Old Tannery Cottage ref: UK5838

Thornhill, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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2
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2
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No pets
No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Old Tannery Cottage is a tastefully converted tannery building located within the village of Thornhill. This end-terrace property is decorated and finished to a very good standard, sleeps four guests and has the added benefit of en-suite bedrooms. There is off street parking to the rear for two cars. There is a warm welcome waiting for you at Old Tannery Cottage from the owners who live next door.

This is an ideal location to explore Drumlanrig Castle and Estate where you can fish for salmon, enjoy a stroll through some of the beautiful walks and gardens, and the more adventurous can try mountain biking. Or why not just visit the castle itself on a guided tour? This beautiful corner of south west Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, has so much to offer from walking and cycling to fishing. Alternatively, enjoy a day exploring the many beautiful beaches along the Solway Coast.

Try the region’s fantastic 9 and 18 hole golf courses set amid stunning scenery. Enjoy the delights of the Galloway Forest Park, which not only has some stunning scenery, but is also the UK’s first Dark Sky Park where over 7000 stars and planets are visible to the naked eye on a clear day. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant 150 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 26" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Sun room.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet, bidet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in single beds on request), Freeview TV and en-suite with ¾ bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small sitting-out area. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Dumfries
  • Shops
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    14 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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