Bothy at Troston

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In a lovely situation just seven miles from Dumfries to the north and Southerness sands on the Solway Firth to the south, the Bothy at Troston is a charming and imaginative conversion of an old stone-built bothy.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

On a 360 acre estate and reached by a quiet and idyllic country road, it stands high on a hill with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside - from the top, on a good day, you can see right across the Solway to the Lake District.

The Bothy conversion has been skillfully carried out to ensure that the house is light and airy and gives a great feeling of space.

Inside, the living area is open plan with the well-fitted kitchen at one end, the dining area in the middle. At the other end is the comfortable sitting area with the wood-burning stove as an inviting focal point and a glazed door to the terrace. They have managed to convey the impression of three distinct areas, with each borrowing light from the others.

The double bedroom has zip-link beds for versatility, meaning that it can easily be converted into a twin room. A bathroom with bath and shower over completes the indoor accommodation.

Outside there is ample parking and a grassed garden area. The terrace (with furniture and BBQ) overlooking the valley is a joy and is a lovely place to spend lazy summer days, or watch the sunset of an evening. Here you can really feel that you are ‘Monarch of all you survey’. Visitors comment frequently on the peace and tranquillity, not to mention the wonderful and clear array of stars, which can be enjoyed at Troston.

Map & Local

This easily accessible corner of Scotland has a wealth of attractions to tempt the visitor.

Historically, it is where Robert the Bruce began his long struggle for Scottish independence, here Robert Burns toiled in his uncongenial post as an exciseman and John Paul Jones, one of the founding fathers of the US Navy was born at nearby Kirkbean.

At the hamlet of New Abbey (2 miles, with shop and pubs) there is lovely Sweetheart Abbey and just across the bay, on the other side of the Nith Estuary, is Caerlaverock Castle, the 'castle of the lark'. Just beyond Castle Douglas are the National Trust Castle and Gardens at Threave (25 miles).

There is excellent walking country in the area. The Estate itself offers some beautiful waymarked forest trails or you can join the Southern Upland Way at St Johns Town of Dalry (25 miles). This runs right through the Galloway Forest Park, which is ideal for cycling as well. There are golf courses at Southerness, Dumfries and Castle Douglas - fishing, sailing, bird watching, riding - the list is endless.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Open-plan Sitting/Dining room/Kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, CD player, microwave, electric oven/hob, fridge, freezer etc.
Double-bed room (converts to twin).
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00
Towels (per person)
£5.00

Services

Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Water is from a private source. 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.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

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)

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £325.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £385.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £285.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £465.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £465.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Good
6 Hour(s) ago

This was our 2nd time there this year , had a lovely time again but the Couch and arm chair are so uncomfy it left us un...

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Good
28-Jul-2016

Comfy & clean cottage,
Just a little dated & garden area little neglected,
Lovely place to escape fr...

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Excellent
28-Jul-2016

Very very cosy , only fault is the nettles and some over grown greenery blocking the views . Loved it

Excellent
02-Jun-2016

everything exceeded our expectations

Excellent
12-May-2016

Beautiful cottage in a remote area but close enough to all the required amenities and places to see.

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