Living area | Auld Acquaintance Cottage, Holywood, near Dumfries
Exterior | Auld Acquaintance Cottage, Holywood, near Dumfries
  • Cottage
  • Holywood, near Dumfries
  • UK43582

Auld Acquaintance Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 1 pet allowed
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio
Follow in the footsteps of Rabbie Burns and enjoy the history surrounding you here at this charming cottage on the banks of the River Nith.
Ground Floor:
2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV and patio doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Air source heat pump central heating (underfloor in most rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Welcome pack.
Enclosed back garden with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
Auld Acquaintance Cottage sits in the heart of Ellisland Farm which was built by Robert Burns in 1788. Robert Burns, known affectionately as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist and widely regarded as the National Poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. Whilst Ellisland Farm remains much as it was then, Auld Acquaintance Cottage has been completely renovated in 2023 into a beautiful and modern holiday cottage. The large open plan living space with its cosy wood burner and beautifully fitted kitchen is a charming room with doors opening onto the garden and the River Nith beyond.
For the budding poet amongst you, yo can follow in the footsteps of Burns who was especially creative at Ellisland, writing a quarter of his songs and poems including Auld Lang Syne and Tam o’ Shanter. Wander the banks of the River Nith including the walk where he wrote Tam o’ Shanter. Next door to Auld Acquaintance Cottage is the farmhouse built by Burns where you can experience what life would have been like for a rural family in the 18th century through the extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia and manuscripts. Whilst you can sit back and relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Auld Acquaintance Cottage and Ellisland you are perfectly placed to enjoy the wonders of this beautiful region.
Enjoy a day out to the stunning Drumlanrig Castle where you can take a tour of the castle itself or just explore the miles of beautiful walks and gardens. There are numerous activities for kids, from the adventure playground to ranger-led wildlife walks. This lovely corner of southwest Scotland is known for its rugged beauty from beautiful sandy beaches and cliff top walks to forest trails. The Galloway Forest Park is an amazing place to visit where you can enjoy great walking in the rolling Galloway glens and hills with a breath-taking loch and mountain views, and as the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, one of the darkest places in the UK. Beach 19¾ miles.


Accessible – Walk In Shower or Bath
Cycle Store
Detached Property
Enclosed garden or patio
Fishing Nearby
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Ground Floor Facilities
Newly Listed Property
Open Fire or Woodburner
Open Plan
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Shower Cubicle
Unique Cottages
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please