Riverside Cottages - Waterside Cottage ref: UK7171

Sanquhar, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
Any
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Waterside Cottage is one of three beautifully presented cottages, set in an idyllic location on the banks of the River Nith. Each one has been imaginatively created from a traditional barn and stables and all have wonderful views of the river and surrounding countryside.

Waterside Cottage is the largest of the cottages and overlooks the Salmon pool just 210 yards upriver. Waterside Cottage is furnished to a very good standard and has an extremely spacious living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen as well as two large bedrooms. It really is the perfect place to either sit and relax watching the river run by or indeed to explore the beauty of the surrounding area.

The area around the cottages is quite simply breathtaking and are situated only metres from the Southern Upland Way. They provide the ideal base for not only walking but bird watching, salmon and trout fishing, golfing, cycling to canoeing on the River Nith which boasts some of the best white-water in Scotland. A visit to these beautiful cottages would not be complete without trying your hand at gold panning in the scenic Mennock Valley.

Waterside Cottage can be booked together with Riverside Cottage (ref UK7169) and Fishing Cottage (ref UK7170) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With electric fire and Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With freezera and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Garden with patio and garden furniture (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced river in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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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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