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Bungalow / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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Bungalow / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4
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PET FRIENDLY - we welcome guests with pets.
Viewforth is a self catering holiday cottage set in half an acre of its own grounds on a quiet street in the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Only a short 5 minute walk into the centre of the village for shop and pubs yet only a 2 minute walk out of the town and into beautiful countryside.
Ideally situated for exploring south and central Scotland, this property is also perfect for holidaymakers with no car as it is within walking distance of Sanquhar station, on the main Glasgow to Newcastle line.
The owners have a farm close by and farm visits can be arranged.
This well kept 2 bedroom bungalow has gas central heating throughout. 1 double and 1 twin bed room, sitting room with freeview channels, Wii console and DVD player, well equipped kitchen, large dining room and shower room.
All beds have duvets and are made up with fresh bed linen. Additional pillows and blankets are also provided along with soft fresh towels.
Supermarket home deliveries are available directly to the cottage, please ask for details when booking.
Outside is off street private parking for up to 4 cars and a garage suitable for storing bikes, sports equipment and drying wet clothing.
There is an attractive enclosed garden ideal for young children and pets along with a large private grass field adjacent to the house suitable for outdoor games. A table, chairs and parasol are provided for sitting and dining outside when weather permits.
We are pet friendly and welcome guests with well behaved pets at no additional charge, please let us know at time of enquiring/booking.
Short breaks available as a flexible alternative to Bed and Breakfast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ayr 51 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow or Edinburgh 96 km, Nearest railway: Sanquhar 800 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Dumfries and Galloway region
Dumfries and Galloway has a wide variety of attractions and activities for visitors of all ages. From rolling hills to beautiful beaches the countryside provides spectacular views for those on foot, bike or travelling by car. There are many towns and villages across the region each with their own attractions from Gretna Green, famous for its weddings to Wigtown, Book Town.
For younger visitors there are attractions indoors and outdoors. See how chocolate and ice-cream are made and sample the finished product, or visit one of several open farms or even a wildlife park.
A range of seasonal activities take place the in region. The Spring Fling is a very popular open studio arts and crafts event. Throughout the summer many of the towns and villages have gala days or Riding of the Marches celebrations with Dumfries having the annual Guid Nychburris (Good neighbours) event. Dumfries, Moffat, Wigtown and Stranraer all have a summer agricultural show with plenty to do and see with local foods and crafts as well as the show animals.
Viewforth is situated in Sanquhar, a Royal Burgh with an interesting history. Home to the worlds oldest post office Sanquhar has a variety of shops, pubs and cafes as well as a museum. The Southern Upland Way passes through the area and there are many great routes to walk or cycle for the most experienced cyclist or hill walker to those looking for a gentle wander. The River Nith flows past the town, a trout and salmon fishing river and Sanquhar also has a golf club and swimming pool.
Sanquhar has a good selection of shops and amenities including butchers, bakers, pharmacy, grocery shops, newsagents and filling station. There are also several take-away restaurants serving indian dishes, chinese dishes, fish and chips and pizzas all within an easy walk of Viewforth, home delivery also available.
Supermarket home deliveries can be arranged directly to Viewforth, ask us for details when booking.
There are several pubs and hotels in Sanquhar with some serving food. There are also cafes and tearooms.
The annual Riding of the Marches celebrations take place each August and draws people from far and near. Events run throughout the preceding week building up to the Saturday which begins with the Burgh piper playing in the street at 6.00am and is followed by the horses and riders leaving to ride the marches. The Queen is then crowned and there is a street parade. There is entertainment all afternoon and the massed bands play in the high street in the evening.
Close to Sanquhar are a variety of other small villages and attractions including Wanlockhead, Scotland's highest village, where you can visit the Lead Mining Museum and pan for gold in the hills! For winter visitors looking for sporting activities, there is the Lowther Hills Ski Club in Leadhills. Drumlanrig Castle and County Park close by and has extensive grounds for walks and cycling as well as an adventure playground, gardens, craft shops and the castle itself. The village of Thornhill has a variety of interesting shops as well as cafes and hotels serving meals.
There are several places within easy reach for interesting day trips. In the north of Dumfriesshire, Viewforth is close to the borders of both Ayrshire and Lanarkshire. It is just 40 minutes drive to the coastal town of Ayr with its beaches and activities. Viewforth is just over an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh by car (or take the train to Glasgow from Sanquhar) if you would like to incorporate a day in the city shopping or sightseeing as part of your holiday.
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8 Apr 2015
We booked a last minute break to Veiwforth for the Easter Weekend and recieved a warm welcome from the owner Caroline. The cottage was delightfull and immacculately clean, a warm cosy base to explore … More
31 Jan 2015
Really enjoyed our break at veiwforth. Very clean, everything we needed , brilliant for the dogs, will def recommend… More
17 Nov 2014
"Home from home"
just got back from very restful weekend at viewforth. Very clean pleasant place. Locals very friendly. Lovely walks for our dog and very safe garden. Thank you Caroline for such a lovely stay.… More
Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
2 Nov 2014
"Excellent self-catering bungalow"
This is a well-maintained and welcoming place to stay. The enclosed, secure garden was ideal for our dog. Caroline's attention to detail and welcome was much appreciated, the vase of flowers was a l… More
Thank you for your review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to seeing you again next year!
14 Sep 2014
we have just come back from staying in the cottage for a week one of the best cottages that we have stayed in (and there has been a few) everything that we needed was there even down to a dog towel (… More
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Viewforth. We are pet friendly and always try to make our guests and their pets feel welcome. We have no immediate plans to add a TV in the bedroom as it is only a 2 bedroom bungalow and we try to keep the rental cost down but we will definitely keep it in mind.
8 Sep 2014
Just returned from a lovely break in this wonderful cottage. Cleaned to a very high standard and a real home from home. Would definitely recommend a stay here.… More
Thank you for recommending Viewforth and glad you enjoyed your stay!
26 Aug 2014
Viewforth is a great cottage and much bigger on the inside than the pictures would have you believe. Cleaned to an extremely high standard and everything provided that we needed such as towels etc… More
Thank you for the good review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again next year!
12 Jul 2014
This was our second visit to Viewforth in 6 months. Caroline is a fantastic host, the cottage was immaculate when we arrived, and is very comfortable with everything you could need. The cottage is s… More
11 Jun 2014
"Relaxing home from home"
We have just spent 4 nights at this beautiful cottage bungalow. The place is spacious with large rooms & a big garden (fenced in for young children & dogs). The cottage is well equipped in every way … More
22 May 2014
"Top class holiday rental."
Viewforth is a clean , comfortable, spacious bungalow with everything supplied for an enjoyable stay. We were made very welcome by Caroline who also provided a vase of fresh flowers. Outside is a very… More
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