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7 Nights  

  • £400  to  £500

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Hollins

Hollins Cottage is a wonderfully relaxed holiday home in the Galloway Hills, close to Balmaclellan. It sleeps five people in three bedrooms and is ideal for families who love having loads of space indoors and outside, as well as gorgeous views. Walk amongst swathes of bluebells in spring, enjoy sitting outside with a glass of wine in the late summer evenings, and lighting the sitting room log burner in the winter after a chilly day exploring this fantastic landscape. The holiday cottage is available for bookings all year round.

Balmaclellan is a pretty hillside village near Galloway Forest Park and Loch Ken. It's a fantastic setting for walking and mountain biking, with lots of footpaths and trails weaving their way through beautiful scenery. There's a good village shop in Balmaclellan, which is a mile and a half from the cottage, with more amenities three miles away in New Galloway. The nearest town Castle Douglas, is a scenic 16-mile drive away and a designated Food Town where you can buy local produce either at the monthly farmers market or at one of around 50 independent businesses selling food and drink. Delicious! If you're in the area in early August, make sure you save a day to visit the Stewartry Agricultural Show. The show is a highlight in the local calendar and always a great day out.

If you're serious about walking, then you'll be delighted to know that you can access the long-distance Southern Uplands Way nearby in Dalry. Closer to home, the Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of outdoor fun like mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, SUPs, zip-wires and much more! Loch Ken is a good spot to catch-and-release pike, roach, perch and the occasional bream. Naturally, being Scotland, there is a choice of excellent golf courses as well.

Day trips can include visiting Threave Castle and Threave Gardens, walking around the Gatehouse of Fleet on the Solway Coast, browsing the galleries in Kirkcudbright, admiring the romantic ruins of Dundrennan Abbey, or topping up your shelves from one of the independent retailers in the book town of Wigtown.

Even sitting in the garden of Hollins Cottage is a delight. It's a peaceful haven for birds, and you'll often see red squirrels scampering. The area around the Galloway Forest Park was the first Dark Sky Park in the UK, and only the fourth in the world, so bring your binoculars and be prepared to be dazzled.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Dave & Jan Pick joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

Hollins Cottage has been extended over the generations to create a three-bedroom property with accommodation over two levels. The owner's use it for holidays themselves, so you will find that it's extremely well-equipped.


  • Welcoming sitting room with a log burner in the fireplace, a sofa and two armchairs, a Smart TV with a DVD player, and a choice of books and games.
  • Sunroom with glass doors opening into the garden and relaxed seating.
  • Extremely well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen/diner with solid beams and a table seating five people. Appliances include a built-in eye level oven and tall fridge/freezer, and there's a full complement of cups, plates, glasses and cutlery for five people.
  • Utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer, drying rack, ironing board, and a vacuum cleaner.
  • Bathroom with a bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed, seating beside the window where you can admire the beautiful views, a TV, and proper storage.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed and storage.
  • Third bedroom with a single bed, desk, bookcases, and storage.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage sits in nearly an acre of grounds with stunning views and no immediate neighbours to disturb your peace. There is ample off-street parking, a barbecue and a seating area.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Smoking is not permitted. Well behaved dogs welcome. Cot and high chair available.

Hollins Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Single)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £400
To £500
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)121 3147092 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Dave & Jan Pick
Member Since March 2021

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Hollins Noticeboard

 We have just received our "Short-Term Lets Licence" from D&G Council. The number is DG00925F and the EPC rating is E.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Hollins 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 10th June 2024
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