Laurieknowe Cottage

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This delightful detached cottage has an enviable situation in the grounds of the owner's house, within a few minutes' walk of the centre of the bustling town of Dumfries in the south west of Scotland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi
Overview

Tucked away at the end of a secluded cul de sac, it stands in an extensive garden with a further very secluded orchard and vegetable plot just through the hedge. Depending on the time of year, guests are very welcome to sample freshly grown fruit and vegetables.

Most guests fall instantly in love with the quiet situation and the magnificent, secluded garden, but the cottage is also very attractive internally and offers most comfortable accommodation. The sitting room is bright and comfortable, with inviting armchairs, polished wood flooring and an electric stove to add a bit of ambience. From there a door leads through to the well-fitted kitchen, which has units on three sides, so there is plenty of storage space with everything you need to hand.

There is also an attractive porch-sunroom with a table and chairs which can be used either for dining or simply for relaxing and taking in the view of the garden.

All on one level there are two bright bedrooms, a double and a twin. The double bedroom is attractively cosy and again has a polished wood floor. The twin room is pleasantly furnished and as it extends the full width of the house it is a very good size. All in all, Laurieknowe is a most comfortable cottage and it is little wonder that it has such a host of enthusiastic admirers.

Map & Local

As a town, Dumfries has much to offer. There is a railway station, an ice rink, a new leisure centre and a golf course, all within walking distance of the cottage.

There is plenty in the way of restaurants and pubs in Dumfries too. Nearby is the Mabie Forest biking facility, which is part of the 7 Stanes Project. Dumfries is very accessible from the M6/A74 and there are excellent beaches on the Solway coast, just 7 miles away.

The whole Dumfries and Galloway area is well worth exploring, from the lovely Galloway Forest Park around Glen Trool, to the 'food town' of Castle Douglas and the lovely Sweetheart Abbey. Keen walkers can join the Southern Upland Way 25 miles from the cottage at St John's Town of Dalry.

There is excellent shooting in the area and during November salmon fishing is available to guests (for 1 or 2 rods) on a private beat of the River Nith, on which the owner can provide information. The cottage is also within a 10 minute walk of one of the local golf clubs.

The area will really appeal bird lovers, as it is right under the flight path of the geese who head for feeding grounds from Caerlaverock, where there is a Wildlife and Wetlands Trust Centre. The RSPB have a further centre on the other side of the Nith Estuary near Sandyhills.

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

Sitting room /Dining room with TV/DVD
Kitchen with fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave etc.
Double bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Camp-bed
£10.00
Pet
£15.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 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)
  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £315.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £395.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £275.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £495.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £495.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £295.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £345.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £295.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £345.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £425.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £345.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £425.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £525.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £425.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £525.00
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 £425.00
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £345.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £425.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £295.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £525.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £525.00
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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Excellent
17-Sep-2016

We had a lovely time at the cottage, it's a lovely place to stay, highly recommend it. We are going back next year.

Excellent
31-Aug-2016

Very comfortable beds and furniture. Pleasant helpfiul owner. Nice gardens. would recommend

Good
01-Jul-2016

great location
owner very helpful and a pleasure to have met
cottage could do with some minor ing but it did n...

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Excellent
16-Jun-2016

Comfortable and spacious cottage, we will recommend it

Good
13-May-2016

Cottage was clean and well presented but perhaps a bit dated

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