Abbey Green – Home 447547 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 3 sleeps
- min stay varies
Abbey Green – Home 447547
- 2 bedrooms
- 3 sleeps
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 3
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 12 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
New Abbey village is a historic village, located within a conservation area, within a national and regional scenic area. The Village won, best small village in Scotland 2012. It is truly a fantastic place to stay.The cottage it's self is located in the heart of the village in the picturesque cobbled square. The cottage is a grade c listed building and was totally restored in 2013/14. The house has been finished to a high standard, with a new kitchen, wet room, central heating, open fire and tasteful decoration throughout. The cottage has a main hall that leads to a double bedroom, single bedroom, wet room, kitchen/dinner and living room combined. The double room has a king sized zip and link bed that can be split into two single beds if required. Ideal for family's and parties of 3 single people who may wish their own bed.Parking is provided within the square in front of the cottage.Externally there is a brick built storage shed with a robust secure door, Bike maintenance
New Abbey village is a historic village, located within a conservation area, within a national and regional scenic area. The Village won, best small village in Scotland 2012. It is truly a fantastic place to stay.The cottage it's self is located in the heart of the village in the picturesque cobbled square. The cottage is a grade c listed building and was totally restored in 2013/14. The house has been finished to a high standard, with a new kitchen, wet room, central heating, open fire and tasteful decoration throughout. The cottage has a main hall that leads to a double bedroom, single bedroom, wet room, kitchen/dinner and living room combined. The double room has a king sized zip and link bed that can be split into two single beds if required. Ideal for family's and parties of 3 single people who may wish their own bed.Parking is provided within the square in front of the cottage.Externally there is a brick built storage shed with a robust secure door, Bike maintenance stand and hose down facilities within it. The washing machine, tumble dryer and associated drying area is also provided within the outbuildings. The garden to the property is not behind the cottage, it lies down a short path to the side of the property, it is lovely and private and has the historic sweetheart abbey wall running along the eastern boundary of the garden, which it is southerly facing. The patio and associated furniture are located in the bottom corner of the garden to take full advantage of the shelter provided by the walls and capture the sun at the same time.There is a quiet country pub and a shop within the square, together with an award winning cafe just 300metres from the cottage, perfect for those who don't want to cook. The village shop is well stocked and you are able to get everything you need, including a nice bottle of wine.There are numerous walks that start from the square, ranging from gentle walks around woodlands and along the estuary, to the more demanding walks up to waterloo monument and Criffel, a hump-backed hill that at 1871 feet above sea level, it is the highest for miles around. Mabie forest walks and mountain bike tracks (one of the seven stanes) are within cycling distance of the cottage.New abbey really is a beautiful village, the famous corn-mill within the village is the main view from the living room of the cottage. On the edge of the village is the intriguing Sweetheart Abbey, the ruined Sweetheart Abbey, founded by Lady Devorgilla in 1273 to commemorate the death of her husband John Balliol. On her death she was laid next to her husband's embalmed heart and the monks named the abbey in memory of her. Also within the village is a doctors surgery, small play park, football pitch, antique shop, Shambellie walled garden and associated walks as displayed in our photo gallery.The village is on a main bus route, ideal for catching a bus to go for a night out in Dumfries. Little Italy, Casa Mia, Hullabaloo, and Cavens are excellent places to eat.There is also an award winning links golf course and beach located at Southerness, which is approximately 7 miles from the cottage. The coast is approximately 3 miles from the cottage and is peppered with beautiful beaches, some are stoney others have miles of golden sand. Best Sandy Beach is called Sandyhills approx 9 miles from the cottage.This cottage is ideally situated for couples, families, groups of mountain bikers, walkers, bird watchers, golfers and beach lovers.Once you arrive in New Abbey, you really would not need to get back into your car, until you are ready to go home again.We are a family run business and have very high standards, please read our reviews for our established holiday property, listed as Burnbrae Mill. You will see that we provide the best service possible and look after our guest, we want everyone's holiday to be perfect.I have lived in Dumfries and Galloway all my life and i have put together a information pack full of local tips. I have added post codes to the information pack to help you find your way around, if you have a sat nav, we have also put some maps and walking guides in the house to make life easier.Linen, towels, oil central heating, electric, washing up clothes, dish washer tablets, fairy and soap is provided at no additional cost.Coal for the fire can be purchased from the shop.If requested a cot and high chair can be provided free of charge, bedding for the cot must be provided by the guests. No Smoking is permitted within the cottage.
Location description from owner
The Scotland region
Discover the history and beauty of Dumfries & Galloway and you'll find lush green forests and sandy shores which have inspired great men and women. Visit the castles and historic spots to learn more of days gone by, while taking in the breathtaking views. Discover coastal communities, the highest village in Britain and towns dedicated to food, books and art.
Dumfries, known as 'the queen of the south' is the capital of Dumfries & Galloway. Make a stop at this historic market town, famed for its connections with Scotland's famous poet, Robert Burns. Situated on the wide banks of the River Nith, this lively town is only a short distance inland from the Solway Firth.
Where else can you fish for salmon right in the town centre, choose between four golf courses, find out about the life of Robert Burns, and visit the amazing Camera Obscura, one of only three working in Britain?
Discover the Caerlaverock Experience, to the east along the Solway Coast Heritage Trail, which consists of an amazing triangular castle and nature walk, Wildlife and Wetlands Centre and National Nature Reserve.
There is a rich mixture of landscapes that changes dramatically from the rolling farmland, sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the coastline to the glassy lochs, wooded hills and bare, rounded peaks of the Galloway Hills to the north. Visit the charming town of Kirkcudbright (pronounced 'kir-coo-bree'), halfway along the marshy Solway coastline. Once a bustling port thronged with sailing ships and subsequently an artists' retreat, Kirkcudbright is now a tranquil, well-preserved little 18th- and early 19th-century town with a rich artistic heritage that's easy and enjoyable to explore.
The Colvend coast, some ten miles from New Abbey and is probably one of the finest stretches of coastline along what is known as the 'Scottish Riviera'. Kippford is a tiny lively yachting centre strung out along the east bank of the Urr estuary. At low tide you can walk over the Rough Firth causeway to Rough Island, a humpy 20-acre bird sanctuary owned by the National Trust for Scotlandand home to colonies of terns and oystercatchers.
Contrasting with the essentially gentle landscape of the Solway coast is the brooding presence of the Galloway Hills to the north whose beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers centre on the 150,000-acre Galloway Forest Park. Few people actually live here but the park is a major draw for hikers and mountain bikers, who are both well catered for with lots of trails clearly marked out. Newton Stewart and New Galloway are ideal bases for exploring the park.
In addition to the Forest Park, the area is dotted with formal gardens and country parks that are perfect for day trips. Foremost amongst these is Threave Garden and Castle, the premier horticultural sight in Dumfries and Galloway. Threve is a pleasant mile or so's walk or cycle south of Castle Douglas, along the shores of Loch Carlingwark. The garden features a magnificent spread of flowers and woodland covering more than sixty acres.
Loch Ken, which runs between New Galloway and Castle Douglas, is a haven for the watersports fans, with waterskiing, powerboating, rowing, sailing, windsurfing, angling, birdwatching and more on offer. The loch's wooded banks are particularly stunning in autumn.
Heading out west from dumfries, just 8 miles along the Solway Coast Heritage Trail lies the pretty conservation village of New Abbey. The imposing Sweetheart Abbey is one of the highlight attractions in the region. The village is also home to a saw mill, two hotels, village shop and a coffee shop which offers excellent scones and refreshments.
Also situated in the pretty village of New Abbey and under the care of Historic Scotland is a three-storey whitewashed mill building, built towards the end of the 18th century by the Stewarts of nearby Shambellie House. However, it is thought that it reaches back much later than that, perhaps to as early as the late 13th century, when the Cistercian monks established their monastery of Dulce Cor ('Sweet Heart' ) at the far end of the village; today the mill is still known locally as 'Monks' Mill'.
The mill is still in full working order and on most summer day visitors can see it run as it would have all of those years ago. However, on days when water is in short supply, or when the mill is not running, you can still see the mill in action through the Historic Scotland video production 'The Miller's Tale'.
Shambellie walled gardens, together with numerous walks starting from the heart of the village are available for all to enjoy. , Mabie mountain bike track, part of the 7 stanes is only 3,19 miles away from the cottage. Dalbeattie and Ae mountain bike tracks are close by, the cottage is ideally placed to visit all.
Mabie Farm Park offers over 5,000 square feet of indoor play area and represents a fantastic day out for the whole family and is located and Caerlaverock is a National Nature Reserve with great birdwatching and walking opportunities again within three miles from the cottage.
Southerness beach and the award wining Links Golf Course are located approximately 4 miles of the cottage.
The Colvend coast, is approximately ten miles from New Abbey and is probably one of the finest stretches of coastline along what is known as the 'Scottish Riviera'. Kippford is a small lively yachting centre located on the east bank of the Urr estuary. At low tide you can walk over the Rough Firth causeway to Rough Island, a bird sanctuary owned by the National Trust for Scotland and is home to colonies of terns and oystercatchers
Horse riding can be found at barend which is a stones throw from sandyhills beach.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- High chair available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Single Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 19 Oct 2016
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 04 Jan 2014. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 52 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £350 to £416.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Oct 2016.
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– based on 52 reviews
- Very Good
I spent 4 nights in Abbey Green in early July 2016 for a family holiday (with my wife and toddler). As most past reviews state it is a lovely touch to have a large home-made cake waiting on you, which was delicious, but what is also a nice touch is that the owners provide some basic provisions such as milk, sugar, tea & coffee etc - the majority of self catering places I've stayed tend to provide the absolute minimum so this is a nice touch. In addition the cottage offers a lot of other extras such as free wi-fi, Wii, Xbox, DVDs, games as well as TVs in both bedrooms.. The standard of interior design is excellent and a nice mix of modern and traditional decor, including a very good sized living room/dining kitchen open area, modern bathroom and two very nice bedrooms. The single room was ideal for us as our son had just moved from a cot to a bed so loved staying in the big single bed. The cottage also offers a lovely garden with a great space to make use of provided the weather allows it, plus a small shed with a washing machine and dryer. Our main activities were planned around keeping our son entertained so it was good to have a few options not too far away. The best was Mabie Farm Park which is only 5 minutes away from the cottage. Dino Park about half an hour away was also great for young children and slightly further afield was another great day out for kids at Cream O'Galloway ice cream farm. Local amenities in New Abbey include Sweetheart Abbey, the nice cafe next to there plus a local shop and small play park - a quiet, safe and welcoming location. The main plus point about Abbey Green Cottage is the standard of accommodation because really for this type of holiday specific location was not the priority, but rather the excellent home comforts that the accommodation offers. Highly recommended.
“Beautiful Cottage in a lovely peaceful village”
What a gem of a find. The cottage has everything you need and is in a lovely quiet position in the village. A lovely welcome with a very yummy homemade cake left for us as well as other basic supplies - nice touch. We went out and about walking every day and absolutely loved the area. Best walk was in the Mabie Forest on our last day before we travelled home. Always found nice places to eat at night wherever we were. I would definately recommend this cottage and would most definately book again.
“Lovely cottage and perfect quiet location - all we needed”
The cottage is located metres away from the local pub which was great for us as it meant we could pop in and get to know some of the locals (all very friendly and welcoming, and eager to share knowledge of New Abbey). The cottage itself is well-equipped and exceptionally clean. We cooked dinner here one night and had dinner at the pub on the other. The whole point of the weekend was to chill out, enjoy nice walks and relax - the cottage lent itself very well to this with a cosy fire to snuggle up to after a day of walking the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend.
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