Abbotsway Cottage - sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms
Great stay, Loved it!
The cottages and also the estate are beautiful! The cottage is very cosy and nicely decorated. The garden is very wel maintained and full of flowers. It is als very peacefull and quiet. The Orroland estate is very beautiful, with sculpturen, flowers, ponds and a garden and gardenhouse at the beach. The owners and staf are real friendly and welcoming. There is a lot of wildlife as well, we saw a fox, deer, rabbits and pheasants.
Thank you for describing the things you appreciated about the cottage, its garden and grounds. What a great time you had, spotting all the wildlife on your walks around the estate :) Your children surely slept very well after all their exploring! Best wishes Fiona and Bob
Wonderful week’s holiday
We thought this a very comfortable, tastefully furnished and well equipped cottage in a very peaceful location. It was great to have the freedom to explore the beautiful grounds of the estate-this made for lovely evening walks after days out.
Thank you for your kind review. A lovely meander down to the wild flower meadow at this time of year when it is looking its best is always rewarding. You left the cottage beautifully which we greatly appreciated. All the best Fiona and Bob
Peaceful break in beautiful location
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in Abbotsway Cottage. The house is comfortable, well equipped and spacious. The property has a lovely beachfront with a summer house, and lots of flowers and animal life, including deer. It’s an easy drive to coastal walks, castles and towns.
Thank you for your review. It was great to hear of all your adventures whilst you stayed at Abbotsway. Who would believe that on your return to Australia you had a Scottish sun tan!! So glad the weather was glorious for you. Best wishes Fiona and Bob
Looking for a quiet peaceful holiday
Exactly the kind of place I was looking for private and peaceful. The cottage was very homely with a lovely welcome from Fiona and her lovely lemon drizzle cake.
Great for watching wildlife but only one complaint I didn't see a red squirrle!!
Oh no Liz, I am watching three red squirrels playing right now, typical!! We are so pleased that you could relax and switch off at Abbotsway Cottage. It really is very peaceful at Orroland. Thank you so much for leaving the cottage beautifully clean after your stay. All the very best Fiona and Bob
Fantastic week at Abbotsway Cottage. Highly recommend. Well looked after by Fiona. Kids (8 and 4) loved the toy cupboard! We loved the log burning stove. Beautiful grounds. Well kitted our cottage. We will be back!
Thank you for this wonderful review of Abbotsway Cottage. The log burner is a real hit with the unlimited logs and kindling. It's lovely to hear that your children found plenty to occupy them in the toy cupboard. The cuddles I received from the children when I came to say goodbye made my day! It was lovely to meet you all. Kind regards Fiona and Bob
A delight in February
Greeted by a warm cottage being also comfortable and yes- a very nice cake on the kitchen table!
Hats off to the Orroland Team- our stay exceeded expectations, and we will be back. Mark & Maxine
Thank you for your fantastic review and also for your wonderful comments in the visitors book. It was great that you were able to meet up with good friends whilst you were on your break. We would love to welcome you both back. Best wishes, Fiona and Bob
Abbotsway Cottage is located half a mile off the A711 between the villages of Auchencairn and Dundrennan.
About the Dumfries and Galloway region
Dumfries and Galloway is like a miniature version of Scotland,
condensed down into one region.
Not just a great range of activities
(should you wish to be active) but lots of Scotland's best features in
A place where naturally beautiful countryside meets the sea,
with truly scrumptious locally produced food and drink too.
and Galloway is home to a stunning 200-miles stretch of coastline,
representing the seaside in all its forms; with endless sandy beaches at
Port Logan and Sandyhills, leisure-craft on the 'Solway Riviera' at
Kippford and fishing boats unloading their catch of scallops in the busy
harbour of Kirkcudbright.
It's beautiful too – the breath-taking
sunset over the Irish Sea seen from the safe haven of Portpatrick
harbour epitomises the special atmosphere where this region touches the
It's a common misconception that you have to head for the
Highlands to find great Scottish hills, but here you won't be
Dumfries and Galloway hosts some of the country's very
best for walkers of all abilities; from tackling the 212-mile Southern
Upland Way or challenging ranges like the 'Awful Hand' to following in
the footsteps of ancient cattle rustlers in the Devil's Beef Tub there's
plenty to savour.
With the birthplace of Christianity, ancient
buildings like Caerlaverock Castle and the first home of the Scotsman
who founded the American Navy, the south-west is also steeped in
Dumfries is the heart of Robert Burns' country and Scotland's
National Museum of Costume is housed in Shambellie House at nearby New
The village is also where Sweetheart Abbey stands – home to one
of the most romantic stories of them all.
The region also hosts five of the 7Stanes mountain bike trails and 30 golf courses, both links and inland.
and Galloway is also becoming very popular for foodies –with Savour the
Flavours running two very successful food festivals at either end of
the summer season in May and September.
You can explore the local
countryside, meet local artisan producers of all types of food and
drinks and even learn to forage.
That countryside is also home to
fantastic wildlife – including the Galloway Wild Goat Park, RSPB
reserves at Mersehead and Mull of Galloway and a chance to see Red Kites
in the wild.
The nearest town to Orroland is Kirkcudbright – the Royal Burgh
is Scotland's Artists' Town and comes alive in the summer with a
tremendous programme of entertainment including a Jazz Festival,
open-air Scottish Nights and a floodlit Tattoo (complete with massed
pipe bands) in front of MacLellan's Castle.
As well as a haven for
art and craft lovers, Kirkcudbright is also a place for family fun,
with an indoor swimming pool run brilliantly by volunteers from the
local community. At the Cocoa Bean chocolate factory kids can make
chocolate creations in an interactive workshop and explore indoor and
outdoor play areas.