Auchencheyne Country House holiday cottage and B&B Dumfries  

Holiday Cottage location and activities

What to do and where to visit during your stay at Auchencheyne self-catering holiday cottage accommodation, Glencairn Valley.

The Auchencheyne House and farm and surrounding Glencairn Valley are ideal for relaxing walks, adventure mountain biking or more challenging hikes.

Within easy reach of this quiet, rural holiday cottage accommodation there are lochs, mountains and places of historic interest - with golf courses, castles, arts and crafts, shooting and fishing.

In and around Auchenchenye:

  • Mountain biking - bikes are available for hire at the cottage for £5/day
  • Walks - enjoy the gardens, ponds and Auchencheyne farmlands
  • Farm tours - explore our organic vegetable and animal farm
  • Tennis - use our competition standard clay tennis court. To hire: £5/hour
  • BBQ - using your private garden area
  • Rough shooting - price on request. Roe deer shooting-chiller available.
  • Horses - Bring your own horse on holiday. Please contact us for details.
  • 3000 acres of farmland to explore either on foot or mountain bike
  • Fishing on river Nith can be provided.
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Within 5 minutes of Auchencheyne:

  • Moniaive Village:
    8 miles west of Thornhill and home to many renowned artists and craftsmen, past and present, including James Patterson, one of the founder members of the 'Glasgow Boys'.

    The village has a grocers shop, PO, petrol station and 2 pubs.
  • Fishing
  • Pottery

Within 20 minutes of Auchencheyne:

  • Golf
  • Drumlanrig Castle:
    The ancient Douglas stronghold and Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry is surrounded by the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate, Country Park and grand Victorian Gardens. Steeped in history, this unique and historic Scottish Castle is filled with treasures, and with its Estate and Gardens is one of the principal visitor attractions in South Scotland, offering Castle tours and guided walks.
  • Thornhill Village:
    Delightful Thornhill village was founded in 1696 by Archibald Napier, whose great grandfather was the mathematician John Napier - famous for inventing the logarithm. Thornhill has a wonderful gift shop and amazing clothes shop and very exciting shoe shop(people come from Edinburgh to purchase!!)
  • Sailing
  • Clog making
  • Andy Goldsworthy, world reknowned artist, lives 10mins from Auchencheyne.

Dumfries and Galloway:

  • Horse riding - available within 30 minutes of Auchencheyne.
  • Cycling - this year Scotland is ranked the best place in the world to go biking, with the 7STANES as a highlight, seven purpose-built MTB centres stretching across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, from Glentrool in the west to Glentress in the east.
  • Southern Upland Way - we are in a great location to offer accomodation to Southern Upland Way walkers.

Plus many more attractions see

Auchencheyne Holiday Cottage accommodation, Glencairn Valley, South West Scotland Auchencheyne Holiday Cottage accommodation, Glencairn Valley, South West Scotland

Bike riding

Horse riding
and tennis

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Auchencheyne Holiday Cottage accommodation, Glencairn Valley, South West Scotland

holiday cottage:

Available all year round.

Prices range from:
£390 - £600 per week.

2 - 6 people

Shorter breaks by arrangement.

Bed and Breakfast:
35 - 40 per person / night

For more information see
> Holiday cottage tariff
> Accommodation
> Facilities

To book and check
(44) 01848 200 589

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Auchencheyne Country House, Moniaive, Dumfries, South West Scotland, Tel: (44) 01848 200 589