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Stable Cottage, Crocketford - sleeps 2

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these cottages have enviable dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian hills beyond. Accessed alon...

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these cottages have enviable dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Crofts Cottage adjoins another property, is on two levels and also has shared use of a welcoming garden in which to relax. Arkland Mill stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summer house and its own bridge over the stream. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with fishing available on a nearby estate loch. Dumfries lies just 10 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within the easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 3 miles.


  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • TV
  • Video (except STTZ)
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
  • Parking
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in grounds


Step to entrance. Living/dining room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor and modern fitted kitchen area with door to garden. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.


  • Open fire - logs inc
  • Radio/CD
  • M/wave
  • Shared large garden with patio and furniture
  • Easy walking access (step to entrance). NB: Stream with bridge in garden


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Customer Reviews of Stable Cottage, Crocketford - sleeps 2

1st comment: The photographs do not do justice to the cottage. It is in the most beautiful location, quiet and peaceful with the most stunning walks just outside the door. Central to places further afield. The cottage itself is decorated to a high standard with everything you need. The place is extremely comfortable. The bed is the most comfortable we have slept in away from home. Bathroom, contains bath as well as shower. The kitchen is modern and very up to date. The log fire makes it even more special.High beams in living areas.Even the dog loved it. Oct 2011.

2nd comment: Lovely cosy cottage for two...lots of red squirrels, in middle of a wood with stream running past. Real log fire. Full amenities. We will be returning regularly. Sept 2011.

3rd comment: Quaint property in quiet and beautiful location. Blessed with amazing weather during this stay. Fantastic holiday. May 2011.

4th comment: This property is home from home with comfortable furniture and bed all equipment clean and good quality, a lovely place to relax and enjoy the area. April 2011.

5th comment: The location was picturesque and allowed us to relax into our holiday. The cottage had a great homely feel. Oct 2010.

6th comment: And ideal secluded cottage, with a lovely open outlook to the countryside. Sept 2010.

7th comment: The peace and quiet at the cottage is wonderful. An excellent spot to unwind and feel rejuvenated. July 2010.

8th comment: Quiet and peaceful surroundings Oct 2009.

9th comment: Quiet - warm - clean. Oct 2009.

10th comment: Stables Cottage is beautiful. The location is perfect for a really restful holiday. The standard of fittings is very good and the accommodation very comfortable. Highly recommended. Aug 2009.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: UUD
  • HMG Ref: 1100596
  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 1
  • Sleeps Suit: 2
  • Features: Open Fire, Spring Fed Water, Easy Walking Access
  • Facilities: TV, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 1
  • Nearby Castle

    • Threave Castle

      Massive tower house on an island which was the home of Black Douglas in the C15th until 1455. Managed by Historic Scotland and excellent example of the mediaeval castle architects art.

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