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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 13 August 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Abbey Green. Allan and Susan had thought of everything a visitor might need and left a wealth of information about the cottage, the village and the surrounding countryside. The guides and maps were extremely helpful. The beds were...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was our second short stay at this property and we enjoyed it even more than the first - helped by some fabulous weather which enable us to make good use of the secluded garden. This cottage is in a very convenient location with every...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

The location is perfect- a very picturesque village and the cottage is located right in the middle of the square. Beautiful ruined abbey, fabulous tea room serving snacks, light lunches and gorgeous cakes and the corn mill is well worth a visit. Abbey Green cottage...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Jill S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I stayed in Abbey Green for a few days over Hogmanay and it was the best self catering accommodation EVER! The host left us a gorgeous Victoria sponge too which was so lovely. The cottage is gorgeous! The beds are comfy and the fire in...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank ZappaMuffin
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Lovely cottage, lovely village, helpful people, ie ladies in the shop, waitresses in the tearoom, all first class, The cottage itself is well maintained by the owner, the garden and furniture really relaxing. Overall everything first class.

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Coastal517688
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Abbey Green for one full week in May/June 2017. We travelled to New Abbey for a wedding, but we also spent multiple days touring about the local area doing sightseeing and historic tours. The Green has been here for a...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank willymcghee
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Had our first stay at the cottage over a few days to visit family who live in the village. We were absolutely delighted with the premises, spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and a real home from home feel. The beds were comfortable, the decoration and maintenance...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank WainwrightBagger
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My main reason for the visit was to see my family who live in the village. We went on a lovely walk from Rockcliffe through the woods to another beach which I believe stared with a K. I also went to Moffat on my own,...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank valeriebruce
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2017
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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