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Abbey Green

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The Beautiful Conservation village of New Abbey, voted best small scottish village 2012.
The beautiful listed Abbey Green Cottage, loctaed in the heart of the village cobbled square.
Single bedroom
1 of 25The Beautiful Conservation village of New Abbey, voted best small scottish village 2012.
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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New Abbey is a historic village, located within a conservation area, within a national and regional scenic area. The Village won, best small village in Scotland 2012. It is truly a fantastic place to stay.The cottage it's self is located in the heart of the village in the picturesque cobbled square. The cottage is a grade c listed building and was totally restored in 2013/14. The house has been finished to a high standard, with a new kitchen, wet room, central heating, open fire and tasteful decoration throughout. The cottage has a main hall that leads to a double bedroom, single bedroom, wet room, kitchen/dinner and living room combined. The double room has a king sized zip and link bed that can be split into two single beds if required. Ideal for family's and parties of 3 sin... New Abbey is a historic village, located within a conservation area, within a national and regional scenic area. The Village won, best small village in Scotland 2012. It is truly a fantastic place to stay.The cottage it's self is located in the heart of the village in the picturesque cobbled square. The cottage is a grade c listed building and was totally restored in 2013/14. The house has been finished to a high standard, with a new kitchen, wet room, central heating, open fire and tasteful decoration throughout. The cottage has a main hall that leads to a double bedroom, single bedroom, wet room, kitchen/dinner and living room combined. The double room has a king sized zip and link bed that can be split into two single beds if required. Ideal for family's and parties of 3 single people who may wish their own bed.Parking is provided within the square in front of the cottage.Externally there is a brick built storage shed with a robust secure door, Bike maintenance stand and hose down facilities within it. The washing machine, tumble dryer and associated drying area is also provided within the outbuildings. The garden to the property is not behind the cottage, it lies down a short path to the side of the property, it is lovely and private and has the historic sweetheart abbey wall running along the eastern boundary of the garden, which it is southerly facing. The patio and associated furniture are located in the bottom corner of the garden to take full advantage of the shelter provided by the walls and capture the sun at the same time.There is a quiet country pub and a shop within the square, together with an award winning cafe just 300metres from the cottage, perfect for those who don't want to cook. The village shop is well stocked and you are able to get everything you need, including a nice bottle of wine.There are numerous walks that start from the square, ranging from gentle walks around woodlands and along the estuary, to the more demanding walks up to waterloo monument and Criffel, a hump-backed hill that at 1871 feet above sea level, it is the highest for miles around. Mabie forest walks and mountain bike tracks (one of the seven stanes) are within cycling distance of the cottage.New abbey really is a beautiful village, the famous corn-mill within the village is the main view from the living room of the cottage. On the edge of the village is the intriguing Sweetheart Abbey, the ruined Sweetheart Abbey, founded by Lady Devorgilla in 1273 to commemorate the death of her husband John Balliol. On her death she was laid next to her husband's embalmed heart and the monks named the abbey in memory of her. Also within the village is a doctors surgery, small play park, football pitch, antique shop, Shambellie walled garden and associated walks as displayed in our photo gallery.The village is on a main bus route, ideal for catching a bus to go for a night out in Dumfries. Little Italy, Casa Mia, Hullabaloo, and Cavens are excellent places to eat.There is also an award winning links golf course and beach located at Southerness, which is approximately 7 miles from the cottage. The coast is approximately 3 miles from the cottage and is peppered with beautiful beaches, some are stoney others have miles of golden sand. Best Sandy Beach is called Sandyhills approx 9 miles from the cottage.This cottage is ideally situated for couples, families, groups of mountain bikers, walkers, bird watchers, golfers and beach lovers.Once you arrive in New Abbey, you really would not need to get back into your car, until you are ready to go home again.We are a family run business and have very high standards, please read our reviews for our established holiday property, listed as Burnbrae Mill. You will see that we provide the best service possible and look after our guest, we want everyone's holiday to be perfect.I have lived in Dumfries and Galloway all my life and i have put together a information pack full of local tips. I have added post codes to the information pack to help you find your way around, if you have a sat nav, we have also put some maps and walking guides in the house to make life easier.Linen, towels, oil central heating, electric, washing up clothes, dish washer tablets, fairy and soap is provided at no additional cost.Coal for the fire can be purchased from the shop.If requested a cot and high chair can be provided free of charge, bedding for the cot must be provided by the guests. No Smoking is permitted within the cottage.STRICTLY NO PETS.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No smoking in the property and strictly no pets.
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About the Owner
Allan B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 19 August 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020

Lovely comfortable cottage which is very well equipped ,the laundry facilities meant we could travel light .It`s spotlessly clean accommodation of a very high standard and in a beautiful location. We had a very relaxing week touring around by car and walking , my husband...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank jdjdmitchell
Reviewed 11 July 2020

Had a brilliant time staying at Abbey Green. Needed somewhere clean, safe and comfortable for our first trip away since Lockdown. Super cosy cottage with everything we needed to make our stay extremely enjoyable while we were there. Hoping to return as New Abbey is...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank queenb50
Reviewed 29 October 2019

The cottage was perfect for a family of 3. It's very well equipped with everything we needed. The presentation of it is very good and clean throughout. The real fire is great for winter stays. There's a good shed for bike storage and parking off...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank DaveyGravy
Reviewed 3 September 2019

The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable and in an excellent location! Very convenient for the beach, cycling, walking or just relaxing in the sun trap of a garden.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 25 June 2019

Wonderful cottage, all modern facilities were provided. But still maintained it’s original features could not fault it, the garden was lovely and as we had quite good weather it was great place to sit, relax and enjoy the sun. As for New Abbey village it...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Getaway821027
Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

We first visited this lovely little cottage in 2014 and it's as clean and fresh now as it was 5 years ago. The kitchen is extremely well equipped including a dishwasher. Amazing in such a compact area. The double bed is so comfortable and the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank LincsHappytraveller
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This was our second trip to the cottage! and like the first time it didn't disappoint!! The cottage was clean warm & welcoming! and the weather was great as well Myself & Paula managed to make the lovely cake last until Saturday (4 days!!) Big...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank JOHN S
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Four years after our first stay we've been back to the super cottage. It was just as clean and fresh as our first visit. On our first visit the cottage was set-up for four people but this has been reduced to beds for three plus...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank LincsHappytraveller
Reviewed 26 August 2018

the cottage is in a great location for getting out and about to see the surrounding area. as for the cottage itself it is it is perfect with every thing you would need for your stay. when we arrived the owner had left us a...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Ched2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Heading out west from dumfries, just 8 miles along the Solway Coast Heritage Trail lies the pretty conservation village of New Abbey. The imposing Sweetheart Abbey is one of the highlight attractions in the region. The village is also home to a saw mill, two hotels, village shop and a coffee shop which offers excellent scones and refreshments. Also situated in the pretty village of New Abbey and under the care of Historic Scotland is a three-storey whitewashed mill building, built towards the end of the 18th century by the Stewarts of nearby Shambellie House. However, it is thought that it reaches back much later than that, perhaps to as early as the late 13th century, when the Cistercian monks established their monastery of Dulce Cor ('Sweet Heart' ) at the far end of the village; today...
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