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West Winds Pet-Friendly Cottage in Torthorwald, Dumfries and Galloway

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

West Winds Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
West Winds is a stone built detached cottage on a sloping hillside close to the villages of Torthorwald and Collin just four miles from Dumfries in Southern Scotland. Boasting one double bedroom and one twin as well as a family shower room, this cottage can sleep four people. The rest of the accommodation is comprised of a fitted kitchen, a conservatory with a dining area and a sitting room with a gas fire. To the outside of the cottage is off road parking for three cars and a large rear garden with outdoor furniture and a lawned area with a stream and a pond. Set in a rural location, yet with plenty of local amenities close by, West Winds is a cottage that is sure to please everyone.

The village of Torthorwald can be traced to the 13th century and the ruins of Torthorwald Castle date from the 15th century. Only 4 miles away is Dumfries whilst the surrounding area contains many castles, abbeys and even a Tibetan Buddhist Centre and is a good centre for touring the rest of the area - the spectacular triangular Caerlaverock Castle and its nature reserve; New Abbey and the Solway Coast - and a starting point for travelling west into the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and the rest of Galloway.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo/CD, books/games/DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large, enclosed rear lawned garden area with stream, pond and furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: Unfenced stream and pond - children to be supervised at all times.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Hoekstra
July 2016
West Winds is a nice cottage with a lovely garden on a convenient site for touring the Solvay coast and adjacent areas.
Mr Bouchard
January 2016
A lovely, peaceful cottage with a beautiful garden. There were all the amenities you could need, as well as lovely views and a very cosy front room. The cottage was a good base for exploring area. The pond and stream at bottom of the garden were great additional features. There was also plenty of wildlife. A great short break.
Mr Hanglin
February 2016
We liked the conservatory overlooking the large garden. The wildlife was a joy to watch; for the first time in sixty years I saw a red squirrel eating in the garden, what a big highlight . The dog had the time of his life; I think he thought it was a park.
Mrs Mackay
April 2015
Loved this little cottage. My family I really enjoyed the beautiful garden, had great fun with the kids listing all the garden birds we saw on all the feeders. We even saw our first Wood Pecker ever! Much to my daughters delight. The cottage was very clean and well decorated etc. Everything we needed was provided. Not having WiFi wasn't a bad thing either as we sat around the table playing many of the board games provided as a family (doesn't happen enough) which was great fun. We will definitely be using this cottage again as it is very close to our family down there. The cleaner gardener do a lovely job.
Mr Martin
July 2016
The cottage was in a lovely location, with a super garden. It was warm and comfortable and provided us with an excellent base for our holiday.
Mr Harris
May 2016
We particularly liked watching the garden wildlife from the conservatory at West Winds, the cottage is in lovely location.
Mr Irving
March 2016
Very comfortable with everything needed, even if stuck in on wet days we were able to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. The owners have thought of everything needed to make this cottage perfect.
Mrs Potter
May 2014
The cottage, gardens and location were excellent for a relaxing break. Plenty to see and do in the area. One of the cleanest, best equipped and furnished properties we have ever used. The garden is lovely, a pleasant place to relax and watch the wildlife and birds. This felt more like a home than a rental property.
Mr Barlex
June 2014
This was one of the best equipped cottages we have ever had and we would certainly go back, the setting was also superb.
Mrs Morgan
June 2014
The cottage was the best that we have ever stayed in. The contents were of good quality, lovely bedrooms and excellent kitchen equipment. Great location to visit many places of interest. The wildlife in the garden was a joy to watch. Would I go back? You bet I would.
Mr Aspland
August 2014
Well equipped cottage which was homely, clean and comfortable was a great base for our holiday. Terrific place to stay.
Mrs Hosker
August 2014
The cottage was cosy with the fire in the living room as the evenings were sometimes a little chilly. Having comfortable seats in both the conservatory and the porch meant that we could sit and enjoy the sun and views throughout the day. It was a lovely quiet location with a very interesting garden and wonderful views. It was very homely and extremely well equipped.
Mrs Taylor
November 2015
It is a really comfortable cosy cottage with everything we needed and more. The scenery from every window is breathtaking. We will definitely be going there again.
Mr Brewer
October 2015
A lovely cottage, very comfortable extremely well stocked. The garden is a haven for wildlife. A very relaxing place to stay.
Mrs Watson
March 2015
Well equipped cottage in a lovely setting, had a very enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Baliga
October 2014
That view - better than TV any day! We didn't watch any television when there we preferred to sit in the conservatory and look out over Dumfries
Mrs Potter
May 2015
The cottage was exceptionally well equipped and very clean. The garden is the highlight and the location is very peaceful and relaxing.
Mr Le Play
August 2013
The cottage was homely, very clean and had everything we needed. It was also near to all amenities and lots of tourist attractions and walks. The holiday itself was very relaxing and for a first time in Scotland for the family, excellent. We all really enjoyed it.
Mr Waugh
March 2013
The surroundings were peaceful and quiet. A good relaxing holiday - will book again.
Mrs Tovell
July 2013
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. The cottage had everything you needed and was well positioned for places to visit. Just sitting in the conservatory watching the endless visits of all the different birds was a pleasure.
September 2013
The location of the cottage is great with all amenities, essential supplies available within a reasonable radius. The garden is a delight with all the colour and differing shrubs to view.
Mrs Finney
October 2012
Everything was well appointed, bungalow was out of the way but not too remote only 4 miles from Dumfries. Good gas fire and central heating.
Mr Law
October 2012
The cottage was in a great location with beautiful views all around .The conservatory at the back let you enjoy these views even when it was raining. The house itself was very comfortable and well equipped.
Mr Littler
July 2012
We enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the location, also within easy reach of the shopping area. Very comfortable bungalow. Overall an excellent holiday, we would stay again.
Mr Sadler
July 2012
We enjoyed the location and the views of the birds and deer. Hardly any traffic - it was so peaceful.
July 2012
Beautiful country situation yet within short distance of shops and other essentials. The garden was a delight, with all manner of flowers, plants and shrubs providing a colourful display. Good off-road parking.
Mrs Foers
October 2012
The cottage was absolutely super. Well equipped and welcoming with little touches that made it a real home from home. The garden was magical! I wish I could transport it back here to my house!
Mr Mrs Smith
July 2012
The cottage was in a lovely location close enough to all amenities but yet still seemed peaceful and relaxing.
Ms Thompson
August 2012
Lovely location. Great views even when washing up!
Mr Macken
November 2011
This cottage was even better on the second visit! Highly recommended!
Mrs Myers
July 2011
The garden was a joy! The conservatory/ sun room was used every day to watch the birds feeding. Dumfries and Galloway is a lovely area and the cottage was lovely. I'd like to book it again.
Mr Griffiths
July 2012
The cottage was very well presented and on a par if not better than many we have previously stayed in, only one exception comes up to the standard of Wrest Winds and that is The Granary in Chaldon Surrey.
Mr Ince
April 2011
West Winds was a cosy cottage, with an abundance of wildlife in the garden and the area. The garden is large enough for any dog to roam. The owners had thought of nearly everything. The fire made you feel very cosy, the conservatory was large and a sun trap, which was pleasant to sit in. We would not hesitate in returning. Thank You!
Mr Macken
February 2011
The cottage was lovely in an excellent location and the garden was absolutely stunning even in winter.
Larry B
October 2015
Lovely cottage, extremely well stocked, and only 10mins from Dumfries The garden is a haven for wildlife, particularly birds. A very relaxing, peaceful holiday.
Mr Hedley
February 2011
The property is in a fantastic location and has everything you could wish for in terms of comfort and styling. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the kids and more importantly the dog enjoyed the freedom the back door offered.
September 2012
it was a exellent place to stay it had everry thing what was needed for stay including pimic and even nuts for wildlife
Claire B
October 2014
The cottage was situated approx 4 miles away from Dumfries with views to die for! Forget the TV we sat in the conservatory admiring the view all week. It was warm and homely and had everything we needed
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