About this listing
A cosy little cottage ideally suited to accommodate two couples situated in a picture postcard village where history and nature are right outside your door.
A Scottish cottage in a beautiful historic village. Built 1700 this two bedroom cottage has many modern conveniences, it is warm and snug with a wood burning stove plus oil fired central heating. The kitchen has all modern conveniences, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, fan oven, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer etc. Both bedrooms have kingsize double beds. One bedroom is en-suite. There is a workshop / garage attached for bikes and stuff, parking for one car is directly outside. The cottage can be reached by bus from Dumfries where there is a railway station. It is worth noting that cell phone reception is at best patchy with only Vodafone working.
It's really close to great beaches and coast plus hills and walking country. The house has a pub less than 30 metres away and a shop too. There are 2 of the wolrd famous 7Stanes mountain bike courses at Dalbeattie and Mabie plus a third one at Ae only another few miles further.
The village of New Abbey is home to the 13th Century Sweetheart Abbey, and the water powered corn mill. There is a beautiful walled garden at Shambellie and an award winning tea room. All of these attractions are a vey short walk from the cottage.
The house is great for nature lovers and those who want a break in rural Scotland.
Guests will have access and exclusive use of the whole house
I always try to speak to my guests on arrival and like to answer any questions and give advice for things to see and do. We will not be around during your stay but usually contactable by phone.
New Abbey is just a really great little village with everything you need close at hand. It has it's own pub, tea room and shop so you could park the car and never bother driving all week
A good local bus service connects New Abbey to Dumfries and from there long distance coach and rail connections for onward travel
Entire house and adjoining workshop
Interaction with guests
Usually telephone and or email them during their stay
Other things to note
Great for history and nature
No smoking anywhere inside the house and no naked flames in upper floors. When we use our house we take our cat so we cannot guarantee it pet free for allergy sufferers. Please do not wear outdoor shoes inside the house and never in bedrooms and upper floors. If you are bringing four legged friends please restrict them to the ground floor not in bedrooms.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
Interested in music, sailing, chess, cycling and food. Love travelling and getting to know places. Enjoy natural history and outdoor life. Port House is our second home and we love it and enjoy sharing it with others, we are always delighted to help people make the best of their stay and direct them towards what they want. We try to provide everything we would want when we travel as well as giving inside track tips on good places to go and see. We have used Air BNB quite a lot so we are aware of how some descriptions can mislead so if you need more information on our place or you want to be sure your group would be suitable then let us know and we will answer all your questions with honesty and precision.