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Allanton MILL Holiday Cottage

Cottage with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Cairn Valley, Scotland

From £373 per week

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Cottage to rent in Cairn Valley, Scotland

Beautiful rural setting ideal for families, country persuits, romantic breaks, or just relaxing in a warm cottage full of character. Fully restored in 2009 to a very high standard inc modern amenities

  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Cottage overview - owner's description

Converted water mill, the original beams are back in situ and all the stone walls are original. Ideal for small groups or families looking for a self catering holiday in Dumfries & Galloway:
Allanton Mill is a high quality self catering holiday cottage in a converted former water mill dating back to 1739 near Auldgirth, Dumfries, which originally housed the grain drying ovens, mill stones and mechanics for the milling of local crops.
Set in a stunning rural location with great country pursuits on the doorstep, Allanton Mill is perfect for both small groups or families looking for a countryside break, with Dumfries and Thornhill just a short drive away. Close to the former home of famous Poet Robert Burns, which is now a popular museum and visitor attraction.
Allanton Mill is a high quality self-catering holiday cottage in a converted former water mill dating back to 1739.
2 bedrooms
Sleeps 4-5
Extensive modern amenities
Shower room
Picturesque location
Ideally suited for local country pursuits
Parking for 2 cars

The lounge and dining area are open plan with 2 sofas, TV with Amazon Fire stick for all programs, and DVD, wood burner (with free logs), dining table and chairs for up to 5. The modern kitchen includes oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine with dryer.

The first floor bedroom can be made up as either twin-bedded or king size, upon your request, and contains chest of drawers, bedside table. The shower-room has double shower, sink and toilet.
Moving downstairs, the downstairs balcony bedroom is available as a spacious 'double' or a full-size single bed can be added at your request and contains two bedside chest of drawers. The room opens onto a decking balcony complete with table and chairs. A small grassed garden area and patio with stone flags includes table, chairs and BBQ. Both bedrooms have double built-in wardrobes and non feather duvets and pillows.

Allanton-Mill cottage is set in a rural countryside location between Dumfries (8 miles) and Thornhill (6 miles) in south west Scotland. Robert Burns, Scotlands famous poet lived and farmed at the nearby Ellisland Farm (1 miles), and is where he wrote Auld Lang Syne & Tam O’Shanter. The Solway coastal area offers excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits including golf, mountain biking (7 stanes are all close by, with Ae being only 6 miles from the cottage), hill walking, horse riding wild life spotting, as well as glorious beaches and a host of visitor attractions. Art lovers should head to the world renowned collection at Drumlanrig Castle (6 miles away) or visit during the local Spring festival when all the local artists and sculptors open their doors and display their work. A trip to Threave Castle, on its island in the River Dee, is a must for garden lovers At Dumfries visitors will find a good selection of shops, an indoor swimming pool and sports centre, whilst Castle Douglas boasts a great choice of local produce and specialty food shops.


12 other reviews

June 2013. Well furnished, very cleanand modern cottage with beautiful outside space"

MAarch 2013. "Amazing welcoming cottage. Could have stayed in it all week and not gone out and still had a brilliant holiday".

September 2012. " This was a beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. We would recommend this cottage to anyone".

July 2012. "A truly first class, well equiped and beautiful presented cottage in a perfect and peaceful location, it was a pleasure to stay here. The owners could not have been more helpful".

April 2012,. Fantastic facilities, beautiful location and friendly welcolme"

January 2012. "Accommodation was excellent, it was very cleanand well maintained. Would definately recommend this cottage"

January 2012. "Fantastic property. Had a really good week away. The ownwrs couldnt do enough for us and made us feel really welcolm"

July 2011. " Lovely cottage finished to high standard, beautiful gardens in idyilic surroundings. In one word quality"

MArch 2011. " Beautiful cottage, great location for mountain biking/fishing/walking and generally chilling out"

November 2010. " Fantastic"

September 2010. " Best cottage have ever stayed in - Beautiful relaxing surroundings"

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This cottage is:

30km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 12km from the nearest supermarket 106km from Glasgow airport 120km from Edinburgh Airport 120km from Newcastle Airport 10km from Histioric castle 14km from Hospital

Local activities

Boat hire 12km Cycling 1km Fishing 1km Golf 10km Horse riding 10km Mountain biking 10km Sailling 25km Sports center 12km Swimming 12km Tennis 10km Walking 1km Wind surfing 25km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 10km Local food market 1km Museum 10km Night club 10km Shopping 12km Theatre 12km Theme park 60km Zoo 120km Cinema 12km

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Outside this cottage in Cairn Valley, Scotland
This cottage is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting, a garden and a shared garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 18 November 2019

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 18 November 2019 - 18 December 2020: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 king size bed
  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 single folding bed, 1 cot


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 5, Central heating, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Shared garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Restricted mobility

Extra information

Wonderful rural views from all aspects of the cottage along with the sound of the waterfall at the rear.

Private Owner From Dumfries, United Kingdom Member since May 2013

Last seen: 3 hours ago

Number of properties: 1