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Kennel Cottage, nr Gretna Green - Sleeps 4

Situated on the Scottish Borders, not far from Gretna, lies the elegant mansion of Springkell with extensive landscaped gardens. Built for the Maxwell family, proprietors of the Barony of Kirkconnel and Sp...

Situated on the Scottish Borders, not far from Gretna, lies the elegant mansion of Springkell with extensive landscaped gardens. Built for the Maxwell family, proprietors of the Barony of Kirkconnel and Springkell since 1610, the original Georgian centre of the house was erected in 1730 and the house and stables were extended in 1830. These two holiday cottages (SQQY and SRRA), situated in the grounds of Springkell Estate, have been renovated to a high standard and offer a peaceful retreat. Ideally located to explore the beauty of Dumfries and Galloway and Scotland’s Border country - a land of peace and tranquillity, steeped in history, with imposing castles, elegant abbeys, stately mansions and dramatic ruins. Picturesque towns and villages are set in a landscape of rolling hills, wild moorland and meandering rivers. Ramble the moors and hills, discover the unspoilt coastline, fish the rivers and lochans, ride the bridleways, play the fairways or take a mountain bike challenge. Visit the various museums, workshops and galleries. The historic cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached within an hour. Shops and pubs 1 to 4 miles.


  • Elec, bed linen and towels inc
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • M/wave
  • Freezer
  • Shared 400-acre grounds
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds


Living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.


  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Oil CH inc (Oct-Mar £25pw)
  • TV
  • W/machine
  • Walled garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store


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Customer Reviews of Kennel Cottage, nr Gretna Green - Sleeps 4

1st comment: A stunning cottage in a stunning location, just the place to re-charge one’s batteries! March 2012.

2nd comment: Beautiful cottage, more matches would’ve been helpful. Excellent facilities for children and babies. Would go back. Feb 2012.

3rd comment: It was lovely, quiet and relaxing, out of the way but not remote. The property had everything we needed and nicely presented. It was fantastic to walk out of the cottage and onto the grounds of such a beautiful house and well kept estate, acres of space to walk with our dog. There is no internet or phone signal at the property but this just made it more appealling to us. Feb 2012.

4th comment: A delightful cottage with a very high standard of furnishings. Peaceful exclusive location on a country estate, yet only 5 mins from the motorway. Very well equipped and a stone’s throw from shopping at Gretna, tourist attractions, castles and the sea. We highly recommend a break at Kennel Cottage. Oct 2011.

5th comment: Good if you want a very quiet holiday. Not much to do in winter, however great countryside walks and views. Great to get away from it all. Enjoyed our stay and would go back and recommend to a friend. Oct 2011.

6th comment: An excellent property in a beautiful location - would like to visit again in the summertime. Sept 2011.

7th comment: Kennel Cottage is set in a beautiful location, miles from anywhere. Its really well appointed, clean and cosy. Great for kids and dogs as the nearest road is about one mile away. Would highly recommend the property. Aug 2011.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SRRA
  • HMG Ref: 1109226
  • Property Type: Detached Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 4
  • Features: Wood Burning Stove, Enclosed Garden
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Bike Store
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 2
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