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Viewforth Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews


Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 51 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Delighted to be awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014.

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 available directly to the cottage, please ask for details when booking.

Outside is off street 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 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, please let us know at time of enquiring/booking.

Short breaks and single nights available as a flexible alternative to Bed and Breakfast.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ayr 51 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
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

Luxuries DVD player
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 Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

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! Drumlanrig Castle and County Park 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.

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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Review 1-10 of 18

26 Aug 2014


"Fantastic Accomodation"

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. Th… More

Thank you for the good review and glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again next year!

12 Jul 2014


"Highly recommended"

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

12 May 2014


"Photos on facebook and website did not do the property justice"

Lovely place to stay. Much larger than it looked on photos and well decorated with lots of lovely paintings & ornaments. Kitchen was extremely well stocked with utensils, crockery etc. Would have pre… More

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Viewforth, glad you and your dogs enjoyed it! I will definitely take some new photos to try and show off our full potential!

23 Apr 2014


"Truly a home from home"

This is one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in. We stayed with our 2 year old daughter and we found everything we would need at home on hand, along with free wifi connection and freeview.… More

Thank you for for taking the time to write us a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed. The take-away is very good, sorry I forgot to warn you about the portion sizes!

13 Apr 2014


"Lovely well appointed cottage in great location"

Had a fantastic week in Sanquhar staying at Viewforth Cottage. The cottage was really clean and tidy, well-appointed (with wifi and wii) and everything worked just as it should. One of the best things… More

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay at Viewforth and that you would recommend us to others. We've had a few guests arrive by train, it's really handy and we're happy to meet them at the station. Thanks again.

24 Mar 2014


"Home away from home....."

This little cottage had everything we needed in a holiday rental and more. Spacious, well decorated rooms with nice little touches throughout. The owner left a vase of fresh flowers in the dining room… More

Thank you for your kind words about Viewforth. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to leave a review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

24 Feb 2014


"highly recommend this cottage"

Everything you need is in the cottage. Its very clean and well decorated. The gardens are lovely as well. Very warm cottage. My wife and I both found the locals friendly when we were out walking the d… More

29 Aug 2013


"Lovely cottage/bungalow in super setting."

Could not have asked for a lovelier place to stay. Immaculate internally, lovely garden, short walk to Sanquhar High Street for any food and daily essentials. I already had fond memories of the area a… More

Review 1-10 of 18

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