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Barons Craig

Moniaive, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stylish cottage located in the heart of the picture-postcard village of Moniaive
  • Single storey bungalow with wood-burner and open fire for cosy nights in
  • Mature enclosed garden with seating, bike store and BBQ
Property code: 85707

Bright and spacious cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway with its array of beautiful features including exposed wooden beams, open fire, wood burner and large enclosed garden.

Make your romantic retreat to this traditional, Scottish cottage in Moniaive, approximately 17 miles from Dumfries. With a charming garden and wood burning stove, this single-storey, one-bedroom, holiday home makes a cosy getaway for a couple seeking to escape to the beautiful landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway. Two happy hounds are also welcome to join you for the stay and to make the most of the fabulous walking in the area.

Let yourselves into this village home and follow the hall into the snug. Settle in here in front of the Smart TV or to read your books, with the fire crackling in the background. Alternatively, wander through into the lounge/diner, which has revealed timbers and a vaulted ceiling to relax in here on the comfortable seating and to enjoy your meals together. Open the French doors on to the garden in this room on warm days or stoke up the wood burner when it is chilly. Prepare romantic meals for two in the kitchen then pass them through the hatch to the table.

At the end of each lovely day, head through to the inviting, double bedroom, with its beamed ceiling. Fill the roll-top bath in the nearby bathroom with hot, bubbly water before turning in or have a shower in the morning to set yourself up for the day.

Soak up the sunshine as often as possible in the established cottage garden at this holiday home. Have a cup of tea out in the fresh air, light the BBQ, climb the steps up to the lawn and put your feet up for a while in the seating area at the end of the garden. Find space to store your cycles in a shed with a tumble dryer. Parking at the cottage is on the street, subject to availability.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Utility room with tumble dryer
  • Open fire and wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in snug
  • Spacious mature enclosed rear garden with seating area and charcoal BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • On-street parking available
  • Shop, pub and restaurant within 1 mile

Enjoy staying in this charming village with its pub, restaurant and shop all close by, while also having great access to beauty spots and historic attractions. Find the village of Thornhill, 8 miles away, has more shops and eateries to choose from and is perfect for an afternoon out.

Plan a day trip to Dumfries to peruse an even broader selection of shops and to find plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs. While you are here, visit the farmers’ market, the castle and the town’s museums.

Head on from the town to stroll through Galloway Forest Park, 15.5 miles from the cottage, with its trails through glens and woodland, and views across serene lochs. Look out for red deer and wild goats as you walk. Find mountain bike trails here too.

Take time to visit Drumlanrig Castle, 9.5 miles from the cottage, which was used as a backdrop for the Outlander television series. Take a tour of the castle, wander the beautiful gardens and explore the 90,000-acre, Scottish estate.

Pick up the Southern Upland Way, approximately 9.5 miles from Moniaive. This long-distance route runs almost 215 miles, across Scotland. You could even follow a stretch into the Galloway Forest Park.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Tracy 16th October 2021

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Very well equipped with some lovely touches like a bowl of fruit and cookies as well as luxury hand wash in the bathroom and kitchen and a condiment cupboard with basic items like flour, gravy powder and a full spice/herb rack. Coal and logs also supplied for the open fire and wood burner. Very impressed!

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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