Croftjane Cottage

Accommodation
Farm cottage surrounded by woods & fields; sleeps four. Ideal for a relaxed break, or for those wishing to explore the opportunities for outdoor recreation.

About Croftjane Cottage

Croftjane is a 300-acre farm on the Duke of Buccleuch’s Queensberry Estate in Dumfriesshire, SW Scotland and is home to Michael & Claire Halliday and their two sons. Mike is a second-generation tenant, following his father, who took on the farm tenancy in 1967. The Cottage has previously been home to stockmen and shepherds working at Croftjane.

Croftjane Cottage sits in an elevated position on the approach to the Farmhouse and steading, with spectacular views down the Nith valley towards the Solway Firth. On a clear day, Skiddaw and the northern Lake District Fells can be seen. We are at the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park, with fabulous star gazing on clear nights. Occasionally, the Northern Lights are visible.

There are excellent walks and cycle rides from the cottage, with bike hire available from Rik’s Bike Shed at nearby Drumlanrig Castle & Country Park. Deer, rabbits, hare, pheasants, partridge and other wildlife can be seen in the fields around the cottage. Walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golf are all available nearby.

The village of Thornhill is two miles away, with bars and restaurants, shops selling groceries, a chemist, tea rooms, takeaways, boutique clothes shops, bank, a traditional ironmongers and an art gallery at Thomas Tosh.

The cottage makes a good base from which to explore SW Scotland and there are plenty of activities available locally, from relaxed strolls in the countryside to adventurous activities suitable for thrill seekers.


The Cottage lies on the approach the to the Farmhouse and steading, but with separate access and parking. The cottage is about 100 years old, with an extension added in the 1960’s, but has recently been refurbished to a high standard. There is storage for bicycles/ fishing rods etc in the lockable laundry room.

The cottage is fully centrally heated, with double glazing, and has a wood-burning stove. The sitting room is furnished with a sofa & easy chairs and has a 40” smart TV with FreeSat & a DVD player. The well-equipped kitchen area has new worktops, electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher etc. A breakfast/reading room at the front of the cottage has spectacular views down the valley towards the Lake District fells. There is also a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in the laundry room.

The master bedroom has a double bed and en-suite shower room; and there is a twin bedroom with built-in wardrobe. The family bathroom has a bath and over-bath shower.

There are outside seating areas with table & chairs and a swing seat. A Kettle BBQ is provided and stored in the drying room. The self-contained garden contains a clothes-line and pegs are provided.

There is free Wi-Fi. Although this is reasonably reliable, given our location, it’s perhaps not as speedy as you may be used to - your mobile phone may have a stronger signal.

As well as the farm animals, we have horses, dogs and a cat at Croftjane, hence our decision not to accept visitors’ dogs. Our pets are not allowed in the cottage, but please be warned if you have any severe allergies.

Smoking is strictly forbidden.

Mobile coverage is OK on most networks.

Parking is on the Cottage drive.

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