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Glenesslin Cottage

Dunscore, near Dumfries

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Set in the peaceful, pretty countryside and with extensive views, Glenesslin Cottage is a well-appointed detached house 12 miles west of Dumfries in south west Scotland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It is an attractive traditional stone building that is full of character and has been completely refurbished and furnished to a very high standard throughout. It has a feeling of old world grandeur but with all the modern comforts you could wish for.

The cosy sitting room has comfortable seating centred round the traditional open fire that supplements the oil-fired central heating. The large dining kitchen is light and bright with the well-equipped kitchen area neatly laid out behind the dining area, meaning that the cook doesn’t have to miss out on all the fun.

All on one level there are three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single room with a handy pull-out bed. The bedrooms continue the house’s tone of elegance and comfort with their soothing decor, good antique furniture and interesting pictures on the walls. There is a modern bathroom with a bath with shower over and there is also a useful additional WC.

Outside, the cottage stands in its own large enclosed garden (ideal for children) with extensive views across the surrounding countryside. There is also table tennis set up in the garage which is sure to keep the children amused whatever the weather. With an abundance of wildlife to be seen including roe deer, red squirrels, ravens and kites, to name but a few, Glenesslin is a cottage which cannot fail to please.

Map & Local

There are excellent walks straight from the house, with three cairns by Andy Goldsworthy within easy reach. In the hills and glens close by there is good walking and cycling and in the Scaur Glen there are more works by Andy Goldsworthy and bronze-age forts.

Salmon fishing on the River Nith can be arranged and there are good golf courses at Southerness (40 mins) and Dumfries (20 mins).

Less than an hour’s drive from the M74, the cottage is well placed for visiting one of the foremost attractions in the area, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Park, situated near the pretty village of Thornhill where there are some interesting traditional shops and good restaurants. Another place not to be missed is Glenkiln Reservoir, a few miles to the south of the cottage, where you can view a cross sculpture by Henry Moore.

The cottage is also handily situated for a visit to the pretty village of Moniaive (with an excellent chocolate shop) and the Solway coast where you can explore Caerlaverock Castle, the Sweetheart Abbey, the castle and NT gardens at Threave, Cally Gardens Nursery for keen gardeners and Cream o’Galloway for ice cream.

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

Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD
Dining kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, etc.
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom with single pull-out bed
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Garage with table tennis table.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (supply of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 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.



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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 Sleeps 5
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 POA POA
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 POA POA
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 POA POA
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA POA
06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 £345.00 £385.00
05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022 £395.00 £425.00
02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 £495.00 £525.00
23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022 £395.00 £425.00
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA 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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