• "Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . ."

    In three acres of glorious garden grounds, surrounded by lakes of water lilies, splendid trees, flowering shrubs and woodland drives, the splendid cottages at Kinmount Castle are only a few miles from the sandy shoreline, which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves. This meticulous, architect-designed conversion has transformed the Victorian servants’ wing of magnificent Kinmount House into a delightful courtyard cluster of eight holiday cottages, seven of which we feature here, which retain a wealth of original features and details, and possess tremendous atmosphere and charm, which makes it an ideal marquee wedding venue with ballroom included. They enjoy shared use of outstanding facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool, which has been sensitively incorporated into one side of the courtyard. Open daily all year round, the pool has full changing facilities, and its building also houses a sauna, sunbed, cardio gym and games room with pool table. The cottages themselves have been luxuriously appointed; the master bedrooms have four-poster beds, the kitchens are lavishly equipped and the utmost care has been taken over the choice of fabrics and furnishings. Alongside the gracious main house, they are set around the attractive courtyard with patio and barbecue areas – and an extensive grassed area offers plenty of space to relax. From the cottages, there is immediate access to the grounds where azaleas and rhododendrons are a pageant of colour in the summer. With lakes in front of the house, it is a fitting setting for properties of the finest quality, which boast views over shimmering waters to the Lakeland Hills across the Solway Firth.

    Kinmount Castle has access to exclusive salmon beats on the Rivers Annan and Nith including the famous Barjarg beat that boasts a salmon catch of 67lb, in 1812, by well-known poacher, Jock Wallace, and confirmed by the Earl of the home. More up to date catches are now giving an average of 59 salmon and 160 sea trout in a a season along this two mile beat. One to one fishing tuition can also be arranged for novices. Prices at cost – dependant on the time of year.
    Just 2 miles from the cottages is Powfoot, created in the 1790s as a sea-bathing resort by one of the owners of Kinmount House. Set above a beach, it has an excellent golf course, one of several along this coast. About a mile further on, the river at the redstone town of Annan is famous for its salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing, and there are pleasant walks along both banks. The town boasts a choice of restaurants and pubs, as well as a sports centre. At Ecclefechan (6 miles) Thomas Carlyle’s birthplace is to be found, containing a collection of relics and letters. Rammerscales (8 miles) is a Georgian house linked with Flora MacDonald. Along the coast at Caerlaverock (8 miles), 13,000-acres of salt-marsh and foreshore have been designated a National Nature Reserve; barnacle, pink-footed and greylag geese feeding on the saltings in Autumn and Winter make this one of the most notable bird sanctuaries in Britain. Overlooking the reserve from a wooded mound are the striking red sandstone ruins of Caerlaverock Castle, dating from the 13th century and besieged many times during the Border wars.

    In the parish church at Ruthwell, the Ruthwell cross is a most impressive example of 7th-century stone carving, inscribed with verses from The Dream of the Rood. Dumfries (13 miles) is renowned for its Burns museum, and has a fine golf course. Further west are quaint fishing villages and the rugged beauty of the Galloway Hills.
    The area offers opportunities for sailing, water sports and riding, and the nearby towns offer good shopping and a variety of inns and eating places. Shops 3 miles.

    Spacious sitting room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire, open plan to well-equipped kitchen with dining area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft pine four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity and gas central heating £15 per week

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD 
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared payphone
    • Shared grounds with furniture and picnic area
    • Shared barbecue
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool – open daily 9am to 8pm, all year round
    • Games room with pool table
    • Cardio gym
    • Coin-operated upright sunbed
    • Sauna
    • NB: Lakes in grounds. Couples and family bookings only.
    • No smoking

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    Cottage

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    2 bedroom(s)

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    Up to 4 people

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    pet(s) allowed

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Cottage features
  • Garden / patio
    Garden / patio
  • Games room
    Games room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Television
    Television
  • Short breaks all year
    Short breaks all year
  • Cot available
    Cot available
  • Swimming pool - indoor
    Swimming pool - indoor
  • Bed linen & towels included
    Bed linen & towels included
  • Washing machine
    Washing machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage collection
    Heritage collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open plan
    Open plan
  • Car parking - on site
    Car parking - on site
  • Gym
    Gym
  • Active family holidays
    Active family holidays
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Customer reviews by Reevoo
Hoseasons "Enjoy superb indoor and outdoor facilities acres of glorious gardens all just a few miles from the sandy shore. \n\n\nShimmering lakes wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . .\n\nIn three acres of glorious garden grounds surrounded by lakes of water lilies splendid trees flowering shrubs and woodland drives the splendid cottages at Kinmount Castle are only a few miles from the sandy shoreline which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves. This meticulous architect-designed conversion has transformed the Victorian servants’ wing of magnificent Kinmount House into a delightful courtyard cluster of eight holiday cottages seven of which we feature here which retain a wealth of original features and details and possess tremendous atmosphere and charm which makes it an ideal marquee wedding venue with ballroom included. They enjoy shared use of outstanding facilities including a superb indoor heated swimming pool which has been sensitively incorporated into one side of the courtyard. Open daily all year round the pool has full changing facilities and its building also houses a sauna sunbed cardio gym and games room with pool table. The cottages themselves have been luxuriously appointed the master bedrooms have four-poster beds the kitchens are lavishly equipped and the utmost care has been taken over the choice of fabrics and furnishings. Alongside the gracious main house they are set around the attractive courtyard with patio and barbecue areas – and an extensive grassed area offers plenty of space to relax. From the cottages there is immediate access to the grounds where azaleas and rhododendrons are a pageant of colour in the summer. With lakes in front of the house it is a fitting setting for properties of the finest quality which boast views over shimmering waters to the Lakeland Hills across the Solway Firth.\n\nKinmount Castle has access to exclusive salmon beats on the Rivers Annan and Nith including the famous Barjarg beat that boasts a salmon catch of 67lb in 1812 by well-known poacher Jock Wallace and confirmed by the Earl of the home. More up to date catches are now giving an average of 59 salmon and 160 sea trout in a a season along this two mile beat. One to one fishing tuition can also be arranged for novices. Prices at cost – dependant on the time of year.\nJust 2 miles from the cottages is Powfoot created in the 1790s as a sea-bathing resort by one of the owners of Kinmount House. Set above a beach it has an excellent golf course one of several along this coast. About a mile further on the river at the redstone town of Annan is famous for its salmon sea trout and brown trout fishing and there are pleasant walks along both banks. The town boasts a choice of restaurants and pubs as well as a sports centre. At Ecclefechan 6 miles Thomas Carlyle’s birthplace is to be found containing a collection of relics and letters. Rammerscales 8 miles is a Georgian house linked with Flora MacDonald. Along the coast at Caerlaverock 8 miles 13000-acres of salt-marsh and foreshore have been designated a National Nature Reserve barnacle pink-footed and greylag geese feeding on the saltings in Autumn and Winter make this one of the most notable bird sanctuaries in Britain. Overlooking the reserve from a wooded mound are the striking red sandstone ruins of Caerlaverock Castle dating from the 13th century and besieged many times during the Border wars.\n\nIn the parish church at Ruthwell the Ruthwell cross is a most impressive example of 7th-century stone carving inscribed with verses from The Dream of the Rood. Dumfries 13 miles is renowned for its Burns museum and has a fine golf course. Further west are quaint fishing villages and the rugged beauty of the Galloway Hills. \nThe area offers opportunities for sailing water sports and riding and the nearby towns offer good shopping and a variety of inns and eating places. Shops 3 miles. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nSpacious sitting room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire open plan to well-equipped kitchen with dining area. First floor Double bedroom with 5ft pine four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.\n\n\n\nElectricity and gas central heating £15 per week\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGas ‘coal-effect’ fire\n \n\n\n\n\nBed linen and towels included\n\n\n\nTravel cot\n\n\n\nHigh chair\n\n\n\nSatellite TV\n\n\n\nDVD \n\n\n\nCD\n\n\n\nMicrowave\n\n\n\nWasherdryer\n\n\n\nDishwasher\n\n\n\nShared payphone\n\n\n\nShared grounds with furniture and picnic area\n\n\n\nShared barbecue\n\n\n\nParking\n\n\n\nIndoor heated\n\n \n\nswimming pool\n\n \n\n– open daily 9am to 8pm all year round\n\n \n\n\n\n\n\nGames room with pool table\n\n\n\nCardio gym\n\n\n\nCoin-operated upright sunbed\n\n\n\nSauna\n\n\n\nNB Lakes in grounds. Couples and family bookings only.\n\n\n\nNo smoking\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/394/840/394240.jpg SAT

Annan House reviews collected by Reevoo

8.3 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews

Overall rating

8.3

Comfort and Equipment

8.8

Location

8.2

Cleanliness

9.2

Value for money

7.8

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8
out of 10

20th - 27th July 2019. The cottage was lovely. Beautiful grounds with lots of history. Perhaps historical information to read in the cottages would be of interest to us who enjoy that. The phone signal was not at all good. You could get a small signal at the twin bedroom window or at the car park. Today's family need Internet. Due to the hot weather the cottage had numerous wasps every day although I put many outside, there was a large number on the window sills and in the en-suite. The door could be tricky to open. The facilities at the swimming pool were excellent but could be too hot. The big house had beautiful grounds. The lake is a must to spend time at. It's a shame there is not any space for children to play. The cottages are in an enclosed courtyard with bistro tables and chairs and benches to sit at. Please don't let my negative points put you off as the cottage is indeed lovely. Local places to visit are not far away, including supermarkets. We had a lovely holiday.

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2019-08-01

9
out of 10

A very good cottage, well maintained, set in the grounds of Kinmount house very quiet location. We would certainly stay again.

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2019-06-09

7
out of 10

Need internet connection as no phone signal. Mis leading write up as thought you could wander around grounds, not allowed. Can only walk around one of the two lakes. Thought we could walk into Annan but only along busy main road about 5 miles. No bbq area not allowed on any grass area. Children play area very overgrown and covered in moss. Did not have a view of the solway of firth or lake district, maybe from Kinmount House but all private and not allowed.

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2019-03-31

10
out of 10

fabulous cottage and facilities. The location is ideal for either Scotland or lake district. The owners couldn't have been more welcoming to us. We've had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back.

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2018-11-04

6
out of 10

Level of equipment in kitchen very good, however a lot of items felt sticky and had to be washed before use. The cottage had a stale/old unused smell. The lack of wifi in this day and age was surprising. Very early departure time on day of leaving. Lack of recycling facilities for plastic and glass. Shower in en-suite was very stiff to ensure it was switched off fully and temperature difficult to control.

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2018-09-24

10
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2018-12-06

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