• Such a cosy, charming little cottage! Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated equipped with everything you could need for a relaxing break away. It really does feel like a home away from home and I can’t wait to visit again!

    — Helen Norrie, 04 Mar 2024
  • What a gem of a cottage! Fabulous location-close to so many wonderful walks. The cottage is cosy and fitted out to a high standard- good quality kitchen utensils which is rare in a holiday rental! TV and DVDs and books for the soggier days. Definitely want to return! Tina is a great host and super helpful. Could not have had a better week!

    — Loraine, 04 Oct 2023
  • Spent a lovely week at Rosewall Cottage, visiting family & enjoying beautiful walks. The cottage had all that was needed :- we couldn't have wished for anything better.

    — Rhys & Louise, 21 Jul 2023
  • We have just had a great week in Rosewall Cottage .
    Accommodation was very comfortable and well equipped with quality kitchen equipment and a very comfortable bed , lovely towels and bedding.
    Very handy for the village shop and bus stops .
    Friendly locals and a nice cafe two minutes away at Sweetheart Abbey .

    This is a lovely area of Scotland , great walks and ( almost deserted ) beaches .

    — Kathryn Eva Morton, 04 Jul 2023
  • We have now stayed at Rosewall Cottage, on several occasions, and we will be back.

    It's just the perfect place for a break.  The dogs love it and the walks around about.

    A major attraction is its proximity to some amazing golf courses.  It lies halfway between the Dumfries courses and the Solway courses.

    Southerness is a hidden gem and only 15-20 minutes away.  A magnificent links course which will challenge any golfer.  If this course had been nearer a city area it would be a famous championship course.  Fabulous and not far from the cottage.  Just along the coast is the Powfoot course.  Another wee beauty.  

    This is a golfing area with loads of different courses and challenges.

    A dream area for any golfer.

    — Ewen and Pam, 01 Jul 2023
  • After a leisurely drive up the M6, along the A75, then a trundle down the A710, you come to this little oasis of tranquility, New Abbey. Rosewall cottage here is a great bolt hold for exploring the Solway coastline, where there is a wonderful mix of terrains for walking the dogs, and some very pleasant watering holes for the humans. All mod cons present and correct, and warm, clean and tastefully decorated. A very comfortable place to relax in after the day’s activities. Looking forward to a return visit.

    — Tommy Blanco, 09 Apr 2023
  • We had a great long weekend at Rosewall Cottage!
    The cottage was easy to find and in a great location. It's a beautiful and comfortable property which has been very well-furnished. The living room and bedroom are really cosy and everywhere was very clean.
    Even in the quiet season there were plenty of places to visit - I'd definitely recommend Kirkcudbright for an afternoon out!

    — James, 16 Jan 2023
  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful historic village, lots of space
    for 2 people and everything you need is available, we would recommended
    it to everyone,
    Thanks, we enjoyed our stay.
    Regards from Holland.
    Wout & Babs

    — Wouter Timmer, 15 Sep 2022
  • Just had a lovely relaxing week in Rosewall cottage, what a lovely cottage it is, clean well equipped and plenty big enough for 2, with plenty of information about the surrounding areas. New Abbey Village is very pretty, the Abbey makes a great back drop. The Abbey tea room very nice and friendly, I recommend going for a meal at the Steamboat Inn, very high standard of food. Being golfers the cottage is in a great location for easy access to some lovely golf courses, we also visited some interesting and picturesque places. August 22.

    — Carolyn , 07 Aug 2022
  • Lovely cottage in a beautiful little village where they made you feel very welcome. Very well equipped with everything you could need and more. Lots of information leaflets and maps to help you explore the area. We chose to park on the abbey carpark because of the dog it is just 30 seconds walk away easy and free. Great place with lovely walks and very central to all tourist spots that are a plenty in the surrounding area forestry and beach what more can you ask for, sunshine you say, well we had that too, all in all a prefect break we will definitely be back.

    — Anne and Tony, 15 Jul 2022
  • What a lovely cottage Rosewall is! I don't think the photos on the website do it justice. It has a real feeling of space and everywhere was spotlessly clean. We particularly liked the kitchen knives and the new pans, so much better than the average rented cottage. Also the bedding was lovely, 100% Egyptian cotton with a great mattress and with DAB radio by the bed, just like home. A real find and would thoroughly recommend.

    — Mary and Graham, 24 May 2022
  • We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay. The cottage is lovely and spotless, and had everything we needed and more. Very welcome having tea bags and coffee there when we arrived as well as the other essentials. We will be back.

    — Pauline , 15 May 2022
  • My wife and I enjoyed a week's stay at the cottage. Great location and comfortable. The kitchen and lounge were spacious and we were able to relax after our days' activities. Very well equipped throughout.

    — Alex , 19 Apr 2022
  • I would defo give a 10/10 staying here. Fantastic cottage lovely owners. Very clean and tidy. I will be back later in the year 100%. 💐💐💐💐

    — Geraldine , 11 Apr 2022
  • My mum and I had a lovely stay in Rosewall Cottage. The cottage had everything we needed and it has been beautifully prepared; we couldn't decide what was our favourite, possibly the kitchen but the bathroom came a close second (my mum especially loved the floor!) and we both loved the shutters as well. We felt very much at home and will definitely be back.

    — Aileen , 22 Mar 2022
  • We stayed for a week what a wonderful cottage so well equipped everything you need warm and cosy will definitely return
    Tina was so helpful and kept us upto date on the repair when we had a problem had it all sorted within 2 days
    Lovley area lots to do

    — ANDREA APPLEBY, 02 Mar 2022
  • Stayed for 4 nights @ Rosewall cottage 16th Feb 22, very comfortable place to stay, well equipped cottage, good as a base for exploring, would stay again if visiting the area

    — William & Karen, 22 Feb 2022
  • Had such a lovely relaxing break in this cosy comfy little cottage. New Abbey is a great base for exploring the the area, with forests , coastline & visitor attractions within easy reach. The cottage was beautifully furnished & had a very homely feel with everything you need. I'd happily return here.

    — Jacqui , 09 Oct 2021
  • 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
  • Really comfortable accommodation with great attention to detail. Things like the little patio area being secure for our dog and the TV being easy to use, as well as the good kitchen equipment and quality linens/towels. Had a very nice dinner at the Steamboat Inn, 10 minutes away and a fabulous lunch at the Anchor in Kippford. Also enjoyed the woods and nature reserve around beautiful Caerlaverock Castle (currently closed for repair but it’s free to use grounds) as well as walks on closer beaches and coast paths. Sandyhills Bay especially recommended. Beware the farm shop in Beeswing. Popped in for a cake to take to family on way home and came out with a huge bag of stuff, £45 lighter. Everyone we met was so kind and friendly. We hope to return to Rosewall and explore more of the area.

    — Audrey, 01 Oct 2021
  • Really enjoyed our stay in the charming and very well equipped rosewall cottage. Everything that is needed for cooking and entertainment is provided and the cottage is very spacious with a really cosy bedroom and spacious double bed. The local area is a joy to explore with many varied and scenic walks. Just 5 miles from the coast and sandy beaches is an unexpected bonus. I would thoroughly recommend a visit.

    — John, 25 Sep 2021
  • Just returned from a lovely week in this very cosy cottage. Very clean and welcoming. Kitchen a very good size and had everything you could wish for in terms of utensils and crockery. Living room also finished to a lovely standard. Bed a little soft for a nurses's back however that is only personal taste. Would highly recommend for a cheeky getaway break in comfort.
    The village itself is very pretty and something magical about Sweetheart Abbey. The teashop extremely welcoming and again would recommend. Local store and pub only a very short walk away.

    — Moyra and Sarah, 19 Sep 2021