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Morton Cottage
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway


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Dumfries and Galloway is a beautiful yet undiscovered area of Scotland - a gem not to be missed with lots to see and do without too many tourists. Morton Cottage is fortunate to have many local attractions all within a few miles including Drumlanrig Castle with beautiful gardens and a famous art collection, Ellisland Farm where Robert Burns lived in his later years and wrote some of his poems, the nearby Forest of Ae offering fantastic walks, cycle routes and picnic sites. There is the opportunity for a scenic drive to Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland or to Caelaverock Castle which was once one of Scotland's greatest forts and now a lovely nature reserve. Why not take a great day trip to visit the award-winning Mabie Fram Park to keep the whole family occupied all day or explore Threave Castle, a fascinating spot for garden enthusiasts.

The stunning Solway Coast and the beautiful Southern Upland Way is within easy reach. The cottage is near the River Nith (famous for salmon fishing) and there are many lochs nearby for catching trout and some coarse fishing is also available. This is an ideal area for cycling on the quaint country lanes and for the more energetic, some serious mountain-biking in the nearby forests (the 7-Staines). Riding stables are just round the corner and the attractive Thornhill golf course is only a few minutes drive away. You can take a leisurely walk straight from the self-catering cottage and observe the abundant wildlife (red squirrels in the adjacent wood) in this unspoilt rural area. This is an ideal honeymoon cottage to rent in Scotland too!

  • Sleeps - 2
  • Bedrooms - 1 double
  • Bathroom - 1 (shower over the bath)
  • Washing machine/drier in shared laundry room
  • Microwave
  • TV, video, CD, radio
  • Storage heaters and electric stove
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Private fenced in patio
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Indoor pool and sauna
  • Pool and table tennis
  • Children's play area
  • Thornhill - 0.5 miles, Dumfries - 17 miles
  • Glasgow or Preswick airports - 1 hour
  • Dumfries station - 17 miles (pick-up available by arrangement)
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants - 0.5 miles
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Fishing, cycling, walking
  • Birdwatching and wildlife
  • Horseriding very close
  • 45 minutes to the coast
  • Bicycles available to borrow free
  • Pets welcome
  • No smoking inside the cottage

Morton Cottage accommodates 2 guests in a lovely double bedroom with a king-size double bed. The cottage has a very comfortable sitting room with a dining area and open plan kitchen. The kitchen is bright and well equipped and a microwave compliments the electric cooker. The bathroom has a shower over the bath.

The cottage is part of a courtyard of converted farm buildings and benefits from a wide variety of facilites. There is a shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Also a safe children's play area, a games room and an indoor heated pool and sauna housed inside a cosy log cabin. The cottage has its own private fenced-in patio with garden furniture and BBQ.

Morton Cottage is one of Templand Cottages situated half a mile from Thornhill.
Travel Directions FROM THE NORTH - Entering Thornhill on A76 turn right at stone monument (in centre of village) into West Morton Street. Follow road out of the village (road narrows and goes downhill) to the small crossroads at the bottom. Go straight across and up the hill and turn left into the drive.
Travel Directions FROM THE SOUTH - From A75 outside Dumfries take A76 north (Kilmarnock road) for approx 12 miles to Closeburn. Through village and in 1 mile turn left onto B731 (Signed Penpoint/Monaive). After quarter mile turn left at small crossroads, go up the hill and left again into the drive.

What's included:
All bed linen and towels are provided. Electricity is included in the rental price.

Cost and availability.
The cottage is rented out year round. Weekly lets are Saturday to Saturday (Sunday to Sunday during autumn). Short breaks are available outside school holidays. Arrival time is after 3pm, departure by 10am.

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Morton cottage, Templand Mains, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway DG3 5AB Scotland

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