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Ghillie's Cottage

54 reviews
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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
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights as 2 families- 3 adults, 4 kids and 2 cockapoos. The house is perfect, warm and cosy and well equipped, WiFi, and a huge enclosed garden which meant we could safely let the dogs outside without worry. Very rural location but...More

Thank Caterpillarhuntress
Laura K, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sally, Thank you for the super review. Glad you enjoyed Ghillies Cottage and had a chance to enjoy the outdoors. We look forward to hearing from you again in the future! Laura.

Reviewed October 7, 2018

We were invited to stay by friends who had booked the cottage and we are so glad we made it as it was such an amazing stay. The cottage is absolutely out of this world. It’s so cosy and welcoming and finished to the highest...More

Thank Meander822322
Laura K, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to review us. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and the surrounding area. We are very lucky here! I hope we will be able to accommodate you again in future. Thanks again. Laura.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We had the loveliest holiday here at Ghillie’s the cottage had everything we needed. We all thought the cottage was beautifully furnished with an amazing freestanding bath. Perfect for my friends dog who loved the secure garden and the walks from the door. Laura the...More

Thank Debra1974
Laura K, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Hi Debra, Thank you so much for leaving such a great review! I appreciate it hugely. It was lovely to meet you and wonderful that you all enjoyed your stay. A big thank you back for leaving it in immaculate condition too! I look forward...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

This was our second visit to Ghillies Cottage, what a truly amazing home to stay in, we loved our time here and didn't want to leave. Peace and quiet, walks from the door, ideal for dog lovers too with the enclosed safe garden. A wonderful...More

Thank pamela40110
Laura K, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

I’m so glad you both enjoyed your stay at Ghillies Cottage once again. Your review is so kind and very much appreciated, huge thanks to you both! I was also delighted to re-book you again for 2019 and look forward to welcoming you back. Laura...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Our stay was perfect from beginning to end, the host was amazing as was the hamper. We enjoyed the use of the barbeque and all amenities and what a bonus to see an eagle, kestrels, red squirrel and bats. Highly recommended five star accommodation. Thank...More

Thank Marie A
Laura K, VR Owner at Ghillie's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hi Marie, Thank you so much for your lovely review.It was a pleasure having you and your family to stay and I hope you'll come again in future. So nice that you got such a wonderful sunny week. Laura.

About the Owner
Laura K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
The keys to Ghillies Cottage are kept in a key safe, I will provide the code before your visit. I like to pop by to say Hello to guests and check that they are settling in comfortably. We live in the farmhouse just over the hill from the cottage so are available to help out with anything if guests require us. We do like to give people their own space but are on hand if need be.
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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.
How to get there
From the village of Penpont, turn right at the crossroads in the centre of the village (Marrburn Road). Carry on along this road for approx 2 miles (it will seem longer) until you reach a long straight piece of road. You will see Ghillies Cottage sitting on the right at the end of the straight.
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