This beautifully positioned house sits within its own extensive and well-maintained wildlife garden and provides spacious accommodation for up to 8 people. The peaceful garden with riverside strolls beside Shinnel Water is shared with the owner who lives in an adjacent cottage. The ground floor features a sitting and dining room as well as conservatory, affording a larger party space to breathe before coming together as a family in the evenings. Big windows make for bright rooms and look out onto large expanses of lawn, a pond and small river (both unfenced), mature shrubs, a vegetable patch and terrace area with seating. Although you may be tempted to stay in all day and explore the garden, the surrounding area does not disappoint!
The culture and history of Scotland can be discovered and enjoyed at many local sites, one of which is Drumlanrig Castle with its beautiful gardens and famous art collection. The highest village in Scotland at Wanlockhead with its sister village of Leadhills is nearby and is the home of Scotland’s Lead mining museum. The nearby village of Moniaive, a finalist in the 2018 Scottish Culture Awards, is well worth a visit and hosts regular events including a Folk Festival, Comic Festival and Horse Show. Local town of Thornhill has a range of shops, pubs, and cafes.
The area gives an unrivalled cross section of life from days gone by through the industrial revolution to modern life; however, one thing that has not changed is the tranquil beauty that greets all who venture into Southern Scotland. Solway coast and Galloway Forest Park are within easy reach.
Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy the many activities available on the door step, including walks and cycle routes with mountain bike tracks for all abilities, being geographically central for many of the 7Stanes mountain bike trails (Ae Forest, Mabie, and others), golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and horse riding.
POSTCODE: DG3 4JT
Short breaks accepted throughout the year.
Damage Deposit - £150
"Living in the Covid generation
We thought of hols with trepidation
But hey - we got brilliant accommodation
Beyond our hopes and aspiration
Each room tasteful beyond imagination
Gardens for wildlife and recreation
Scenic surroundings - an ideal situation
The ideal spot for relaxation
You helped out with extra information
Genteel hosts you have our gratification
Please accept our sincere appreciation
For our 2021 wonderful vacation"
Written by Family Beaton, July 2021
"Diana & Ian - firstly a thanks you for your warm & informative welcome. Shinnel House is an idyllic rural retreat and the whole family was impressed by the level of of provision in the property. The wildlife in the gardens & surrounding landscape was a great bonus to. We would highly recommend a stay here! The Steele family, Aug '21
Accommodation for up to 8 people across two floors: Ground floor comprised of entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, conservatory, garden room, Double bedroom with zip n’ link beds, bathroom with over-bath shower, utility room.
First floor – Double bedroom, Family room with 2 singles plus 2 additional trundle beds, shower room
Services: Oil Central heating and electricity included * Multi-fuel stove with initial supply of logs* Washing machine & tumble drier * Electric oven and hob * Microwave * Fridge freezer * Dishwasher * Cot & Highchair available on request * TV with freeview * Patio with garden furniture * BBQ * Garden shared with owner * Bicycle Storage * Bed linen & towels provided * Parking for 3 cars * Sorry, no dogs * No smoking in house or grounds
PLEASE NOTE – The garden is not enclosed and features an UNFENCED pond and river. Small children should be supervised.
- Open Fire/Stove - Multi fuel stove in Sitting Room with initial supply of logs
- Garden - Not enclosed, shared with owner
- Bicycle Storage - Undercover and bike wash available
- Bathrooms - downstairs bathroom with shower over bath, upstairs shower room
- Showers - one shower over bath, one walk in shower
- Double Beds
- Twin Bedrooms - twin with 2 pull out trundle beds
- Bed Linen Cost Incl
- Towels Cost Incl
- High Chair
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Heating Cost Incl
- Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl - Multi fuel stove initial supply of logs only
- Garden Furniture
- Parking - 3 cars
Local Experiences and Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Woodland walks
- Wildlife trails
- Hill walking