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The Stable

Hightae near Lochmaben, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 974014)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

The accommodation has been beautifully converted from a stable, sitting in an idyllic countryside location in Hightae near Lochmaben, Scotland.

With far reaching rural views, sitting within the Royal 4 towns* and some of the counties finest towns within easy touring distance, this property is the perfect bolt hole for walking (Annandale Way), cycling, fishing on the Castle Loch or on the river Annan, (permits available) or just for a relaxing getaway with your other half *The Royal Four Towns are Greenhill, Heck, Hightae and Smallholm, founded by King Robert the Bruce early in the fourteenth century during the War of Independence.

Be enticed into this Hightae cottage by its amicable studio accommodation - character wooden beams and refreshingly high ceilings give it a real sense of comfort.

Convenient open plan living means that you can cook, sleep, relax in front to the wood burning stove and even enjoy a game of pool without hardly moving a muscle, perfect for a peaceful Scotland break.

The cosy king size bed rests to the side of the room, with an optional single sofa bed for any extra guests.

The Stable's interior concludes with a sumptuous shower room, exquisitely finished with a vanity unit and large walk in shower so you can get ready for your day in style.

The garden area here at the Stable is perfect for the summertime, sit out on the private patio with a drink and embrace the far reaching countryside views.

Lochmaben provides a charming selection of amenities including an 18 hole golf course meandering around Kirk loch, tennis courts and bowling greens overlooking Castle Loch which has an excellent walk around it (3 miles) passing Lochmaben castle (ruin).

There is something to do for everyone in the surrounding area; whether it be walking on the 53 mile Annandale Way, cycling on quiet back roads or on world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland.

Other pursuits include sailing, fishing on Castle Loch or the River Annan, golfing on Lochmaben's 18 hole golf course or exploring Dumfries and many other bustling wee towns all within an easy drive.

There are several local farmers' markets.

Visit Annandale distillery to sample local whisky or Dalton Distillery for our local gin.

There is Caerlaverock Castle and Wetland, particularly if you are interested wildlife and migrating birds, or Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill.

The area offers some lovely beaches, gardens and harbour towns e.g.

Powfoot, Kippford, Sandyhills and Kirkcudbright.

Throughout the year the local area has a range of music and art events.

Both Glasgow and Edinburgh are only an hour away by train from Lockerbie or Carlisle 20 minutes, if you fancy a day in the city, For cyclists we are able to provide dry and locked overnight bike storage.


All ground floor. Open plan studio accommodation with one king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wooodburning stove. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.


  • Electric wall heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, radio, pool table, Smart TV
  • Washing machine available on request
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed patio and lawn with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Highgate Inn 10 minute walk
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles.

About the location

Hightae near Lochmaben

Lockerbie 4 miles; Dumfries 7 miles; Carlisle 28 miles

Dominated by its stunning town hall, the village of Lochmaben rests in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. With a small range of amenities, it also offers five lochs, some known for their sailing and fishing. Lochmaben is also home to some fascinating castle ruins and an 18-hole golf course, the 53-mile long Annandale Way walking path runs through the village. From here you can visit the well-appointed town of Lockerbie, also home to a golf course. The market town of Dumfries is just seven miles away and ensures an excellent day out with its stunning architecture, things to do and the picturesque River Nith running through it.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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