Allanton Mill Cottage ref: CC537069

Auldgirth near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Allanton Mill Cottage is nestled in a wooded valley on the edge of the small village of Auldgirth. Every window affords lovely views whatever the season. This former mill dates back to 1739 and just oozes charm and character from its original beams to its feature walls and yet offers every modern comfort from the large walk in shower to the roaring wood burning stove. The dreamy flow of the nearby burn is both delightful and relaxing. The property offers holiday makers an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful and historic county.
The grounds of Allanton Mill are a delightful mix of areas, from stepped and fenced terraces, a lawned area with some steep and unfenced slopes and generally set within a natural state. There is a fast flowing burn at the bottom of the garden however this area is divided from the accessible garden by a padlocked gate set in a wall. Fishing available nearby.
There is a farm shop and tearoom in Closeburn, just five miles away. Thornhill, six miles distant, has several shops and Dumfries, eight miles, has a 24-hour supermarket. Beach 22½ miles. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

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Ground floor

Property has a wood burning stove, under floor and oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, free view TV, DVD player and DAB radio/CD player/Ipod docking station. A lovely cosy room with two deep and wide windows affording delightful views and feature, exposed wall opening through on to rear hall.
Dining Area:
Kitchen Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link bed allowing either two 3ft single beds or one king size bed. (Preference to be stated on booking) A lovely room with views of nearby burn and wooded valley.
Lower Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed plus a full size 3ft bed (On booking please state whether the 3ft bed needs to be put in the room then access to and from the double bed will be via one side only.) beautiful room with French doors opening onto a large and private raised decked balcony affording lovely views of the grounds, the burn and woodland.
Shower Room: With large shower enclosure and electric shower, WC and wash basin and shaver point.

First floor

Second floor

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Fourth floor


All fuel, including logs for stove, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request. Free Wi-fi available


Enclosed grounds with lovely views. A fenced burn runs along the valley bottom but sufficiently far away from the garden. Raised decked balcony for al fresco dining or for quiet contemplation. Bike store. Off road parking for 3 cars.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4 Miles
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
    ¾ Mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ¾ Mile
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Step back in time and visit Thornhill, a very individual and charming little town with its ancient lime trees edging the high street. First class butchers sit side by side with stylish boutiques and hostelries where a warming dram awaits. Originally built to house estate workers from Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill has preserved a distant charm all of its own. Drumlanrig is highly recommended. This many turreted and impressive 17th century castle is open to the public but is still home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Whatever your interest there really is something for everyone. This is a wonderful location for walking and mountain biking; the Forest of Ae offers world class mountain biking as one of the renowned 7Stanes venues. The River Nith, highly regarded for its salmon, sea trout and freshwater trout, is only half a mile from the cottage, and offers excellent sport for anglers of all abilities. The region is steeped in history from ancient stone circles to romantic castles and unique circular towers. Discover why Sweetheart Abbey got its name,  it may  surprise you! The only way to visit Threave Castle is to ring the bell for the custodian to row callers across the water! Owing to the calming influence of the Gulf Stream, the winters in this region are surprisingly mild and the climate temperate. For those who step into the Galloway Forest Park, its secrets will be revealed in the form of sparkling lochs, heather clad moorland, challenging mountain walks, amazing forest, elusive wildlife and a wide range of flora and fauna. Galloway Forest is also an astronomers’ delight as it has been awarded a ’Dark Sky Park’, making it one of the best places in the world to stargaze. For those who hanker after the sights and smells of the sea, there are mile after mile of lovely beaches, some with dramatic seascapes.

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.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

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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