Sweetheart House - Abbeybank
In a secluded location within its own walled garden, yet close to the heart of the historic village of New Abbey with its iconic Sweetheart Abbey lies this quaint detached holiday house.
Sweetheart House, Abbeybank is a traditional Dumfries country cottage that has been extensively modernised. The conservatory is a delight with views across the walled garden with its lovely enclosed garden and orchard making it suitable for children and adults alike. The bedrooms with their combed ceilings are comfortable, cosy and quiet. This traditional period house is welcoming, immaculately presented and it makes an excellent and comfortable base for up to 8 people to enjoy all that this part of the world has to offer, at a very competitive rate.
Wysebyside is a luxury 5 bedroom holiday villa with traditional mahogany furnishings. The house is located within its own walled garden in the historical policy grounds of Wyseby estate with its A listed Dove-cot and stable block making a particularly attractive backdrop adjacent to Wyseby a 17th century Scottish Lairds House.
This villa is welcoming, immaculately presented and a wonderful base to explore the Borders and the Lake District with its easy access to all the major roads north or south. Wysebyside is 6 miles north of Gretna on the banks of the River Kirtle which leads downstream to King Robert the Bruce’s Cave.
Wyseby Lodge, Kitlebridge
Wyseby Lodge is a Historic Scotland listed stone lodge which has been recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard.
This is the gate lodge to Wyseby estate which is set in ancient parkland, the site of the Battle of the Kirtle in 1484 which was the last stand between Scotland and the Duke of Albany.
Escorted private guest tours residing at Dumcrieff catering for individuals and small groups maximum 15 people. For those discerning visitors to Scotland who desire total indulgence and to be waited upon in the grand style “to the manor born” then an escorted private guest visit to Dumcrieff House will prove to be a unique experience.
Dumcrieff is not open to the general public. It is the private family home of Hope Vere’s kins folk and after a major restoration which was completed in 2011 offers the traditional country house atmosphere and character with Quality and comfort a priority.
Over the past 30 years since his student days in the United States Hope Vere has hosted privately organised group visits to Scotland returning many times every year to personally guide each tour. It is a great pleasure for Him to invite you to visit Scotland as a private Dumcrieff guest.
Hunting, Fishing & Shooting
Our New Abbey resident gamekeeper who manages the shooting on the estate is available to take out individuals or small groups for a day of shooting.
Whether your interest is in Red & Roe Deer Stalking, shooting Wild Boar, Wild Goat & Wild Fowl with gun or my preference shooting with a camera.
Salmon fishing on the River Nith, half netting on Solway explained and demonstrated. A local tradition which dates to Viking times.
Our forest at Criffel and Knochkendoch together with the area that our gamekeeper manages covers more than 26.000 Acres. All set in the most dramatic and spectacular reigon of South West of Scotland officially designated as a Scenic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty!
As an international member of the American Society of Appraisers determining value has always been a key priority. Never more so than when it comes to offering our own properties to visitors from near and far.
To my mind the most important aspect of looking after guests begins before they even arrive by offering outstanding value for money. So even before you meet us you can rest assured that the quality of the properties including furnishings are of the highest order and value on offer.
We run the cottages as a not for profit Family Trust with all monies from rentals reinvested to improve and maintain the bricks and mortar and the policy grounds and landscape surrounding the cottages.
You are most welcome to visit for a week or spend the summer with us, to get a real feel of what it is like living in Scotland. You will be made most welcome & who knows we might even put you to work. There is no fun like work especially in the Scottish Countryside.
Best wishes & Stand Sure
Hope Vere Anderson & Family