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We are a small, dedicated team who pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers and owners. We have worked hard to achieve Feefo Platinum standard for delivering exceptional customer and we will continue to try and adhere to this even during the current crisis. We are trying to be socially responsible & morally fair in discussions with our holiday-makers and cottage owners alike.

We will be contacting all our holiday-makers who are not able to take up their holiday due to the COVID19 restrictions to issue a voucher which will allow them to re-book an alternative date. This is being undertaken on a week by week basis rolling forward.  If you have a booking and have not been contacted yet then please be patient, please don’t contact us unless it is more than 7 days after your booked arrival date.

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Branta Cottage

Southern Scotland
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
4 Guests
2 Dogs

Fantastic views over the Nith Estuary, great for watching the wildfowl.

Graded 3* by Visit Scotland the cottage sits in a rural location on the owner's dairy farm and has superb views over the upper reaches of the Nith Estuary on the Solway coast. The area is famed for its connections with Sir Peter Scott who created the wonderful wild fowl reserve at Caerlaverock for wintering geese and other birds.

The reserve is just 3 miles away but the wild life can be enjoyed from the lovely riverside walks direct from the cottage with abundant birds and wildlife to spot, including red squirrels and deer. The cottage has an attractive enclosed garden to the rear with a patio giving views to the river and beyond to the hills. The steps down from the garden lead into the carefully renovated Visit Scotland 3*cottage has natural wood finishes throughout. The cottage has views of the river from the sitting room and front bedroom and provides comfortable accommodation for 4 in one double and one twin bed room, the sitting room has a wood stove for cosy nights in after long days out enjoying wild life watching, cycling, fishing or just exploring this fabulous part of Scotland. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, excellent walks on the salt-marshes surrounding the historic and unique Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away or in the Forestry Commission's Woodlands at Mabie and Ae Forest. The areas rich history includes Sweet Heart Abbey at New Abbey. the birth place of the famous writer and historian Thomas Carlyle at Ecclefechan, J M Barrie's house Moat Brae in Dumfries and not to forget Robert Burns who farmed and wrote at Ellisland Farm just north of Dumfries, where he spent the last years of his life.

The small riverside villages of Glencaple and Kingholm Quay are nearby with good restaurants and local shops while Dumfries in only 3 miles.

Post Code: DG1 4UB
Damage Deposit £150
Let Saturday to Saturday, short breaks are accepted outwith High & Peak periods.

Accommodation for 4 on one floors: Steps down to Kitchen entrance; Kitchen; Living/Dining Room; Hallway; Double bedroom; Twin Bedroom; Shower room.
Services: Electric heating included * Bed linen and towels provided * Fridge & Freezer * Electric cooker and microwave * Washer/Drier * Colour TV with DVD player * CD Player/Radio * Wifi * Mobile reception * Wood burning stove with initial bag of logs provided * Travel Cot & Highchair * Telephone for emergency & incoming calls *Enclosed garden * Patio with furniture * Bicycle storage * Parking * 2 well behaved dogs with own bedding welcome * No smoking permitted.
Extras: £20 per dog per week. Further logs are available at £5 per bag via an honesty box


Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Open Fire/Stove
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Water View

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Showers - 1
  • Double Beds - 1
  • Twin Bedrooms - 1
  • Single Beds - 2
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • CD Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Telephone

External Features

  • Garden Enclosed
  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking
  • Walk To Pub

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Fishing

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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
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