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Ruthwell, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1061085)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor accommodation

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage hid a gem within."

    The cottage was just perfect for a restful week in the friendly but quiet village of Ruthwell.

    Thank you very much for feed back, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable accommodation with everything in good order and of good quality."

    Had everything I needed for an enjoyable and relaxing short stay. Many thanks.

    Thank you very much for your feedback, pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieFeb 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage,nice quiet area."

    owner helpful when broadband went down in the village.we found the settees very uncomfortable which was a shame but it did spoil the holiday you could not relax ,the cottage was clean lovely linnen.but the bathroom floor was covered in grey hairs and dust which let the rest of cleanliness down.would stay again if new settee in place.

    Reviewed by RuthJan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed (with the exception of a proper potato peeler!"

    ). The cottage was lovely and warm with plenty of hot water, and it was lovely that blankets were provided to cover the sofa if the dogs were used to being on the sofa at home. It was a wonderful place to spend Christmas.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaDec 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully appointed for our stay, we arrived just on 4pm, I did have a slight problem with the key safe, but that was because of my nails."

    . on entering there was a slight musty odour, however this did not go into the rest of the property, the garden was a lovely feature and the dogs sniffed every inch of it... there was everything we needed for our stay, the bed was very comfortable, and lovely large room, with more than enough cupboard space, the lounge was spacious and furniture altho little dated and worn was comfortable and served its purpose, kitchen was well equipped, however only used it for breakfast, the heating system worked well, and believe me its was needed as very wet and windy and temperature dropped in late afternoon, there is a lovely pub The Farmers Inn approximately 1 mile away, in the summer I imagine it would be a lovely walk, however we took car as raining. All in all we had as lovely 3 night stay, and the dogs enjoyed themselves

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021

  • "The cottage was homely, cozy and spotlessly clean."

    The village is peaceful, amazing at night to stand in the garden and look at the stars. We had hundreds of geese flying overhead, perfect for birdwatching and dogwalking. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2021

  • "We had such a wonderful time."

    The location of our cottage was perfect. It provided a combination of peace and tranquillity alongside easy access to beautiful scenery. The locals we met, whilst dog walking, were friendly and engaging. The cottage itself was well equipped and had everything you could need, with a sunny garden. The bathroom offered a choice of a walk-in shower and a bath which was ideal, and the water pressure was great. The 2 bedrooms were both spacious and well equipped with coat hangers and a hairdryer. There was a roller blind as well as curtains in the bedrooms which gave us the option of darkening the rooms for a good nights sleep. The main bedroom could have easily accommodated a king size or even a super king sized bed, which would have been an added bonus, as we found the double bed was small and too firm (just our personal preference). All in all a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Oil central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: The property is located within an hours drive of the northern lake district

The property

Annan 6.5 miles.

A single-storey cottage nestled in the village of Ruthwell close to the Solway Firth, Chatelherault is a lovely base for exploring this area of southern Scotland.

Ideal for a couple or a family of four, this pet-friendly Scottish holiday cottage is within easy reach of Gretna and Dumfries along with plenty of attractions.

Enter through the door into the light and airy dining room where you can enjoy home-cooked meals, before finding the sitting room to relax in with a gas stove-effect fire to add a warm ambiance as you watch TV.

The kitchen comes well-equipped with a host of appliances including a fridge/freezer and a washing machine, providing all you need for a self-catered stay.

The family bathroom offers both a bath and a walk-in shower to freshen up in, while there are two bedrooms to choose from at night, with a double and a twin.

Enjoy sitting outdoors at the garden furniture with a morning coffee or evening drinks.

Ruthwell is a small village which boasts one of the finest Anglo-Saxon crosses in the UK which can be seen in Ruthwell Church, with further historic significance found in The Savings Bank Museum as one of the village's residents, Henry Duncan, was the first in the world to open a commercial savings bank in 1810.

Venture down to nearby Caerlaverock Wetland Centre to stretch your legs in the fresh air of this beautiful landscape and catch sight of migrating birds which flock here along with a host of other wildlife.

Enjoy the return of the Barnacle geese to the area over winter on The Solway coast from early October until March when they return to the north. Many thousands of barnacle geese, whooper swans and other birds arrive back at Caerlaverock to shelter in the Solway Firth and take advantage of its expansive salt marshes, tidal pools and grazing land. Make a trip to the lovely town of Annan where you can browse the bustling high street with a great range of local shops and independent businesses, with Annan Museum showcasing the town's history along with some fascinating artifacts including a 4000-year-old Bronze Age burial urn.

Bring your little ones to the exciting Dino Park for some dinosaur themed fun and play, or head over to Mabie Farm Park where there awaits animal encounters and fun rides.

The town of Dumfries is home to Robert Burns House, Scotland's national poet, with exhibits to see before discovering the many fantastic eateries and shops scattered around this riverside setting.

Slightly further afield, you can reach the northern end of the Lake District National Park within an hour's drive and discover the lakes of Bassenthwaite and Derwentwater, as well as the 931m-high peak of Skiddaw and the popular market town of Keswick.

Make Chatelherault your chosen base for a wonderful holiday to Dumfries and Galloway.

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About the location


Annan 7 miles; Dumfries 10 miles.

The small village of Ruthwell is located between the towns of Annan and Dumfries on the Solway Firth in Dumfries and Galloway. The village was home to Dr. Henry Duncan who founded the world’s first commercial savings bank and the village is now home to the Savings Bank Museum. Just 7 miles away is the historic Royal Burgh of Annan which lies at the start of the Solway Coast Trail - a drive which takes you on quiet roads to a wealth of castles and abbeys of incredible beauty and interest. Once an important trading port, the town is made up of many traditional red stone buildings and boasts a rich history of ship building and fishing. Ten miles away from Ruthwell is Dumfries which is known as 'Queen of the South'. Founded as a Royal Burgh in 1186, the surrounding area contains many castles, abbeys and even a Tibetan Buddhist Centre. Many forests abound with excellent walking and cycling. Dumfries is also a good centre for touring the rest of the area - the spectacular triangular Caerlaverock Castle and its nature reserve; New Abbey and the Solway Coast - and a starting point for travelling west into the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and the rest of Galloway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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