Chauffeur’s Cottage

Eaglesfield, nr. Gretna Green

Property Reference: SQQY
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms2
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Living room Living room Kitchen/diner Double bedroom Twin bedroom Exterior

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Baby and Toddler FriendlyBaby and Toddler Friendly
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

Situated on the Scottish Borders, not far from Gretna, lies the mansion of Springkell with landscaped gardens. Built for the Maxwell family, proprietors of the Barony of Kirkconnel and Springkell since 1610, the original Georgian centre of the house was erected in 1730 and the house and stables were extended in 1830. These two holiday cottages (SQQY and SRRA), situated in the grounds of Springkell Estate, offer a peaceful retreat. Ideally located to explore Dumfries and Galloway and Scotland’s Border country, steeped in history, with castles, abbeys, stately mansions and dramatic ruins. Picturesque towns and villages are set in a landscape of rolling hills, moorland and meandering rivers. Ramble the moors and hills, discover the coastline, fish the rivers and lochans, ride the bridleways, play the fairways or take a mountain bike challenge. Visit museums, workshops and galleries. The cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached within an hour. Shops and pubs 1 to 4 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.

  • Full ‘Econ 7’ NSH included (October-March £25per week)
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Enclosed sitting-out area and furniture
  • Parking
  • Cycle store

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Shared 400-acre grounds
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced stream in grounds

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. The cottage has been re-furbished to a very high standard and is an excellent place to find peace and relaxation. Sept 2012.
  2. Quite dark sitting room but very comfortable. Very well appointed with washing machine, dryer and dishwasher included but no freezer although shown on brochure (only small ice box at top of normal fridge). Large Tesco at Annan and small general store in village but no decent pubs nearby. Modernised to high standard. August 2012.
  3. We have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages and this is one of the best. The cottage was very clean and refurbished to a high standard, with everything you need to make it a home from home. Located in the beautiful grounds of springkell it was very peaceful and we enjoyed long walks with the dog. June 2012.
  4. Chauffeur’s Cottage was lovely - beautiful decor and furnishings, and very comfortable, with new appliances etc. The surrounding estate is in need of some work, especially the long driveway, as it was full of potholes. However, this was not a problem really, although due to the very wet weather there were lots of muddy puddles! Plenty of places nearby worth visiting, although we stayed here mainly to be handy for visiting family. Nov 2011.
  5. Chauffeurs Cottage is spacious, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you could need. The location is great too - very peaceful and set within beautiful grounds. I would thoroughly recommend it. Oct 2011.
  6. Quiet out of the way location, good quality well equipped fixtures and fittings, great log fire. Great for Dog walking and exploring. Nothing was too much trouble for Billy. Only negative no Internet. Oct 2011.
  7. The cottage was excellent and the refurbishment was to a very high standard. I would certainly recommend a stay and hopefully will revisit in the future. 100%. Sept 2011.
  8. The cottage was beautifully presented with top class fixtures, fittings and furniture to match the high standard sympathetic renovation. The little finishing touches too made the place feel very homely. One tip we would give to the owner though is to make the garden area a little bit more secure, so that dogs wouldn’t be able to get through the fencing to chase birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Even some chicken wire attached to the existing fence and gate would stop small and medium size dogs getting who are prone to chasing through! Sept 2011.
  9. I thought twice about leaving a comment, simply because I want this location and property to be a closely guarded secret. In fact, to submit any other comment would only be an understatement. I have had many holidays around the United Kingdom but this particular holiday exceeded all expectations. The cottage, environment, staff, hospitality and everything else was simply superb. If you are looking for 5-star accommodation, incredible surroundings and a chill-out break .. this is it. Nestled on a private estate is a very modern, exceptionally located and well decorated cottage with all the mod-cons. The property invites you to explore, explore, explore ... only a few miles away are the larger shops (Tesco) for supplies ... and then further on are the hidden beaches. Would I suggest you go and take advantage of this location? .. absolutely ’Yes’. Aug 2011.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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