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Located in Thornhill in the Dumfries and Galloway region, Boggle Dyke Cottage has a patio. The cottage was cosy and sparkling clean.. the perfect location for a relaxing break away. Julia had thought of everything, even down to condiments. The cottage is near thornhill, where there are pubs, chemists and a local spar or co-op store for things you might need. Julia had also provided lots of local information in a folder for you to explore further.
The main street includes some interesting businesses and just round the corner is Thomas Tosh, an upmarket café and gift shop. Great for a browse and a cultural venue for the community and tourists alike.
Friendly staff which gave the Hotel a nice relaxed atmosphere. A clean and comfortable Room with a lovely Bathroom. Only downside was having a buffet breakfast but have to admit that it was very tasty with a good choice and most important it was still hot which Is always a bonus.
In the centre of Thornhill there is a statue of Pegasus mounted on a sand stone monument. It is known by the locals as the cross. The A76 goes through the village, it is a wide road lined with lime trees. At night the road is very quiet. There is a small chocolate factory that makes tartan chocolate. Also a number of eating places . Cafe, tea room’s, restaurant. We had a lovely meal at The Thornhill Arms. There is a few other pubs. Three miles from Thornhill there is Drumlanrig castle where there are walks and mountain biking routes. Lots of walks and Forrest areas a short distance away. The roads around are so quiet ideal for cycling. The first bike was invented just two miles away in the village of Kier, by Kirkpatrick Macmillan. Dumfries is only 14miles away where Robbie Burns is buried. There is a museum and obscurity. A few miles north is the village of Walnockhead the highest village in Scotland. Travel up Dalveen pass down Mennock pass for some of the most beautiful views in Scotland.
Beautiful area - there are some really beautiful walks, castles and gardens to explore nearby. The town itself was pretty. However, I think it was a little bare in terms of things to do. For example, there weren't many restaurants, pubs, shops or tourist attractions nearby (apart from Dumlanrig Castle - which is beautiful).
There is so much to see and do within an easy distance, so well worth staying for a good few days. We stayed for 3 but absolutely would go back as there is still so much for us to see and do. People are lovely and very helpful. This part of Scotland was previously unknown to us and had always been somewhere that we'd travelled through and not stopped. STOP and stay! there's some breathtaking scenery in the area and it easily stands on it's own merits as a part of Scotland that you should visit and definitely want to return to.
Scenic village, with a mix of individual and national retailers, good food, friendly people and lots to do particulary river and hill walking, visit to Drumlanrig Castle and adventure playground, Kirkpatrick MacMillan's smithy (place where first bicycle was built, etc, etc.
Lovely place. Friendly and helpful staff.