Recently converted water mill, the original beams are back in situ and all the stone walls are original. Ideal for small groups or families looking for a self catering holiday in Dumfries & Galloway Scotland.
Allanton Mill is a high quality self catering holiday cottage in a converted former water mill dating back to 1739 near Auldgirth, Dumfries, which originally housed the grain drying ovens, mill stones and mechanics for the milling of local crops.
Set in a stunning rural location with great country pursuits on the doorstep, Allanton Mill is perfect for both small groups or families looking for a countryside break, with Dumfrie...s and Thornhill just a short drive away. Close to the former home of famous Poet Robert Burns, which is now a popular museum and visitor attraction.
Allanton Mill is a high quality self-catering holiday cottage in a converted former water mill dating back to 1739.
Extensive modern amenities
Ideally suited for local country pursuits
Parking for 2 cars
The lounge and dining area are open plan with 2 sofas, TV and DVD, wood burner (with free logs), dining table and chairs for up to 5. The modern kitchen includes oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine with dryer.
The first floor bedroom can be made up as either twin-bedded or king size , upon your request and contains chest of drawers, bedside table. The shower-room has double shower, sink and toilet.
Moving downstairs, the downstairs balcony bedroom is available as a spacious 'double' or a full-size single bed can be added at your request and contains two bedside chest of drawers. The room opens onto a decking balcony complete with table and chairs. A small grassed garden area and patio with stone flags includes table, chairs and BBQ. Both bedrooms have double built-in wardrobes and non feather duvets and pillows.
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Allanton-Mill cottage is set in a rural countryside location between Dumfries (8 miles) and Thornhill (6 miles) in south west Scotland. This is within easy commuting to Edinburgh or its famous military tattoo and fringe festivals or Glasgow for its heritage and shopping. Robert Burns, Scotland's famous poet lived and farmed at the nearby Ellisland Farm (1 miles), and is where he wrote Auld Lang Syne (sang at each New Year party around the world) & Tam O’Shanter. The Solway coastal area offers excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits including golf, mountain biking (7 stanes are all close by, with Ae being only 6 miles from the cottage), hill walking, horse riding wild life spotting, as well as glorious beaches and a host of visitor attractions. Art lovers should head to the world renowned collection at Drumlanrig Castle (6 miles away) or visit during the local Spring festival when all the local artists and sculptors open their doors and display their work. A trip to Threave Castle, on its island in the River Dee, is a must for garden lovers. At Dumfries visitors will find a good selection of shops, an indoor swimming pool and sports centre, whilst Castle Douglas boasts a great choice of local produce and specialty food shops
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Car is not necessary
Last updated on July 07, 2014
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Left on 03/17/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Nigel
Love this place. Lots to see locally plus Edinburgh and Glasgow are not too far away. The cottage has everything you need plus the views and beds are great. Highly recommended.
Left on 03/16/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Judith D
We stayed at allanton Mill for a relaxing week away from it all, and we were not disappointed! The Mill has all the modern features one could ever ask for (excellent fitted kitchen, broadband wifi, shower, flat screen TV etc) whilst still retaining it's quintessential character and history, as a converted water mill.
The Mill also features a lovely decking area, which looks out onto the burn of the original water mill.
The owners Jeannette and Nigel were welcoming, friendly, and extremely helpful; the special touches including wine on the table, milk in the fridge, and an elaborate welcome pack filled with information, made us all feel welcome.
There location of the holiday cottage was absolutely beautiful and scenic - plenty of great walks to indulge in. We really enjoyed the village of Thornhill, which is just a short drive away.
I would highly recommend this holiday cottage to any family looking for a relaxing getaway; It made such a strong impression that we are already planning to stay again next year!
10 out of 10 would recommend we will be returning!
Left on 03/14/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | MissPhillips
This idyllic tucked away place in Dumfries is the perfect answer for anyone looking for a romantic weekend (with room for kiddies if needed). My partner and I stayed there for a few days and were stunned by the beauty and how immaculately the guest cottage was kept. It looked pristine to the point of brand new but had a full guestbook as testimony to the fact it is a favourite of many. The hostess Jeannette is kind and bubbly and made us feel very welcome. It was obvious the cottage and its guests are one of her pride and joys. The location is fantastic and we were able to branch out and visit some beautiful parts of the local area. 10 out of 10 would recommend we will be returning!
Allanton Mill - the perfect, charming country break
Left on 03/05/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | RHeslop
We have just returned from a week spent at the beautiful allanton Mill and absolutely enjoyed our stay. The mill is a charming holiday cottage overlooking the Burn, and we were provided with a warm welcome by Jeanette and Nigel, our hosts. They were incredibly warm and helpful throughout our stay. The cottage itself is well appointed and tastefully decorated. We were within easy driving distance of local amenities, and there was a very helpful Welcome Pack detailing places to visit and activities. Overall we had a lovely time and I would recommend the Mill for the perfect, charming country break.
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