Near Moniaive, Dumfries and GallowayGuest Rating
Ghillie’s Bothy is a detached rural cottage set in a sunny enclosed courtyard in the beautiful Shinnel Glen, near Moniaive in picturesque Dumfries and Galloway.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage would originally have been used as accommodation for a gardener or shepherd of the main house behind the bothy and has since been refurbished and stylishly decorated to make a cosy and romantic retreat for two. The warm and inviting sitting room has a multi-fuel stove at its centre to snuggle up in front of, with an elegant feature flue and exposed stone wall behind. There is a traditional Scottish ‘box bed’ (full size double) that is set into the wall on three sides in the sitting room - the ideal snug spot from which to watch TV or admire the fire.
The modern kitchen is stylish and well-equipped with built-in appliances and a little dining area alongside. There is even a dishwasher so you don’t have to worry about doing the washing up. A modern and bright shower room with a large walk-in shower completes the indoor accommodation.
Outside there is off street parking and a handy electric vehicle charging point. In front of the Bothy is an enclosed suntrap courtyard with seating and there is secure storage for bikes, etc in the outbuilding opposite that also houses the laundry facilities. There is also an enclosed paddock where dogs can play safely and more seating from which to admire the surrounding countryside.
The nearby River Nith which is well known for its salmon and trout fishing is easily accessible for fishing. There is also excellent trout fishing to be had on many of the local lochs.
There are plenty of walking routes straight from the door of the cottage, as well as local forestry trails and more serious walks into the Galloway hills or on the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s longest designated footpath.
If cycling is your thing both on and off road is very well catered for. The National Cycle Network traverses the region taking in more than 130 miles of stunning scenery, rugged coastline and forests. There are many opportunities for mountain biking, with five of the 7 Stanes easily accessible at the Ae, Mabie, Dalbeattie, Kirroughtree and Glentrool forests. Drumlanrig Castle also has its own graded mountain biking trails right on the doorstep.
The little village of Tynron (0.5 miles) is in walking distance of the bothy. A short distance from it at Tynron Doon you can see the ditches and ramparts of an Iron Age fort, as well as some magnificent views of the surrounding countryside from its 290 metre high vantage point.
Moniaive (2.5 miles) has a village shop, a tea room, pubs and a restaurant. Up in the hills outside the village at Cairnhead are a series of striking red sandstone sculptures called Striding Arches that were created by local artist Andy Goldsworthy and certainly add interest to the landscape.
The town of Thornhill (5.5 miles) has a good choice of shops, small supermarkets, pubs/restaurants, coffee shops and even a golf course. A couple of miles further on, the 17th century Drumlanrig Castle (7 miles) is definitely worth a visit for a guided tour of the interior and a rest stop at the castle tearoom. You can also explore its 40 acres of beautiful grounds and walking/mountain biking trails.
Horse riding or pony trekking is another great way to see the countryside and there are riding schools and stables with horses for hire, as well as trekking and trail riding.
For more serious shopping Dumfries (20 miles) is easily accessible for a day trip and has a wide range of shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and eateries.
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Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD, traditional box bed (full size double bed), CD/bluetooth docking station
Kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, CD/bluetooth docking station
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Washing machine/tumble dryer and secure storage for bikes, etc.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED with any additional electric car charging usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is electric INCLUDED and a multi-fuel stove (a starter pack of logs is INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 21MB download and 3MB upload). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). Dogs should not be left unsupervised in the cottage. 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).
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 02/07/2022 to 04/07/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£535.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£550.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£435.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£385.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£435.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£325.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£535.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£535.00|
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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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very well kitted out and a good paddock for our dogs
Cottage is just beautiful, Host have thought of everything
Everything there that you need. The paddock is the main reason we come here. We’ve been twice now.
Second visit, lovely location, well equipped, perfect for a couple and two dogs. Lots to do in the surrounding areas.
Amazing, beautiful property with everything you would need on a break from the real world.
Our hosts were wonderfu...
'Our second visit to the Bothy as we loved our first stay. We love the peace and quiet of the location and the friendliness of the locals. A perfect place for a lovely relaxing break!'
'One of the most beautiful cottages I've stayed in. Thank you for creating such a cosy and charming refuge - it was a real pleasure to spend time here.'
'The cottage is great everything you need. A completely relaxed and chilled time - perfect, just what we needed. We would highly recommend!'
'Thank you to Jill and Steve for this gorgeous bothy. The location is gorgeous.'
'Beautiful cottage - we have stayed in many and this is by far the nicest! Very warm welcome, enjoyed the cakes.'
'Absolutely love this cosy, beautifully decorated bothy. Haven’t even left yet but already planning another trip! The hosts are lovely and friendly.'