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Ghillie's Cottage

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Ghillie's is a 5 star luxury self catering cottage. Situated just five miles from the charming village of Thornhill, it enjoys a south facing position in its own large enclosed garden. The cottage sits within our own farmland and farm tours can be arranged. Ghillie's Cottage is a quiet retreat set in the rolling Galloway hills, with a touch of elegance and style. Comfortably sleeping six, we can also offer two pull out beds. The cottage offers a very spacious living area with excellent facilities. The local area offers a host of activities including off road walks, cycle hire or mountain biking and fishing. Drumlanrig Castle and country estate is only a couple of miles away where you can take a castle tour, explore the lovely gardens and woodland or let the children loose in the excellen...Ghillie's is a 5 star luxury self catering cottage. Situated just five miles from the charming village of Thornhill, it enjoys a south facing position in its own large enclosed garden. The cottage sits within our own farmland and farm tours can be arranged. Ghillie's Cottage is a quiet retreat set in the rolling Galloway hills, with a touch of elegance and style. Comfortably sleeping six, we can also offer two pull out beds. The cottage offers a very spacious living area with excellent facilities. The local area offers a host of activities including off road walks, cycle hire or mountain biking and fishing. Drumlanrig Castle and country estate is only a couple of miles away where you can take a castle tour, explore the lovely gardens and woodland or let the children loose in the excellent adventure playground. There is also a very good tea room for grown ups! Thornhill and nearby Moniaive have some lovely cafes, restaurants and bars and many nice quirky shops to explore. Come and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Dumfries and Galloway, it really is a hidden gem.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We respectfully ask guests who are bringing their pet along to please keep them downstairs and off all furniture. Thank you.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Laura K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

We had a brilliant long weekend at this amazing cottage. The owner has thought of everything true home to home experience very welcoming & immaculate. The bath is amazing!! Plenty of walks around the castle. Great size cottage & excellent enclosed back garden for our...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Jolene M
Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

We have the most amazing stay at Ghillies Cottage. We were attending a wedding in the local area and decided to stay for a few days with friends who were visiting from all over the UK and Ireland. The cottage very comfortably allowed for 8...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank APRKENT
Reviewed 5 October 2019

We’ve just returned from a brilliant two week break at Ghillies Cottage. For anyone looking for some peace and quiet in a stunning location then this cottage would be hard to beat, it’s by far and away the best place we’ve ever stayed in Dumfries...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank ArchieWhippet
Reviewed 26 August 2019

We recently spent a week with the family here and it was great. The accommodation was top drawer. Everything we needed was present and the finish was to a very high standard. The location is great if you want to be disconnected as it’s about...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Ross59thoffoot
LauraK191, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for leaving this, it makes all the hard work keeping Ghillies Cottage going worthwhile. We really appreciate it and hope you’ll come back again. Laura and David.

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Reviewed 25 July 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
LauraK191, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

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Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

What a find! Brilliant location and beautiful cottage with everything we needed. All 8 of us comfortably catered for. Could not ask for mot. And the farm tour was an added bonus especially for our three year old from Canada. She was enthralled.

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Susan G
LauraK191, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2019

Thank you so much Susan and I’m so glad you had an enjoyable break at Ghillies. David really enjoys giving his farm tours and it’s great to hear it went down well. Many thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review. Laura.

Reviewed 17 June 2019

My family and friends spent a week in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway in early June. We could not have asked for a more cosy and picturesque cottage than Ghillies Cottage. It had everything we needed and more. Lovely rooms, well equipped, spacious and great to...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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LauraK191, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2019

Hi Anne-Marie, Thank you for leaving this review. I’m so glad you all had a good break at Ghillies and I’d love to welcome you back again in future. Laura.

Reviewed 20 May 2019

Our second visit to Ghillies, what a lovely week of glorious weather ( surprisingly not many midges about). The cottage was as lovely as ever, everything you need for a fabulous stay in Scotland.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Debra1974
LauraK191, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

Hi Debra, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your break once again! It was a fantastic week of sunshine, always a bonus! I really hope we can welcome you back again to Ghillies Cottage. Laura.

Reviewed 23 April 2019

What a great Easter week we had at Ghillie's Cottage! The house is just stunning, spacious, immaculately clean, equipped with everything what you need in the kitchen, bathrooms and even DVDs were just spot on. The welcome basket with beautiful wine, and all fresh yummy...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank petrmN3671VC
LauraK191, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review. I’m so happy that you enjoyed the holiday and hope to see you again in future! Much appreciated, Laura.

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Just returned today from spending New Year at Ghilie’s Cottage. What a hidden gem. Lovely property in a beautiful location. House decorated to a very high standard and is very spacious. We had 6 adults, 1 child and 1 wee westie. The welcome basket was...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Sddod A
Laura K, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Hello, Lovely to hear back from you and fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ghillies Cottage. Also great to hear that you may return as we would love to welcome you! Many thanks, Laura.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Getting around
You will need a car to enjoy the benefits of Dumfries and Galloway. There are many attractions and scenic drives around the area. It is also possible to visit Edinburgh and Glasgow easily for a day trip.
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