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Newlands Barn

Near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

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 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.

Map & Local

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.

Local Events and Attractions

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

(3 steps down) Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD and CD player.
Conservatory/dining room.
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.

Upstairs

Double bedroom.
Room with shower, WC and wash basin.

Garage/Recreation Room

(external access) with ping-pong table, darts board, fishing rod racks, fish freezer and drying cupboard.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00
WiFi
£10.00

Services

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.

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
2018
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% - June 2018 From 16/06/2018 to 29/06/2018
  • Save 15% - June 2018 From 30/06/2018 to 06/07/2018
  • Save 10% - July 2018 From 07/07/2018 to 13/07/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
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.

Reviews

Reviews
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31-May-2018

The cottage is extremely comfortable, clean and well equipped. It overlooks glorious countryside, is so tranquil and th...

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18-May-2018

For the third year running at this location, we were all very impressed by the standard of comfort, location, and genera...

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21-Mar-2018

Been there many times now, it's a beautiful cottage open fire, aga, stunning scenery, peace and quiet (don't even hear t...

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02-Nov-2017

An amazing property with all you need to have a lovey relaxing time and recharge your batteries. The views are just stun...

Our response:

Thanks for your comments. The owners were glad to have you back again and will make sure the gravel is raked out of the ...

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01-Jun-2017

Luxurious, perfectly situated and with reasonable rates. This is a gem of a cottage, remote, peaceful, with spectacular ...

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