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Ferndale Studio Cottage – Home 1370897 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

Ferndale Studio Cottage – Home 1370897

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 26 reviews

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Ferndale Studio lies at the end of the quiet conservation village of Durisdeer, at the feet of the Lowther hills where endless beautiful walks begin a few yards from the front door.

Ferndale provides comfortable studio accommodation for one or two people and is ideal for anyone who is looking for a quiet space in a wonderful part of Scotland or who wants to take advantage of the many outdoor pursuits the region has to offer.

The self-contained studio cottage has a spacious maple-floored room with a full length picture window which has views to the garden, the historic churchyard and the hills. Please note there is no separate bedroom.

There is a comfortable double bed, and an Ikea mini-kitchen - equipped with sink, two-ring hob, microwave, fridge and all kitchen equipment (please note there is no oven). In the bathroom is a three-piece suite with an electric Mira shower over the bath. Oil-fired central heating; LCD TV with FreeSat and free Wi-Fi (please note we have a very slow rural connection - it is not possible to use streaming services).

The garden, situated just above the Carron Water, overlooks the beautiful 18th century church, historic churchyard and the hills. The lawn is cut in the shape of a labyrinth, an ancient form of decoration used for meditation.

There are golf courses nearby, including the world's highest course in Wanlockhead, and the Nith Valley is a popular place for fishermen, mountain bikers, hill walkers, history and art enthusiasts. Field sports are enjoyed on the moors and woodlands on Drumlanrig Estate.

The village of Thornhill is a 10 minute drive away and offers a wide and varied range of good quality shops, services and places to eat and drink as well as some great historical places of interest and art trails.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
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House rules

We strictly require guests to check out of the property by 10.00am on the day of departure, to allow for cleaning.
We ask that the property be left in a reasonable state of cleanliness, as close as possible to how guests find it on arrival.


About the owner

Anne B.
Average reply time:
3 hours 19 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
08 Dec 2018
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Feb 2014. Located in Dumfries and Galloway, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £401.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Dec 2018.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 26 reviews Excellent
26 reviews

Very Good

“Perfectly Picturesque”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2017

We throughly enjoyed this cottage, tucked away in the hamlet of Durisdeer. It's a beautiful, quaint setting. While just a studio, it's very bright and has everything you need to make yourself meals, or picnics. However the nearby small town of Thornhill has a few good places to dine as well. The local castle Drumlanrig castle was a treat to visit as well as the Morton Castle ruins. A walk to the top of a hill behind the hamlet gives you a stunning view of the surrounding area

“Go Local: Perfect studio cottage on edge of Lowther Hills”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2017

Delightful hideaway at the end of the road. The studio is bright, cheerful and calming, and has everything you need and no clutter. Plus lovely details - china cups for tea (and nice ceramics for different sorts of coffee too), lawn cut in the shape if a labyrinth, artworks on the walls by owner and Spring Fling artist Anne (the studio is also a venue in Dumfries & Galloway's Spring Fling art festival). The info says 'car essential', but this is a great location for cyclists (couple of days' rest on a cycle tour?) and is accessible by public transport if you want to reduce carbon footprint, explore the immediate area closely, and aren't bothered about seeing everything in the wider locality. It's only a mile from the twice-daily service between Edinburgh and Dumfries, plus there's a twice-daily local bus to Durisdeer from Thornhill, 6 miles away - where you can get a meal and buy food to bring back (Spar, Co-op, baker, butcher, artisan goods). This does require more local knowledge about bus number(s) and stops(s) than I had at the time, but a taxi to transport you and supplies to the studio only costs £10. Durisdeer is at the head of the 'narrow road to the Lowther hills'. Turn right from Ferndale and you look towards Nithsdale and the Galloway Hills; turn left and you can walk up the Well Pass towards a roman fortlet, or the hills on either side. Go through the village, past the church and green and whitewashed cottages, turn left and head up Glentaggart to the mountain bothy at Kettleton, and a choice of 3 or 4 routes across the moor and down into Thornhill. Anne and Steve have created a gem in their stunning location; can't recommend it highly enough.

“Ferndale cottage”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2016

Perfect place to unwind. If ur looking for a relaxing spot, I just found it. Quiet, peaceful. Amazing scenery and a wee wee town 10 mins away for essentials and meals if u want to eat out. There's a cooking station which is more than ample for your needs. Can't wait to go back again

Owner's reply: Thanks David, glad you enjoyed it.

“Ferndale is a special place to stay.”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2016

Ferndale Studio is tranquil, has great energy and is situated in a stunning setting. Its compact with everything you need for few days stay. Great venue for relaxing, walking or just kicking your shoes off and chilling. Lovely garden and perfect for meditation. The shower is probably the only thing which could do with upgrading but the lovely bath is a bonus. Great place to stay.

Owner's reply: Thanks very much Linda. We're limited by the very low water pressure for the shower, because our water supply is a private spring. Glad you enjoyed the bath!

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