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“Compact, comfortable retreat.”
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View from bottom garden looking at cottage gable end including balcony and waterfall
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View from bottom garden looking at cottage gable end including balcony and waterfall
Side view of cottage, showing main entrance, with car parking area immedaitely outside Kitchen area which is open plan with the lounge
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View from bottom garden looking at cottage gable end including balcony and waterfall
Side view of cottage, showing main entrance, with car parking area immedaitely outside
Kitchen area which is open plan with the lounge
Relax in the garden
Lounge and dining area
May in the garden with poppy plants in the cottage gardens
Lounge through to open plan kitchen area
Bottom garden looking down the valley and stream
Old water wheel hub and water wheel
Balcony for outside living which overlooks waterfall
Upstairs main bedroom made up as twin beds
Upstairs main bedroom made up as superking size bed
Downstairs bedroom with balcony
Downstairs bedroom with balcony
RED squirrel in cottage garden. Come and see them eating from the bird feeders.
Small stream  (Scottish word, burn) running through cottage garden
Local scenery:Lowther Hills
Drumlanrig castle approx 6 miles away from cottage.
Local scenery; Kettleton loch
Local scenery
Side view including garden and balcony
View from bottom garden looking at cottage gable end including balcony
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Auldgirth, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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FOODIE51...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Compact, comfortable retreat.”
Reviewed 3 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

This lovely compact warm property feels secluded but has easy access to good roads.

Essentially it consists of open plan lounge, dining, kitchen which is adequate for a couple or small group. The settees were OK but not particularly comfortable for lounging in.

Bedrooms are a good size but neither have en-suite and though the shower-room/toilet is clean and modern this is at the other end of the cottage, near the kitchen.

We felt the downstairs bedroom would benefit from a kingsize bed, there seemed to be adequate space.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jan 2014
Thank you for your comments, you have prompted me to embark on a shopping trip! The cottage now has several various sized cushions for lounging into when on the sofas. These sofas are quite new and for that reason they have remained firm and supportive at this stage.

This is a building from the early 1700's which has been sensitively renovated. Room layouts were positioned on the advice of our Architect. The positive here is that all the best views are appreciated from the windows in the bedrooms and living room.
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Brian R
Dulverton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed 25 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We have just spent a lovely relaxing week at Allanton Mill. The cottage is beautifully furnished and is very well equipped, including a welcome pack. The gardens are a delight. Jeanette and NIgel are very welcoming and thoughtful hosts, nothing was too much trouble, we are planning our next visit already.

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Liked best: It was all lovely
Liked least: No complaints at all!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Anna S
Glasgow
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“Delights in Dumfriesshire”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in August 2012

Allanton Mill Cottage is set in a perfect hideaway holiday location, yet not at all remote for exploring the delights of Dumfries and Galloway. The accommodation is of a high standard: clean, comfortable and spacious. It also has many extras to make your stay special. We loved the log burner! Jeannette and Nigel made us feel very welcome and we would not hesitate in recommending this cottage for a relaxing holiday.

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Liked best: Log burner
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 28 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: The quiet setting
Liked least: The rain
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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