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Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway
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Spacious light filled bungalow on the edge of the ancient town of Sanquhar makes a superb base to explore Dumfries & Galloway and Ayrshire too.

This super, spacious, built, light filled bungalow is just the ticket for exploring the ancient town of Sanquhar and the lovely Scottish region of Dumfries & Galloway. Sanquhar was originally called ’Sean Caer’ meaning ’old fort’ or ’old castle’ in the Geltic tongue. Today the castle lies in ruins next to Scotland’s much loved coast to coast walk, the Southern Upland Way, which runs from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east. Sanquhar is the site of the world’s oldest post office and the old town is steeped in history including the imposing Tolbooth, which was erected in 1735 at the instigation of Charles Duke of Queensberry and designed by William Adam. For fans of the great Robbie Burns, Sanquhar lies on the Burns Heritage Trail which begins at his boyhood home in Alloway and takes in Ellisland, his former home in Dumfries & Galloway. Burns drew his inspiration from the area’s wild and dramatic landscapes, its towns and its people.

The Ayrshire coast offers a huge choice of great days out including the beautiful Isle of Arran or the Isle of Cumbrae home to Britain’s smallest cathedral. Visitors can take a trip on The Waverley, which is the last sea going paddle steamer in the world. The area is a paradise for golfing enthusiasts with a 9 hole course in Sanquhar and further a field the Open Championship standard courses at Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick. Ayr is within an easy drive and the local racecourse plays host to the Scottish Grand National. Dumfries House in Ayrshire is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets. The house has been described as an 18th Century time capsule since the principal rooms and contents have remained virtually unchanged for 250 years. By way of contrast, the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh offer an abundance of cultural pursuits not to mention some first class shopping! Step back in time and visit Thornhill, a very individual and charming little town with its ancient lime trees edging the high street. Originally built to house estate workers from Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill has preserved a distant charm all of its own. Whatever your interest there really is something for everyone.

This is also a wonderful location for walking and mountain biking. The lovely Forest of Ae for example, 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 close by and offers excellent sport for anglers of all abilities.

For those who want to immerse themselves in the local culture should try to holiday at the time of some of the unique festivals which take place in the area. The Riding of Marchers festival takes place in early August. This gala day sees the townsfolk turning out in large numbers and the spectacular sporting events have attracted many spectators from the surrounding district and much further afield. The pipe bands and parade of decorated floats create a great atmosphere. Another favourite is the Vintage Car festival in early September, surely a draw for any lovers of classic cars and motorbikes.

Ground Floor:
Property is all at ground floor level has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With feature electric fire, Sky TV and DVD player; lovely views across open countryside.
Kitchen/Diner: With wood burning stove, electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and freezer. A spacious room with door to rear garden and patio.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and view over open countryside.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and view over open countryside.
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

All gas, electricity and bed linen included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. No children under 8 years old please. Patio area with garden furniture, garage for storage of fishing rods, bicycles, etc. Off road parking for 2 cars. Holiday makers only.

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    Just a short break, well equipped, peaceful and relaxing.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/12/2017
    A very comfortable cottage with great views to the front, not so good to the rear. Just about everything you need with the exception of internet access , if it had that it would be without doubt a 10 score for comfort and equipment. Always bear in mind even many of the A roads are very slow , and you can be misled by how blong it takes to cover a few miles.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2017
    Perfect place to GET AWAY from everything and relax without being interrupted by any contact through internet. Great not to have WiFi. Great for mum and myself just to do nothing or tour around if we wanted to. Would like to convey thanks to the owner's for having such a good property.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: Thank you for your excellent review. We truly appreciate every review that we receive; the helpful comments are much appreciated, and feedback helps us to continually review and improve upon our service.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2017
    Fantastic cottage, absolutely pristine, very comfortable. Local town very close by. Lovely meal at the local hotel near the toll booth museum. Great walks from the house. Drumlanrig castle nearby highly recommended

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Loved our week, it was a great base, with everything we needed for a lovely family break.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    Excellent location, can't beat the view from front window. The shops and high street only 7 minutes walk from the cottage. Shops very good value. Chinese takeaway really good choice and value. Plenty of excellent local restaurants. Owners even supplied bird seed, nuts and duck food to feed the birds. Kitchen is amazing, loved the cooker. The patio door leading straight out to the garden, felt like outdoor dining without the hassles. Many a morning spent having breakfast and watching birds eat theirs. The owners thought of every convenience to make holidaymakers stay enjoyable. Including loadsa interesting and useful local information, including Drs telephone no etc. Shower really good and a nice bath (in separate bathroom). Price excellent for what is on offer... would delighted to recommend to others.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Lovely clean cottage with a fantastic view of surrounding countryside. Will most likely revisit sometime in future.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2017
    Very good nice owner but there is no wifi for internet

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. We currently don't have wifi and therfore don't advertise it. Guests can get wi-fi in the coffee/gift shop called AIR THE AIRT'S next to the tollbooth museum if needed, and it's also a nice place for a coffee. We are considering wifi for the future.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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