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Glen View, Nr Dumfries, sleeps 6

Peacefully situated within Dunscore Glen, these two detached properties, both furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, offer panoramic views over open countryside. Nestling in the heart of the Dumf...

Peacefully situated within Dunscore Glen, these two detached properties, both furnished and equipped to an excellent standard, offer panoramic views over open countryside.
Nestling in the heart of the Dumfriesshire countryside, there is extensive walking throughout the shared 300-acre grounds and the opportunity to watch deer, birds of prey and owls in their natural surroundings.
Local attractions include Drumlanrig Castle, the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and has a superb art collection, beautiful gardens and extensive country park. Nearby is Thornhill with shops, hotels and an 18-hole golf course, Mabie Farm Park with quad bikes, trampolines and astro turf slides.
Dumfries, dating back 800 years, has connections with the poet Robert Burns, and activities include Camera Obscura, cinemas, skating and swimming.
Further south is the remote triangular-shaped Caerlaverock Castle which dates back to 1270, with its mighty gatehouse and moat, and a nearby nature reserve. Amongst the protected salt marsh and mud flats there are many well-situated birdwatchers’ hides, which offer the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the rare natterjack toad or one of the thousands of barnacle geese which return in the winter.
The nearby Galloway Forest Park is famed for off-road cycling and walking with the Seven Stanes and National Cycle Network also passing nearby. Watersports available at Loch Ken.
The Solway Coast has many varied towns with art, craft and antique shops.
Throughout this whole area there are great opportunities for walking, golfing, riding and fishing - exclusive salmon and sea trout fishing on private water by arrangement. Shop 3 miles.


  • Elec and full oil underfloor CH (ground floor only in UYW), bed linen and towels inc
  • Combi m/wave oven/grill
  • D/washer
  • Shared 300-acre natural unspoilt woodland
  • Natural spring water supply (borehole)
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access
  • No children under 5 except babies under 9 mths
  • NB: Unfenced pond in woodland


Step to entrance. Spacious living/dining room, wood-burning stove, beamed vaulted ceiling and well-equipped modern kitchen area with tiled floor. Utility room. Sun room. Double bedroom (with 5ft bed). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom (with 5ft bed), TV and walk-in wardrobe. Shower room with toilet.


  • Wood-burning stove – logs inc
  • TV
  • Video (small library)
  • Washer/dryer
  • Freezer
  • Large garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)


Note: Glen View can be booked with Foxwood SFFF

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Customer Reviews of Glen View, Nr Dumfries, sleeps 6

1st comment: This was one of the best self-catering properties we have ever stayed in. The location whilst a bit from the beaten track was fantastic, peaceful a tranquil haven. My husband now aspires to finding something similar to live in permanently! Oct 2011.

2nd comment: The cottage is in an excellent location in it’s own clearing in the woods with a good selection of wildlife all around, one of the most beautiful settings we have ever visited which added nicely to the overall holiday experience. May 2011.

3rd comment: Wonderful place to go to. Distress, wind down, re-charge the batteries. Total home-from-home. April 2011.

4th comment: Lovely cottage in a wonderful setting. Aug 2010.

5th comment: It was luxury standard accommodation in a beautiful quiet country setting. All appliances where included and everything worked. We loved the location and really enjoyed our stay. May 2010.

6th comment: This accommodation is stunning, beautifully decorated and furnished. Lovely quiet location but you do have to like being isolated as there is nothing around you but trees. April 2010.

7th comment: Beautiful cottage in remote but easily accessible location. Spacious and very comfortable accommodation. Fantastic opportunity to see lots of wildlife. March 2010.

8th comment: Probably the best holiday house in which we have stayed. July 2009.

9th comment: Fabulous accommodation and location - did not want to leave at all. March 2009.

10th comment: Secluded and stunning - this is the perfect country getaway for those travelers seeking higher than normal standards in accommodation. We hope to return!. This property is prepared and equipped to an amazing standard. The kitchen, in particular, is very well stocked with crockery and cutlery. There is *nothing* about the property that can be improved in my opinion. This is a superb house (it’s far too large to be described as a cottage) and you will not be disappointed! July 2009.

11th Comment This is the second time we have used this property and the property and surroundings were as wonderful as ever and the owners were great. Fantastic holiday. Dec 2008.

12th Comment The cottage was first class, decorated and furnished to a very high standard. June 2008.

13th Comment This property is of a high standard and in a secluded position. Wonderful views and wildlife to enjoy. A real getaway from busy life, a great tonic. June 2008.

14th Comment The secluded location of this property is ideal for people who genuinely want to get away and enjoy peace and tranquility. If and when you choose to go and explore the surrounding areas there’s loads to do and see. The local people are VERY friendly and welcoming without exception. Aug 2008.

15th Comment It was perfect. Jan 2008.

16th Comment The cottage was better than excellent. Oct 2007.

17th Comment It was an absolute delight. March 2007.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: UYW
  • HMG Ref: 1100600
  • Property Type: Detached
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps Suit: 4
  • Features: Wood Burning Stove, Enclosed Garden, Spring Fed Water, Easy Walking Access
  • Facilities: TV, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 3 Cars
  • Pets: 0
  • Nearby Castle

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