Self-Catering Dumfries

Shiel Cottage Dumfries , Dumfries and Galloway

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From: €567 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural location

Property Description

Holiday home
Shiel Cottage is a detached, single storey property positioned near to the village of Thornhill in the Scottish Highlands. Hosting two double bedrooms and a bathroom, this property can sleep four people. There is also a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with woodburning stove. To the outside is ample off-road parking and a lawned garden. Shiel Cottage offers a remote escape for couples.

Accomodation Details
All ground-floor. Two bedrooms: 2 x double. Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Utility. Sitting room

The tranquil village of Thornhill lies between Dumfries and Sandquhar and its focal point is the Mercat Cross. The origins of the village date back as far as the Romans but the village in its present form was planned in 1714 and designed to be a staging post on the road between Dumfries and Glasgow. Immersed in rolling countryside and the low hills of Carsphairn and Lowther, there are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities around these ancient hills.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain’s best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Electric central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen/diner and bathroom and woodburning stove. Oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, WiFi, TV with free channels. Selection of complimentary organic ishga body wash/shampoo/conditioner - pleas do not remove the bottles. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off-road parking. Lawned garden with seating. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 12.8 miles, pub 12.9 miles. Note: Check-in is from 4pm. Note: Dogs only allowed in the kitchen/diner and the living room and not in the bedrooms. Please advise to take 4G simcard or pay as you go card as you can now get reception on the track road but not at the house at present. It is advisable to download google off line maps on your phone or tablet as helpful having the information without internet connection in the area. Note: Property is a remote location and accessed via a track which can become in passable during the winter months. Note: property has its own water supply via a bore hole. Note: Tap water not for drinking, would be advisable to bring bottled water for consumption.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Rural location

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Self-Catering Reviews

David C
November 2023
We wanted some peace and quiet and this place delivers. Complete and utter silence except for whatever tune nature plays! The location, for us and our high energy Staffie, is perfect, just stunning. Plenty of sheep around but long stretches of countryside we could let him run free - great idea until he found a dead pine marten (?) to eat! The cottage is the picture perfect country cottage and we found everything (apart from only 1 loo roll) to be spot on. Can’t comment on the tv system as we never turned it on, why would you somewhere like this! The wood burner easily heats the whole cottage and the u/floor heating is a nice bonus. All the furniture and bed are comfy and we had no issues at all with cleanliness, towels clean and fluffy, bed well made, all good. We’re already planning our next trip because it is such a beautiful, peaceful place. Yes the walking routes aren’t great and the road, a good 30 minutes long, is one of the worst I’ve driven on but it’s all part of the charm, you are forced to drive slowly which prepares you for the tranquility of the cottage. Loved it, loved it.
DeAnna W
August 2022
The Shiel is the perfect place to shut off from the world and get some relaxation time with a good book. Located in the Scaur Water Valley, it is only a short drive away from Thornhill and other activities such as Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and has plenty of games and excellent WIFI to keep you entertained if the weather takes a turn. This was our second visit and we will certainly be returning.
August 2022
Had an amazing stay at this lovely and cosy cottage. Enjoyed some tranquility away from the hustle bustle with lots of amazing walks in the countryside. A perfect place to stay if you are looking for some peace and quiet. Really recommend staying here
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