Unspoilt Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer for a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings away from the crowds. You can always find something to suit you in Dumfries and Galloway, whatever the weather or the time of year.
The Region
Unspoilt Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer for a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings away from the crowds. You can always find something to suit you in Dumfries and Galloway, whatever the weather or the time of year.
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. It is near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth.
The Local Area
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland. It is near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth.

All you need to know

  • Priestlands Bungalow is ideally located on the edge of town close to the facilities of Dumfries, with a rural outlook over grazed fields and the summit of Criffel. We are well placed for easy access to explore beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. This former farm worker's cottage has been upgraded to a high standard.

    Our 3 bedroom single storey house has been renovated to provide comfortable, modern self catering accommodation. We can sleep up to 6 - the house has a double bedroom, a twin room and a single with an additional folding bed. A cot can also be provided on request. Sorry but we do not accommodate pets. The owners live next door at Priestlands Cottage, so are on hand to help if needed during your stay. Other houses are close by, but not too near. You can have your privacy, but you won't feel remote and isolated.

    • Comfortable living room with wood burning stove, 2 sofas, dining area seating up to 6, 32”  LCD satellite TV, DVD player, radio/CD.
    • Free WiFi
    • Well equipped kitchen including double electric oven, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine and microwave. Tumble drier available.

     

    • One double bedroom with king size bed,  one twin bedroom, and a single bedroom with additional fold up-bed.
    • Cot , high chair and baby bath.

     

     

    • Bathroom with bath and over bath shower.
    • Gas central heating throughout and instant hot water. 
      Heating and electricity included.  
    • Linen, towels and basic household items provided.
    • Exclusive use of south west facing garden  with outdoor seating.
    • Outlook over rolling fields, often grazed in summer by cattle and sheep. Watch geese fly overhead and enjoy the wide variety of garden birds.

     

     

     

    • Off road parking for up to 3 cars or 1 transit sized van plus 1 car. (Sorry no large vans or trucks)
    • Lockable cupboard for cycles, boots and outdoor gear.
    • Pressure washer available on request for cycles and motorcycles.
    • Tea/coffee/milk provided for your arrival.
    • Smoking only allowed outside the cottage.
    • Sorry no pets



    NB There are shallow steps to the front and rear entrances.

  • Weeks are priced Saturday to Saturday. For alternative check in/out days or for short breaks, minimum 3 nights, put your dates on the enquiry form and we will respond with a price/availability.

  • Entry is from 4.00pm. Checking out on day of departure by 10.30 am. Weeks are priced Saturday to Saturday. For alternative check in/out days or for short breaks, minimum 3 nights, put your dates on the enquiry form and we will respond with a price/availability.

  • Unspoilt Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer for a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings away from the crowds. Whether you love walking, golf, fishing, cycling or motorcycling on quiet roads, mountain biking, genealogy, archaeology, wildlife watching, pottering about in small towns and fishing harbours, eating and drinking or just relaxing, you can find something to suit you in Dumfries and Galloway, whatever the weather or the time of year.

    See the   Visit South West Scotland   website for more information.

    • Rolling countryside, hills and lochs, rivers and forests and an extensive coastline present a wide range of outdoor activities for all ages.

     

    • Enjoy the region's rich heritage in our castles, archaeological sites and treasures, museums and historic connections with Robert the Bruce.

     

    • The thriving arts scene builds on our links with Robert Burns, JM Barrie and the Glasgow Boys.

     

    • Dumfries, the 'Queen of the South', and our small, friendly towns in the region cater for your shopping needs and provide plenty of activities for wet weather days.

     

    • A great choice of locally produced beef, lamb, seafood, smoked goods, ice cream and chocolate – enjoy it in our restaurants, pubs and cafes or buy it to cook yourself from farm shops and good local stores.

     

    • Something happening all year round – arts and music festivals, agricultural shows, sporting events, cultural and craft activities, car rallies, cycle races to name a few.

     

  • We hope you are happy to use this online booking and enquiry system from BookaLet. Our Pricing page gives weekly rates. If you want a short break (minimum 3 nights) put your dates on the enquiry form and we will confirm the price in our response. Or phone us for a quote.

    If you prefer not to use BookaLet you can phone or e mail us direct - scroll down for contact details and a short contact form. We can deal with your enquiry/booking by post or e mail but you can only pay online if you use BookaLet.

    Download our   Terms and Conditions here  and our additional  Covid Terms and Conditions here   or we can post/e mail them to you on request. 

  • We are on the A710 Dumfries to New Abbey Road, just at the speed limits as you are leaving Dumfries.  Turn right into the farm track and Priestlands Bungalow is the second house in.  Park in the bay between the two houses.  The key will be at Priestlands Cottage, the first house at the road end. 

    To reach us from the South/M6/M74, leave the motorway at Junction 22 and take the A75 west for Dumfries. After about 30 minutes you will reach a short stretch of dual carriageway, followed by single carriageway beyond which is a filling station, followed by a roundabout.  Leave the A75 at this roundabout for Dumfries. Go through the town following signs for A710, Solway Coast. Cross the river, go through the lights at the top of the hill and keep straight on to a T junction. You will be facing the Rugby Club ground. Turn left, you will have houses on your left and fields on your right. Drive for a few hundred yards and you will see the end of speed limit signs where you turn right.

    To reach us from the North/M74, leave the M74 at Moffat Junction 15 and follow the A701 for Dumfries. Go under the motorway and turn left at the next roundabout. In about 20-30 minutes you will reach the A75 Dumfries by pass. If you have SATNAV or a map you can make your own way through the town but the most straightforward way is to go right onto the bypass and take the next junction the A76, turning left and then straight on through the next two roundabouts (you will pass Tesco, KFC, Homebase on your right). Keep straight on till you reach lights at a T junction where there is a small group of shops including Farmfoods. Turn right here, go up the hill and take the third turn left, signed for Solway Coast and New Abbey. (Budget Tyres on your right). You are now in New Abbey Road. Keep straight on for about half a mile and you will see the end of speed limit signs where you turn right.

    For an alternative route staying on the motorway longer leave at Junction 17 Lockerbie and follow signs for Dumfries A709. Your SATNAV may send you this way. Go through Lochmaben and the A709 will bring you to the Dumfries By Pass A 75, one junction further back from the route above. Leave at the next junction but one for A76 and proceed as above.

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  • Covid-19 Good To Go Scotland Mark

    COVID 19 – TEMPORARY EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    We are doing our best to keep you safe during your stay at Priestlands Bungalow. We are closely monitoring the situation and are following the latest guidelines. We want you to have an enjoyable and relaxing time but we have undertaken a few extra precautions to remove unnecessary risks as far as we reasonably can for both you and us. We will endeavour to keep the property unoccupied for 72 hours between guests, unless otherwise agreed with you. We are undertaking extra cleaning and our upgraded schedule and risk assessment are available to view on request.

    If anyone in your party shows any symptoms of Covid 19 in the days leading up to your stay, you must let us know. Those who are symptomatic/unwell and those in contact with them should cancel their visit. You may wish to transfer your visit to a later date in 2020 or 2021. If your new chosen date is for a higher cost week we will not charge you extra. If you cancel, our normal terms apply, ie where the cancellation is within 4 weeks of the holiday period, 50% of your payment, less the deposit, will be refunded unless we are able to re-let the cottage for the cancelled dates.

    If there is a future lockdown imposed by the Government, preventing travel, we will refund you in full, or again you can defer your stay to an alternative date.

    If anyone in the party should contract Covid 19 during your stay, the current Government advice is that they should immediately self-isolate where they are to minimise any risk of transmission, and request a test. If they are confirmed to have COVID-19, they should return home if they reasonably can. If a guest cannot reasonably return home (for example because they are not well enough to travel or do not have the means to arrange transport), their circumstances should be discussed with an appropriate health care professional and, if necessary, the local authority. This may change but for now we must observe this advice. We will discuss the implications for any extended or reduced stay in our property with you as the need arises.

    We hope that in the light of the above, guests will not need to extend their stay with us if they contract Covid 19 as they will either go home or into a medical care facility. However in the hopefully rare situation where a guest has no option but to extend their stay and this impacts on your booked dates, we will refund you in full and assist you as far as we can to find alternative accommodation.

    We have made the following temporary arrangements:

    On arrival you will find the key, disinfected and in a plastic bag, on the doorstep. Let us know your approximate arrival time and we will keep a look out for you. We would like to greet you, observing social distancing of course, but if you would rather we kept away we will respect this. Alternatively we can speak on the phone on your arrival and once you have settled in to deal with any queries.

    We also ask you to maintain social distancing from us at all times during your stay. If you need help you can phone or text us on 07377 328854. It is also easy to maintain distancing at our front door to speak face to face, observing the standard practice.

    As we don't want to leave any paper instructions in the house, we have also e mailed you the information/instructions about the house. This information is also on our website. If you need help with any of the appliances, just speak to us and we can advise over the phone or from a distance.

    Removal of books, leaflets, CDs etc. from the property. Removal of ornaments and other accessories. A limited number of cushions remain, these will be removed and replaced for every stay and/or quarantined for 72 hours.

    Cutlery, crockery and other kitchen utensils kept to a minimum. If you require any additional item, let us know and we will provide it, freshly washed (you may also wish to wash it on receipt).

    We will continue to provide fresh milk in the fridge for your arrival – the container will have been sanitised. However we won't provide tea and coffee for the moment.

    Please strip off all used bedding, including pillow and mattress covers, and place in the bin bags provided. It will help us if you put the pillow and mattress covers in a separate bag from the other bedding. Place all used towels in the bath. We will replace all towels, used or unused, for each set of guests

    We will provide handwash, antibac household cleaning spray and hand sanitiser. There is also the usual supply of washing up liquid for soapy water washing. Please bring your own rubber gloves/disposable gloves as required. We will not provide any masks.

    On departure leave the windows open and leave the key on the doormat.

Priestlands Bungalow is your ideal base for exploring Dumfries and Galloway

  • On the A710 Dumfries to New Abbey road, Priestlands Bungalow is in an ideal central location for enjoying all that the region has to offer.
  • Dumfries town centre a ten minute drive or 25 minute walk away.
  • An easy drive to a choice of supermarkets (one 24 hours).
  • A newspaper and convenience store within a 10 minute walk or a couple of minutes drive of the cottage.
  • Within half and hour or less you can reach the Solway Estuary and varied coastline, local RSPB and WWT bird reserves, historic sites at New Abbey and Caerlaverock Castle and two adventure/animal parks for children.
  • The award winning world class mountain biking trails at Mabie Forest (part of the 7 Stanes) are just 10 minutes away and the Dalbeattie trails are close by too. Further afield there are more mountain biking facilites at Ae forest, Glentrool forest and Kirroughtree near Newton Stewart.
  • We are just a few minutes drive from the A75, the main route through Dumfries and Galloway, well placed for journeys across the region.
  • Visit rural attractions, gardens, historic sites, beaches, the towns of Moffat, Castle Douglas (the Food Town), Kirkcudbright (the Artists Town) and Wigtown (Scotland's Book Town) in the far west.

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Catherine Elliot

Priestlands Cottage
New Abbey Road
Dumfries
DG2 8EW
Scotland

+44(0)1387 247986
07377 328854
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