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Gilchristland Cottage

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Set in a rural location where wildlife abounds. The 7 Stanes Mountain Biking trail is close by.

In a beautiful setting with magnificent views of the Forest of Ae and the Nithsdale Valley to the Queensberry Hills, this semi-detached farm holiday cottage sits in front of the owner’s riding stables on a quiet road to Loch Ettrick and Ae village. Wildlife abounds with deer, red squirrels, goshawks, buzzards and red kites. Fishing, forest walks, cycle routes and the 7 Stanes Mountain Biking are close by. Visit Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill with shops and golf, Mabie Farm Park with dirt buggies, paddle boats, trampolines and astro turf slides. Dumfries has connections with the poet Robert Burns, and activities include Camera Obscura, cinemas, skating and swimming. Shop and pub 3 miles.
Gilchristland Cottage can be booked with Ettrick Cottage (UK5168) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

All on the ground floor:
Living room: With wood burner, TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric storage heaters, electricity, bed linen, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Small enclosed garden with garden furniture and barbecue. 2 dogs welcome, must be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Bungalow
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 01/11/2018
    Had a lovely few days here in a nice part of the countryside would say its definitely not dog friendly

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/10/2018
    A fantastic escape from it all. The peaceful location and the remote area lends itself to the experience. A good place for walking and cycling.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    We looked for a cottage that would suit our needs and found Gilchristland Cottage. It was a cosy cottage and had what we were looking for. The only drawback back was no off street parking but there was a piece of land opposite large enough to park the car. Plenty of equipment including w/m, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer even a dish washer and a small TV (not that we watched much ) There was no wifi which was unfortunate as we were in the midst of dealing with solicitors. We managed to get over the lack of the computer by using our phone and going into Dumfries to an internet cafe. Having said this it did not spoil the much needed break.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2018
    Another lovely week in this beautiful cottage. Very quiet and peaceful just what we wanted. The closest shop is around 3 miles away and the small town of Thornhill is about 5 miles away. Don't go if you want amenities on your door step. Lovely walks with the dogs. The cottage is well equipped and warm. The owner is very welcoming, has a chat if you want to but is happy to leave you alone to enjoy your holiday. There are plenty of walks locally and in the area, places of interest around but this does often mean using the car. Will definitely return. Suits our holiday needs perfectly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Beautiful cottage in lovely scenic surroundings. Very peaceful & relaxing place after a busy day

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018
    The cottage was absolutely beautiful and set in gorgeous surroundings. The owner was very friendly on our arrival.The only disadvantage for us was that it was 3 miles from the nearest shop but we planned ahead so that this was not a problem.Cottage was also very well equipped,having a young child with us the washing machine and dryer were a godsend.A lovely holiday, much enjoyed by us all-and our 2 dogs who loved it too!Would definitely stay again!

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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