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Historical cottage converted from Old Smithy

14 reviews
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Come and enjoy our 18th century traditional cosy Galloway stone cottage, nestled in a small hamlet, in the Nith Valley, 8 miles north of Dumfries. The area offers peace and tranquility in gorgeous, countryside where there is an abundance of wildlife, even get close to the now rare red squirrel. Walks and cycle trails start right at the cottage door. Maps are provided. Drive for miles on traffic free roads. The local River Nith is 2 miles away, with it's tributaries which are famous for trout, sea trout and salmon. Permits are available locally. Rainbow trout and course fishing are also available. Other activities include golf, horse-riding, pottery, painting, bird watching, bee-keeping (Help or watch the owner produce his very own honey), quad biking, sailing, museums, castles and more,...Come and enjoy our 18th century traditional cosy Galloway stone cottage, nestled in a small hamlet, in the Nith Valley, 8 miles north of Dumfries. The area offers peace and tranquility in gorgeous, countryside where there is an abundance of wildlife, even get close to the now rare red squirrel. Walks and cycle trails start right at the cottage door. Maps are provided. Drive for miles on traffic free roads. The local River Nith is 2 miles away, with it's tributaries which are famous for trout, sea trout and salmon. Permits are available locally. Rainbow trout and course fishing are also available. Other activities include golf, horse-riding, pottery, painting, bird watching, bee-keeping (Help or watch the owner produce his very own honey), quad biking, sailing, museums, castles and more, not forgetting the tea room trail! More
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About the Owner
Margaret & Hamish S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2019
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We had a lovely time at the Old Smithy. The cottage had everything we needed - and more! It was set in beautiful surroundings and the sight and sound of the burn was very relaxing. Margaret and Hamish welcomed us with some homemade honey and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank WendyBPM
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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Date of stay: June 2018
Hamish S, VR Owner at Historical cottage converted from Old Smithy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have spent our third holiday with Margaret and Hamish and as alway we were made so welcome. Hamish as alway full of information about fishing in the area which is always very helpful. Weather this year was fantastic, can't wait to return soon.

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank GwenW525
Hamish S, VR Owner at Historical cottage converted from Old Smithy, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your review, you were perfect guests as always

Reviewed 18 April 2018

We stayed at this property in April. The owner Margaret seemed nice enough when we met her the first day. We did not see her the rest of the holiday and enjoyed our holiday. After we left we received a rude email saying that we...More

Date of stay: April 2018
3  Thank Paul W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Set in stunning location with great country pursuits on the doorstep. The Old Smithy is popular with young and old alike. We are one of the very few dark Sky ares in Dumfries and Galloway so star gazing is popular in Glenmidge Thornhill is a lovely little town close by with wide streets and plenty free parking Further on is Drumlanrig Castle home of the Buccleugh Family with famous art collection, Children's activity centre ,also miles of marked trails for walking or cycling . Up a beautiful valley is Durrisdeer Church with its famous Marble Statues don't miss afternoon teas on Sunday .Take in Wanlock Head The highest village in Scotland ,also lead mining Museum and Gold Panning Ellisland Farm is also close by home of our famous poet Robert Burns with its museum ,visitor centre and ...
How to get there
Contact owner for full travel details . We are 1hr drive from Glasgow and 1.5 from Edinburgh. From the North - travel on M74/A74. At junction 14, take the A702 for A76/Thornhill. Join the A76 at Carronbridge, continue till you reach Auldgirth. At shop turn right signed Dunscore/Penpont, follow sign for Glenmidge. From South - travel on M6. At junction 22, take the A75 for Dumfries/Stranraer, Continue on A75 until reaching roundabout signed for A76 Thornhill/Kilmarnock. Take the A76, Auldgirth is 7 miles north. At the shop turn left signed Dunscore/Penpont, follow sign for Glenmidge.We are in the Nith valley 2 miles from Auldgirth In the little hamlet of Glenmidge DG20SW
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