To check availability and enquire about bookings, please click the link above to visit our ‘simplyowners’ page, where our calendar is updated daily. For Map and to read reviews left by our customers, search Google for ‘Kirkconnell House’.


Historic, Unique, Tranquil. An unforgettable place for a family holiday or a gathering of friends

Kirkconnell House offers a unique holiday rental for up to 18 people in 9 bedrooms; ideal for a relaxing holiday with extended family or a gathering with old friends. Rental is for the sole occupancy of the house and works out at £20pppn for full occupancy. 

A stunning, fully enclosed, secluded courtyard is a focal point which is why Kirkconnell House is ideal for family gatherings and reunions etc. Other big pluses are the full size pool table and table tennis table which, along with the dart board, occupy a full floor of the historic Pele Tower, which dates from around 1370.

Enjoy a peaceful, private setting surrounded by parkland and woodland whilst only 6 miles from Dumfries and just over one mile from the village of New Abbey.

Kirkconnell House offers 9 bedrooms with 14 beds + a cot. 

4 Bathrooms/3 showers, including 2 ensuites + added shower and full size wash basin in attic bedroom.

Wood panelled lounge with open fire, TV lounge, dining room with large table and bookcase.

4 staircases one with wide shallow treads, hand rails on both sides and large half landing.

Fully equipped kitchen with farmhouse style table, Quooker boiling water tap, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, 2 ovens + microwave, 5 ring ceramic hob, dishwasher. It opens directly to the courtyard. Scullery with 9kg washing machine, drier and extra freezer leading to huge log store.

The local area offers a huge variety of activities and experiences for all ages, including fishing, riding, bird watching, golf, forest mountain biking and walking. Visit ancient castles or modern activity centres.

Kirkconnell House dates back to the 13th century and was inhabited by the Maxwell Clan for over eight hundred years.It sits in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The Pele tower, once a fortified stronghold, is now home to the games room. Close by is the attractive village of New Abbey which has a restored corn mill, a tea shop, a pub and a village shop as well as the ruins of the abbey from which it derives its name.

In spring the garden flowers are at their best with spring bulbs, rhododendrons and azaleas offering spectacular splashes of colour.

In summer, enjoy the sheltered courtyard for outdoor dining and for soaking up the sun.

In autumn the leaves change colour and it’s time to hunt for conkers.

In winter just curl up by the open fire and have a glass of something warming.

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What our customers say

Thank you for all the comments about how you've enjoyed your stay. Young and old alike seem to love the atmosphere and history of the house, and the plethora of things to do in Dumfries and Galloway. Search Google for ‘Kirkconnell House’ to read the latest reviews.
Vickie Mccraw 4/5

Vickie Mccraw 4/5

"We rented this house for our family to stay and celebrate a family birthday it had everything we needed we had a wonderful time the kids had a ball. Beautiful house beautiful grounds Thank you"

Katie Trouten 5/5

Katie Trouten 5/5

"Beautiful "Pride and Prejudice" feel country home- beautiful property, and loved waking up to sheep baying and birds chirping. It's about a 15-20 minute drive from Dumfries and the train station, but it's well worth the "remoteness" for the charm and having all friends and family in one house! Wonderful memories, would definitely go back- but this time I'd stay longer than 4 days!"

Chris Hawkesford 5/5

Chris Hawkesford 5/5

"Gorgeous house in a fantastic location!"

Get in Touch

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Where we are

Kirkconnell House
New Abbey
Dumfries
DG2 8HL

Give us a ring

Pat Counsell
Mobile +44 (0) 79 200 44 727
Between 8am and 6pm

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