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Martha’s Shore Cottage


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Glencaple, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Pets 1
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  • 98% of guests would book again
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This property is part of our Scottish Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


An original 18th-century fisherman’s cottage with magnificent views over the Solway Estuary with wood-burning stove and wheelchair access.

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the door with abundant birds and wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.

A cottage with magnificent views over the Solway Estuary from one side. Ramp to entrance. Large living room with wood-burning stove and patio doors to garden. Well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room. Utility. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet and one with en-suite wet room and toilet equipped for disabled. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Travel cot
  • Stereo/CD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • 1 medium-sized dog welcome
  • Wheelchair access
  • Ground floor facilities

  • Open fire or wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Full oil central heating and electricity included (October-March £20per week)
  • Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • High chair
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Properties are close to the estuary

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Grab Rails
    Grab Rails
  • Bath/Shower Seat
    Bath/Shower Seat
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2019
    Fabulous location. Excellent accommodation. Impressive attention to detail. Highly recommended so much so we have booked again!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Its a beautiful, spacious, modern cottage in a great location. Everything was fresh and clean as well as being warm and comfortable and the view at the back of the cottage of the tidal stretch of the River Nith looking down towards Glencaple village, with an abundance of estuary birdlife, was quite spectacular.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    Enchanted with Martha's Shore from moment we arrived. Peaceful and relaxing.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2018
    Excellent cottage with stunning views with all creature comforts. Home from home and catered for all the family. I would stay at the cottage again

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    Was a wonderful cottage, bigger than expected with 3 bedrooms and 3 and 1/2 baths. Jeanette left us some biscuits for tea and a very nice bouquet of flowers!! This cottage was very close to my relatives so the location was #1 priority. Extremely well done home, lots of plates, glasses, towels, etc. Wasn't expecting a dryer, but there it was!! Loved the location right on the river, so pretty and the views were exceptional. Would highly recommend staying here, thank you Jeanette, was very nice meeting you also.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Staying at 'Martha's Shore cottage' was a very relaxing experience. The views from the rear of the property are stunning, it was hard to tear yourself away & go out. The cottage is a real home from home . the beds are comfortable ,all 3 bedrooms ensuite which made getting ready very quick & easy. The kitchen was well equipped & had everything that was needed. appliances easy to use. The lounge had plenty of comfortable seating & those stunning views. It was very relaxing to sit on the patio & watch the wild life by the river, there are good walks from the cottage door too.The main city Dumfries only 10 minutes away & loads of attractions & forrest walks within an hours drive. This an excellent cottage, the only quibble was that the hot water was not hot enough & fumes from boiler, but we would definitely love to book another stay

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    Very clean and well presented cottage with attention to the finer details to make your stay comfortable and beyond expectations. We have stayed here before and already booked for next year

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2018
    What a beautiful cottage, we are so glad we booked it. Very comfortable and welcoming. Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2018
    This is the 5th time we have been to Martha's cottage , which says it all.

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9.9 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo
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