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Keepers Cottage - Hoddom

Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious detached cottage with wood burner and enclosed wrap-around garden
  • Located on a 9,000-acre country estate with lovely walks on your doorstep
  • Walking distance from the local golf course, friendly pub, restaurant and River Annan
Property code: 86068

This wonderfully bright and spacious detached cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway, with a roaring wood burner, a private enclosed garden and close to excellent local amenities.

Enjoying a secluded rural position on a breathtaking 9,000-acre country estate, this idyllic getaway provides cosy holiday accommodation for two guests. Close to the River Annan, the cottage is perfect for exploring the spellbinding countryside of Dumfries and Galloway. Making an ideal romantic escape for couples seeking a tranquil hideaway, this detached cottage is a great base for keen walkers experiencing this beautiful area.

This lovely stone-built cottage is surrounded by a large, enclosed garden providing far-reaching rural views. Featuring a welcoming wood burner and a charming sunroom, this characterful property has been beautifully decorated in light, tasteful shades to offer a wonderfully relaxing holiday home. The cottage has been thoughtfully updated and beautifully furnished, making it a spacious and peaceful couples’ retreat.

Entering this inviting property, the hallway leads through to a bright and spacious lounge. With a Smart TV and a roaring wood burner, this is an ideal space to snuggle up to watch a film or chat into the night. The lounge also has a handy double sofa bed if required. Featuring a low, sloping roof, the stylish kitchen/diner has a wide range of handy equipment and is a perfect spot to cook and share all your favourite dishes. Exploring this single-storey property further, you will find an invigorating shower room and a relaxing bedroom which has a comfortable double bed and ample storage space. Finally, the light-filled sunroom provides a lovely space to sit back with a good book and look out over the garden.

Stepping outside, the garden wraps right around the cottage and features a lovely patio with a seating area and outdoor furniture, making a delightful spot for dining alfresco or spending an evening stargazing.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Wood burner – first basket of logs included
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Enclosed garden with seating area
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Electric car charging point (additional charges apply, payable directly to owner)
  • Beach 7 miles, shops 4 miles, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Between March to October there is a pub onsite within walking distance
  • Between November to February the nearest pub is 3 to 5 miles away
  • Dogs are free to roam within the property grounds
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The surrounding estate offers miles of fantastic walking routes for you to discover, with a range of forest and rural trails to follow. Within half a mile are the Repentance Tower, Hoddom Castle Golf Club and the banks of the River Annan, a popular spot for salmon fishing.

There’s a choice of thriving market towns within easy reach, including Lockerbie (8 miles), Dumfries (13 miles) and Annan (6 miles), all with a range of great shops, cheerful pubs, fantastic cafes and welcoming restaurants.

The magnificent Solway Firth is just a few miles to the south, offering hundreds of miles of stunning coastal walks. Cyclists and mountain bikers can head to the 7Stanes site at Mabie (18 miles).

The area has many fantastic local attractions and historic landmarks for you to discover including Powfoot Golf Club (6 miles), Dino Park at Hetland (5 miles), Mabie Farm Park (18 miles), Caerlaverock Castle (13.5 miles), Lochmaben Castle (8 miles), the Eskrigg Reserve (8.5 miles) and Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (13 miles).

Dumfries was also the home of Robert Burns, and there are a number of places in and near the town associated with the poet including the Robert Burns Centre, Robert Burns House, the Globe Inn and Ellisland Farm.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 49 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Duncan 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Martine 22nd December 2023

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Lovely nearby walking. Forests and rivers. Unfortunately not much around ie walking distance shops or pubs but it suited me fine as I wanted the isolation. A drive to the nearby Lockerbie and Annan was fine for anything needed. Both my dogs and daughter settled and loved the stay at the cottage as much as I did. Already told so many people about itRead more here. I strongly recommend anyone looking for bliss peace and quiet to stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 3rd November 2023

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We had the most lovely, restful time at the Keepers Cottage. Very quiet, cosy and peaceful! We booked it to avoid fireworks, as our dog is petrefied of them! Didn't hear anything, which was fab! Also, the garden is fenced off, so safe for pets! The cottage is remote, but not far from the small towns. If you have a dog, several cafs happily welcome Read moreyour pet. We've booked the cottage again for next year in November, mainly for our dog, but we also look forward to the week's holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 13th October 2023

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A lovely cosy cottage. Ideal for 2 plus dog, who loved the safe and secure enclosed garden. Welcome pack on arrival is a lovely touch. Gorgeous view from sitting room, log burner was fab and warmed the whole cottage up. If you want peace and quiet this place is ideal and not too far from Annan with an Aldi and Tesco. Hopefully will return for a weeRead morek at some point in 2024 Hide

Reviewed by Brian 6th October 2023

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Nice cottage Very good and cosy

Reviewed by Gill 29th September 2023

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The Keepers Cottage is a beautiful secluded hideaway. If you like to be immersed in stunning countryside and enjoy peace and quiet it's a super place to stay. We have now stayed twice and have found it has suited our needs well. It is petit and cosy with beautiful views. It has a lovely walk in shower area, a well equipped kitchen and cosy lounge wRead moreith a log burning fire. Our dog absolutely adores being there and we know he is very secure in the large garden area. Super walks on the Hoddom estate Hide

Reviewed by David 22nd September 2023

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Nice property in lovely location. Immaculately clean. Well equipped. A very peaceful week for us.

Reviewed by Ian 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 4th August 2023

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The cottage was comfortable and decorated well. Everywhere was clean and there was a welcome box waiting for us. Perfect size for two plus a dog.

Reviewed by Alan 28th July 2023

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A lovely quiet spot that with a few little tweaks could be THE PERFECT place to stay. We had a lovely week away to just relax and unwind, just what we needed!

Reviewed by David 14th July 2023

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Very nice cottage upgraded to a high standard nice enclosed Garden for the dogs very comfortable and clean cottage, and would recommend for a nice relaxing break

Reviewed by Helen 7th July 2023

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We had a lovely stay in this cosy cottage. Peaceful but still not too far away from shops ect and Many lovely walks nearby. Horse in the next field got to know every time I came out the door it got a carrot. We would love to return here.

Reviewed by Arthur 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 9th June 2023

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What an absolutely beautiful cottage. I fell in love with the place and will definitely be back. It was a bonus being so animal friendly.

Reviewed by Phil 26th May 2023

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Lovely secluded cottage. Great walks for the dog nearby.

Reviewed by Brenda 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Carol 12th May 2023

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Second time here and enjoyed it again ,this cottage is an ideal setting for to explore the area ,would definitely book again

Reviewed by Hazel 28th April 2023

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Welcome pack very gratefully received - milk (in a glass bottle), coffee, tea, biscuits etc. What a lovely cottage to stay in. Interior very tastefully decorated and furniture very comfortable to relax in. The surroundings were lovely and nice walks from the cottage to Repentance Tower, Hoddom Castle and golf course, and along the River Annan and lRead moreocal woods. Powfoot Beach and along the Annandale way to Newbie well worth a visit. Would definitely stay there again. Many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Irene 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Malcolm 14th April 2023

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Remote and beautiful place. Love the horse, very friendly. Sunroom to rear is lovely. Large enclosed garden area for your dog is a big bonus. Hares on the hills running fast. Lots to see and do regarding places to visit and do stop by for something to eat and drink from the Coach House. Owners are doing everything spot on. Thank you for a fantasticRead more holiday. Hide

Reviewed by William 7th April 2023

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We loved our stay at Keeper's cottage, was brilliant for the two of us and our wee dog. Some lovely walks and some chill time. Many thanks

Reviewed by Lorraine 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 17th March 2023

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Beautiful, quiet location and a beautiful cottage. The fenced in garden was ideal for the dog. We enjoyed a lovely break with lots of visits to nearby beaches and nature walks. Would definitely come back.

Reviewed by Gillian 4th March 2023

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The cottage is lovely and cosy and the decor is immaculate. It is very well equipped and we had everything we needed. Set in a beautiful location the cottage has excellent walks on the doorstep. The enclosed garden was great to allow our two boxer dogs extra freedom. We cant wait to return and have already booked our second visit in the summer !

Reviewed by Kay 24th February 2023

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A beautiful cottage, tucked away in the countryside. The cottage was spotlessly clean and so comfortable, lovely bedding, clean towels and also very warm, we didnt need to put the log burner on. We hope to return again, perhaps in summertime to enjoy the countryside when it isnt as wintery as it was in February.

Reviewed by Michael 27th January 2023

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Had a lovely time great little cottage very very quiet took out little Cockapoo Chester with us .. we went to to Cressfield Hotel in the bar area food was fantastic Only 5 miles away , all in all a great few days away

Reviewed by Gary 29th December 2022

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Had a wonderful stay in a really quiet and rural environment. The major upside was being so easily accessible to the main towns Annan, Lockerbie and Dumfries all within a 15-20 minute drive. There are so many nice beaches to walk on with Powfoot being the closest 15 mins away and the views are amazing.

Reviewed by Mike 11th December 2022

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We had a great time at Keepers Cottage, to the point where we extended our our stay by 5 days. We enjoyed lots of wonderful walks through the Hoddom estate and didn't feel the need to go out in our car other than for groceries. Really appreciated the welcome gifts, fresh milk, butter, jams, marmalade, croissants, tea and coffee etc. We discovered tRead morehe milk barn at Hoddom Castle and enjoyed taking our bottle to be refilled. Hide

Reviewed by Avril 21st October 2022

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A lovely cottage for 2 people and 2 dogs. Well placed for visiting the local area with good walks from the door. We had a most enjoyable week.

Reviewed by Nichola 8th October 2022

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Really beautiful cottage on the edge of the estate. Lovely walks from the doorstep and Annan a lovely village only a few miles away for all your needs. We lit the log burner a couple of nights which made for cosy nights. We made two beach trips with the dogs, Annan and Southerness. (Check tide times) Can definitely recommend a trip there for a walkRead more and fish and chips. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 30th September 2022

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The Keepers Cottage is a beautiful hideaway. It was cosy, very clean and extremely well appointed. The views from every window were beautiful. The large garden area was well fenced and especially enjoyed by our dog. There were lots of walks to enjoy, all dog friendly. If you love peace and quiet and enjoy being surrounded by woodland and hills thisRead more is the place for you. We've found it so relaxing and enjoyable we have already booked in again for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 16th September 2022

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Lovely cottage in a really nice area, plenty things to see and do, property nice and comfortable and welcome pack much appreciated, we visited in Autumn would be even nicer in Spring. Dark skies great for stargazing on a clear night. Would definitely return in the future.

Reviewed by Andrew 2nd September 2022

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very clean great location would recommend to all my friends

Reviewed by Janet 26th August 2022

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We loved The Keepers Cottage and we were blessed with good weather so took full advantage of sitting outside under the umbrella. The Cottage was spotless, very modern, fabulous bed and pillows, white towels and all the little extras very thoughtful. Really highly recommended.

Reviewed by Sami 19th August 2022

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Absolutely beautiful cottage. Stayed for a week. Well equipped. Clean. Comfortable bed and sofas. Dog friendly - great safe and enclosed garden. We even had Amazon deliveries! Estates office helpful and dealt with a couple of queries promptly. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Susan 12th August 2022

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Lovely location.

Reviewed by Ian 6th August 2022

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A perfect retreat.

Reviewed by Shiona 29th July 2022

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Lovely cottage for us and our two dogs. The cottage was cozy and the garden great for the dogs and relaxing on an evening after a day full of walking. Spent a very relaxed week there. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Steven 24th July 2022

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Lovely cottage, nice and quite and enclosed for the dogs, reasonably close to the places and theres a handy takeaway in the camp restaurant if you feed up cooking,

Reviewed by Janet 15th July 2022

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Lovely cottage

Reviewed by Darren 1st July 2022

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Lovely peaceful location but very disappointed with the cleaning, very dusty on the living room tops.

Reviewed by Jane 10th June 2022

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Stunning property in a stunning location!

Reviewed by HENRY 3rd June 2022

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Our stay at this lovely cottage was exceptional, it had everything we could have wished for and more, with exceptional views over the surrounding area, in a very quiet location, great access to some lovely Scottish towns and villages, We even had a horse in an adjoining field who seemed very friendly.

Reviewed by Hilary 27th May 2022

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Beautifully clean & well appointed cottage in a secluded spot. Perfect accommodation for us and our Labrador who loved the large fully enclosed garden. Spacious living accommodation with separate lounge & kitchen, & the sun room was much-used. Fab layout.

Reviewed by Cath 21st May 2022

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Lovely cottage, nice indoor and outdoor space, good views too. Great location for walking and coast. Beautifully decorated and lovely lounge space.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 15th May 2022

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I just had an amazing week at Keepers Cottage, it is a clean and comfortable bungalow in a peaceful setting. The space is really well laid out, smartly furnished, with all new appliances. Absolutely exceeded my expectations and was the perfect home away from home for the week. Very close to some gorgeous river and forest walks which the dog was hapRead morepy about. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 6th May 2022

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Cosy and comfortable cottage with a lovely view over the surrounding countryside.

Reviewed by Anabel 29th April 2022

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Clean, cosy cottage, obviously recently renovated. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge. Ideal location: quiet but within walking distance of the Coach House Bar at Hoddom Castle, the Repentance Tower, and the Annandale Way, and a short drive from many other walks.

Reviewed by John 23rd April 2022

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The whole week was just what we wanted. Peace and quiet great for the dogs and a perfect romantic getaway for our honeymoon.

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