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26 reviews
Ferndale Studio Cottage
Above the village - Stunning views over the Nith Valley
Local scenery - River Nith
Local scenery - The Lowther Hills
Local scenery - The Enterkin Valley
View from the Roman Fort, Durisdeer
Walks in the woods around Drumlanrig
Local scenery - The Lowther Hills
Local scenery - Morton Castle
The stunning Queensberry Marbles inside Durisdeer Church
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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Anna L
Peebles, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 9 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We loved Ferndale Studio, the perfect retreat. We used it as a base for some exciting days on the Southern Upland Way, but would have been happy to spend more time at home enjoying the beautiful village. The cottage is small and lovely. Only one thing mysteriously missing, no wineglasses to toast our short holiday!

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Liked best: The whole 'feel' of the cottage
Liked least: The severe fence in the garden
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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andrewbV7...
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Go and enjoy the quiet and views”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I would need a dictionary to come up with enough superlatives to describe the holiday we have just had. From the comfy bed, warm welcome, art work and location Ferndale has been the best holiday my wife and I have had for a while.

Inside you will find a small selection of books, local magazines, maps and wildlife guides with tourist brochures and if it rains DVDs to watch.

You will find the water is great (local spring) but a bottle was provided if you are concerned and the small kitchen unit has a good selection of pots and pans and a handy fridge built in so no need to take anything if you do not want to eat out.

Looking at the map it seems a long way away from anywhere but do not be worried - a short trip to Thornhill gives you more than enough shops for daily needs and we found it only took a short drive to see enough scenery to make us very very happy. Even if you do not want to drive, a two minute walk puts you on a great country path between the hills.

Internet connection is possible for basic mail / web sites but not streaming - the village is trying to get a better service but you are on holiday so leave the phone and computer behind and chill out :-)

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Liked best: Lack of traffic and local views
Liked least: Dogs are allowed though trip advisor says not.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Helen V
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“A peaceful haven in a busy world”
Reviewed 8 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Ferndale Studio Cottage is a great place for a couple to stay who want to get away from it all without having to drive too far. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need and more. A short walk up the road and you are in the hills, and very rarely do you even hear a car go past. The little village of Durisdeer is very picturesque and all adds to a very calming environment.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet and the modern interior to an old cottage.
Liked least: Very low water pressure so it took a while to have a shower.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Laurfm
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect escape from city life”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I chose Ferndale Cottage on a random whim after initially planning on going abroad. The last time I went to Scotland was around 15 years ago and as my partner has never been to Scotland our decision was finally settled.
Ferndale is a lovely cottage with a twist of modern and quirky elements situated within the tranquility of the Scottish hills.

Although there is a microwave and a couple of hobs, there is no oven and the nearest shop is a good 10 minute drive so I would advise that you prepare yourself before arrival.

I will definitely recommend to others.

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seanyb333
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Little Retreat”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This is a fantastic place and just what you need to unwind and relax. I believe it is used as an art studio by some of the locals too so you know its well decorated. Durisdeer is near Thornhill and at the time of evening we arrived difficult to find. I was very happy with my choice of location when we did eventually get there. Remote with beautiful views!

I am a very picky trip adviser reviewer and would give the place a 5* rating however I would mention a few things I potentially would improve upon.

1) Electric shower - hmm pretty poor though perfectly usable. The place has perfect hot running water of the boiler which i had a great bath with. Just install a shower head off the mains and you have an awesome shower for your guest #justsaying

2) Its remote - great but make sure you bring provisions as Thornhill is 15 mins by car.

3) WiFi - its there, but as it is remote pretty poor and is only good for viewing a few web pages or getting your email

4) Bring a dvd player or laptop if your having a cozy night in as there isnt one provided.

5) The kitchen unit is very cute and well functioning but there is no oven just 2 ring hobs so bear this in mind when buying you dinner for the evening.

Overall its cracking and would return! Thanks Anne x

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Liked best: Remote and Cute
Liked least: Shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
7 Nov 2014
Thanks so much for your lovely words. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Ferndale and always try to take comments on board.
As an update, we will soon be refurbishing the bathroom and now have a DVD player for our guests to enjoy.
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