Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Recently converted water mill, the original beams are back in situ and all the stone walls are original. Ideal for small groups or families looking for a self catering holiday in Dumfries & Galloway:
Allanton Mill is a high quality self catering holiday cottage in a converted former water mill dating back to 1739 near Auldgirth, Dumfries, which originally housed the grain drying ovens, mill stones and mechanics for the milling of local crops.
Set in a stunning rural location with great country pursuits on the doorstep, Allanton Mill is perfect for both small groups or families looking for a countryside break, with Dumfries and Thornhill just a short drive away. Close to the former home of famous Poet Robert Burns, which is now a popular museum and visitor attraction.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandyhills 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||750 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 90 km, Nearest railway: Dumfries 12 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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, 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 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The lounge and dining area are open plan with 2 sofas, TV and DVD, wood burner (with free logs), dining table and chairs for up to 5. The modern kitchen includes oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine with dryer.
The first floor bedroom can be made up as either twin-bedded or king size double, upon your request and contains chest of drawers, bedside table. The shower-room has double shower, sink and toilet.
Moving downstairs, the downstairs balcony bedroom is available as a spacious 'double' or a full-size single bed can be added at your request and contains two bedside chest of drawers. The room opens onto a decking balcony complete with table and chairs. A small grassed garden area and patio with stone flags includes table, chairs and BBQ. Both bedrooms have double built-in wardrobes and non feather duvets and pillows.
Travel cot and highchair available on request
The Dumfries and Galloway region
The beautiful landscape of Dumfries & Galloway is the perfect place to find things to see and do, from historic castles to mountain biking centres. Discover the region's culture with sculptures and art galleries, and look out for rare and unusual wildlife including red squirrels.
Spend some time in the great outdoors and enjoy a spot of fishing, a round of golf or take a walk around the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway countryside.
Discover some unusual sights as you take a memorable walk around the hills of Cairnhead. When you reach the top of the hills you'll find a series of stunning red sandstone arches created by local artist Andy Goldsworthy.
The combination of the natural beauty of the glen and the man-made splendour of Goldsworthy's sculptures is truly striking. The innovative Striding Arches project interprets and celebrates a little known area of Dumfries & Galloway, deep in the Southern Uplands.
Set in a stunning rural location with great country pursuits on the doorstep, Allanton Mill is perfect for both small groups or families looking for a countryside break, with Dumfries and Thornhill just a short drive away. Close to the former home of famous Poet Robert Burns, Ellisland Farm, which is now a popular museum and visitor attraction.
Popular Solway coast destinations such as Criffel peak, Sandy Hills, Rockcliffe, Kippford and Kirkcudbright are within easy reach by car, as are well known castles, such as Drumlanrig, Morton and Caerlaverock.
There are many cycle routes close by including 5 of the 7stanes mountain bike trails and numerous wonderful walks including Glenkiln where you can walk amongst Henry Moore and Rodin sculptures, the Mabie, Ae and Galloway Forests with huge lochs, mountain goats, deer and scenic drives (one of the UK's only starry dark sites)
For fishing, we are just 800 meters from the Blackwood Beat on the River Nith, shooting is available at nearby Garroch Glen, and golfers are also well catered for in the area.