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7 Nights  

  • £495  to  £1100

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  • £95 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £220 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Access


  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking

About The Old Stables

The Old Stables is a former coach house newly transformed into a modern holiday cottage for families and friends, with space for six people to sleep in three very comfortable bedrooms. The location is perfect for a self-catering holiday with your family or friends. The house is set back from a residential street in Dumfries, a short walk from the historical Devorgilla Bridge that spans the River Nith, and close to shops, cafes, restaurants and bars like the very popular Globe Inn frequented by Scotland's favourite poet, Robert Burns.

The variety of sights and activities to suit all weathers and interests make Dumfries a brilliant holiday destination. Robert Burns lived in a simple house a short walk from The Old Stables. Now a museum dedicated to his life and work, Burns' house is almost a place of pilgrimage for Burns enthusiasts, who also spend time at the Robert Burns Centre. JM Barrie spent five years living in Dumfries and cited the gardens of Moat Brae as inspiration for some of the setting of Peter Pan.

Dumfries is the most significant town in the south-west of Scotland and has the amenities to prove it. There is an excellent range of places to eat, drink and shop, an ice-skating rink, a museum with the oldest working Camera Obscura, and historical sites like Linculden Abbey. Walk beside the River Nith to Doc Park, or head out of town for footpaths and cycling routes through Mabie Forest. Caervalock Castle is an unusual triangular moated castle eight miles south of the cottage, as is the romantic Sweetheart Abbey. Other local attractions include Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, Dalscone Fun Farm, and Drumlanrig Castle and country park.

Being Scotland, it's no surprise that the opportunities for golf and fishing are exceptional. The River Nith is renowned for the quality of its sea trout and salmon, and there are 20 named pools in the Dumfries area. There are three golf courses within a few miles of The Old Stables, with four more within a 30-minute radius.

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Owner details:

Sukhi Punia joined Independent Cottages in February 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Old Stables is beautifully furnished and finished to a very high standard throughout. The owner has carefully considered guests' comfort and included extras like a welcome pack to help you quickly settle in and feel at home.


  • Huge dining room with a wall of windows and French doors that open onto the paved terrace. The table seats eight people with room for serving dishes or a centrepiece to be put on the table, and a high chair is available to easily include younger guests.
  • Spacious carpeted living room with a three-seater and two-seater sofa with matching armchair. A Smart TV has Netflix, and the cottage has WiFi so that guests can use their own devices.
  • Fitted kitchen with an efficient U-shaped layout so the cook has everything they need within reach. There is a tall fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, and a good complement of equipment and utensils.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • All of the bedrooms are on the upper floor. Each has hanging space, a chest of drawers and a full-length mirror. Beds are made up for guests' arrival using hypoallergenic bedding and high-quality sheets.
  • Double bedroom under the eaves with skylights on either side and space for a travel cot.
  • Second, slightly smaller, double bedroom with the same lovely furnishings.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds.
  • Bathroom with a bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: There is a patio for relaxing in the sunshine with outdoor seating and a BBQ for alfresco meals. The Old Stables has off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Well-behaved pets are welcome. Smoking is not permitted.

The Old Stables Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles & 1 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £495
To £1100
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Payment Options:
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)7921 352857 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.

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Sukhi Punia
Member Since February 2021

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