I stayed in Abbey Green for a few days over Hogmanay and it was the best self catering accommodation EVER! The host left us a gorgeous Victoria sponge too which was so lovely. The cottage is gorgeous! The beds are comfy and the fire in the living room was lovely as it was winter when we stayed. The area was great for walks, I recommend walking up to the Waterloo Monument but it is not for people with mobility issues, lots of steep steps but amazing views. We absolutely loved our stay here and can not wait to go back!
Lovely cottage, lovely village, helpful people, ie ladies in the shop, waitresses in the tearoom, all first class, The cottage itself is well maintained by the owner, the garden and furniture really relaxing. Overall everything first class.
We recently stayed at the Abbey Green for one full week in May/June 2017. We travelled to New Abbey for a wedding, but we also spent multiple days touring about the local area doing sightseeing and historic tours. The Green has been here for a very long time as the historic photos inside will show you, but the interior is anything but antique. The kitchen and bathroom have been extensively upgraded with very modern appliances and fixtures making a smaller space very efficient and welcoming. The bed and bedding was so comfortable, we slept amazing all week. Despite being close the the road, we barely heard any sounds and noise was not an issue for us. Located in the centre of town, it is a very short walk to all the local amenities including the shop, pub, cafe, and the 2 historic sites (Sweetheart Abbey and the Corn Mill). This was an excellent place to spend time in, we had room for several travelling friends to come and socialize with us, and the garden out back was a beautiful space to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There was a great collection of maps, directions, leaflets etc and our host gave us lots of information and tips before we arrived that were so thoughtful and helpful for us.
We hope to return to New Abbey in the future, and the Abbey Green will be our first choice of places to stay.
Had our first stay at the cottage over a few days to visit family who live in the village. We were absolutely delighted with the premises, spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and a real home from home feel.
The beds were comfortable, the decoration and maintenance to a high standard and everything you could need for a great break in this lovely part of the world.... especially the Victoria sponge cake!
There is so much to do and see in the area whether you are a family or a couple like us just needing a base for a family visit. The village is small but interesting with some great walks on the doorstep.
We would have no hesitation recommending the cottage to anyone and will absolutely be booking it again.
My main reason for the visit was to see my family who live in the village. We went on a lovely walk from Rockcliffe through the woods to another beach which I believe stared with a K. I also went to Moffat on my own, had a lovely meal in the hotel there. Also did some shopping in Moffat mill which is well worth a visit and went with my daughter to Castle Douglas. Which has some shops which you don't see else where. The cottage was wonderful every amenity you could want. The cake which the owners left for me was delicious and my only wish was that it was smaller. Even though I shared it I still threw some away, perhaps when there is only one visitor you could scale it down.