Abbotsway Cottage - self catering in Dumfries and Galloway
At a glance
- Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom, 1 shower room
- Single storey accommodation with occasional steps
- Full week holidays £450 - £970
- Short breaks from £300
- Free Wi-Fi
- Fully enclosed courtyard
- Dogs welcome
- No neighbours
- 20 mins walk to rocky sea shore
- Wood burning stove, logs supplied
- Games room with pool table, table tennis, TV/DVD
- Location: Dundrennan, 9 miles east of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland
Why Abbotsway Cottage?
The first thing you'll notice about Abbotsway is the space (or maybe the home-made cake on the kitchen table). With roomy accommodation all on one level and in two separate wings there is plenty of scope for teenagers to escape from their parents and vice versa. Here you can always find a place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Abbotsway Cottage is located up its own drive off the main Orroland drive and is set in its own grounds at the head of an unspoiled wooded valley. Your only neighbours are cattle and sheep enjoying the grazing in the fields opposite the cottage so you have the freedom to be yourselves without being overlooked or worrying about disturbing other people. There is always an excellent chance of seeing a wide range of wildlife and birds. The seashore is a lovely walk away - about 20 minutes - and you can drive part of the way.
This holiday cottage is particularly peaceful and private with an excellent games room making it a popular choice with families.
Abbotsway Cottage is a single storey stone-built cottage with its own out-buildings set around a fully enclosed courtyard which provides safe freedom for dogs and children. It's attractive garden has flower beds and lawns looking out over grass fields to woodland beyond. There is sturdy garden furniture and a BBQ.
You enter the cottage from the courtyard. A practical utility room serves as a laundry, dog room and cloakroom. Through here is the modern farmhouse-style kitchen with a table seating 8, generous food storage and, of course, a dishwasher. Next door is the spacious sitting room, with a large bay window ideal for watching wildlife and a wood burning stove for which we supply you with unlimited logs.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are in two separate wings, making the cottage particularly well suited to families holidaying with grandparents and children or where there are two couples holidaying together. On one side is a double bedroom (5ft bed) and single bedroom with bathroom next door. On the other side is the family room sleeping four in twin beds and bunks, with shower room adjacent.
The games room is accessed via a separate entrance in the courtyard, with a pool table and table tennis providing hours of entertainment for all ages.
The cottage prices include bed linen and towels, electricity, heating oil and logs for the wood burner. You are welcome to arrive from 4pm and we ask you to depart by 10am. Guests staying for two weeks receive a housekeeping visit mid-stay along with fresh bed linen and towels.
“Only critical point, family room smelt a little damp. But will not stop us returning next year. ”
“Lovely cottage in beautiful location”
Just returned from a week away in Abbotsway Cottage, one of the three properties at Orroland. Cottage was wonderful - Fiona gave us a warm welcome (and a lovely cake) and the property was clean and modern, whilst retaining character. The location was so peaceful. Pheasants, bunnies and a variety of birds were seen just outside the property, together with a field full of cows just across the path. Quite amusing to see them all staring at you together! Cottage itself was warm and cosy, with a secure courtyard, so we knew our dog was safe, and a private games room with pool table and table tennis to keep our young teens and my other half amused. A short walk takes you down to the landscaped grounds st Orroland, where you can take a little ride on the rowing boat on their small lake (life jackets provided), and if you care to walk further down the hill, you'll reach a private pebbly peach with a beach hut you can use. Great views from the beach and most of the estate in general. All in all a great place and a wonderful area to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life - not a traffic jam in sight.
“Great place to enjoy dinner on beach, walks, fishing & relax with a jigsaw and glass of wine later”
Loved layout of cottage and courtyard with fantastic access to sea and countryside With no phone signal meant we could relax TV signal not great especially bedroom suggest SKY might be worth an upgrading but not vital We will visit again as this was our favourite cottage The hilarious young cattle across from sitting room, bunnies and birds a plenty in the garden make you feel you are really in the country. Nice to see the changes in the grounds since our last stay but remaining low key. Dinner on the beach was a real treat although our dog thought us bonkers... We will be back and certainly recommend a stay to our friends and family. Thank you for making our stay so welcoming and the cottage home from home.
“A delightful retreat!”
We had a relaxed and truly enjoyable stay at Abbotsway. The estate was a joy to see and so loved that it showed. The cottage was in an idylic situation with wildlife and complete peace with plenty of places to visit if desired. The website was so detailed that we did not need any other info. I was impressed. Our thanks to all concerned.
Orroland is absolutely perfect. The cottage was spacious, clean, comfortable and warm, with luxurious bathrooms and a modern, well stocked kitchen. We spent so much time in the games room playing pool and table tennis - what a bonus on a wet afternoon. The location itself was just brilliant, with gorgeous grounds to roam in, plenty of space for letting the dog run off energy and so tranquil that you couldn't help relaxing. The welcome was so friendly and helpful and the gorgeous cake on arrival was such a lovely touch. Having stayed in several luxury self catering holiday properties, my son says Orroland is by far the best. We will certainly return.
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