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The Glen Farmhouse, Shawhead, Dumfries, sleeps 6

Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties have been refurbished to the highest standards. They are located in remote settings on the edge of the moors with delightful wood...

Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties have been refurbished to the highest standards. They are located in remote settings on the edge of the moors with delightful woodland walks and hillside trails up into forests or to the main estate which has the renowned Glenkiln Sculpture Walk - the world’s first collection of sculpture in a natural setting, with sculptures by Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein and Auguste Rodin. It is an area hugely popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes cycling trail is also close by. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore and many lovely gardens nearby as well for those seeking a slower pace of recreation.
The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor. Golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available close by, and there are tennis courts and swimming-pools in nearby Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dumfries. Many quaint villages await exploration including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William (known as the Machars of Galloway and presented with the Pride of Galloway award) and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish coast. A trip to Ireland from Stranraer also makes for a good day out. Dumfries, with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre, lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town (8 miles), is a traditional market town with shops specialising in local produce. There are also many beautiful beaches for holidaymakers to enjoy. Shop 5 miles, pub 5½ miles.


  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • W/machine
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • NB: Streams nearby


In its own peaceful and secluded valley with only sheep and cattle, this detached renovated farmhouse has wonderful views over open countryside. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with the renowned Glenkiln Statues walk nearby. Dumfries (8 miles) offers shops, restaurants, museums and theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with shops specialising in local produce. Many beautiful beaches along the Solway. NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles. Cycling, riding and fishing available. Pub 5 miles.

Large living room/study with open fire. Spacious well-equipped kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking) and wooden floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, and one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with claw-foot bath, toilet and wooden floor.


  • Open fire - fuel inc
  • Partial underfloor heating
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Oil Aga inc
  • Combi m/wave oven/grill
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • ½-acre natural unspoilt woodland
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Fenced stream in woodland


Note: The Glen Farmhouse Ref SGGX can be booked with The Granary Ref SPPC to sleep up to 8 people

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Customer Reviews of The Glen Farmhouse, Shawhead, Dumfries, sleeps 6

1st comment: We loved this cottage so much that we will be returning as soon as we can. It is so comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing break. The house is lovely and clean and beautifully decorated. We didn’t want to leave! Sept 2011.

2nd comment: A wonderful holiday house - a pleasure to stay there. It would have been nice to have information readily available about the various sculptures in the valley - we only found out more via internet. No internet at the house. Aug 2011.

3rd comment: A very luxurious farmhouse, with a fantastic big kitchen and 2 sitting rooms. Great for families as its sound proof! Castle Douglas is a lovely foodie town nearby with a park and swings too. We really enjoyed the statues walks as did out 18 month old son. Though I recommend an off road buggy or carry pack. July 2011.

4th comment: This is a beautiful home situated on a lovely property. July 2011.

5th comment: Lovely, lots of space, furnished to a very high standard and well equipped. May 2010.

6th comment: Beautiful property with all the necessary equipment. Warm and comfortable in an idyllic setting. April 2010.

7th comment: Beautiful fixtures and fittings, no expense spared. Very stylish. Very aspirational, wish my own home was more like this cottage. Feb 2010.

8th comment: Very high standard of fixtures and fittings sympathetic to the age and character of the original house. Comfortable and luxurious accommodation. Feb 2010.

9th comment: Loved the kitchen and the fact that it was so well equipped (all types of crockery and cooking utensils of the highest quality brands) and the mattresses in the bedrooms were the best. Loved the interior design throughout. Nov 2009.

10th comment: Great house, would recommend to friends. Expect to cook, there didn’t seem to be many local eateries. But the aga was great!!. Just like the photos. Great place to spend time-would be great in winter too. Lots of space. Aug 2009.

11th Comment Everything about this property and its setting is brilliant and its remoteness adds to its charm. Sept 2009.

12th Comment Top quality furnishings. High quality all around. July 2009.

13th Comment Second time at this house. A very special location. March 2009.

14th Comment Excellent accommodation, a very light, airy and spacious property. Nicely furnished and well stocked with essentials such as cleaning products - everything you need to wine, dine and relax! March 2008.

15th Comment The property was beautiful and given the weather we had, it was lovely to be in such a warm comfortable house! Oct 2008.

16th Comment Beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Stunning views. Exceptionally warm and comfortable property. Dec 2008.

17th Comment Excellent spacious property. Oct 2008.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SGGX
  • HMG Ref: 1107844
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps Suit: 6
  • Features: Open Fire, Enclosed Garden, Spring Fed Water
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, DVD player, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Bike Store
  • Location Features: Secluded
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 3 Cars
  • Pets: 0
  • Nearby Castle

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