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Bothy at Troston

New Abbey, near Dumfries

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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
  • WiFi

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.

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.

Local Events and Attractions


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.



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)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras



Bed linen is INCLUDED. 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 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.

Please note: Due to the cleaning requirements around COVID-19 towels are not currently being provided so please ensure you bring your own along with you.



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

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £595.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £495.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £425.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £495.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £395.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £575.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £575.00
06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023 POA
04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 POA
01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 POA
22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 POA
06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 POA
27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 POA
03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 POA
24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 POA
22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 POA
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 POA
16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023 POA
07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 POA
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 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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Good accommodation for two - secure bike storage was NOT secure. Fridge not the best. Shower poor.


We much enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage set in wonderful surroundings.


Excellent week especially having to wait for over a year.


Cosy and comfortable and well presented.


Great cottage which was super clean and a perfect size for 2. The location was nice and remote and a great area for lots...

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