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Old School House

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  • Houses 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 5.0
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 5.0

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Old School House Information

Description

The Old School House is an extremely comfortable traditional Scottish house, with two lovely sitting rooms, open fires, a wood fired Esse, views of the hills or the river from every window, and abundant wildlife. There are three charming double bedrooms, and a full size curtained box bed - which is the one everyone wants to sleep in Totally quiet, with amazingly dark starry nights, and no light pollution at all. The garden is enclosed by dry stone walls and the river borders the wild garden to one side, where you can sit by the fire pit enjoying the river as the light fades on a summer's evening. The house is up a no through glen, with wonderful views of the surrounding hills where you can walk, or bike, all day without seeing anyone - only wildlife. Or if you prefer just curl up with a book from the well stocked library in the house. Drumlanrig Castle, the beautiful pink stone 17th century seat of the Dukes of Buccleuch is only 15 minutes away, and is one of many local attractions, as well as music, art and book festivals.

Facilities

  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor fireplace

Parking

  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Card, board, video games
  • Cinema
  • Cooking
  • Exhibition
  • Family fun
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Retreat
  • Watersports
  • Wild life
  • Hiking

Policies

  • Check in
    16:00 (Reception open 24 hours)
  • Check out
    10:00
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from Post code DG3 4LE (0.0 miles)

    Follow SatNav to post code. As there are several houses on this post code the SatNav will want to take you to another house. Just before you get to the post code, when you have gone over a small stone bridge the SatNav wants you to take a left turn but do not. Instead continue straight and go over another small stone bridge, you will pass a white cottage on your right before this.

    Continue for about 100 yards and the Old Schoolhouse will be on your left. The sign is on the gate. 

  • Road from South M6/M74 (30.0 miles)

    Exit at Junction 18 on M74 (A74M). Up the slip road and turn right at the top. Continue and over the next roundabout. After a few hundred yards turn right signed to Lockerbie, up to a T junction. Turn right onto A709, probably signed to Dumfries. 

    Continue for 12 miles to the Dumfries ring road, passing through village of Lochmaben on the way.

    At roundabout with A75, take 3rd exit and continue on ring road, over next roundabout and at third roundabout take 4th exit onto A76, which may be signed Ayr and Kilmarnock.

    Continue for about 14 miles into village of Thornhill. At roundabout in the village turn left, keeping the Buccleuch Arms Hotel on your left. Go to the top of this road, about 150 yds and turn right. At the end of this road turn left. Round a sharp bend and down a hill join a main road at the bottom of the hill and turn left onto it.

    Over a large stone bridge and on for a couple of miles to Penpont. Drive on through Penpont and after 2  miles take a right hand road signed to Tynron (this fork is on a left hand bend in the road). Continue into Tynron village and over the stone bridge to the T junction. The war memorial should be straight in front of you.

    Turn right and continue for a couple of hundred yards, passing a pair of stone cottages on your right. Take the next turning to the right signed Auchenbrack and Shinnel Glen. Continue for exactly 2 miles. The Old Schoolhouse is on the left on a long straight section of road after you have gone over 2 small stone bridges. The name is on the gate. You can park beside the house to unload but it is safest to back your car into the parking bay beyond the house in front of the metal gate.

    Please be aware that there is a School House in Tynron village which is not our house!

  • Road from North A74M (25.0 miles)

    Exit at Junction 14 signed to A702 and brown sign to Drumlanrig Castle.

    Down slip road to roundabout and take 2nd exit, continue parallel to motorway for about a mile and turn right under the motorway staying on A702. At roundabout after you have passed under the motorway take 2nd exit staying on A702.

    Continue for about 17 miles towards Thornhill. This starts off as a bleak road over the moor before going through the Dalveen Pass and down towards the Nith valley and it can be a spectacular drive in good weather.

    You will eventually come to a T junction on an awkward angle, turn left. After about half a mile you will come to Thornhill. Just before the main street and the houses begin take a right turning. Follow this road down a hill and road a long bend and over a stone bridge over the River Nith.

    Continue for about 2 miles into the village of Penpont. After leaving the village continue for about 1 mile and (on a bend in the road to the left) take the right fork signed to Tynron. Continue into the village and over the stone bridge to the T junction. The war memorial will be straight in front of you. Turn right.

    Follow this road for about 150yds, passing a pair of stone cottages on your right and take the next turning right, signed Auchenbrack and Shinnel Glen.

    Continue for exactly 2 miles up single lane road. The house is on the left on a straight section of road, after you have gone over 2 small stone bridges. The name is on the gate. You can park beside the house to unload but it is safest to back your car into the parking bay behind the house just in front of the metal gate.

    Please be aware that there is a School House in Tynron village which is not our house!


 
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