Townhead Mill. Thornhill, sleeps 8

Nestled in the hills, this restored 18th century watermill enjoys superb panoramic views of the Nith Valley. Originally a a silver fox ranch, this property offers first class accommodation for parties of u...
Property Reference: W40646 Sleeps: 8 Week rental Starts: Saturday Pets: 3

Spectacular views

Nestled in the hills, this restored 18th century watermill enjoys superb panoramic views of the Nith Valley. Originally a a silver fox ranch, this property offers first class accommodation for parties of up to 8, and retains many original features including the water wheel.

A large games room, including a pool table and table tennis facilities, provides on-site entertainment whilst the local golf club attracts the more energetic holidaymaker.

Fishing facilities are available in surrounding lochs and the River Nith, whilst it is an extremeley popular location for walking amd cycling enthusiasts. Visit Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens, Ellisland Farm, the farmhouse built by Robert Burns containing many exhibits, or simply stroll into Thornhill village (2.5 miles).

Shop, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

Ground floor: Games room with twin beds and patio doors. First floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, both with additional single, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Elec cooker. W/machine. D/washer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Balcony. Portable BBQ. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table. Natural water supply from spring. NB: Water feature in grounds

Nearest Location in Guide:

Dumfries Thornhill

Customer Reviews of Townhead Mill. Thornhill, sleeps 8

1st comment: This was our fourth time love it will be back lots more, walks are lovely sheep everywhere, lovely town and the cottage is lovely and cosy. Feb 2012.

2nd comment: Wonderful house, wonderful hosts! we could not of asked for a nicer place for our honeymoon. The property was beyond excellent, highly recommend... will visit again. Pictures dont do it justice!! Nov 2011.

3rd comment: Beautiful location with excellent views. Very spacious. July 2011.

4th comment: beautiful cottage inside and out, gardens stunning, loved the stream running through it.The views are breath taking from the cottage. Great fun playing pool in the games room. Its the best cottage we’ve stopped in and will certainly return. Brilliant holiday and great for dog owners. Our dog had a great hol. April 2011.

5th comment: Very clean comfortable property, just like being at home, everything was provided. In good location, great local village with amenities. Plenty of local walks, and great scenery, both from cottage and short distances away. Good for dogs, although, the owners dogs scale the walls into your property, so, if your dog isn’t used to other dogs, be aware of this. April 2011.

6th comment: Excellent views, owners are very friendly and even took the kids on walks with them and their dogs. It’s the second visit we have done there and was just as nice as we remembered it. Aug 2010.

7th comment: Veiws were excellant, games room good. April 2010.

8th comment: Very spacious property with fabulous views. Loads of good walking in the area. Peaceful and quiet place to unwind. April 2010.

9th comment: Townhead Mill is comfortable, warm, peaceful and beautifully furnished. Obviously the games room added the final touch of holiday magic, providing a complete change of activity after walking all day. Mar 2010.

10th comment: Beautiful views from the property. Visited swimming pool in Dumfries, the kids loved it, we also visited many nearby castles. July 2009.

11th Comment The Mill was really spacious with excellent facilities. May 2009.

12th Comment Once more we had a fantastic holiday at Townhead Mill. There is nothing better then waking up in the morning to stunning views of the hills and the sound of the sheep we will be back again next year. April 2009.

13th Comment Fantastic property, really well thought-out. Would definitely go back. May 2009.

14th Comment Townhead Mill is a wonderful property. The accommodation is lovely and the views are fantastic. Our two boys (aged 10yrs and 14yrs) thoroughly enjoyed their stay - having the games facilities and the space to chill was great for them. Because of where the Mill is situated you can easily drive to many places of interest which the whole family will enjoy. Likewise Thornhill town centre is only a short drive away and has a variety of shops and amenities. August 2009 was our second visit to the Mill - the boys each brought a friend this year and all four children had a brilliant time irrespective of the weather conditions. Aug 2009.

15th Comment If you want a holiday where you can just ’chill out’ and forget the world for a while, this is the place to be. Set on the side of a hill with extensive views of the valley, there was little to disturb our weary selves but for the lambs entertaining us from the safety of the adjacent field. We had a wonderful time at this cottage and we are sure to visit again soon. April 2008.

16th Comment It was really nice, that when we had a power cut, that the owners came straight round to make sure we were all ok and set us up with candles and a camping stove just in case. That to us was thoughtfulness you don’t always find so it was really refreshing to find. April 2008.

17th Comment A fantastic location for a relaxing break. Property and views excellent. March 2008.

18th Comment Excellent property. Jan 2008.

19th Comment The Mill is in a perfect setting with glorious walks, and the perfect spot to explore more of Scotland. The Mill itself is well furnished, and provides plenty of home comforts and more. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and would return. Aug 2007.

Contact Information

Property Type

Detached Converted Farm/Industrial

Number of Bedrooms:



Enclosed Garden, Games Room, Spring Fed Water


TV, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Barbecue


For 3 Cars

Sleeps Suit: