Lilac Cottage ref: UK5845

Moniaive, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

Overview

Map

Local area

Prices & availability

Book now

Check prices and book

Book your short break or week away with 0% credit card fees. *

Check Availability
Sleeps
2
Sleeps
bedrooms
1
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • All En-suite 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The original building of this semi-detached cottage dates back to the 15th century, but has recently been completely renovated and fitted with a new kitchen, bathroom and exposed the original inglenook fireplace. To ensure your comfort is paramount in this cosy cottage, the owner has provided Netflix and Wi-Fi.
This is the perfect couple’s retreat, located in the tranquil and scenic village of Moniaive. Based in rural Dumfries and Galloway, while surrounded by scenery and nature, Moniaive is also home to a welcoming and lively community that proudly boasts a wide variety of festivals and activities. Moreover, the village provides an array of facilities including two lively pubs, a gorgeous Italian restaurant, a laundrette, an organic tea room, a local grocers and a petrol station.

Moniaive strikes the perfect balance between liveliness and calmness, allowing you to relax and take in the abundant views. Moniaive was named as one of the coolest villages in Britain according to the Times! Why not visit Lilac Cottage and see for yourself.

Whilst Moniaive may keep you occupied during your stay, further afield in this stunning area of Dumfries and Galloway there is plenty to see and do with stunning coast and forest walks, historic castles and beautiful beaches. Be sure to visit Drumlanrig Castle which is close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Read more about Lilac Cottage

Accommodation details

Ground floor

Steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With wood burner and Freeview TV with Netflix.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps in the sloping garden.
  • Nearest town
    Thornhill
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    8.75 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    18.0 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile (loch)

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.

Read more things to do nearby

Availability selector

In:
Nights:
Start Date
Duration
Price
cottage-detail-pet-price-free cottage-detail-pet-price-payable
There is currently no availability for the options selected. Please modify your selection or contact us on 01228 406731.

Availability calendar

Available start date Unavailable