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The Cheese House Self Catering Cottage

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1 Bedroom , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Auldgirth, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
A warm friendly welcome awaits you at The Cheese House self-catering cottage, ideal for couples and families of up to four. Enjoy a peaceful break on our organic working farm, set amid the stunning scenery of Dumfries and Galloway.

The Cheese House comprises of an ensuite family room with double bed and bunk beds, a living/ dining room, a fully fitted kitchen and another bathroom. The bedroom has a wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside tables, towel rail and digital television. Beds are made up for your arrival and towels and additional bedding are provided. The Cheese House has central heating so is lovely and warm.

The living/ dining room has a four seater dining table, a digital television with DVD player and a selection of DVDs, a sofa and a single bed (for added sleeping capacity). The fully fitted kitchen is designed to meet al...
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Listing #HL5626095
About the Owner
Zan K
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The farmhouse (where my husband and I stay) is located directly opposite the Cheese House, so we are available to welcome you to the property and answer any queries you may have during your stay.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reviewed 30 July 2018

My sister and I had a lovely stay here! The cottage was well furnished with everything we needed and was very comfortable. Our hosts were friendly and informative without being intrusive. We absolutely loved how we were able to interact with all the animals!

Thank AAMcH
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Loved every minute.Our two dogs enjoyed the walks down the lane and we enjoyed the peace and quiet.Made to feel welcome from the start.

Thank David B
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Dogs are welcome providing that they are not left in the property unattended and that they are kept on a lead
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    1 Bunk
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About the neighbourhood
The quiet and tranquil nature of the scenic area is superb for walking. We have a walking leaflet with a series of seven walks, varying in difficulty and length, which start from the cottage door. The quiet roads are also superb for cyclists. The unspoilt nature of the area is ideal for a variety of wildlife species to thrive. In the countryside surrounding the cottage you can spot red squirrels, roe deer, buzzards and red kites. We are close to the Dark Skies Galloway Forest Park and therefore the cottage is ideally located for star gazing. There are plenty of nature reserves in the area too, the Wildlife and Wetland Trust at Caerlaverock and RSPB Mersehead are close by. Esk Rigg at Lockerbie is the best place to be guaranteed to see red squirrels and the Red Kite Trail at Laurieston, where the kites are fed every day at two o'clock, is a must see. There is lots to do in the area for families. Drumlanrig Castle is a fun day out for the whole family with a beautiful stately castle, adventure playground, and walking and cycling routes through the forest. At Cream O' Galloway, where delicious ice cream is made, you can watch the cows being milked, climb up the viewing tower or zoom down the flying fox. Locally, Thornhill is an attractive town with free parking and lovely independent shops including the 101, Tag and Voila for fashion; Thomas Tosh and Memories for gifts; and A Taste of Galloway and John G Renicks Butcher for great locally produced foods. Ellisland Farm, home of the famous poet Robert Burns, is a popular museum nearby where Burns wrote some of his best known poems including Tam O' Shanter. Here you can enjoy the peaceful setting, guided tours and riverside walk. In Dumfries you can also visit his house which is now a museum and also the Robert Burns Centre. There are several local golf courses (Thornhill and Sanquhar) and links courses (Powfoot and Southerness) nearby. The cottage is 4km from the River Nith, one of Scotland's most productive rivers, where salmon and sea trout can be caught. The 7Stanes mountain biking trails are also easily accessible from the cottage. Kirkcudbright is the regions artists town where many of the Glasgow Boys lived and worked in the early twentieth century, today it is a thriving art community with several galleries and shops. In the immediate vicinity, Lucianne Lassalle's studio at Wallaceton offers classes throughout the year. The Spring Fling, held on the last weekend in May, covers the length and breadth of the region and is Scotland's leading visual art and craft open studio event. There are several regional festivals, including the Newton Stewart Walking Festival in May, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival also in May, The Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival in June, the Wickerman Festival in July, and the Lockerbie Jazz Festival in September.
Getting around
The best way to enjoy the area and make the most of the activities on offer is via car, we have plenty of free parking.
How to get there
We would recommend that guests staying in the Cheese House have access to a car as there is no public transport direct to the property. Please see the directions below for how to find the cottage: By Car: From the South: Take the A75 to Dumfries and then the A76 towards Kilmarnock. Approximately six miles from Dumfries turn left off the A76 at the Auldgirth Barbecue Pit. (We are three miles from the A76 - follow signs in the shape of sheep). Take your first right, second left towards Glenmidge, next right, right again and Low Kirkbride Farm is the first farm on your left. By Car: From the North: Take the M74 south. Exit at junction 14 taking the A702 towards Elvanfoot and Thornhill. After approximately 15 miles turn left onto the A76, go through Thornhill. After six miles turn off the A76 at Auldgirth towards Dunscore. (We are three miles from the A76 - follow signs in the shape of sheep). Take your first right, second left towards Glenmidge, next right, right again and Low Kirkbride Farm is the first farm on your left. . If you would prefer to fly and hire a car, Glasgow Airport is 74 miles from the Cheese House, Edinburgh Airport is 89 miles from the property, and Newcastle International Airport is 97 miles away. Alternatively, Dumfries train station is 12 miles away.
Airport: Glasgow Airport: 140.0 km
Railway: Dumfries Train Station: 19.0 km
Ferry: Cairnryan (near Stranraer): 109.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km
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