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Anwoth Old Schoolhouse / Clachan Cottage

Self Catering
Sleeps: 2
Castle Douglas
From £350.00 pw
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  • Coastal location
  • Garden
  • Off-road parking
  • Open fire or stove
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Short breaks
  • Wi-Fi


Anwoth Old Schoolhouse and Clachan Cottage are two delightful, characterful cottages situated in the picturesque historic hamlet of Anwoth near to Gatehouse-of-Fleet.  Situated at the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty they provide comfortable and homely accommodation for couples seeking a peaceful retreat in a central location.  Ideal for exploring the beautiful unspoilt countryside and magnificent coastline of Dumfries and Galloway either by foot bicycle or car.  Just one and a half miles by quiet scenic road is the quaint “wee toon” of Gatehouse-of-Fleet. The same distance in the opposite direction is the Fleet Estuary with quiet sandy beaches. Opposite the cottages is the atmospheric Anwoth Old Kirk noted for its historic connection with the Covenanters and more recently for its fame as a setting in the 1970’s Wickerman film.

Clachan Cottage has a cosy, romantic atmosphere with French Doors leading on to a sunny south facing patio with attractive garden and burn. Many species of birds and red squirrels visit the feeders. The heron and occasionally an otter can be seen searching for wee brown trout in the burn.

Anwoth Old Schoolhouse although having a cosy cottage atmosphere has a deceptively spacious sitting room (originally the schoolroom) and retains some of the details as featured in the school scene in the infamous Wickerman film.  The attractive kitchen/conservatory overlooks the fish pond and garden with views of the bird and squirrel feeders.

Both cottages accommodate 2 persons only.

One well behaved dog is welcome in Clachan Cottage by prior arrangement.

Both cottages have wood burning stoves and both have Wi Fi.

The attractive 2 acre gardens are surrounded by woodland which is home to roe deer, fallow deer, badgers, red squirrels and many species of birds. The main garden is shared by both cottages.  Clachan Cottage has its own private garden and Anwoth Old Schoolhouse has its own paved sitting area with garden table and chairs.

Please visit our website  for more detailed information.


At a glance

  • Comfortable, homely, characterful cottages
  • Picturesque, peaceful, central rural location yet not remote
  • Attractive gardens with red squirrels and other wildlife
  • Country walks from doorstep. Close to estuary and beach
  • Wood burning stove and Wi Fi in both cottages
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    Lesley Pepper
    Slakes Cottage, Anwoth
    Castle Douglas

    01557 814444

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    "This was our first visit here. Amazed by the place, the nut-hungry red squirrels, the nice welcome, The Wickerman Trail and the beauty of Galloway - we will definitely be back. Thank you Beverly & Karl, Skipton

    Thank you for the wonderful home from home you have created for all your visitors. The cottage, the garden, the location and most of all your welcome, made our holiday so special. Liz and Micahel, Durham

    Our 4th visit and what better place could there be to spend a perfect Valentine Day. Each time we come it seems more relaxing - we are almost horizontal. The cottage is so cosy and the scenery perfect, but what makes it even more special for us is the warmth of welcome from Lesley and Bill. Thank you so much for this special visit - we can't wait to return. Sue and Kev, Bramhall.

    So many people have stayed here happily I think it must be built in the walls! We have decidedly caught it and have had a brilliant week. Thank you, Julie and Mark, Dalton in Furness"



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