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Scaurbank Cottage, Thornhill, sleeps 4

A peaceful sanctuary on the wooded bank of Scaur Water in beautiful mid-Nithsdale, this red sandstone, detached cottage makes the perfect place for a holiday. A pleasant stroll along a riverside footpath l...

A peaceful sanctuary on the wooded bank of Scaur Water in beautiful mid-Nithsdale, this red sandstone, detached cottage makes the perfect place for a holiday. A pleasant stroll along a riverside footpath leads to the village of Penpont, whilst the attractive market town of Thornhill with its interesting shops and hotels lies 3 miles distant. Drumlanrig Castle - the county seat of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensbury, with its glorious parklands, gardens and unique art collections is 4 miles. The area is also famous for its connections with Robert Burns’ days as an exciseman. Fishing, walking, cycling, canoeing and wildlife spotting can all be found on the doorstep. Shop 1 mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove and door to patio area. Spacious simple beamed kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms; one double (5ft bed) and one twin, each with en-suite shower room, toilet, tiled floor and door to woodlands.


  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • M/wave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Freezer
  • Courtyard with patio and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steep banking to river in courtyard


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Customer Reviews of Scaurbank Cottage, Thornhill, sleeps 4

1st comment: Very comfortable warm cottage in a very quiet secluded location - a real ’get away from it all’. Welcoming and friendly with the added touch of a bottle of wine in the fridge, and fresh flowers - even in February! Would certainly go again. Feb 2012.

2nd comment: In a beautiful peaceful location the property had been restored to a very high standard and it was a pleasure to stay there. Sept 2010.

3rd comment: The cottage is secluded and would appeal to anyone wanting a peaceful and quiet setting. It might be useful to note that one has to park ones car in front of the owner’s house and carry ones cases down some garden steps or a long path to Scaurbank Cottage, and this may be difficult for some frail or elderly people. Sept 2010.

4th comment: The entire property was clean, fresh and comfortable. The exterior was well maintained and tidy. The only slight point I could make, and I stress it is a minor issue is that the kitchen is not well lit. The location is extremely peaceful and the owners welcoming. I would recommend this property to anyone seeking peace and quiet. May 2010.

5th comment: It was a luxury cottage and had everything we needed. April 2010.

6th comment: The heating was on all the time, the cottage was fitted out with everything we needed. Oct 2009.

7th comment: It should be pointed out that any luggage must be carried 100 metres or more over difficult ground, which could be a problem to some people. Sept 2009.

8th comment: Nice location in very good condition. Plenty of room and comfortable. July 2009.

9th comment: Spacious, well equipped, comfortable beds and bedding. Quiet location. July 2009.

10th comment: The area the cottage was in was superb, very quiet and secluded. The owners were extremely helpful and gave suggestions for walks, cycle routes, places to visit etc. The wildlife was wonderful and most of it on the doorstep. All in all excellent. Aug 2008.

11th Comment The cottage was definitely five star. We were so comfortable and will no doubt book for next year all being well. Nov 2008.

12th Comment Beautifully presented accommodation in a fantastically tranquil setting. June 2008.

13th Comment Excellent cottage, very peaceful and relaxing location. May 2008.

14th Comment The cottage was excellently presented with everything that we needed for a very comfortable holiday. The added extras such as wine that could be purchased added to the luxury. The walks from the doorstep meant that there was plenty to do at anytime of the year. Oct 2007.

15th Comment Beautiful, peaceful location. Oct 2007.

16th Comment Wonderful cottage, fantastic holiday. We really hope to come back! March 2007.

17th Comment Super holiday, great accommodation. Lovely people. Oct 2006.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SCCZ
  • HMG Ref: 1105614
  • Property Type: Detached Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 2
  • Features: Nearby Pub, Wood Burning Stove
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, Satellite, DVD player, Washing Machine, Shower, Bike Store, Barbecue
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 0
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