Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these cottages have enviable dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Crofts Cottage adjoins another property, is on two levels and also has shared use of a welcoming garden in which to relax. Arkland Mill stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summer house and its own bridge over the stream. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with fishing available on a nearby estate loch. Dumfries lies just 10 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within the easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 3 miles.
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- Video (except STTZ)
- Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
- Natural spring water supply
- No smoking
- NB: Stream in grounds
Two steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with open fire. Fitted kitchen with door to garden. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.
- Open fire - logs inc
- Wood-burning stove - fuel inc
- Shared large garden with patio and furniture. NB: Stream with bridge in garden.
Customer Reviews of Gardener's Cottage, Crocketford - sleeps 4
1st comment: Understandibly dogs on leads, bit tricky but worth it! Our Westie loved it, the grounds were beautiful! June 2012.
2nd comment: A fabulous fairytale cottage, inside and out, this is a real treat. Fabric/furnishings were spotlessly clean and comfy. A real haven for wildlife in a gorgeous part of the country. July 2011.
3rd comment: The cottage, garden, weather and wildlife on the estate made our short break in Scotland perfect. What better way to start your day than having breakfast in the garden watching the red squirrels (take some hazel nuts with you). What better way to end the day, drink in hand, relaxing in front of a roaring fire. April 2011.
4th comment: We found the situation exceptionally good, in estate woodland, close to the main house on rising ground with extensive views to the south and west. We found access easy and trouble-free and the cottage itself very comfortable and well appointed. We appreciated the red squirrels, kites, woodland birds and the occasional hare and that the loudest sounds were the farmers quad bike, plus sheepdog (not barking!), the constant music of the rocky stream running through the garden and the occasional pheasant call. No doubt the rabbits could be a pest to the vegetable grower. Overall we loved the place and would recommend it to anyone likely to appreciate unpretentious comfort, decorative good taste, peace and quiet, and the country estate setting. March 2011.
5th comment: A wonderful cottage, we have already talked about going back, the wild life is amazing we stayed in January but the cottage was warm and cosy. Jan 2011.