Situated in a delightful location with its own fully enclosed gardens with a tumbling burn just beyond the house. The cottage is graded 4 star by Visit Scotland.
Inside the traditional cottage provides a fresh modern space which retains all of the cottage's original character. The cosy sitting room has a lovely open fire making it a perfect place to relax after exploring the local countryside. The property has recently had a Nature-Cam installed in the garden with some fantastic results, including photos of a resident badger and fox. See our photos for the proof!
Set on an award winning farm in the beautiful Dumfriesshire countryside, the location is renowned for its abundance of birds and wildlife which can be enjoyed from marked footpaths around the 310 acres of farm and woodland. Slightly further afield are the Eskrigg Nature Reserve where red squirrels, kingfishers and tawny owl are regularly sited, and Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, recently featured on Autumn Watch. The farm itself, which features an adventure playground and opportunities to "meet and greet" the resident animals, is a fantastic place for children to truly experience the Great Outdoors. All made even better with the sandy beaches of the Solway Firth and Mabie Forest Farm within a 30 minute drive, there's plenty to tire them out, promising a relaxing evening for adults!
The location is excellent for exploring South West Scotland's fascinating history with many Castles and historic sites to explore and wonder at tales of daring do from the past. Castles not to miss include Hoddom and Caerlaverock Castles which are both near to the cottages. The latter is managed by Historic Scotland and used for many public events such as battle re-enactments throughout the year; during the winter it is also worth visiting the next door Wild fowl and Wetlands reserve to see the 10's of thousands over wintering geese and swans - a site not to be missed.
One of the summer highlights in the area through the summer is 'Riding of the Marches' festivals with events in Annan, Lockerbie, Moffat, Langholm and Dumfries all of which end with cavalry charges by the participants thorough the respective towns - something that should not be missed.
Postcode: DG11 3LN
Damage Deposit £150
Short breaks are welcome throughout the year
Accommodation for 4 on one level: Sitting room; Kitchen/Dining room; Bathroom. 1 Double bedroom & 1 Twin bedroom both with ensuite shower rooms
Services: Central heating * Bed linen & Towels Provided * Open Fire with fuel provided * Washing machine & Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge * Freezer * Microwave * Electric Cooker * Mobile reception * TV & DVD Player * CD Player * Cot and High Chair * Parking * Patio * Enclosed Garden with furniture * Patio * WIFI * Maximum of 1 dog welcome
Extras: * £20 per dog per week
NOTE: DOGS are NOT accepted for bookings over the festive season.
Additional accommodation available at Williamwood:
Williamwood Cottage Sleeps 6 Property Ref: WI01DU
Dairy Cottage Sleeps 3 Property Ref DA02DU
Damage Deposit for care of property
All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Refundable Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by the property manager to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by the property manager within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by the property manager and due for payment within 14 days of notification.
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