Greenhead Cottage ref: UK30692

Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Greenhead Cottage is a semi-detached cottage set in tranquil countryside with delightful views and close to the lovely village of Thornhill. The cottage adjoins the owner’s home and is beautifully presented, a particular feature is the large conservatory with a wood burner, overlooking the garden and wildlife pond, so perfect for any time of year. The garden and pond attract many natural visitors; garden birds, stoats, young pheasants, squirrels, frogs, toads, newts and even hares. The living room is warm and cosy, again with a lovely wood burner and to top it all, there is a secluded hydrotherapy spa for massaging the day’s activities away, the garden! The resident red kites can be viewed from the house, garden and spa, along with red squirrels, nuthatches, treecreepers, wagtails, woodpeckers and many other beautiful birds. Or perhaps you just want to sit in the conservatory, or in the garden and gaze at the Milky Way and constellations which are visible on clear, starry nights. The owner also offers on-site yoga lessons and treatments, including Indian Head Massage and Kinetic Chain Release (a full body, physiotherapy treatment) to really allow you to get the most from your visit.
Greenhead Cottage is set in a rural location in the beautiful Nith Valley in Dumfriesshire. There is a choice of activities locally to suit all ages, including walking, cycling, golfing, fishing and birdwatching. Enjoy a round of golf at the local 18-hole course in Thornhill, or if fishing is your thing, the River Nith provides numerous areas to fish for salmon and trout (licence required). Drumlanrigg Castle and Gardens, Morton Castle, Ellisland (once home to Robert Burns), and world class mountain biking routes, the 7stanes, are all on your doorstep, along with many popular walking routes and lochs.
20 minutes south is the town of Dumfries with lots of attractions to keep the whole family entertained, from farm parks, swimming, ice skating, art centres and, of course, retail therapy. Further afield take a trip to the Galloway Forest Park, one of the darkest places in the UK, in fact the UK’s first Dark Sky Park. A visit to this area of south west Scotland would not be complete without a day trip to the rugged coastline and seaside, with visits to the quaint villages and towns such as Kippford, Sandyhills, Southerness and Kirkcudbright. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room/conservatory/kitchen: With wood burner, electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Shower room: With double shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. hydro-therapy spa for 6 (private). Private parking for 2 cars (shared with owner). No smoking. Please note: There is a shallow, unfenced pond 10 yards away from patio.
  • Nearest town
    Thornhill
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    2 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Sanquhar
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 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.

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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