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Ghillie's Cottage

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Ghillie's is a 5 star luxury self catering cottage. Situated just five miles from the charming village of Thornhill, it enjoys a south facing position in its own large enclosed garden. The cottage sits within our own farmland and farm tours can be arranged.

Ghillie's Cottage is a quiet retreat set in the rolling Galloway hills, with a touch of elegance and style.

Comfortably sleeping six, we can also offer two pull out beds. The cottage offers a very spacious living area with excellent facilities.

The local area offers a host of activities including off road walks, cycle hire or mountain biking and fishing. Drumlanrig Castle and country estate is only a couple of miles away where you can take a castle tour, explore the lovely gardens and woodland or let the children loose in the excellent adventure playground. There is also a very good tea room for grown ups!

Thornhill and nearby Moniaive have some lovely cafes, restaurants and bars and many nice quirky shops to explore.

Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dumfries and Galloway, it really is a hidden gem.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandy Hills 48 km
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links 112 km, 32 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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Ghillie's Cottage is situated in Upper Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway. The area is unspoiled and uncrowded with some spectacular scenery. The Solway coast is 30 miles drive away and has lovely clean sandy beaches. There are many activities in the local area including bike hire, several well known mountain biking trails, fishing opportunities and hill walking.

The local village of Moniaive hosts music festivals over the summer months and Drmlanrig Castle and country estate offer many events including the popular Country Fair and Farmers Markets.


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Review 1-10 of 16

6 Feb 2015


"Absolutely perfect! Beautiful house in stunning location."

We returned again to Ghillie's Cottage and our second visit was as perfect as the first one. The house is beautifully situated, and equipped and decorated to an extremely high standard...particu… More

Thank you so much. It was wonderful to welcome you back again and ask your opinion on whether anything in the cottage could be improved. We try to keep everything to a very high standard and feedback is very important...many thanks for being so kind! We look forward to your next visit. Laura.

11 Jan 2015


"Perfect retreat"

We stayed at Ghillies Cottage over new year. My husband, 4 kids and 2 dogs. We all had a wonderful and relaxing break. The cottage is simply beautiful, particularly the bathroom! The owners, Laura an… More

Thank you very much. It is very encouraging to get such positive feedback! Hopefully we will be able to welcome you all back in the future.

5 Jan 2015


"Lovely, beautiful location"

We were lucky enough to stay here for a short break between Christmas and New Year and we all loved it. The only downside was having to leave. The house looked great in the photos, but was even bette… More

Thank you very much indeed for your super review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your short break and hope to welcome you back again in the future, perhaps for longer next time! Much appreciated.

12 Oct 2014


"Wow, what a wonderful place to stay"

We stayed at Ghillies Cottage in September, the cottage was fantastic. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. The cottage is beautifully appointed and very well looked after.… More

Thank you so much for this lovely review! It's very much appreciated and we look forward to having you back again next year. Many thanks.

7 Jul 2014


"A lovely cottage in a sublime location"

Ghillie's cottage is located in a quiet, rural environment, close to the villages of Thornhill eand Penpont. The cottage itself is very tastefully decorated and has all the modcons one could requ… More

Hello, It was lovely to read your kind review! Many thanks for taking the time, much appreciated. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and managed to visit so many other places while you were in the area. We would be delighted to welcome you both back again in future.

26 Jun 2014


"Blissful retreat"

As soon as we arrived at the cottage we felt at home-it has a warm and welcoming ambience-enhanced by the very generous welcome hamper. The lounge is very comfortable, with two huge settees and a flat… More

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the stay and the weather! I will certainly get some sun loungers as I think that's a great idea. Hope to see you back again in future.

12 Jun 2014


"Fantastic cottage in peaceful location"

Stayed five days at Ghillie's Cottage in mid-May. Made very welcome by Laura & David and the dog. The welcome pack is very well stocked. The property is an absolute delight, everything available … More

Hello, It was so nice to read your very kind review of Ghillie's Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to do this. It really makes the job a pleasure and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in future.

18 May 2014


"Outstanding luxury cottage!"

We travelled to Scotland as a group of 8 people, 4 couples, looking to have a relaxing 5 days away. We had an excellent time! Laura was so friendly and the welcome basket was very appreciated! The roo… More

Many thanks for your lovely review. It was great that you had some nice weather for your stay and enjoyed the garden. I'm delighted that you liked the cottage and hope to see you again soon.

5 May 2014



Excellent directions, very warm and welcoming reception. House spotless and to a very high standard. We were sorry to leave after only 2 nights and will definitely be back! Thoroughly recommended.… More

Thank you very much indeed for your king review. We are always delighted when someone has enjoyed their stay and try to keep everything fresh and up to date. Hope to see you again in future.

24 Dec 2013


"A Truely fantastic Place to Stay"

Had another amazing stay here, our 2nd visit, a finished work for Christmas get away with the girls and the dogs. The house is so beautiful with everything you could ever need. Its setting is so peace… More

Thank you so much ladies for your kind review, much appreciated. Lovely to have you back and hope to see you all again next year.

Review 1-10 of 16

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      Calendar last updated:27 May 2015

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