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Townhead Farmhouse

Southern Scotland
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
8 Guests
2 Dogs

This beautifully positioned Georgian house sits within its own extensive, well-maintained south facing garden providing spacious accommodation for up to 8 people. Sitting in an elevated position a short way into the hills from Thornhill there are superb views and sunsets to enjoy over the Nith Valley and the Southern Uplands, the hills are some of Scotland's most beautiful and are interspersed with quiet lochs and glens. The farmhouse dates from the 1700s and retains all its original character while offering cosy comfortable holiday accommodation, the days of poor fitting doors and windows allowing you to tell which way the wind is blowing are long gone! The original road north ran by the back door (now the main entrance), as was normal at the time the owners would leave food for passing travellers on a shelf inside the porch. The ground floor features two sitting rooms both with wood burning stoves so larger groups are easily accommodated with space to breathe before coming together as a family in the evenings. The large farmhouse kitchen is spacious and easily seats 8 at the central dining table.

Although you may be tempted to stay in all day enjoying the peace and stunning views the surrounding area does not disappoint! Scotland's culture and history is on your doorstep and 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 which pays tribute to the industrial heritage of the area. In contrast, areas of the former industrial landscape have been transformed with modern landscape art by Charles Jencks at the Crawick Multiverse and is well worth a visit to enjoy the peace and stunning forms that have been created. Thornhill is the principal town of the Upper Nithsdale valley and is a bustling hub with a range of independent shops, pubs, and cafes. The location also allows day trips to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Clyde coast at Ayr, all which are within an hour’s drive or so.

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. The Solway coast and Galloway Forest Park are within easy reach, the forest is the largest in the UK. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many activities available on the doorstep with direct access to many hill routes, one of which is a path and track through to the stunning steep sided Dalveen Pass. Throughout the area there are walks and cycle routes with mountain bike tracks for all abilities, the 7Stanes mountain bike trails at both Ae and Mabie Forests are within a short drive, others are within easy. There are also nearby opportunities to try golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and horse riding.?

Townhead Farmhouse is let weekly Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks are accepted for 4 nights Monday to Friday only, for all other lengths of stay please contact us.
Damage Deposit £150

Townhead Farmhouse sleeps 8 over 2 floors with:
Ground Floor: Vestibule; Front Hallway with stair to first floor; Kitchen/Dining room; Rear Hallway; Pantry/Utility room; Snug sitting room including wood burning stove with fuel provided and access to front and rear hallways; Sitting room (note step down from hall), wood burning stove with wood provided; West hallway with door to garden and steep 2nd staircase to first floor; Shower room; King size bedroom; Cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.
First Floor: 4’6’’ Double Bedroom; King size bedroom; Bathroom including bath and separate shower; Study/games room; Twin bedroom
Outside: Parking area for 3 cars; extensive lawned garden area; bike and golf club storage
Services: Biomass heating and electricity included * Bed linen & towels provided * Wi-fi* 2 wood burning stoves with logs provided* Washing machine * Electric range cooker with double ovens and induction hob top * Microwave * Fridge freezer * Dishwasher * Cot & Highchair * TV * Enclosed rear garden with garden furniture and separate south facing front garden (not enclosed) * BBQ * Bicycle/Golf Club/ Kayak Storage * Parking for 3 cars * 2 dogs welcome * No smoking
EXTRAS: £25 per dog per week/part week
NOTE: Private Water supply

Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Open Fire/Stove - With fuel provided
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • King Size Bed - 1
  • Double Beds
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl

External Features

  • Garden Enclosed
  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking - 3 cars
  • Bbq


  • Level Access

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking
  • Mountain View

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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.

Special Offers

Start Date: Sat 05 Nov 2022
End Date: Sat 12 Nov 2022


Remaining summer weeks NOW from £894 (were £1192), 4 night mid week breaks NOW from £715 (were £953), Winter weeks NOW from £564 (were £751), 4 night mid week breaks from £451 (were £601)

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