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Old Smithy Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Come and stay in our 18th century traditional cosy Galloway stone Cottage nestling in a small hamlet in the Nith valley 8miles north of Dumfries. The area offers peace and tranquillity in gorgeous countryside where there is still an abundance of wildlife. Come and get very close to the now rare red squirrel ,Walks or cycle trails start right at the cottage door. Maps provided. Drive for miles on traffic free roads.

Help or watch Hamish produce his very own honey . The local River Nith 2 miles and tributaries is famous for Trout, Sea Trout . and Salmon,Permits available locally.Rainbow trout and course fishing also available . Other activities include Golf. Horse-riding, Pottery, Painting, birdwatching, bee-keeping, quad biking, sailing, Museums, Castles etc etc not forgetting the tea room trail.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3.2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow / Edinburgh 114 km, Nearest railway: Dumfries 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, 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 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

The cottage all on one level has 2 double bedrooms 1with double bed and one with 2 twin beds.

Lounge has patio doors looking on to mountains and open countryside.

There is a cosy log stove in the lounge

Kitchen and dining area is open plan and very spacious ,

There is off road parking with gate to enclose area for children or pets .

The large lawned garden is shared with owner but very private every turn has another great view.

Further details

The holiday home is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid,, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies.

A deposit of £100 is requested in advance to confirm booking. The balance is payable 3 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday ,or by arrangement .

Bookings are from Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am during the summer

Changeover day is normally Sat in high season. We can be more accommodating at other times

Provisions can be ordered and put in cottage at your request, but Tesco Extra only 15mins away

Owners Hamish and Margaret live close by and are only too willing to make yours a special holiday

Pets welcome 2 max strictly by prior arrangement.

£20 discount available for 2 people or less.

Payment by Cheque or bank transfer,

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Dumfries and Galloway offers gorgeous views and quiet traffic free roads within a short drive we have great costal routes and also the Highest village in Scotland .

Along the way there is places to stop every few miles. Being the Border area there are many Casltes and Abbeys to visit and explore.


Set in stunning location with great country pursuits on the doorstep. The Old Smithy is popular with young and old alike. We are one of the very few dark Sky ares in Dumfries and Galloway so star gazing is popular in Glenmidge

Thornhill is a lovely little town closeby with wide streets and plenty free parking

Further on is Drumlanrig Castle home of the Buccleugh Family with it's famous art collection,and children's activity centre ,also miles of marked trails for walking or cycling . Up a beautiful valley is Durrisdeer Church with its famous Marble Statues dont miss afternoon teas on Sunday .Take in Wanlock Head The highest village in Scotland ,also lead mining Museum.

Ellisland Farm is also close by home of our famous poet Robert Burns with its museum ,visitor centre and bonny riverside walks where Burns composed some of his last works .

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Review 1-4 of 4

9 Aug 2014


"Peace and tranquility"

It was more than we expected everything was there for us nothing was a trouble for them , the cottage was lovely and roomy and comfortable and views from the cottage was fantastic.the birds came on to… More

15 Oct 2013


"Stunning location, very cosy and comfortable cottage"

We stayed here for a few nights whilst attending a friend's wedding, and we brought the in-laws to look after our little baby while we went out celebrating. Everyone had a lovely time, and we wer… More

26 May 2013


"Excellent cottage"

Have just had a week at Glenmidge Smithy cottage, it is spacious, comfortable ,clean and warm (central heating plus a wood burning stove) we watched Red squirrels every day in the garden area. Hamish & Margaret are most helpful. My husband went fishing and I went on walks from the cottage.
Would recommend this cottage for a quiet peaceful holiday, Dumfries is only 15 minutes away by car.

19 Jan 2012



Stayed for 3 nights over new year. cottage is a real home from home. Very peacefull and fantastic surroundings and views. If you are lucky to ge a clear night you have to go outside and see the stars. Breathtaking. Wonderfull walks great for taking the dog. Although the cottage is in a very quiet location you are only a few miles drive into dumfries town centre. We will certainly be back.. Very comfortable beds

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Margaret & Hamish S.

  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:21 Oct 2014

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