Auld Acquaintance Cottage

Enjoy a luxury holiday on the farm where Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne. Auld Acquaintance cottage overlooks the breathtaking banks of the Nith at Ellisland.

About Auld Acquaintance Cottage

Enjoy a luxury holiday on the farm where Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne. Newly refurbished Auld Acquaintance cottage overlooks the Nith at Ellisland, the farm created by the poet himself in 1788. Cosy up in front of the stove and enjoy the romantic countryside of Dumfries and Galloway.

Whilst Ellisland Farm remains much as it was in the 18th century, Auld Acquaintance Cottage was renovated in 2023 into a beautiful holiday retreat in the modern rustic style. The large, open plan living space with its cosy wood burner and beautifully fitted kitchen is a charming room with doors opening onto a garden overlooking the River Nith. The master bedroom features an en suite bathroom, and there is also a family bathroom next to the second bedroom. The cosy interior includes artisan and antique pieces, with artwork inspired by Burns.

Ellisland is the best place to see nature through the poet’s eyes. Follow woodland paths created by the ploughman poet himself, including where he wrote his famous epic, Tam o’ Shanter. Auld Acquaintance Cottage looks on to the farmhouse built by Burns where you can experience what life would have been like for a rural family in the 18th century. The museum includes an extensive collection of artefacts, memorabilia and manuscripts. Proceeds from Auld Acquaintance Cottage support The Robert Burns Ellisland Trust, the charity which safeguards this precious historic site and its collection.
You are perfectly placed to explore this unspoiled region. Auld Acquaintance cottage is the perfect base to explore the unspoilt landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage is located on the A76 which gives visitors easy access to the surrounding road network and visitor sites of the region.

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