Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottages Recommendations Sanquhar

Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations in Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Salmon cottage with all accommodation on the ground floor is located on the banks of the River Nith in the grounds of a country house in Sanquhar. Guests are very welcome to use the facilities of the hotel which include an award winning restaurant, bar, library and beautiful gardens. Salmon Cottage has wheelchair access and is suitable for the less mobile. The cottage is an ideal base to explore the surrounding countryside, with salmon and trout fishing and canoeing on the River Nith, some of the best white water in Scotland. There is also a public swimming pool within 100 yards. Sanquhar Castle, now a ruin, was built by the Crichton family in the 13th century. Situated on the southern approach to Sanquhar, it sits on the trail of the Southern Upland Way, and is passed by hundreds of visitors who walk through the grounds each year. In the 1780s, the legendary Scottish poet Robert Burns was a frequent visitor to Sanquhar. When he was renovating a farm in 1788, he often passed through on the way back to his wife, Jean, in Ayrshire. Afterwards, he became a well known face because of his excise duties. Burns called the town Black Joan in his ballad Five Carlins in which he represented the local burghs as characters. He would stay overnight at the Queensberry Arms in the High Street, making friends with the owner and calling it " the only tolerable Inn in the place ".

Viewforth is a self catering holiday cottage set in half an acre of its own grounds on a quiet street in Sanquhar, only a short 5 minute walk into the centre of the village for shop and pubs yet only a 2 minute walk out of the town and into beautiful countryside. Ideally situated for exploring south and central Scotland, this property is also perfect for holidaymakers with no car as it is within walking distance of Sanquhar Railway station, on the main Glasgow to Newcastle line.

The Station Master's House
is a restored former Sanquhar Station building, with all the facilities you need for a luxury self catering break in a beautiful area. The building has been beautifully restored and its unique character retained and our accommodation is as follows: Modern well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops and a dishwasher; Stone flagged dining room (or loggia) seating up to 8 persons and created from the Station's light and airy waiting room space;
Cosy living room with a log burner, hardwood floor and plasma TV as well as a DVD player and plenty of books, magazines and board games; Three beautiful bedrooms (two king-sized doubles and one twin, zippable to create a super king 6' double; Three bathrooms, one en-suite with the master double bedroom, one as a family bathroom with a rolled top bath and one fully accessible WC and shower room; Utility room with boiler and drying rack, a garage and secure bike storage. The single level layout of the building and wider-than-normal doorways make the Station Master's House at Sanquhar Station ideal for those with disabilities.

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