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Carrutherstown near Dumfries, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 992649)



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Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MichaelOct 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 KarlSep 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 PamSep 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 MarySep 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 MartinAug 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 JohnAug 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 MarkJul 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 AnneJul 2021

  • "This holiday home was outstanding."

    Beautiful house

    Reviewed by LorraineJun 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 FionaMay 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 SineadMay 2021

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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 the owner's garden centre and Dino Park attraction, ideal for children with soft play areas, fascinating workshops and safari-style walks, while the closest pub 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.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 992647, together sleeping 14.


  • 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.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150

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

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