galloway

    Hi Ron, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We would love to welcome you back to Edge Hill again in the future. Kind regards, Adam. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Apr 2023

  • "Good place to explore the Galloway area lovely peaceful village"

    Reviewed by Anthony3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property every thing you require, only negative is that the bedroom is a little on the small side would be Better with a three quarter size bed."

    Reviewed by Anthony Graham4.7Sep 2022

  • "A real little gem of a holiday let, it just has everything you need, I must admit it exceeded expectations, I can see a lot of care and thoughtfulness has gone into this."

    The log burner was lovely and helped save on the electric heaters, it’s in a little complex at the top of the town but no one bothers you. First time to this area and Galloway Forest Park is superb (I done a lot of cycling), very little traffic and beautiful scenery. Perhaps one little thing missing was a clothes line - this would help avoid the use of expensive tumble dryer. All in all what a lovely little place and was sad to leave. Simple accommodation, an old cottage but excellent. One of the best cottages I have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was perfect for us and our dog."

    He loved the garden. The food in the hotel just down the road was lovely and the people were great.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage with plenty of space and with everything you need for a short break."

    Enclosed garden was an added bonus if you have a dog. Lovely quiet location.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely village with fields all around, and few good facilities nearby such as the petrol station which was a couple of pence cheaper than other petrol stations, store for groceries and two pubs within short walking distance."

    The cottage was very comfortable, clean and had everything we need including parking at the front, secluded and secure garden for our two pets. Very peaceful and tranquil area too with lots of birds. We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Hanaa Y5.0Jun 2022

  • "While the bed was very comfortable the bedroom is rather narrow, apart from that it’s a really nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by Paul4.1May 2022

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

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 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 Hazel5.0Apr 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 Cath4.7Mar 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 Mary4.1Jan 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 Andy5.0Jan 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 Terence4.1Jan 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 Rachel5.0Nov 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 Tove4.7Oct 2021

  • "Was a peaceful location were everyone was friendly"

    Reviewed by Ricky5.0Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 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 Stuart3.8Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Jul 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 Rosalyn5.0Jun 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 Christine5.0Jun 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 Kevin4.4May 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 Elizabeth5.0May 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 Lorraine5.0Oct 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 Stuart5.0Sep 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 R4.7Aug 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 Graham5.0Jul 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 Hannah5.0Dec 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 Roger4.7Nov 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 June3.4Sep 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 Brian4.4Sep 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 Alan4.1Jun 2019

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

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 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 John4.7Apr 2019

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

    Well equipped, excellent location, very comfortable all round.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 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 Shirley4.7Dec 2018

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

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Oct 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 Gemma4.1Sep 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 Lyn4.7Jun 2018

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

    Perfect. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric heaters in all rooms
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV with FreeSat and integral DVD player, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Iron, Ironing board and hairdryer at the property
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed graveled garden to the rear
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or use of vape pens
  • Shop and pub 7 mins walk
  • There is also a 24 hours petrol station in the village
  • Property does not have a charging point for Electric Vehicles; charging from within the property is prohibited; Electric Vehicle charging is available in the village car park
  • Note: bedroom is very narrow; may not be suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Please note this property accepts up to 2 dogs, there is a £10 pet supplement per dog
  • Please note: Short breaks must begin on a Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.

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.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00068-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

ST. JOHN'S TOWN OF DALRY

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.

Note: bedroom is very narrow; may not be suitable for people with limited mobility. Property does not have a charging point for Electric Vehicles; charging from within the property is prohibited; Electric Vehicle charging is available in the village car park. Please note: Short breaks must begin on a Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas