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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house Very clean and comfortable Good spot for touring the area"

    Thank you for your review, we are so pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Hetland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Property could do with a good clean."

    Baby only ran about for 5 minutes socks were black.All chairs in kitchen stained.2slice toaster control button missing.Henry vacuum needs new filter and bag smelt like a wet dog when we tryed to use.All cushions on chairs when lifted needed cleaning.Pool table could do with a refurb.Packet of paracetamol and cough sweets found in bedroom dresser.All in all very dissapointing.Shame as the property was superb

    Thank you for taking the time to make a review. I am sorry to hear of your disappointment following your stay with us. I have ensured that the relevant team that prepares Hetland for our guest arrivals has received your feedback. However, if you had told us about the issues at the time we could've rectified them straight away. I am sorry about the toaster it was on my to-do list to replace, this has been done now for next season. The pool table is about thirty years old, however, it has recently been recovered/refurbished so I am not sure what else needs to be done to it. The kitchen chairs were looking a bit worse for wear, they have since had the fabric deep cleaned. I have added the vacuum cleaner to the checklist to check that the filter is clean. As Hetland is a big house that sleeps eight, we have now decided for next season to allow our guests to arrive at 4 pm which will help ensure that nothing gets missed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin2.5Sep 2023

  • "A honest review Lovely house in it's own grounds, we enjoyed out stay there with great weather for the week."

    There was a few minor distractions which we were not anticipating 1. Dino Land through the fence should be noted before booking but absolutely perfect for families with kids. 2. Sorry to the owner David, but 2 of the single beds had a lot of hair on them and behind the beds there was a lot of dust on skirting and sweet wrappers. 3. Towel radiators need bleeding. 4. Only double beds coming from king size to double was quite difficult for us but we managed. 5. Kitchen short on a few things (masher, bin bags, hand towel 6. stairs could be difficult for the elderly (but we expected that) 7. TV on wall above fireplace (3 older people with bad necks is not good) On the plus side like i say we still enjoyed it. It's massive, hide and seek was a breeze (3 adults over 55). Pool table for me and the wife, 4 toilets 3 showers and a bath. Location. Not much going on in the immediate vicinity which is what we wanted apart from Dino Land but something we did enjoy was a 1 hour trip to Hermitage Castle which was really impressive in the glorious sun. Would i go to Hetland again. Yes!! when kids are at school and hopefully cleaner bedrooms and behind sofas. We may have spoilt ourselves a few weeks earlier with a cottage in Melrose which was pristine for cleanliness but only half the size of Hetland and a lot less garden. David it's a wonderful house. Make it perfect.

    Thank you for taking the time to make a review. I am sorry to hear of the minor distractions following your stay with us. The towel radiators are on only when the central heating is on, so unfortunately that hasn’t been noticed through the summer, but it will get looked at now. I will ask Sykes to change the wording of the location of the Dino Park. As Hetland is a big house that sleeps eight we have now decided for next season to allow our guests to arrive at 4 pm which will help ensure that nothing gets missed. We hope to see you again soon albeit out of school holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy3.8Sep 2023

  • "A very nice, well equipped house."

    The sofas and beds were comfortable, plenty of room for the 8 of us and the dinning table could seat us all. The kettle, if full, will splurt the hot water over the top of the cups or tea pot if poured too soon, but if you wait a few seconds for the bubbling to subside, it pours fine. The American style fridge freezer is very capacious which is a welcome change in rentals. The Heltand Hall hotel is only a little walk away and the food was very good. Despite the high quality of the food and the nice setting, it didn't break the bank, nor did we feel we should have dressed up. On departure day, it was very handy to be able to walk to the garden centre next door for a cooked breakfast, leaving the kitchen clean.

    Reviewed by Leo5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Hetland."

    The house was very comfortable and we had everything there that we needed. The pool room was especially great for the teenagers. The bottle of wine was very much appreciated. Overall a great stay!

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay ,short drive to shops ,great place for grandkids and dogs ..."

    Lovely place to stay ,short drive to shops ,great place for grandkids and dogs ,Nice pet friendly restaurant at garden centre which is just round thé corner

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2023

  • "We stayed at Hetland for 4 nights it had everything we needed, the pool room was a good extra as we took our teenage grand children with us."

    The enclosed garden was also very good as we had 2 dogs with us.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "Immaculately presented and well equipped property with loads of space inside and out."

    Everything is top quality and the owner is very friendly and communicative.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely family week at Hetland."

    Property is a good size and well equipped. Secure garden for our two dogs. Private gates and plenty of parking for all 3 family cars. Lovely garden centre over the fence. Good size upstairs for all 6 adults (3 couples) to spread out and have a bathroom each. Indoor wood stove was cosy. Owner stayed intouch and checked if we had everything we needed etc, which was nice.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great spacious cottage lovely location to explore the area Great holiday"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "A great holiday property, in excellent condition, all new appliances and with a number of great extras like the pool table and outdoor firepit."

    The owner couldn't have been more helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and were able to make the most of our stay. Rebooked for next year!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Spacious property, kitchen well equipped with cutlery & crockery etc however some basics missing, cleaning products, bin bags also air fresheners & bleach in toilets."

    Also to have a few cupboard essentials would be make a massive difference i.e. salt, pepper, herbs & spices? We found the mattresses uncomfortable but bedding & towels lovely. It's a good spot for exploring, Powfoot beach, Boathouse in Glencaple, Sandyhills beach and Deer Park a must. Thai Orchid in Dalton and Farmers Inn in Clarencefield lovely pub with home cooked delicious meals and Hetland Hotel a stroll up the road. Annan town 7 miles Would suggest an information pack to let visitors know all places to visit including local pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Joe4.1May 2022

  • "Great house with everything that we needed provided by the owner."

    Had some great days out to local castles and gardens (Threave Gardens are well worth a visit). The grandkids loved Dino World, which is literally over the garden fence! David, the owner, was very helpful from start to finish of our stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "House is beautiful but did not realise it would be just off a main road."

    And Nextdoor to Dino land The beds and pillows and duvets were poor as was size of towels. No cleaning facilities ie mop . 2 small shabby t towels for 8 for 1 week! Things should have been made clearer as to location as final address was not given until final payment made.

    Reviewed by Joyce3.8Apr 2022

  • "My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Hetland."

    It is a beautiful house and has generous sized gardens, ideal for dogs. My kids loved playing pool in the games room. For a family of seven the kitchen and dining area offered more than enough space for big family meals. With the garden centre just next door offered an easy solution for breakfast when you just don’t want to cook. Hetland hotel so near if you want a special family meal great food. All short walks if you have had a little to much wine but it is great turn of events when your kids carry you home instead of you carrying sleeping children back to bed

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful house, nice and comfortable with fabulous grounds for the dogs to run about in."

    The owner has really gone to great pains to make it as Secure as possible for dogs.

    Reviewed by Karl4.7Sep 2021

  • "This is a fabulous property with plenty of space for a large family or group of friends."

    Location not great if you don’t want to use your car, however the Hetland hotel just a 10min walk at most along the road was great for an evening meal. The property was well equipped, spacious, only thing missing from the kitchen was some egg cups( but not a criticism) and would have been useful to have some cleaning products, however the latter may be due to COVID ( not sure) overall fabulous property, well maintained and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful house, with everything you would need to make your stay enjoyable."

    Very comfortable beds and lovely en-suite bathrooms and a family bathroom too. A large enclosed garden, safe for our dog. Also lots of places to visit nearby and lots of good cycling routes too.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2021

  • "Charming cottage in quiet area."

    Had everything we required, large enclosed garden for dogs to explore. Highly recommend if quiet break required in remote area. Supermarket 10 mins, beach 40 mins drive

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2021

  • "The house was everything we wanted with the added bonus of a helpful friendly owner who was normally next door at a great garden centre!"

    Great location with beaches ,country walks and towns all within easy travelling distance Try the cafe at the garden centre ,wonderful breakfasts and lovely staff Granddaughter loved the Dino park and the fact that you could see the odd Dino head from the house

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is gorgeous and to a very high standard location perfect we really ..."

    The cottage is gorgeous and to a very high standard location perfect we really enjoyed our stay and will be booking again in the future

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful house equipped with everything you should need."

    Spent a fabulous week with our 2 grown up sons and their partners and our 2 dogs, plenty of room for us all and a fully enclosed garden with seating area. Visited wondeful places all under an hours drive away, we loved Galloway Forest, lots to see there, we watched the sunset at Southerness lighthouse and had daytime walks along beaches as well as numerous other walks. Lovely garden centre next door where we had a couple of breakfasts.  I would thoroughly recommend this property and David was on hand for any questions we had.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "This holiday home was outstanding."

    Beautiful house

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely recommend."

    The house was well equipped, comfortable and very clean. We even managed to sit out at the fire pit (which was a lovely bonus) in the evenings. The garden was completely enclosed which meant the dog had a great holiday too! All 6 of us had a fantastic time. Hetland Hotel is a five minute walk and we had a lovely meal there. My son and girlfriend also had a lovely lunch at the garden centre which was next door. The host was extremely helpful and we will definitely be back. Thank you David

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful stay at Hetland."

    The property has everything you could ask for. Spotlessly clean. The beds were so comfortable. Lovely grounds, our dogs loved running about. We enjoyed the peaceful experience. Host David was very helpful & friendly.

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0May 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room, 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi, pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed front and rear lawned gardens with seating
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.4 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • PLEASE NOTE - This property will not accept worker bookings
  • No Stag/ Hens or similar parties.

The property

Situated in the village of Carrutherstown near Dumfries is Hetland; a traditional, detached, 200-year-old, fully refurbished property; ideal for a large family or group gathering for those wanting to explore the coast and countryside of this area of Scotland.

Ample parking is available on the gravel driveway, while large and enclosed lawn gardens with seating can be found at the front and back of the property, ideal for enjoying a peaceful morning coffee, enjoying the flora and quaint setting.

Step inside the property into a small entrance porch, while a few steps up leads into a spacious and bright hallway, where you will notice the restored and well-preserved original doors and shutter windows, adding character and charm to the contemporary décor and style of the property.

The sitting room is a quaint space for relaxing in front of the woodburning stove on one of two inviting sofas, enjoying your favourite shows on the wall mounted Smart TV, or enjoying the garden views from the picturesque shutter windows.

For an evening of entertainment, head into the games room for a pool tournament on the pool table; there is even a Smart TV on the wall, so you can stream music as the competition heats up.

The large kitchen is the social hub of the property; boasting a neutral and stylish decor, with sleek cream units, wooden worktops and a host of convenient appliances, including an American-style fridge/freezer, you can cook up a storm for the group, to be enjoyed at the small dining table or in the main dining room, with a large table comfortably seating the whole group, depending on your mood.

The utility room houses a convenient washing room, while a ground-floor cloakroom provides a basin and WC.

Venture up the staircase, which splits off into two halves, leading to two bedrooms at the front and two at the back.

There is spacious double with contemporary en-suite shower room and a twin with an en-suite shower room to the front and a further double and twin to the rear, served by a family bathroom suite, all of which boast dual aspect shutter windows, garden views and stunning antique furniture.

Just down the road is a garden centre and Dino Park attraction, ideal for children with soft play areas and safari-style walks, while the closest hotel serving food is less than a mile away.

Venture into Dumfries, the largest town in Dumfries and Galloway, resting at the mouth of the River Nith as it opens into the Solway Firth.

The town boasts many visitor attractions, including galleries, a local museum, Devorgilla Bridge and the home of poet Robert Burns, as well as a selection of shops, including a confectionary shop and farmer’s market, where you can pick up delicious local produce.

Nearby, you can discover the remarkable Twelve Apostles Stone Circle, as well as the enchanting Galloway Forest, the UK’s first dark sky park, with 300 square miles of stunning land to wander through during daylight and excellent stargazing opportunities to enjoy in the evenings.

Discover the magnificent Solway coastline, with its host of sandy beaches and rocky inlets, as well as the many walking and cycling opportunities of the Galloway Hills, along the famous 7 stanes trails.

Further afield is the 18th century market town of Castle Douglas, where you will find Threave Castle and Victorian Gardens, plus ample dining opportunities, while the harbour town of Kirkcudbright boasts a colourful blend of medieval, Georgian and Victorian buildings and is extremely popular with artists.

Hetland is an idyllic base for a group gathering in the Dumfries area of Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Castle Douglas 18 miles; Gretna 30 miles; Kirkcudbright 40 miles; Lake District National Park 50 miles;

Known as the Queen of the South, Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh and is the largest town in south west Scotland. It lies close to the mouth of the River Nith as it opens into the Solway Firth. Its origins are mysterious and are believed to involve at various times the ancient Romans, St Ninian and there is evidence of King Arthur having fought battles in the area. It is also held that Malcolm Canmore and William the Conqueror met here in the 11th century and William Wallace pursued the English through the surrounding Nith valley 200 years later. Robert the Bruce killed his rival John Comyn in the Greyfriars Kirk in Dumfries and Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed in the town for a few days in the mid 18th century and the poet Robert Burns moved to Dumfries in 1791 and staying until his death five years later. Today Dumfries is a bustling popular town with much to offer the visitor. Its location makes it ideal for exploring the coastline with its sandy beaches and rocky inlets to the Galloway Hills and Ae forest offering superb walking and cycling on the famous 7 stanes trails. Visit stunning Caerlaverock Castle and Nature Reserve or indulge in some high octane excitement with the Scottish Rally based in Dumfries each summer.

PLEASE NOTE - This property will not accept worker bookings.
Please Note: No Stag/ Hen parties or similar.