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Nether Cairnyard Cottage

Near Beeswing, Dumfries

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Standing in its own delightful, secluded and extensive garden grounds just outside the prettily named village of Beeswing, near New Abbey in Dumfriesshire, is Nether Cairnyard.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/10 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

It is a large and very distinctive timber house which is sure to appeal to families and groups of friends wishing to holiday in this attractive region of south west Scotland.

Once the home of the owner's family, the house is beautifully furnished and equipped and with its open plan layout is the most convivial of houses. The spacious open plan living area is rendered bright and spacious by enormous windows and there are two separate sitting areas facing in different directions so you can catch the sun for most of the day. For warm days, patio doors lead onto large decking areas (with furniture and BBQ) that are well sheltered by the surrounding hedges.

The large modern and well-equipped kitchen, with its central island unit, is at the heart of the house with a dining area alongside. The net result is that there is plenty of room for your party to pursue separate interests and still have a feeling of being all together.

All on one level there are four double bedrooms that are all very spacious – the fact that one can easily accommodate child-sized bunk beds (additional charge) as well says it all. Two of them have en suite shower rooms and the other two share the family bathroom that has a bath with shower over. The utility room keeps laundry clutter out of the way and also contains a handy additional WC.

Outside there is a large sloping grassed garden in addition to the decked terrace. There is secure storage for bikes and sporting equipment in an adjoining shed. Its secluded situation also makes Nether Cairnyard ideal for both children and pets.

Map & Local

This is a really lovely quiet and rural area. Turning left at the village of Beeswing, you will find yourself driving along the banks of Loch Arthur, where fishing permits are available.

You can go on to New Abbey, a picturesque village with the red sandstone remains of the 13th century Cistercian Sweetheart Abbey. Criffel Hill offers excellent walks and views over the Dumfriesshire countryside and across the Solway Coast.

Also nearby is Kirkbean, the birthplace of John Paul Jones, the ex-pirate who went on to become the founding father of the US Navy. The coast around the scenic cove at Rockcliffe and the sandy beaches of wide Sandyhills Bay should not be missed. The area is rich in wildlife, particularly birds and the 8 hectare NTS bird sanctuary at Rough Island can be accessed at low tide from Kippford, which is a popular sailing centre.

Dumfries and Galloway has become a favoured area for mountain bikers, with a huge selection of dedicated forest and hill trails for all grades of ability. The nearest are in the Mabie Forest just to the north east of the house, which boasts 'The Dark Side', a Double Black Trail! This can be accessed directly via a forestry road just two minutes walk from the house, ideal for accessing the trail or just for going for a walk. The Dalbeattie Forest trails too are only a few miles away, in fact there is easy access to all the 7 Stanes cycle trails here.

Those who like to get around and explore while on holiday will find plenty to do here. The A75 is a fast road which will quickly take you west to Castle Douglas, Gatehouse of Fleet, The Machars and Whithorn, Threave Castle, Loch Ken, the Rhinns of Galloway and attractive Portpatrick.

From Stranraer or Cairnryan you can even go 'abroad' for the day with a trip over to Northern Ireland. Dumfries (7 miles) is the nearest large town, with all facilities for shopping, leisure (including golf courses) and entertainment.

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 living area with TV/DVD, CD player, patio doors to decking, gas hob and electric oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc.
Utility room with washing machine, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom with additional child-size bunk beds.
Double bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Cot (excluding linen)
Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras

Towels (per person)


Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by background oil central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is available, subject to provider, at a charge of £5 per week. 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.

Please note: For Nether Cairnyard Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available. The other bedrooms will be unavailable.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 10
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
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28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA POA
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28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA POA
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06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.

For Nether Cairnyard Cottage, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available. The other bedrooms will be unavailable.

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