This charming cottage was built in 1880 for a ship's captain at which time the historic port was extremely busy with ships. The modernised accommodation provides a super family holiday cottage from which to explore the local area which is designated as National Scenic Area of Outstanding Beauty. The cottage offers spacious accommodation including wood burning stoves in both sitting room and dining room together with smart tv and WIFI.
The cottage is in the heart of the historic village of Glencaple close to the historic quay which still remains. The village has a hotel/pub, tea room, children's play park and shop.
Coastal walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep up and down the Nith on the merse. There are superb opportunities to see a great variety of wildlife including many varied species of migrating birds including Barnacle Geese. The wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Caerlaverock is only a short drive away which offers a wonderful setting for seeing all the wintering waterfowl and there are many arranged events and ranger led walks which allow you to discover more about the merse and its history and development.
Local history and heritage can be discovered and enjoyed with days out to Caerlaverock Castle and other nearby sites including Sweetheart Abbey in the village of New Abbey or Drumlanrig Castle near Thornhill. Robert Burns features strongly in the area and his farm at Ellisland just north of Dumfries is open to the public and provides both an interesting museum together with charming riverside walks on the banks of the Nith.
POSTCODE: DG1 4QY
Let weekly Friday - Friday or Monday - Monday. Short breaks are accepted for either 3 nights Friday - Monday, or 4 nights Monday - Friday outside school holiday periods, during school holidays, short breaks are accepted on the same basis if booked within 28 days of arrival
Damage Deposit £150
Accommodation for 6 over on two floors: Ground floor: 1 large double bedroom with ensuite, with bath & separate walk in shower; Sitting room, Fully fitted modern Kitchen with open plan Dining Room; South Facing Sun Room. Shower room with WC.
First Floor: 1 Double Bedroom; 1 Twin room; Toilet.
Services: Central heating * Bed linen & towels provided * Dishwasher * Washing machine * Tumble Drier * Fridge * Freezer * Microwave * Smart TV * DVD Player * High Chair and Cot * On Street Parking * Garden with Patio & furniture * Bicycle storage * Pets Welcome * NO SMOKING