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Historical cottage converted from Old Smithy

Old Smithy Cottage
Very good
13 reviews
Old Smithy Cottage
Old Smithy Back Yard
Living Room
Kitchen Area
Dining Area
Family Bathroom
Double Room
Twin Room
Walks around Glenmidge
Garden for Old Smithy
Owners House
Hamish and Margaret
Grape picking at Glenmidge
Salmon from the Nith
River Nith views to Thornhill
The Old Smithy
Sunset at Kippford
Old Smithy Garden
Red Squirrels are in abundence and can be seen from the cottage window
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Auldgirth, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Come and enjoy our 18th century traditional cosy Galloway stone cottage, nestled in a small hamlet, in the Nith Valley, 8 miles north of Dumfries. The area offers peace and tranquility in gorgeous, countryside where there is an abundance of wildlife, even get close to the now rare red squirrel. Walks and cycle trails start right at the cottage door. Maps are provided. Drive for miles on traffic free roads.

The local River Nith is 2 miles away, with it's tributaries which are famous for trout, sea trout and salmon. Permits are available locally. Rainbow trout and course fishing are also available. Other activities include golf, horse-riding, pottery, painting, bird watching, bee-keeping (Help or watch the owner produce his very own honey), quad biking, sailing, museums, castles and more, not forgetting the tea room trail!
Listing #HL151848
About the Owner
Margaret & Hamish S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviews (13)

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We had a lovely time at the Old Smithy. The cottage had everything we needed - and more! It was set in beautiful surroundings and the sight and sound of the burn was very relaxing. Margaret and Hamish welcomed us with some homemade honey and...More

Thank WendyBPM
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2018


Hamish S, VR Owner at Historical cottage converted from Old Smithy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018


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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We have spent our third holiday with Margaret and Hamish and as alway we were made so welcome. Hamish as alway full of information about fishing in the area which is always very helpful. Weather this year was fantastic, can't wait to return soon.

Thank GwenW525
Hamish S, VR Owner at Historical cottage converted from Old Smithy, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your review, you were perfect guests as always

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Only 2 max well behaved pets allowed , not allowed on beds or furniture
House easy access and all one level .
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
₹ 4,099
£ 46
₹ 4,099
£ 46
₹ 31,185
£ 350
₹ 71,281
£ 800
3 Jun 2018 -
29 Sep 2018
3 nights
₹ 4,455
£ 50
₹ 4,455
£ 50
₹ 31,185
£ 350
30 Sep 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
Low Season
3 nights
₹ 4,099
£ 46
₹ 4,099
£ 46
₹ 17,820
£ 200
22 Dec 2018 -
28 Dec 2018
7 nights
₹ 5,346
£ 60
₹ 5,346
£ 60
₹ 31,185
£ 350
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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late 3 night deal may be available in high season,
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About the neighbourhood
Set in stunning location with great country pursuits on the doorstep. The Old Smithy is popular with young and old alike. We are one of the very few dark Sky ares in Dumfries and Galloway so star gazing is popular in Glenmidge Thornhill is a lovely little town close by with wide streets and plenty free parking Further on is Drumlanrig Castle home of the Buccleugh Family with famous art collection, Children's activity centre ,also miles of marked trails for walking or cycling . Up a beautiful valley is Durrisdeer Church with its famous Marble Statues don't miss afternoon teas on Sunday .Take in Wanlock Head The highest village in Scotland ,also lead mining Museum and Gold Panning Ellisland Farm is also close by home of our famous poet Robert Burns with its museum ,visitor cen... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow / Edinburgh: 114.0 km
Railway: Dumfries: 17.0 km
Contact owner for full travel details . We are 1hr drive from Glasgow and 1.5 from Edinburgh. From the North - travel on M74/A74. At junction 14, take the A702 for A76/Thornhill. Join the A76 at Carronbridge, continue till you reach Auldgirth. At shop turn right signed Dunscore/Penpont, follow sign for Glenmidge. From South - travel on M6. At junction 22, take the A75 for Dumfries/Stranraer, Continue on A75 until reaching roundabout signed for A76 Thornhill/Kilmarnock. Take the A76, Auldgirth is 7 miles north. At the shop turn left signed Dunscore/Penpont, follow sign for Glenmidge.We are in the Nith valley 2 miles from Auldgirth In the little hamlet of Glenmidge DG20SW
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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