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Templand Cottage, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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Templand Cottage is part of a group of 6 gorgeous cottages, carefully converted from attractive old farm buildings. This is a very historic farm as the great 19th century writer Thomas Carlyle married Jane Welsh here, and he described the view as 'the finest in Scotland'. Dumfries is a wonderful part of Scotland for a holiday: from the cottage you can walk through the beautiful valleys and watch the abundant wildlife (including red squirrels).

A major attraction of the cottage is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, games room and children's play area - there are also bicycles to borrow free of charge, as well as fishing rods and golf clubs.

Dumfries & Galloway is a very beautiful, rural part of Scotland and the holiday cottages are set admidst open fields, with gorgeous views. It is a very unspoilt area and there are far fewer tourists here then in most of the rest of Scotland. There is so much to see and do in the area - Drumlanrig Castle, Maxwellton House (home of Annie Laurie), Caerlaverock Castle, and the stunning Solway Coast. Robert Burns lived in the area and there are many places to visit associated with him. The local village of Thornhill is very attractive and has a good range of shops and restaurants.


  • Sleeps - 4 adults + 2 children (or 5 adults)
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk beds)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 shower-room
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Children's play area
  • TV, DVD and video (library of 300 videos)
  • CD radio
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Sauna
  • Pool and table tennis
  • Barbeque area
  • Glasgow Airport - 1 hour
  • Prestwick Airport - 45 mins
  • Good food pub - 0.5 miles
  • Shops - 0.5 miles
  • Free bicycle hire
  • Golf - lots of courses nearby
  • Horse riding very close
  • Fishing
  • No Smoking
  • Sat-Sat rentals
  • Pets welcome
  • Short breaks are welcome off-season



Accommodation:
The holiday cottage has a lovely master bedroom upstairs with an ensuite shower-room. Downstairs is a twin bedded room and one with bunk beds (these are only suitable for children - who love them!). The spacious sitting room has a dining area and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and the downstairs bathroom has a bath with a shower over it. The complex is heated by an eco-friendly wood chip boiler system.

The heated swimming pool and sauna are housed in an attractive log cabin and are available for the 6 cottages to use. The games room has a pool table and table tennis table; and there are lots of bicycles for guests to borrow. There is a lovely garden with a BBQ area and garden furniture - perfect for relaxing outdoors.

Directions:
Templand Cottage is in the heart of the Nith valley, north of Dumfries and a few miles off the A76.

What's included:
All bed linen is provided. Electricity and heating is included.

Cost and availability:
The cottage is rented out year round. Short breaks are welcome off-season (3 nights min).
Rental periods are generally Saturday-Saturday; arrival 4pm and departure by 11am.

To book this Scottish self-catering cottage with an indoor pool, click the enquiry button below and see rental rates and check availability.

Templand Cottage, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway,DG3 5AB

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