Rosewall Cottage is easy to find in New Abbey village. Its a spacious beautifully appointed cosy, airy well equipped cottage providing you with everything you need for an escape. Packed with character, a great kitchen to cook in and bird watch on a wet afternoon. The cottage is spacious, tastefully decorated and feels loved.
Staying here we parked at the New Abbey car park which is free and recommend the Haggis Nachos and cakes at the nearby Abbey Tea Rooms. Stocking up provisions at the Loch Arthur Farm Shop in Beeswing is a must for in-house cooking at the cottage, with plenty of locally supplied produce; fresh fruit, veg, bread, meats, cheeses and other cheeky treats too!!
We found the walking guides and maps left in the cottage particularly useful for our own adventures. Deer watching and exploring Mersehead Sands at RSPB Mereshead. Navigating our way to Wigtown Book Festival and a stop over at Bladnoch Distillery for a fab lunch.
Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas have petrol stations, so it took the worry out of how far we could travel as there was enough fuel for everyone.
Castles at Threave and Caerlaverock are worth visiting for the walks and views alone. On the way back from Caerlaverock, if you get the chance stop off at Glencaple, the views alone across the River Nith are stunning - there are also two places to stop off at for nibbles - The Boathouse and The Nith Hotel - which has a mouth watering menu, not too expensive and will leave you both satisfied and wanting more.
Glenae has stunning views of the Southern Highlands, plenty of walking and mountain bike trails, the ruined Glenae Tower to explore if you have the time.
Too much to see and do, too little time to do it in and Rosewall Cottage is the perfect place to stay and use as a base. We will definitely come back and stay here again.
Annette & David
25 September - 2nd October
— Annette , 05 Oct 2021