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West Winds Pet-Friendly Cottage in Torthorwald, Dumfries and Galloway

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From: €329 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

West Winds Pet-Friendly Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
West Winds is a stone built detached cottage on a sloping hillside close to the villages of Torthorwald and Collin just four miles from Dumfries in Southern Scotland. Boasting one double bedroom and one twin as well as a family shower room, this cottage can sleep four people. The rest of the accommodation is comprised of a fitted kitchen, a conservatory with a dining area and a sitting room with a gas fire. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for three cars and a large rear garden with outdoor furniture and a lawned area with a stream and a pond. Set in a rural location, yet with plenty of local amenities close by, West Winds is a cottage that is sure to please everyone.

The village of Torthorwald can be traced to the 13th century and the ruins of Torthorwald Castle date from the 15th century. Only 4 miles away is Dumfries whilst the surrounding area contains many castles, abbeys and even a Tibetan Buddhist Centre and is 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.

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.

Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview,Wifi, DVD, stereo/CD, books/games/DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large, enclosed rear lawned garden area with stream, pond and furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: Unfenced stream and pond - children to be supervised at all times.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Allan
October 2020
Loved the conservatory to watch all the wild birds in the garden, even saw a woodpecker a couple of times.. Very happy to return.
Mrs Allan, October 2020
September 2020
West Winds is lovely, the conservatory looking on to the garden is fab for sitting birdwatching.. And the garden is wonderful for sunset-watching. The owners were extremely helpful when I had a couple of queries. We loved our break there and will definitely go back.
Mrs Palmer, September 2020
August 2020
This is a lovely, tranquil setting, but within easy reach of Dumfries, the Solway coast and 3 of the 7Stanes bike centres.. Beautiful, large garden with outdoor seating. The cottage itself is comfortable and well equipped. When the weather isn't so good the conservatory is an ideal place to enjoy the view and local birdlife. It was lovely to be provided with some welcome gifts, and have some supplies, like milk and butter on arrival.
Mrs Keating, August 2020
August 2020
A hidden gem of a property.. We enjoyed a week here with our two teenagers and within hours of arrival, one was sketching the views...mobile phone ignored! We were really impressed with the cleanliness and the added things like hand wash, washing up liquid, kitchen roll, foil. The kitchen had everything you could need and more, very well stocked. Plenty of storage for bags/cases and shoes, comfy seating and the conservatory was a real treat, especially with the spotlessly clean windows. It was a very calming week, we enjoyed a variety of Scottish weather and even used the barbeque. This property was perfect for a relaxing break but still within a two hour drive of Glasgow and Edinburgh for those wishing to see the sights of the big city.
Mr Barlow
March 2019
This cottage has all you need for a fabulous holiday, amazing views.. dog friendly. if you just want to relax sit in the conservatory watch the wild life listen to the country sounds.
Miss Duncan
March 2019
Lovely cottage in a great location.. Very clean and well equipped with a generous welcome package. Beautiful garden with the bonus of a stream running through the end of it and my dog was delighted with all of that. The conservatory was the way we came in and out of the property which kept all our mess of shoes and coats and dog towels out of the way but it was also a lovely place to sit, dine, and watch the many birds in the garden. Peaceful place, despite proximity of the A75 and the closeness of Dumfries. Highly recommended.
Mr Swinney
November 2018
A warm, clean home from home with everything you could need.. The garden was fantastic with plenty to watch from the large conservatory including Red squirrels, Woodpeckers and a Sparrowhawk.
Mr Lynn
October 2018
Enjoyed great location of property Great property Great garden
September 2018
The first holiday cottage we have ever stayed in as we had our small dog with us. Our expectations were exceeded in every department. The cottage is fully furnished with not a single item that you would need to bring from your own home. It's furnished to a very high standard and beautifully kept. However the jewel in the crown is the wonderful garden. It's large, contains a stream and trees and offered many hours of great fun playing with our dog, she didn't want to leave! The view of the surrounding countryside is beautiful and we will definitely stay here again the next time we holiday in this area.
September 2018
Clean and comfortable, a wonderful garden and very lovely home..
Mrs Pearson
August 2018
Could do with better directions to find cottage.. .. rather than 'turn right after 18 Miles' try ' turn right signposted Tortherwald then take small left into trees before farm... cottage is then 3rd on right' Cottage was cosy and we did get to see the red squirrel in the garden albeit only once... probably lying low because of our dog! Dog loved the enormous enclosed garden. Bathroom and kitchen would benefit from some TLC.
July 2018
Despite the cottage being compact we never felt it was cramped as best use of the available space has been made. It is on a roadside but very little traffic uses it as it only serves this property and two neighbours. From the garden furniture to the kitchen appliances and entertainment, everything is to a high standard. The conservatory is a great place to eat and relax but also to shed any wet clothes and footwear and dry off the dog. Thank you to the owners for the lovely shortbread and wine! The only downside is that having had so much use of the conservatory we want future holiday cottages to have one and that restricts choice!
July 2018
West Winds is an excellent well equipped and comfortable cottage.. We would thoroughly recommend it!
Mr Deeming
June 2018
A very peaceful cottage with a lovely garden full of birds.. A good base for exploring the area.
Mr Gibson
June 2018
Fantastic, well equipped cottage.. Great location. Saturday changeover. Couldn't ask for more.
Mr Corless
May 2018
The cottage is in a convenient location for visiting Dumfries, the Solway Coast, hill walks and mountain bike trails at Mabie Forest and Ae Forest.. Good access to and from the M6 and M74. Lovely rural location with good views.
Mrs Hugill
April 2018
Cosy and comfortable cottage within easy distance of Dumfries.. Wonderful garden, very relaxing holiday.
Mr Cooke
March 2018
The fostered wildlife in the beautiful garden was fantastic.. The house was brilliantly cosy.
Mrs Gornall
January 2018
A very enjoyable week in a peaceful and quiet location with an abundance of birds and wildlife in the garden and the surrounding fields.. The cottage was extremely clean and well equipped and we felt very warm and cosy despite the temperature outside around freezing for the first part of the week. We were more than happy to sit in the well positioned conservatory relaxing and watching the birds and red squirrels in the large garden and this was a real treat. As luck (or not!) would have it, we experienced two power cuts during the week, one pre-arranged for essential works (we chose that day for a trip to the local RSPB reserve at Mersehead) and another a couple of days later on our return to the cottage after a trip out. On contacting the owners, they couldn't have been more helpful in finding out information and keeping us speedily informed regarding the source of the problem, timescale etc., for which we were extremely grateful and felt very reassured. We didn't travel too far afield because we preferred not to, but it is a very convenient base for visiting the wider area should you so wish. A perfect get-away to recharge the batteries, highly recommended.
Mrs Powell
September 2017
Great cottage with a lovely large garden in beautiful locations
Mrs Powell
September 2017
The cottage overall was fantastic,with delightful spacious garden, ideal for the dogs.. There was everything you would want from a home away from home, comfortable clean beds, all the kitchen appliances, excellent television and comfortable seating in lounge with warm blanket and a very good electric remote controlled fire. The outdoor lighting was very good and is all-around the property so coming back in the dark is no issue. Our only complaint is no WiFi and the shower is poor, you need to make sure you switch the immersion heating on at night other wise no hot water in morning.
Mr Goode
May 2017
The peace & tranquility that the cottage gives is second to none, when you arrive you want for nothing the owners have the cottage stocked with everything you need and more, the garden is an abundance of birds and wildlife especially the red squirrels.. Once you settle into the conservatory watching the activities of the birds etc you forget about the time.
Mr Howard
March 2017
Could not fault the cottage, the garden is a haven for wildlife.. The location was perfect for us to use as a base for exploring various places in Scotland. Would definitely recommend this to friends.
January 2017
Lovely cottage in a quiet location just 10 mins drive from the centre of Dumfries. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped, just the place for a relaxing break. The conservatory at the rear of the cottage is the perfect place to sit and unwind whilst watching the wildlife in the garden.
Mr Martin
July 2016
The cottage was in a lovely location, with a super garden. It was warm and comfortable and provided us with an excellent base for our holiday.
Mr Hoekstra
July 2016
West Winds is a nice cottage with a lovely garden on a convenient site for touring the Solvay coast and adjacent areas.
Mr Harris
May 2016
We particularly liked watching the garden wildlife from the conservatory at West Winds, the cottage is in lovely location.
Mr Irving
March 2016
Very comfortable with everything needed, even if stuck in on wet days we were able to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. The owners have thought of everything needed to make this cottage perfect.
Mr Hanglin
February 2016
We liked the conservatory overlooking the large garden. The wildlife was a joy to watch; for the first time in sixty years I saw a red squirrel eating in the garden, what a big highlight . The dog had the time of his life; I think he thought it was a park.
Mr Bouchard
January 2016
A lovely, peaceful cottage with a beautiful garden. There were all the amenities you could need, as well as lovely views and a very cosy front room. The cottage was a good base for exploring area. The pond and stream at bottom of the garden were great additional features. There was also plenty of wildlife. A great short break.
Mrs Taylor
November 2015
It is a really comfortable cosy cottage with everything we needed and more. The scenery from every window is breathtaking. We will definitely be going there again.
Mr Brewer
October 2015
A lovely cottage, very comfortable extremely well stocked. The garden is a haven for wildlife. A very relaxing place to stay.
Larry B
October 2015
Lovely cottage, extremely well stocked, and only 10mins from Dumfries The garden is a haven for wildlife, particularly birds. A very relaxing, peaceful holiday.
Mrs Potter
May 2015
The cottage was exceptionally well equipped and very clean. The garden is the highlight and the location is very peaceful and relaxing.
Mrs Mackay
April 2015
Loved this little cottage. My family I really enjoyed the beautiful garden, had great fun with the kids listing all the garden birds we saw on all the feeders. We even saw our first Wood Pecker ever! Much to my daughters delight. The cottage was very clean and well decorated etc. Everything we needed was provided. Not having WiFi wasn't a bad thing either as we sat around the table playing many of the board games provided as a family (doesn't happen enough) which was great fun. We will definitely be using this cottage again as it is very close to our family down there. The cleaner gardener do a lovely job.
Mrs Watson
March 2015
Well equipped cottage in a lovely setting, had a very enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Baliga
October 2014
That view - better than TV any day! We didn't watch any television when there we preferred to sit in the conservatory and look out over Dumfries
Claire B
October 2014
The cottage was situated approx 4 miles away from Dumfries with views to die for! Forget the TV we sat in the conservatory admiring the view all week. It was warm and homely and had everything we needed
Mrs Hosker
August 2014
The cottage was cosy with the fire in the living room as the evenings were sometimes a little chilly. Having comfortable seats in both the conservatory and the porch meant that we could sit and enjoy the sun and views throughout the day. It was a lovely quiet location with a very interesting garden and wonderful views. It was very homely and extremely well equipped.
Mr Aspland
August 2014
Well equipped cottage which was homely, clean and comfortable was a great base for our holiday. Terrific place to stay.
Mrs Morgan
June 2014
The cottage was the best that we have ever stayed in. The contents were of good quality, lovely bedrooms and excellent kitchen equipment. Great location to visit many places of interest. The wildlife in the garden was a joy to watch. Would I go back? You bet I would.
Mr Barlex
June 2014
This was one of the best equipped cottages we have ever had and we would certainly go back, the setting was also superb.
Mrs Potter
May 2014
The cottage, gardens and location were excellent for a relaxing break. Plenty to see and do in the area. One of the cleanest, best equipped and furnished properties we have ever used. The garden is lovely, a pleasant place to relax and watch the wildlife and birds. This felt more like a home than a rental property.
September 2013
The location of the cottage is great with all amenities, essential supplies available within a reasonable radius. The garden is a delight with all the colour and differing shrubs to view.
Mr Le Play
August 2013
The cottage was homely, very clean and had everything we needed. It was also near to all amenities and lots of tourist attractions and walks. The holiday itself was very relaxing and for a first time in Scotland for the family, excellent. We all really enjoyed it.
Mrs Tovell
July 2013
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. The cottage had everything you needed and was well positioned for places to visit. Just sitting in the conservatory watching the endless visits of all the different birds was a pleasure.
Mr Waugh
March 2013
The surroundings were peaceful and quiet. A good relaxing holiday - will book again.
Mr Law
October 2012
The cottage was in a great location with beautiful views all around .The conservatory at the back let you enjoy these views even when it was raining. The house itself was very comfortable and well equipped.
Mrs Finney
October 2012
Everything was well appointed, bungalow was out of the way but not too remote only 4 miles from Dumfries. Good gas fire and central heating.
Mrs Foers
October 2012
The cottage was absolutely super. Well equipped and welcoming with little touches that made it a real home from home. The garden was magical! I wish I could transport it back here to my house!
September 2012
it was a exellent place to stay it had everry thing what was needed for stay including pimic and even nuts for wildlife
Ms Thompson
August 2012
Lovely location. Great views even when washing up!
Mr Sadler
July 2012
We enjoyed the location and the views of the birds and deer. Hardly any traffic - it was so peaceful.
July 2012
Beautiful country situation yet within short distance of shops and other essentials. The garden was a delight, with all manner of flowers, plants and shrubs providing a colourful display. Good off-road parking.
Mr Littler
July 2012
We enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the location, also within easy reach of the shopping area. Very comfortable bungalow. Overall an excellent holiday, we would stay again.
Mr Griffiths
July 2012
The cottage was very well presented and on a par if not better than many we have previously stayed in, only one exception comes up to the standard of Wrest Winds and that is The Granary in Chaldon Surrey.
Mr Mrs Smith
July 2012
The cottage was in a lovely location close enough to all amenities but yet still seemed peaceful and relaxing.
Mr Macken
November 2011
This cottage was even better on the second visit! Highly recommended!
Mrs Myers
July 2011
The garden was a joy! The conservatory/ sun room was used every day to watch the birds feeding. Dumfries and Galloway is a lovely area and the cottage was lovely. I'd like to book it again.
Mr Ince
April 2011
West Winds was a cosy cottage, with an abundance of wildlife in the garden and the area. The garden is large enough for any dog to roam. The owners had thought of nearly everything. The fire made you feel very cosy, the conservatory was large and a sun trap, which was pleasant to sit in. We would not hesitate in returning. Thank You!
Mr Hedley
February 2011
The property is in a fantastic location and has everything you could wish for in terms of comfort and styling. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the kids and more importantly the dog enjoyed the freedom the back door offered.
Mr Macken
February 2011
The cottage was lovely in an excellent location and the garden was absolutely stunning even in winter.
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