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Martha's Shore Cottage, Glencaple - Sleeps 6

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ...

Peacefully set with panoramic views over countryside to the Nith Estuary, these detached, single-storey holiday cottages have their own garden and have been furnished and equipped to the STB’s ‘4 Star’ standard. Conheath Gatelodge is a traditional Georgian cottage with many original features, whilst Martha’s Shore Cottage was an original fisherman’s cottage dating back to 1700 - generations of Martha’s artistic family lived here and her father was the stone mason for the farm estate, and cut stone for the owner’s farmhouse. There are lovely riverside walks from the door with abundant birds and wildlife to spot. There are many quiet roads ideal for cycling, and excellent wildfowl salt-marshes surrounding Caerlaverock Castle, 3 miles away. Solway Firth is easily accessible. Dumfries, 3 miles, has good shopping, restaurants, cinema and sports facilities. Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, castles and nature reserves within easy reach. Shop/P.O. and good village pub ½ mile.


  • Open fire or wood-burning stove – fuel inc
  • Full oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc
  • H/chair
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Properties are close to the estuary


A cottage with magnificent views over the Solway Estuary from one side. Ramp to entrance. Large living room with wood-burning stove and patio doors to garden. Well-equipped fitted kitchen/dining room. Utility. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet and one with en-suite wet room and toilet equipped for disabled. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.


  • T/cot
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • Wheelchair access


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Customer Reviews of Martha's Shore Cottage, Glencaple - Sleeps 6

1st comment: This was our third visit to Martha’s Shore and as always, we found the property in perfect order with various welcome extras provided by the very friendly owner. The location is beautiful and the surrounding area holds much of interest. We certainly plan to return again next year. May 2012.

2nd comment: This cottage is fantastic. Superb, riverside location, very nicely furnished and very well equipped plus little extras to make it the best cottage we have stayed in. We enjoyed watching the river and warming up by the log-burning fire - perfect! March 2012.

3rd comment: This is an excellent cottage in a fabulous location - ideal for anyone seeking a quiet picturesque spot. Fantastic wildlife on the doorstep, and well pcaed to visit WWT Caerlaverock as well as the Castle and of course nearby Dumfries. Highly recommended. Nov 2011.

4th comment: We enjoyed our holiday very much, the owner of the cottage was very friendly and helpful, we’d book a holiday there again. July 2011.

5th comment: Excellent facilities for wheelchair user - difficult to find such properties! June 2011.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SAAE
  • HMG Ref: 1100955
  • Property Type: Detached Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps Suit: 6
  • Features: Wood Burning Stove, Easy Walking Access
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Telephone, Bike Store, Barbecue
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 1
  • Nearby Castle

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