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Little Lannhall Cottage

Near Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway

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Tucked away down a country lane in the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway countryside is Little Lannhall Cottage, just 2.5 miles from the bustling village of Moniaive.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: DG00105F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This traditional cottage has been lovingly refurbished to create a cosy, relaxing getaway. The light and airy living area is open plan with a neat multi-fuel stove with feature flue that keeps the whole place nice and warm. There is also charming window seat where you can sit and look out over the surrounding countryside and a door that opens out to the garden and seating area beyond.

The kitchen area is stylishly presented and well-equipped with a traditional Belfast sink and a dining table alongside that folds neatly away. The entrance porch provides a handy area for storing coats and boots and the pretty wood-panelled family bathroom with a bath and shower over is also on this level.

Upstairs are two beautifully presented bedrooms, a double room with a king-size bed and a twin room opposite, both of which have slightly coombed ceilings, useful built-in storage and gate latch doors.

Outside, parking is in the gravelled area to the rear with steps down to the door. There is a little seating area (with furniture) in front of the cottage from which you can admire the rolling hills round about. There is quite a drop down to the roadside over the boundary wall, so care should be taken with children.

Map & Local

The quiet country roads are ideal for leisurely walks or exploring with your dog. The nearest settlement is Moniaive (2.5 miles) where there is a shop, tea room, pubs and a restaurant. The village is home to the annual Moniaive Folk Festival and was even called ‘one of the coolest villages in Scotland’ by The Times.

Dumfries and Castle Douglas are both easily reachable for a visit. Dumfries (19 miles) has plenty of shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and eateries, as well as a well-connected railway station. Castle Douglas (25 miles) has become known as Scotland’s food town as it has over 50 different businesses selling food and drink and a diverse range of high quality local produce.

Further to the west the Galloway Forest Park (20 miles) has over 300 square miles of woodland with lots of forest trails and a whole host of wildlife including red deer and wild goats. In 2009 the park was designated as the UK’s first ‘dark sky park’ with great star gazing all year round and the chance to see the famous Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.

To the east of the cottage the village of Thornhill (5.5 miles) has a few shops and small supermarkets, as well as a pub and a couple of hotel restaurants. There is also a golf course and riding stables nearby.

Just outside Thornhill is Drumlanrig Castle (7 miles), the family home of the Duke of Buccleuch, that has extensive attractive gardens with walking trails and graded mountain biking trails. Behind the castle is the Scottish Cycle Museum charting the history of the bicycle and in particular Kirkpatrick Macmillan, the man who invented the pedal bicycle back in the 1800s. Cycling enthusiasts also will find a visit to the mountain biking centre at Ae forest, one of the famous 7stanes centres, a must and it is only half an hour’s drive away from the cottage.

The local area has a thriving art community and up in the hills at Cairnhead are some impressive sandstone sculptures by local artist Andy Goldsworthy that are definitely worth a look. There is also a very interesting land restoration project near Sanquhar - the Crawick Multiverse (18 miles). Set on the site of an old coal mine it has since been transformed into an impressive artland with a space and astronomy theme. The site features a grand amphitheatre that can hold up to 5,000 spectators, spiral grass mounds to climb and a lookout point that has a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. It is a very interesting spot to explore at any time of year and there are also various events and concerts held there.

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.




Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge (with ice box), washing machine, etc
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin Porch/boot room.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and multi-fuel stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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: Fri

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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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024 £550.00
03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024 £650.00
24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 £695.00
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £650.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £695.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £750.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £650.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £550.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £650.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £695.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £695.00
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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 location. Very neat and cosy cottage with everything you would need.

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Great area, very peaceful and quiet. Just what we were looking for.


Delightful cottage in beautiful setting. Very peaceful.


Cleanliness. Excellent views. Very comfortable beds. Helpful hosts. Great garden area.


Lovely cottage set in lovely countryside with everything we needed


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