Little Lannhall Cottage
Near Moniaive, Dumfries and GallowayGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
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, subject to a fair usage policy. 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 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 4|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£375.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£575.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£575.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£375.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£425.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£495.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£425.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£495.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£575.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£495.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£575.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£495.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£425.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£495.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£375.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£575.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£575.00|
|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.
(Supplied Independently through Feefo)
This really does feel like a home from home, only nicer! Such a warm welcome from the owner. A very well equipped, cosy ...Read More
We enjoyed the tranquillity of the location. The cottage was very well equipped and tastefully decorated. We loved the w...Read More
We thought that the cottage was private, comfortable, well equipped and attractively furnished and decorated. We also lo...Read More
This is our second visit to this cottage and won't be our last already planning our next stay! Cottage is lovely,very cl...Read More
Great cottage. Nicely furnished. Log burner was a hit!