Corriedow is a contemporary and stylish cottage in the heart of the rolling glens of Nithsdale where your nearest neighbours will be the hardy Scottish black-faced sheep dotted across the hillside.
You are also in ‘dark sky’ county of Dumfries & Galloway and the stars and constellations on a clear night will rarely be so vivid as from the doorstep of this wonderful rural cottage.
Contemporary and Stylish Cottage
Formally a shelter for shepherd’s but now totally refurbished and a warm welcoming haven for visitors, this 3 bedroomed cottage which comfortably sleeps up to six, is also a cosy and ideal retreat for two. It’s been sympathetically refurbished and is an extremely comfortable base for a holiday in this wonderful unspoilt part of Scotland
Sympathetically Refurbished and Extremely Comfortable
The approach to the cottage is via a working sheep farm and the friendly and helpful cottage owners will be more than welcome to show you around the farm and introduce you to the cows and sheep, when the demands of the farm allows.
To reach Corriedow you pass through the farm yard and wind your way up the hill, alongside the rumbling waters of the burn on a well maintained, safe, but rugged farm track, the cottage lies ahead of you. What a magnificent location!
Lovely Welcome Pack with the Essentials plus Treats!
The main footprint of the cottage is on the ground floor, access is via a few steps and straight into a well-equipped open plan contemporary kitchen and dining area with under-floor heating. There is everything you need to cook the most elaborate of meals and a lovely welcome pack is provided on arrival with the essentials plus treats. The owners seem to have thought of everything.
The kitchen leads into a cosy lounge with large sofa’s, wood burner (logs are provided) and if you inexplicably get tired of the marvellous views there is Freeview television & access to Netflix. Wi-fi access was excellent although my phone signal was not – so you can enjoy a partial digital detox.
High Quality Modern Classic Furniture, with Comfortable Cushions and Throws
The interior decor is country style, high quality modern classic furniture, with comfortable cushions and throws, the cottage is light and airy and a highlight is the floor to ceiling window in the kitchen/dining area which draws in the panoramic outdoor views into the interior space – as the light changes through the day, this window is an ever-changing vibrant living landscape painting.
The ground floor includes a good sized master bedroom with very comfortable bed sumptuous pillows and duvets with TV and an en-suite shower room. There is also a separate large shower/wet room on the ground-floor to service the two very large double rooms on the upper floor, one with a king-side double bed, and the second with two queen size beds.
The boot-room / laundry room is situated in an annex at the side of the cottage entrance, and is large enough to provide in-door storage for bikes. Ideal for storing wet kit after a day out exploring.
A Delightful Rural Retreat Amongst Wonderful Unspoilt Scenery
The outdoor space is practical, a large parking area and a separate raised area with a picnic bench, where you can sit and take-in the endless views of the hills and sky.
Although rural, you are nearby the picturesque villages of Tynron (3 miles away) Moniaive (4 miles) and the small town of Thornhill (8 miles), so you have access to all necessary amenities and a selection of great tea-rooms, café’s, pubs and restaurants to see you through your visit. The main town of Dumfries, capital of the area is just 20 miles away.
Corriedow is a delightful rural retreat and just the place to relax amongst wonderful unspoilt scenery. This area is a hidden gem and Corriedow is the perfect place to stay.
Dumfries & Galloway is a creative haven – bring your sketch book when you stay at Corriedown, there is so much to inspire you on the doorstep – if you want to find out what motivates the many local artists, Spring Fling is always a highlight, it takes place in May and artists open their studios to the public, you can explore, marvel and purchase.
There is lots of opportunity to combine art and outdoor activity.
Crawick Multiverse is in their words and we can’t deny it is an ‘amazing land art for you to explore and enjoy’, you can walk, picnic, fly your kites or immerse yourself in the natural art forms. Events and performances take place from spring through to autumn.
The Striding Archers, near Moniaive are a series of stone sandstone arches built by international artist Andy Goldsworthy. The full route is 9km/6mile walk and climbs up through the forest and moor land and along the hills, you don’t fancy the full trek? At the very least visit the first arch which is built into a byre, it’s located just up the hill from the car park at Cairnheah.
Bring your mountain bike with you or hire one locally and explore the 7stanes, there are a number of routes across Dumfries and Galloway which are suitable for beginners to experienced mountain bikers – keeping with the creative theme, at each 7stanes location you’ll find a stone sculpture reflecting a local myth or legend!
There is no escaping the rich history of the area, and it is worth making a wee visit to Ellisland Museum & Farm, the home of Robert Burns and by all accounts where he wrote some of his greatest works including Auld Lang Syne. Not just a museum there are regular music events celebrating the best of his work.
Drumlanrig Castle – well it’s certainly large compared to other Scottish castles, 120 rooms, 4 towers and 17 turrets. There is an impressive art collection including work from Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds. It’s not just about the castle, there are rivers, lochs, woodland and farmland across the estate and a number of impressive walking, cycling/ mountain biking routes across the grounds.
Alternatively, just relax around house…Corriedow is an ideal base for a secluded getaway, just chill with a good book by the fire, go for a walk or go star gazing from the garden on one of those dark dark nights.
How to book
Call 01848 200 239 or complete the form below.