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Allanton Mill Cottage

View from bottom garden looking at cottage gable end including balcony and waterfall
34 reviews
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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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Auldgirth, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Converted water mill, the original beams are back in situ and all the stone walls are original. Ideal for small groups or families looking for a self catering holiday in Dumfries & Galloway. We can accommodate maximum of 5 guests in 2 bedrooms. 1 Room has a king size bed and the other a double along with an additional single if required for 5th guest.

Allanton Mill is a high quality self catering holiday cottage in a converted former water mill dating back to 1739 near Auldgirth (approx 1 mile), Dumfries, which originally housed the grain drying ovens, mill stones and mechanics for the milling of local crops.

Set in a stunning rural location with great country pursuits on the doorstep, Allanton Mill is perfect for both small groups or families looking for a countryside break, with Dumfries and Thornhill just a short drive away. Clos...
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About the Owner, JEANNETTE B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 47 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL205215
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago for a stay in March 2018

Superbly well furnished and equipped cottage. Ultra comfortable bed (so important on holiday). Great location for all kinds of activities - cycling, hill walking, wildlife, coast, castles, forests, mountains, shopping....... I could go on, so much to do in this area. Lovely peaceful surroundings and views. Great outside areas - patio and balcony. The best hosts who will help you...

Management response:

Delighted that your holiday was such a success. Thank you for sharing your experience of Allanton Mill Cottage and the area.


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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Perfect getaway. Clean, comfy, warm, exceptionally well equipped, good communication and friendly helpful interactions with the owner. It will be hard to beat. Even in poor weather and out of season there's plenty to do from here.Thank you we hope to return

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Thank you for your kind comments, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. J


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Dave M
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

A superb converted property which is very comfortable in a lovely rural setting but accessible to the whole Dumfries & Galloway countryside.. Amenities were super and included some lovely touches including lots of very helpful information and advice from the owner (Jeanette) who was very helpful and friendly but not at all intrusive.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 King
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
GBP 585
24 Mar 2018 -
30 Mar 2018
7 nights
GBP 353
31 Mar 2018 -
6 Apr 2018
7 nights
GBP 533
7 Apr 2018 -
13 Apr 2018
7 nights
GBP 533
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Short breaks and more flexible bookings may be available in low season. Please contact us and we will see what we can do to accommodate you. Bookings run from Saturday 3 p.m. to following Saturday at 10 a.m.
Price includes electricity, underfloor heating, logs, linen and towels.
Check availability or inquire about a booking online or contact us if you have any questions.
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About the neighbourhood
Set in a stunning rural location with great country pursuits on the doorstep, Allanton Mill is perfect for both small groups or families looking for a countryside break, with Dumfries and Thornhill just a short drive away. Close to the former home of famous Poet Robert Burns, Ellisland Farm, which is now a popular museum and visitor attraction. Popular Solway coast destinations such as Criffel peak, Sandy Hills, Rockcliffe, Kippford and Kirkcudbright are within easy reach by car, as are well known castles, such as Drumlanrig, Morton and Caerlaverock. There are many cycle routes close by including 5 of the 7stanes mountain bike trails and numerous wonderful walks including Glenkiln where you can walk amongst Henry Moore and Rodin sculptures, the Mabie, Ae and Galloway Forests with huge loch... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow: 90.0 km
Railway: Dumfries: 12.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 90.0 km
Fly to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle airports - Cheap flights available to all these airports, where Car hire available is available from all the main car hire companies at the airports. Make sure you reserve before flying. For driving details see our web site click on contact page and see map details or contact Jeannette who will always help with directions.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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