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Shaw Cottage

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New Abbey, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Shaw Cottage & it is in the most beautiful, peaceful setting."

    The cottage itself was comfortable enough, very rustic but it was clean & had everything we needed. Being a very late booking we had not realised it was such an early departure so for us it would put us off next time having to be out for 9am, an extra hour or two would have made all the difference. However for anyone looking for peace & quiet with nice walking it was ideal.

    Thank you for your comments but departure time is 10am not 9. I will check with Sykes Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful place in a great setting, really enjoyed the holiday I will be booking this cottage again as we will be looking to travelling to other locations we didn't get the chance to do."

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Jun 2023

  • "Heating system broke down at the weekend."

    Repair provided on the Monday but the opinion of the engineer was that the sysytem needed regular service, which had not taken place.

    The engineer was wrong, the heating system is regularly serviced Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely country cottage which was a very relaxing hideaway."

    Plenty of parking space. Nice sunny front gardens to sit out in with views over fields. Handy for the coast and forest walks nearby. New Abbey has a friendly local shop and tea room. The pub however keeps erratic hours. It was friendly enough but very small. The Steamboat at Carsthorn (about 7 miles) is lovely for both food, and a garden with estuary views. We really enjoyed exploring this lovely part of Dumfries and Galloway, thank you.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.7May 2023

  • "Location, location, location this cottage is off the beaten track but within 15-20 minutes of everything you would need."

    If you want a getaway relaxing break then this is the place for you.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Apr 2023

  • "Excellent location, fields, lovely garden, just one track leading to the property, sheep, deer and rabbits around."

    Incredibly quiet olace, loved it. Cottage well featured for the two of us, shower pressure couldve been better but not a big issue. Owner very nice, she has quite a few stories, very pleased to meet her. Probably our favorite cottage so far

    Reviewed by Alexandru5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Shaw Cottage, quiet and in a beautiful spot with wildlife all around( including frogs in the pond)."

    The only thing we thought needed improvement was the shower. It is not very powerful and needed extra adjustments to make it work. A non-slip mat and a handle to get in and out the shower would also be safer.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Mar 2023

  • "A clean, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The views are outstanding, and the area is so peaceful and quiet, which is exactly what we were looking for. It is only a short drive away from Dumfries though, where you can find all the amenities necessary. This cottage is an older building full of character, the lounge and bedrooms have obviously been recently decorated and are fresh and bright. The owner, Jo, is lovely, and provides a welcome pack of goodies for guests. We think it is exceptional value, and we hope to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Kitchen and bathroom could be cleaner cobwebs on windows and cobwebs inside the radiators quite disgusting."

    We also had an issue with the shower which she did try to solve unsuccessfully .the rest of the cottage was OK but could have been a bit cleaner. Access to cottage was a dirt track and poorly signposted. We think the cost of the cottage was too much for the condition of it

    Reviewed by Anita2.2Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Ideal location for peace, tranquility and relaxation. Lovely welcome and intro from owner and lovely welcome pack with local map and yummy goods. Everything we needed was provided. Excellent wifi. Beautiful gardens and location. Our Westie loved it too. Amazing views from cottage. We will definitely return. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very peaceful and quite an excellent location for a relaxing holiday just a ..."

    Very peaceful and quite an excellent location for a relaxing holiday just a couple of small points where the table and chairs were for sitting outside needs to be tidied up and weeded and remove excess moss and dirt from the patio area as we were constantly dragging in dirt on our feet and on our dogs coat so we were constantly sweeping up a mop and bucket would have been helpful it should be pointed out on the site that you have to access the cottage via a dirt track road other than that, I would say that the property in general is very neat and tidy and would visit the cottage again

    Reviewed by D3.4Aug 2022

  • "A well appointed cottage in a secluded position offering a relaxing away from it all holiday."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starterpack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for a few cars
  • Large lawned garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: There is a pond in the garden, please take care and ensure that pets and young children are supervised at all times
  • Note: The property is accessed via a lane that is not ideal for low slung vehicles
  • Note: First dog is free of charge, any additional dogs will be £30 per dog per stay.

The property

Settled amongst the rural greenery of Scotland, on the outskirts of the charming village of New Abbey, rests this characterful two-bedroom holiday home, Shaw Cottage.

Set over one floor, it is an 18th Century renovated cottage with spectacular views, which can sleep up to four guests, Shaw Cottage offers a charming escape for a small family or group of four seeking a rural retreat, with the delights of both the coast and country set within easy reach.

Park up in one of the two off-road spaces provided before making your way inside this lovely abode, where you can kick off your shoes and unload your belongings in the handy porchway before unwinding with a moment of peace in front of the woodburning stove in the snug sitting room.

Freshen up your holiday attire in the utility before discovering the sociable kitchen/diner, equipped with all of the essentials for a short break; uncork a bottle of wine and gather together with your loved ones as the dining table as the designated chef gets to work on preparing hearty meal.

In the summer months, why not make mealtimes an alfresco affair with a seating amongst the peaceful greenery of your private garden?

As day turns to night, a delightful bathroom awaits, perfect for a blissful evening soak or a quick morning rinse, whilst a king-size and twin bedroom are set across the way, ideal for couples, families and friends sharing.

If you can tear yourself away from the delights of this wonderful abode, be sure to venture into the heart of New Abbey, where you'll find a handful of local amenities, including a shop, a pub and a café, ideal for indulging in a bite to eat, whilst the 13th century remains of Sweetheart Abbey, Abbey Vale Football Club and the Shambellie Walled Garden are must-visit attractions.

Keep little ones entertained with a trip to Mabie Farm Park, a small amusement park offering quad bike experiences, paddle boats, and a cute petting zoo.

For a change of pace, travel into Dumfries, where you can enjoy a night on the town, tour the fascinating monuments and museums, or catch the train to Ayr or Glasgow to explore more of Scotland.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a retreat for four at Shaw Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Note: First dog is free of charge, any additional dogs will be £30 per dog per stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas