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Alder front garden and off road parking and our solar panels

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This modern luxury holiday accommodation offers you a range of popular holiday options throughout the year for relaxing long weekend breaks; or energising mid-week breaks plus full week holidays, starting any day of the week.

Alder is ideal for families and small groups, and offers guests an opulent and bright open-plan living area. The well-equipped designer kitchen features an USA fridge-freezer and SMEG appliances. The open plan lounge has two oversized leather couches, WiFi TV and a large south facing patio window opening onto the front garden. The dining area seats six and features a patio window opening onto a large deck and courtyard with water feature.

Two bedrooms have superking size beds which can be presented as two singles if required. The third bedroom has two full size single beds.

The luxury family bathroom has a free standing double ended bath and a separate curved glass rain shower.

Stunning cherry wood planks throughout; suede soft furnishings and co-ordinating art work will add to your experience of luxury living.

Full central heating, hot water and electricity are included in the price. Linen, bath sheets , bath towels, hand towels, bath mats and tea-towels are all provided, as are dish washer tablets etc

If you have a bigger family group why not book Acorn next door, and we can open up a connecting corridor to provide holiday accommodation that will sleep 8 to 9 guests. See floor plan photo and 'Acorn Holiday Cottage' listed on this site.

Please note that we are sorry but we are unable to accommodate any pets in the property.

There are lots of things to do in Dumfries & Galloway: an area loved for its great golf courses, walking,cycling and beautiful historic attractions.

Alder sits right in the heart of the village of Clarencefield on the B724 in South West Scotland. Clarencefield village has its own castle: Comlongon Castle: a Premier Wedding Venue; its own 16th Century Coaching Inn: The Farmers Inn, serving real ales and pub grub; a world-famous historic monument: an 8th Century, 18 ft Anglo Saxon carved stone preaching cross: The Ruthwell Cross.

The village is surrounded by lovely wooded walks. Within 7 miles are Dalton Pottery, Robbie Burns Brow Well, the Solway Coast, Caerlaverock Castle and Bird Reserve, and Drummuir Farm, producers of award winning Scottish Dairy Ice Cream.

There are plenty of shops nearby in Annan, Dumfries, Lockerbie and Gretna, and can deliver to the door!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Powfoot 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle 130 km, Nearest railway: Annan, Lockerbie or Dumfries 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The Dumfries and Galloway region

South-West Scotland is a wonderful holiday destination. It offers:

an amazing variety of scenery from Solway coast seashores to vast forests like Mabie and Ae and thundering waterfalls like The Grey Mares Tail;

a mild climate, due the Gulf Stream in the Solway;

an incredible history from early Christianity at the Ruthwell Cross to early banking at Ruthwell Savings Bank Museum;

more that its fair share of Castles: there are three castles all within 10 miles of Acorn Cottage; Comlongon Castle, Caerlaverock Castle and Hoddom Castle.

uplifting culture from The Scottish Bard Robbie Burns to modern art at Dalton Pottery Art Café; and

outstanding outdoor activity options including 31 golf courses like Powfoot Golf Course and Hoddom Golf Course plus mountain biking at 7Stanes and Mabie Forest and star gazing at Galloway Dark Skies!

Yet it seems to be only the discerning tourist - like you, that takes time to discover South West Scotland's amazing secrets! Tranquil and never crowded - unspoilt by mass tourism!


Please see the Gallery for photos and brief descriptions of some of the many things to see and do all less than 10 miles from Alder Cottage, Clarencefield.

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2 Sep 2014


"Excellent stay . Child friendly clean x"

We had a lovely few days there . Good value for the money . Clean child friendly and will definetly go back . Friendly helpful owner and good information on hand for things to do in and around Dumfri… More

7 Aug 2014


"Ideal for all!"

Lovely well equipped house in a quiet village. Spacious and tastefully furnished and decorated. Friendly and helpful owners. Local area had plenty to do for all of a group which ranged from 7 to 70, i… More

5 Aug 2014


"Excellent accommodation in beautiful location"

We booked Alder for a three night stay, where upon arrival we knew it would surpass our expectations. A lovely warm welcome from owner Susan set us up for a great short break. A clean, modern, well e… More

22 Jul 2014


"Lovely house with everything in it."

The house is situated in a quiet road.It is a very spacious property with lots of facilities. The kitchen has all the pots, pans, crockery, glasses etc that you need. Things like kitchen roll, toilet … More

2 Jun 2014


"Everything provided"

We were delighted with the cottage from the moment we entered the door... spacious and light with everything so tastefully chosen to provide a relaxing break. The bedrooms were large and airy and the … More

3 May 2014


"Didn't want to leave"

I stayed in Alder for 5 weeks while waiting to move into my new house and could not have been happier. The hosts, Rob and Susan and their family were so welcoming and helpful. Nothing was to much both… More

18 Apr 2014



Had a lovely short break here with a friend. We had a warm welcome from Susan, the owner, and a rundown of things to do while we were there, very helpful. Accommodation is outstanding, especially the … More

16 Apr 2014


"Excellent place to stay!"

We recently stayed at Alder cottage, as we were attending a wedding in Comlongon Castle. Our experience can only be described as excellent! Beautifully decorated, modern, spacious , well equipped, gre… More

14 Apr 2014


"Wonderful, relaxing, and peaceful extended weekend."

I heard about this cottage through a friend who had previously stayed there, and who had highly recommended not only the cottage, but the whole area. The cottage is large, well equiped, and maintained… More

11 Mar 2014


"Peaceful, restful stay in a modern, fully equipped, clean, excellent cottage."

We stayed with friends booking both halves of this holiday cottage (The Alder and the Acorn cottage) We were really impressed with facilities and cleanliness of the property. It's in a quiet vil… More

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