Bothy at Troston
New Abbey, near DumfriesGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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 a grassed garden area and parking on the roadside with a path that leads down to the Bothy. 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.
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.
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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.
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.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
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). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy) for email checking and general web browsing only. 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.
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|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£395.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£295.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£485.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£485.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£295.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£345.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£395.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£345.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£395.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£485.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£395.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£485.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£395.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£345.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£395.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£295.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£485.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£485.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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.
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Great week in a cosy cottage. Lots to see and do around the area.
Clean & comfortable, well situated
Lovely location , very peaceful.
We had a phenomenal holiday, particularly enjoyed the quiet of the area and the cottage.
It was a beautiful cottage