Kirkconnell House near DumfriesHistoric Holiday Home Situated in South West Scotland
Nestling in woodland at the end of a gated road, Little Kirkconnell House is a gem of a property. Situated on the edge of the River Nith it started life as a barn when the Kirkconnell estate was extensive and thriving. As the estate fell into decline so did the barn, its roof fell in and saplings grew into trees out of its walls. It now stands resplendent, a masterpiece of craftsmanship in local sandstone, granite and oak. A credit to the skilled workmen who built and fitted her out, it is here for you to enjoy.

Located in trees on the edge of the Kirkconnell Merse(marsh) it has views over Glencaple on the opposite side of the river and then down the estuary out to the Solway Firth. Set in over an acre of natural woodland everyone will be fascinated to discover the variety of flora and fauna just outside the window, children especially will delight in the burn below the house. 

On a more practical note, we have endeavoured to create a disabled friendly holiday cottage and we would love to hear your reaction to it once you have been. We have also tried to create an environmentally friendly one. The heating and hot water is powered by a ground source heat pump, 90 metres of pipe run under the ground bringing heat to the house.

The electricity is “dark green” courtesy of Green Energy UK, meaning it is from fully sustainable sources. During the building project water was used from a local spring, all the granite stone was from the site and the sandstone is from a local quarry. Stonemasons, roofers, joiners, plumbers, painters and tilers were all from New Abbey (our village) or Dumfries. The woodburning stove uses fuel from fallen branches and trees from the fields around.

The disabled access to the property is up the ramp onto the decking area which has underfloor lighting for al fresco evening dining. Double doors then lead to the lounge which has an oak floor and wood burning stove. The high beamed ceiling and large windows mean that this room is bright and airy. It has a dining area at the far end overlooking the burn. An archway leads through the original random granite wall to a long Mediterranean style kitchen with high exposed beams. There is a pine table for informal dining and a fully fitted, well equipped kitchen in which to prepare quick snacks or special meals.

The sleeping accommodation comprises a double bedroom with bathroom and a twin bedroom with a wet room/ shower room, as both are en-suite it is suitable for either a family of four or two couples. Bedding and towels are all provided.

Kirkconnell House near Dumfries
Kirkconnell House near Dumfries