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Grey Craig Cottage

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Gretna Green, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Unfortunately we didn't receive a very warm welcome."

    We booked the cottage in Jan and it was listed as dog friendly so we booked and paid for our small dog to come too. When I called to get key info the day before our arrival the owner said it would be ready for 4 and they would be in the door. (listing said ready for 3, but hey ho). She said she was busy and would come to see us on Mon morning. We arrived just after 4 and had just un packed the car when the owner turned up. On seeing our dog who was just sniffing around getting her bearings, the owner proceeded to tell us dogs not allowed in the bedrooms, hadn't we read their policy, had we brought blankets to cover the furniture at which point I said she doesn't go on the furniture. She then proceeded to tell us how much damage people and their dogs had caused and that was why she was no longer a dog friendly accommodation. All this time she stood with the patio door open, I asked twice if she wouldn't mind closing it so that our dog couldn't get out as the large gate onto the road was open. This was ignored and so I had to take my dog into the kitchen. We didn't receive any instructions on how to operate equipment at the property or how to find the badger cam that we'd read about. No friendly recommendations of nice places to go. The only info shared was negativity about our dog and how we must shower before using the hot tub. Just as well it is no longer dog friendly as the fields surrounding the cottage were beautiful and full of animals, but unfortunately no pavements on the road and no paths explained or found where we could walk the dog. On another subject we found it odd that there was a full sized dishwasher but only 4 cups, 4 plates 4 bowls 4 side plates. Very nice that the crockery was Denby, but again a negative note in the cupboard warning that any chips or cracks would be chargeable. Even worse that the kitchen sink was pot. Simple white crockery in abundance would have been preferable and more conducive to a relaxing break. We felt she had her priorities wrong and would have appreciated settees with more comfortable and supportive cushions. One of the seats in the jacuzzi was brown and the plastic coating was peeling off so we couldn't use it. It would have been helpful if there had been a folder with information about how to take the cover off the jacuzzi, how to turn it on and off, information about the area, the WiFi code, how to control the heating, restaurants to go to, the badger cam etc. Instead we were insulted and made to feel uncomfortable, tarred with a brush meant for others who had previously caused damage.

    So sorry you felt the way you did, I am however not going to respond to your abusive and petty comments. You were sent a dog policy point 9 in your booking documents from Sykes, you clearly did not read it and you are lashing out being a key board warrior. I was available any time you had my mobile number. We could have addressed all of your points face to face, as I say to all my guests, I'm only a text message away. Regard Shirley Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie3.4Apr 2024

  • "Greycraig cottage was lovely and peaceful with beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage was clean and well presented on arrival and had the owners contact number if we needed anything. The owner met us when we arrived and welcomed us back o the property which was nice. Overall it was a good experience and we’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful & very well equipped."

    However an extra frying pan would be useful, especially if a family of 4 stay & would like a cooked breakfast. The double bed is quite creeky when you turn over during the night. None of this affected our stay in any way. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here & would definitely return in the future

    Reviewed by Paul4.4May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Decorated lovely. Hot tub was very very hot which to be fair Shirley did warn us about. Very well equipped. We met & we managed to pet the pig wedgie. He was lovely. No-one would deliver food to us at this address even locally. Annan 9 mins away...but we did get ordered & went to pick it up. Check in at 4pm we thought was a bit late & checkout at 10am was very early....other than complaints at all. Its a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a brilliant time the peace and quiet was just what was needed , the cameras gave us the insight to the nocturnal habits of the wildlife which was fantastic."

    Thank you

    Thank you so much for your lovely feed back. We aim to provide a peaceful environment for both our guests and the wildlife and it is so nice that you enjoyed our wildlife Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Starter pack of logs for woodburning stove supplied; further logs can be purchased from the farm

The property

Annan 3.8 miles.

Nestled on the edge of a nature-friendly, working farm on the outskirts of the quiet town of Annan, Dumfries and Galloway and just a short car journey from Hadrian's Wall, Gretna Green and the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is this charming holiday home, Grey Craig Cottage.

Standing in some 300 acres of farmland, Williamwood Farm, this idyllic rural escape welcomes small families or even friends sharing.

On the estate, there are young woodlands and wild meadow ground where deer, wading birds, foxes and badgers are common place sightings, making it the perfect destination for those who want to enjoy the peace and tranquility that is offered in the lovely mature woodlands or around the loch.

Upon entering the home through the patio doors, be sure to take advantage of the Shaker-style kitchen's full amenities.

Here, scrumptious meals may be rustled up and enjoyed in the tastefully decorated sitting room, which includes soft sofas and a woodburning stove as its focal point.

You can imagine spending many hours in the inviting sitting room in front of the delightful woodburning stove, simply soaking up the gorgeous views over the fields full of wild flowers in summer and onto the loch in the distance, not forgetting the Highland cows grazing away.

You might catch sight of a friendly badger in the garden and you can even watch him on the TV as live feed cameras offer the opportunity for live footage of this beautiful, notoriously shy creature.

Look forward to spending time relaxing in the outdoor hot tub, where the famous dark skies provide for an incredibly calming place to spend your evenings.

When it’s time for bed, two tastefully-decorated bedrooms are waiting to help you get some shut-eye before a day full of activities.

Hop in the shower in the morning or enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath, before heading out refreshed and raring to go.

If you can tear yourself away from the home comforts of Grey Craig Cottage then there is plenty of exploring to do in the local area.

Be sure to spend the day at the Courtship Maze and retail park, a real family-friendly location or visit The Devil’s Porridge War Museum on your way to Gretna Green, where you can explore historic sites like Quintinshill. The renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in Dumfries, where you can also visit his memorial.

Robert The Bruce was also a resident of the area, with Bruce's Cave nearby to tour, along with splendid castles such as Drumlanrig Sweetheart Abbey and Carlisle.

For an energetic activity, try some bowling at the Hollywood Bowl or swimming at Annan or Dumfries.

Offering all the fun of the farm and so much more, a stay at Grey Craig Cottage is certain to be memorable.

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

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About the location


Gretna 1 miles; Carlisle 10.5 miles

This quaint little village sits in southwest Scotland right on the border to England, and is a world-famous destination for runaway marriages, appearing in many popular films and TV series over the years. The village itself, while neighouring the well-stocked town of Gretna, offers a small selection of amenities including a restaurant and a choice of hotels and pubs to have a drink in. The area is superb for lovers of the countryside, on the opposite side of the River Esk sits the stunning Solway Firth and the Solway Coast AONB to keep you busy. As well as the charming towns of Dumfries, Lockerbie and Langholm within Scotland, you can cross the border into England and explore the beautiful county of Cumbria, with wonderful spots such as Carlisle and Brampton on offer.

Note: Starter pack of logs for woodburning stove supplied

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas