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Dairy Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Spacious double bedroom

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Dairy Cottage is Dumfries and Galloway's best kept secret, set in a quit and tranquil part of the region, with rolling hills and spectacular views over the Solway, Criffel mountain and the wooded glens on the farm - and yet - only 1.8 miles from the M74, the main North South motorway - but you would never know it.

Williamwood is a working farm where modern stock farming, (sheep and cattle) are reared and conservation go hand in hand. Over the last 2 years we have opened up the farm, making miles and miles of walks where our visitors can enjoy the abundant wildlife, cycle or ride one of our highland ponies. Should you have children we have a play park and mini farm, complete with many different animals who all love a bit of attention. We welcome the involvlement of our guests on the farm, so if you have never seen a lamb born, or for that matter been close to any animals, Williamwood is the place for you. During the long summer evenings we take our guests on tours around the farm in a specially designed open topped trailer, where we take you right in the fields through the very popular highland cattle.

Dairy Cottage sleeps 3 with provision for 4 .

Is a very comfortably furnished with bathroom, 1 double bedroom and a single room with a guest bed so is ideal for 2 small children or one adult. An log open fire with ample supplies of logs offers a cosy night in.

The cottage has a lovely open plan kitchen and is equipped to cater for all your culinary needs.

You will receive a welcome pack on your arrival to the cottage, including complementary eggs from our free range chickens, a jar of home made marmalade and jam made from the fruits on Williamwood.

Whilst you are with us, you have the chance to learn how to fly fish,ride one of our ponies and sample some of our home grown Highland beef. That's if you are not lucky enough to have a caught a trout for dinner!

Shops in the nearby market town of Annan are only 5 miles away and the beach 10 miles. We are within 15 minutes from the famous Gretna Green. There are many local activities soft play, swimming, mountain biking, horse riding and much more all within 30 minutes of the cottages.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Powfoot 12 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 12 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow Prestwick Airport 102 km, Nearest railway: Annan 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

About this location

The Dumfries and Galloway region

There's a surprise at every turn in Dumfries & Galloway, from discovering inspirational art on a forest walk to getting surprisingly close to red kites and red deer as you explore.

The rugged coastline, sandy beaches and tranquil lochs all look even more stunning as the region basks in glorious sunshine, and the longer days give more time for exploring this wonderful corner of Scotland.

Picture yourself with a loved one, sharing a glorious walk along a quiet beach or sharing a tranquil stroll through a forest. Let the stresses of life melt away as you wander through sweet scented gardens full of exotic plants or cycle along quiet country lanes admiring our glorious scenery.


The Royal Burgh of Annan has a population of approximately 10,000.It is situated on the coast line and is the principal town of Annandale & Eskdale and the third largest in Dumfries & Galloway.

Local activities and history near to Williawmood

Many arts and crafts exhibitions through the year

Powfoot Beach

Annan Swimming Pool

The Old Blacksmith's Shop- World famous for weddings

Robert Burns House- a great Scottish poet

Each year in July, Annan celebrates riding the boundaries of the Royal Burgh. Up to 100 horses ride behind a group of picked riders to carry the flag. The ride comes through our farm where the main riders stop for refreshments and a great chance to see the tradition up close.

For all bird watching enthusiasts, there are many places to see a range of birds on mudflats, woodlands and farmland. Caerlaverock wetland center, Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve and Galloway Kite Trail are all very close by.

John Paul Jones cottage, John Paul Jones is famous in the USA for being "The father of the American Navy"

The Craigenputtock Experinace- offering quad biking tours, shooting and archery

There are plenty of family activities and attractions ranging from-

Drmmuir Farm ice cream parlour

Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum

Gem Rock Museum

Amazonia - Scotland only indoor tropical rainforest

Steam in Lakeland- steam train journeys

Mabie Farm Park

Galloway Activity Centre - sailing, lazer quest, climbing, mountain biking, and many more activities

Art Cafe at Dalton Pottery

There are a range of walking routes around annan , Barnkirk point, River Annan and many more walks

Cycling Trails -

Mabie 7 stanes mountin biking trails (includes technical trial features)

There are many castles and ancient monuments, some being-

Hadrians wall

Bruces's cave - Where King Robert the Bruce sheltered in the 14th century

Caerlaverock Castle

Sweetheart Abbey

Hermitage Castle

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30 Oct 2014


"Beautiful well equipped cottage on a lovely farm, with wonderful hosts"

Dairy Cottage: Had a 3 night vacation here and it was wonderful. Shirley and Michael were so welcoming and happy to share information about the area, places to eat, as well as telling us about their f… More

29 Sep 2014


"Photos don`t do it justice"

wonderful accommodation with a plentiful supply of logs for the open fire. shirley and michael were the most welcoming and gracious hosts. children are able to help with the feeding of the lambs and c… More

15 Sep 2014


"Excellent place to stay!"

We really enjoyed our week in Dairy Cottage. It's superbly kitted out with comfortable kitchen and sitting areas, and a lovely bedroom with cotton sheets and feather duvet. A great bathroom, to… More

10 Sep 2014


"Very comfortable and homely with lovely hosts"

Great cottage, fabulous location and all mod cons. Particularly delighted to have cotton sheets and feather duvet! A lovely place for us to stay when fishing on the Annan and there's even a free… More

8 Sep 2014


"lovely, relaxing farm break"

Thank you for a lovely holiday- the kids loved the freedom to explore the farm and get involved in the lamb feeding and egg collecting etc...and we loved the clever cycling and walking routes around h… More

20 Jun 2014


"Lovely home in a beautiful location"

Loved that this was in the heart of a working farm. Lovely clearly marked walks and we got to feed the lambs. Home was really nice.… More

13 Apr 2014


"5 star stay with wonderful hosts!"

We've been visiting Williamwood farm for 4 years now and cannot fault it. It really is a perfect holiday. Dairy cottage ticks every box in terms of comfort and amenities and the little personal t… More

26 Mar 2014


"Great cottage with great hosts!"

Myself and partner stayed I'm the dairy cottage for three nights. We had such a brilliant time. We just wanted a few days to chill and relax and it gave us exactly that! We loved the open log fir… More

18 Aug 2013


"Fantastic Holiday"

We absolutely loved our stay at Dairy Cottage. Our hosts made us feel really welcome and the accommodation was perfect for our requirements. Our two children aged 5 and 7 declared it their best holida… More

30 Apr 2013


"Lovely place!"

We booked the cottage just for a weekend to relax with quite short notice which wasn't a problem. The place itself is beautiful exactly what i was looking for- quiet surrounding with lovely views. There was no problem with locating the farm either.

The owners were very polite and helpful providing everything we needed( free-range eggs left for us just delicious!)
The cottage was very well equipped, clean and i didn't really expect it to be so big :) very good size rooms.

We really did enjoy our stay and the low price for renting made it even better.

Review 1-10 of 11

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    • 3 Years listed

    90% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:03 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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