Delightfully situated within the stunning grounds of historic Raehills, this building has been recently restored to provide superb self catering accommodation, with considerable care being taken in the conversion to use the latest ecological techniques and natural materials. The cottage is approached up the private mile long drive of Raehills and enjoys a peaceful and idyllic location in a small oak glen. Guests are encouraged to treat the exclusive parkland and gardens of Raehills as their own and to explore and enjoy them.
Auld Laundry Cottage is halfway between Moffat and Dumfries, with excellent connections to the rest of Scotland and the north of England, lying just 10 minutes from the A74M motorway. Nearby Lockerbie has a main line railway station with direct services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and the south. Also close by, the former spa town of Moffat enjoys a wide range of shops, pubs and award winning restaurants. Perfect for getting away from it all, the surrounding area has activities for everyone, from mountain biking and hill walking on the estate and in the Ae Forest (part of the 7Stanes), to fishing and stalking and enjoying a round of golf on numerous local courses. Tennis can be arranged in the gardens of Raehills. Horse riding and sailing are also available locally. On wet days, for the kids there's pottery painting nearby, trips to DG One, a brand new leisure centre in Dumfries, and visiting various play centres. History lovers will be at home in Burns and Reivers country, close to many sites of historical interest including Caerlaverock and Drumlanrig castles.
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 3 (2 doubles, 1 twin/superking)
- Bathroom - 1 with power shower over bath
- Cloakroom/WC downstairs
- Washing machine/drier
- TV, radio, DVD
- Woodburning stove
- Under floor heating
- Secure garden with barbecue
- Private driveway with lots of parking
- Cot and high chair available
- Pets welcome
- Short breaks available
- Moffat - 8 miles
- Airports - Glasgow 60 miles,
Edinburgh 60 miles, Newcastle 90 miles
- Stations - Lockerbie 10 miles,
Dumfries 13 miles, Carlisle 41 miles
- Pubs and restaurants - 5-8 miles
- Set in 500 acres of stunning parkland
- Six golf courses within 15 miles
- Abundant wildlife in parkland
- Walking, biking and tennis on the estate
- Free salmon, trout and grayling fishing
- Shooting and stalking on the estate
- Mountain biking - 7stanes in Ae Forest, 5 miles
- Horse riding and sailing 10-15 miles
- Close to Caerlaverock and Drumlanrig castles
Auld Laundry Cottage has a private driveway with ample parking and a secure garden - so you can relax knowing your children and dogs can't wander off. There is a barbecue patio which catches the evening sun, so perfect for al fresco dining on a summer evening.
The traditional front door opens into the oak floored hallway with a cloakroom (with a WC) and an oak staircase. The cosy sitting room also has beautiful oak flooring, comfortable furniture and a wood burning stove - ideal for relaxing in after a day out. The three large windows catch the morning and afternoon sun so it's a bright room. The kitchen is very well equipped, with wall to wall oak units and a flagstone floor - there is a dining area too which catches the morning sun. The back door in the kitchen opens into the garden.
Upstairs there are 2 doubles and 1 twin (which can be made up as a superking) bedrooms, all well furnished and with oak floors. The modern tiled bathroom has twin sinks and a power shower over the bath. Oil fired under floor heating throughout keeps this property cosy at all times.
There is a secure out-house with boiler, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, and a sink with pressure hose for hosing muddy boots and bicycles - it's ideal for drying wet clothes too.
Step out of the front door and into the private parkland, with beautiful walks, in the peaceful countryside. There are an abundance of fallow and roe deer, peacocks and red squirrels. This tranquil retreat is also a joy for those with 4 legged friends, with woods to explore and lakes to swim.
Perfectly situated, minutes from the A74M motorway. Exit at Junction 15 A74M. Follow A701 in the direction of Dumfries for approx 6 miles. At the traffic lights, cross St Ann's bridge turning immediately right through white gates at the lodge house. Follow the mile long drive, on approach to the big house turn left for 150 metres bringing you to Auld Laundry Cottage.
Everything is included in the rental price - heating, electricity and logs for the stove. Bed linen and towels are provided.
You can fish on the estate in the Kinnel river or on the estate's stretch of the river Annan, with salmon, trout and grayling fishing free to all guests.
Cost and availability:
This delightful self-catering cottage at Raehills is rented out year round. Change over day is flexible, check in from 4pm, checkout by 10am. Short breaks are welcome.
To book this fabulous cottage set in majestic parkland in Dumfries-shire, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
Auld Laundry Cottage, Raehills, St Ann's, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG11 1HL, South West Scotland