Near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire
Your first sight of Newlands Barn, 3 miles from Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway, is from quite a distance, giving you some idea of the panoramic views you will enjoy once you get up there.
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Accessed by a little country road and then a good, short track, it has a commanding position on the hillside and from its enclosed garden (visited by hosts of songbirds) or from its large conservatory, you look away across the wooded valley to the distant hills beyond. For warmer days, a sheltered yard (with furniture) provides an attractive suntrap.
It is, quite simply, the most charming of houses, light, spacious and full of character. Much of the action takes place on the ground floor, which is handy for those who prefer to avoid stairs. In addition to the conservatory/dining room, accessed through a large, comfortable lounge with open fire (both 3 steps down), there is a well equipped kitchen with Aga and electric cooker, a utility room/office, bathroom with separate shower and twin and single bedrooms. The master bedroom, with adjoining shower room, is upstairs.
There is now also a garage and games room with table tennis table, as well as the charming enclosed courtyard area at the back of the house.
For a bit of local colour, the railway runs through the cutting behind the house, totally invisible, beyond a wall and fence and not obtrusive - two passenger trains an hour count as rush hour.
The countryside in these parts is delightful and lends itself to many enjoyable pursuits. Walking, of course - the Southern Upland Way may be joined at Sanquhar or Dalry and riding stables just south of Thornhill, as well as local golf courses.
There is plenty of choice as far as fishing is concerned, rising from £18 per day for trout on the loch nearby to £180 per day in the best Drumlanrig salmon pools which are only two miles away. The Mid Nithsdale Angling Association offers a range of visitor tickets at reasonable prices. And as a further benefit for anglers the house offers a drying cupboard for boots and clothing, as well as a small deep freeze for storing the day's catch.
About 2 miles away is Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate that is open to the public. It has excellent mountain biking trails and cycle hire is also available here, as well as at Ae (13 miles). There are shops and pubs in Thornhill, while Auldgirth too has an excellent inn.
Further afield, you can drive through the Galloway hills to picturesque Dalry and New Galloway, head down via Loch Ken to the Solway coast with its sandy beaches, or go further west into the Galloway Forest Park, with all manner of water and woodland-based activities available around Glen Trool. Newlands Barn is the perfect place from which to discover the many attractions of this peaceful and unspoilt area.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
(3 steps down) Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD and CD player.
Kitchen with Aga, electric cooker, dishwasher and microwave, etc.
Utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble drier.
Twin bedroom with wash basin.
Single bedroom with wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
Room with shower, WC and wash basin.
(external access) with ping-pong table, darts board, fishing rod racks, fish freezer and drying cupboard.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating and open fire (1 basket of logs INCLUDED).The first £40 of oil and electricity (combined) is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. AGA usage INCLUDED. Wifi is available (subject to a fair usage policy) at a charge of £10 per week . A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 31/03/2018 to 06/04/2018
- Save 15% - Easter 2018 From 07/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
- Whit Week 2018 From 26/05/2018 to 01/06/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 5|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£525.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£625.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£525.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£625.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£745.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£625.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£745.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£625.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£525.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£625.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£425.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£745.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£745.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||POA|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||POA|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||POA|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||POA|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||POA|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||POA|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||POA|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||POA|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||POA|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||POA|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||POA|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
'So comfortable, with a well-equipped kitchen. Cooked on the Aga and grew fairly attached to it. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. So sad to leave.'
'We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves watching red squirrels, pheasants and red stag. We had a wonderful time.'
'What an amazing cottage! It had everything we needed for our week away. Absolutely lovely. We will come back soon.'
'We have so enjoyed our visit. Cottage was beautiful and views amazing. The cottage is in a perfect position for exploring this part of Dumfriesshire.'
'The cottage is perfect. It is wonderful after a day of sightseeing to sit in the conservatory enjoying your meal and wine looking out over the views.'
'What a find! The perfect place to rest and unwind after touring the West coast islands.'