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Old Kiln Cottage

Kirkbean near New Abbey, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1027035)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings."

    The owners made us feel very welcome as did their gorgeous dog Roxy!

    Reviewed by VanessaJul 2022

  • "We wanted a quiet romantic getaway and this had it all."

    Absolutely stunning cottage. Was immaculately clean with all the amenities you need. Was supplied with a welcome pack that was really appreciated. Beautiful grounds to walk around which was very well kept. The owners, Pamela and Chris were lovely. As was their amazing dog Roxy who was such a character. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2022

  • "Very nice place to stay, lovely surroundings."

    Saw loads of wildlife. Owners very nice too.

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2022

  • "Delightful property."

    Everything you need for a wonderful stay. Property is immaculately clean and in tip top condition. Hosts are brilliant - there if you want them but they give you complete privacy otherwise. The gardens & grounds are wonderful - the photos do not do them justice. Plenty of places to visit & walk nearby.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in wanderful surrounding gardens."

    recommend castle douglas town and nearby threve hall national trust gardens for a visit.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage in a beautiful peaceful setting."

    Great scenery and plenty to see round and about. RSPB Mereshead close by. Plenty of walking routes and unspoilt beaches within a short drive.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2022

  • "Old Kiln Cottage was a perfect holiday home."

    It was equipped with everything needed to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. It was immaculate and has been a real joy to stay there. The owners Chris and Pamela were so welcoming and helpful and their welcome pack was lovely. We loved this unspoilt area of the country and would definitely like to return. All in all, a great stay. Thankyou

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2022

  • "Wonderful and location."

    It is in its own private woodland, and is very peaceful. Lots of wildlife on your doorstep, the sea only a minutes drive away. The cottage itself is spotless and well equipped and the owners are lovely people.

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week's stay at Old Kiln Cottage."

    The owners Pamela and Chris were very welcoming, as was their lovely dog Roxy, who came to visit us whenever we returned to the cottage. Felt very at home, the cottage and grounds were lovely, with plenty of wildlife to see. Was a great base for exploring the local area around the Solway Coast, and further afield too. Would love to return, and will definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "This cottage is a little gem in wonderful surroundings."

    The cottage was exceptionally well equipped, spotlessly clean and much thought had gone into providing everything needed for a peaceful holiday. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "This is a little hidden gem!"

    Would definitely recommend this little cottage on the outskirts of Dumfries. It is decorated to a very high standard with everything you need. Will definitely go back in the future.

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2022

  • "This is a great little cottage, in an amazing location."

    The owners are superb and the care they have shown in the cottage is the same as the care they show personally to guests.

    Reviewed by IanMar 2022

  • "Lovely country cottage, perfectly presented & generously equipped Owners very welcoming & friendly Ideal location for exploring Dumfries & Galloway."

    Reviewed by KathleenMar 2022

  • "Excellent property, beautiful location, a kind and thoughtful welcome basket from our hosts … even the wet weather couldn’t dampen our spirits!"

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "Old Kiln Cottage was just the right size for 2 people and was warm, comfortable and well equipped."

    The decor was lovely and there was a great welcome pack with seasonal treats including delicious home made sloe gin. The cottage was quiet, well away from the road and handy for walking and exploring the beautiful Solway coast.

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2021

  • "Lovely property, compact and bijou."

    Great guard dog who loves to play and the owners were friendly and helpful. Quite remote so is more of a bolt hole but lots of lovely countryside and beaches to explore. Would recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by NeilDec 2021

  • "Very clean and tidy, beautiful location with nice gardens lots to do nearby, forests and beaches very close, Chris and Pamela very helpful, lots of wildlife around, will definitely be going back."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "A very well presented cottage."

    The owners have gone the extra mile to make our stay extremely homely. All in all the whole property is outstanding.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Old Kiln Cottage is set in beautiful countryside, ideal for exploring the area."

    We enjoyed the peace and quiet, cleanliness and comfort. 10/10 Thank you, Pamela.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "We had no rain for a full week,it was magic."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "From the moment we saw Old Kiln Cottage we felt at home."

    Chris and Pamela had thought of everything and everything about the cottage was of high quality and perfect taste. I had rung before our arrival and Chris had made sure we had a lightweight duvet. This is a very important part of a holiday as in the past I have had to buy a suitable one. The grounds and facilities are superb and we had a chum to walk with (their lovely dog Roxy). We had the company of deer, bats and cows at our bathroom window in the morning. The views on our evening walks were amazing, and once again the owners came up trumps and sorted out a BBQ stand for us to enjoy a fabulous steak from the butcher in Castle Douglas. What more can we ask for? Scenery, good weather and 1st class accommodation. We will return.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "The owners have created a beautiful cottage in the rural setting of their home."

    It is so peaceful, no sounds, just cows and fallow dear roaming in the adjacent fields. Tranquility at its finest. don’t take my word for it, book a stay yourself and see.

    Reviewed by LornaAug 2021

  • "Excellent setting for solitude , peace and quiet."

    Suited us for a definite chill out and also the owners were very nice and helpful .

    Reviewed by CharlesAug 2021

  • "A really delightful cottage situated in extensive, well maintained, natural grounds."

    It is very small but very well planned and equipped and we never felt cramped. The bay window where the dining table is situated is a delight and gives the impression of lots of space. The provision of Netflix is a splendid feature and, with minimal cost, is something which all rental property owners should consider for those wet and windy evenings. We have two points to raise which would eliminate any reservations: 1) a non slip mat in the shower and 2) if there are no planning objections, a traffic mirror opposite the exit from the drive would be beneficial - visibility is limited by a bend a short distance away to the right and traffic can appear very quickly.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in idyllic peaceful location - just what was needed in these somewhat difficult times"

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "A really great place,quiet with lovely grounds and the facilities were excellent."

    I would really recommend this place.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2021

  • "This cottage is a little gem for those seeking peace and quiet in a rural setting in private woodland with lovely gardens."

    The owners have ensured they provide visitors with all you need for a relaxing holiday. Immaculately clean and well furnished. We had a wonderful time!

    Reviewed by KathJun 2021

  • "The cottage wasbeautifuland well equipped had a lovely break"

    Reviewed by IMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the country."

    Beautiful setting. Great area to visit.

    Reviewed by KirstyMay 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week in "Old Kiln" cottage."

    Beautiful throughout and the attention to detail was second to none. Exceptionally clean which allowed us to relax even more. We were given a plentiful supply of fuel for the wood burner which was more than capable of heating the cottage. Appliances and equipment were of high quality. A lovely welcome basket greeted us including a few pods for the Nespresso coffee machine to get us started. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous and we really enjoyed our evening stroll. Anyone who wants to spend a holiday here will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

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  • All ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, TV, 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
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.4 miles, pub 1.8 miles

The property

New Abbey 4.5 miles.

A romantic retreat awaits you and your partner at Old Kiln Cottage, an intimate holiday home enveloped by tranquil farmlands and sitting in 11 acres of scenic woodlands.

A large sweeping driveway brings you to the front of a lovely stone bungalow, situated next to the owner's house with a lovely large lawn, benefiting from your own private patio where you can relax on the outdoor seating to delight in a morning coffee made from the complimentary coffee maker, among fresh country air and scenic views.

After a long day of exploring, settle down into the open-plan living space, a stylish room with gorgeous wooden floors and bright bay window looking out to the front.

Prepare a delicious meal for two in the kitchen, equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.

Open a bottle of red and dine on the intimate dining table, resting in front of the large bay window, enjoying each other's company before making your way over to the lounge area.

Decide on a film as you cuddle up on the couch on a cold winter's night, letting the woodburning stove create a toasty ambiance.

Retire to the charming king-size bedroom after a fun-filled day, featuring pretty decór, and bedside lamps for getting stuck into a book first thing in the morning.

A large walk-in shower awaits you for a refreshing rinse, offering spectacular views of the far-reaching coastline, a welcome landscape for a fresh wake up call.

This delightful cottage is buried in the surrounding verdant fields of Kirkbean village, a quaint corner of far-reaching fields, rich farmlands, and views of rolling mountains, with a rustic country pub, The Steamboat Inn not too far away.

New Abbey is just a short drive away where you can browse the local shop to pick up any essentials you might need for a self-catered trip away.

Enjoy a day of adventure at Criffel Hill, a fantastic spot for hikers and ramblers at 569m tall, reaching the top will be worth it for the breathtaking views of the Nith Estuary.

Explore RSPB Mersehead nature reserve for an exciting day of running around the rugged wetlands and saltmarshes, or spot rare lapwings and skylarks as you bird-watch during the enchanting springtime, or discover the town of Dalbattie, home to a scenic woodland valley among the beautiful Urr water, a place where you can cycle through the lovely Plantain Loch area.

In reach is the bustling market town of Dumfries, stroll round the town and take in the delightful scenery, dine out in one of the riverside restaurants, soak in the local culture at the Dumfries Museum and the Robert Burns House, before spending an exciting afternoon at Dalscone Farm Fun theme park.

Old Kiln Cottage is the perfect base for a quiet escape with your other half, with easy access to gorgeous attractions for nature lovers.

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About the location


Dumfries 5 miles.

The quiet village of New Abbey is dominated by the peak of Criffel, which at 570 metres, offers excellent walking and superb views over south western Scotland and the Lake District. The history of the village is represented in Sweetheart Abbey, a Cistercian abbey dating from 1273. A watermill makes an attractive backdrop for the village which has a shop, a coffee shop and two hotels. The River Nith runs nearby and offers excellent fishing. Dumfries lies 8 miles to the north. A market town and former royal burgh, Dumfries, nicknamed Queen of the South, dates from Roman times and is split into two by the River Nith running into the Solway Firth. With its many restaurants, bars, cafes and museums, as well as walking, biking and fishing in the nearby Galloway Hills and forests, there is something for everyone in this beautiful area of south west Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas