Williamwood ref: CC537274

Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Childrens Play Area 


Situated on a peaceful country estate, where wildlife and farming go hand in hand. Williamwood Cottage offers an ideal family holiday base. A renovated three bedroomed cottage where a family as large as 6 still have plenty of space to unwind. In the lovely summer evenings the ample garden with woodland exclusively for Williamwood Cottage, provides the ideal place to play, relax or contemplate in complete privacy. An open air classroom, where children can get up close to nature, see nature, learn about the farm or simply sit by the stream and wonder where they will make their next den in the woods. A small play area is situated just 50 yards down the lane complete with mini animals, swings, sand pit and picnic table.

Tucked away on our private estate, Williamwood Holiday Cottages are in the ideal location to make the most of either a quiet, relaxed getaway, or an action packed holiday. Williamwood has been redecorated to a very good standard. The cottage has three bedrooms, a twin room, double room and an en-suite double. A large family bathroom with bath and shower. A lovely large kitchen with dining table all combines to give Williamwood a very unique style. In the chillier evenings sit in the large sitting room around the log burning stove and watch a movie on the 40" TV. Located on an award winning working farm, RSPB Nature of Farming Award winners in 2011 and 2013 and RSPB Nature Tourism award winners 2015 there is plenty to see and do. In the summer evenings a farm tour of the 300 acre farm is offered, featuring Highland ponies, Highland cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens, guided walks, horse riding (with stabling available should you wish to bring your own horse), bat walks, badger watching, fishing on the private loch and meals in the owners’ dining room (activities and meals are available direct with the owner at a small cost). They are happy to talk about the diversity of the farm and how the different wildlife habitats have encouraged the birdlife in the area, and also where photographers can get the best shots! There is a free children’s play area complete with a petting farm, with miniature animals and picnic tables. There is even the chance to do a bit of farming if you wish.

With extensive gardens with patio and furniture and great views over the farmland, Williamwood gives you a feeling of privacy. There is a charming BBQ hut for exclusive use of guests at Williamwood, built in the style of an old shepherd’s hut with wooden floor and a curved roof, enclosed on two sides. The BBQ is situated in the centre of the hut where you can cook and eat al fresco, sitting round a lovely BBQ watching the dark skies and listening to the complete silence.
A 6-acre woodland offers opportunities to walk through the lovely trees, sit by the bubbling stream and if you are lucky, spot a passing roe deer, and is only for use by Williamwood Cottage guests, no other cottage on the estate offers such privacy. It is a great spot for friends and families alike. With traditional tartan carpet, quality furnishings and a wood burner, it makes you feel right at home. Being on the farm, guests can take the opportunity to celebrate Annan’s fantastic tradition every July, where around 100 horses ride behind a group of specially selected riders who carry the flag. The ride comes through the farm and the main riders stop for refreshments. Only five minutes to the M74 motorway, 10 minutes to Gretna Green, 15 minutes to Powfoot Beach and golf course, 25 minutes to Carlisle and on to the Lake District or Newcastle, the location couldn’t be better.

Williamwood can be booked together with Beckhead (CC537271) and Grey Craig (CC537273) to accommodate up to 15 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner and 40" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, patio door and en-suite with shower, toilet and heated towel rail, small TV/DVD.
Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor


All oil, electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included, remainder £10 per basket. Cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.


Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and BBQ hut. Exclusive 6-acre woodland (private). Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Stabling available if you would like to bring your own horse. Fishing available on site (free of charge, no licence required). 1 dog welcome for a small fee - to be kept on a lead at all times, except in designated areas (working farm). No smoking. Visit Scotland 4 Star. Please note: There is a fenced loch 150 yards from the property with small boat.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake
    150 yards

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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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Thursday 29 October 2020 7 nights £ 792.00
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