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Comfortable ground floor flat with stunning coastal views, Glencaple.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Glencaple, Nr. Dumfries with stunning views over the River Nith

Minimum stay three nights. The Flat at Glencaple offers very comfortable ground floor accommodation for two in the heart of the village. Built in the early 19th century, it has been renovated to a very high standard. Living room has a wood burning stove as well as efficient electric heating so you'll be warm and cosy. Lovely riverside views from the living room and bedroom. Free WiFi is available. Situated on the Burns and Solway Coast Heritage Trails it is only a few miles from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Reserve at Caerlaverock. In winter Barnacle geese fly past your window morning and evening and other geese, wildfowl and ducks can be seen on the river. Otters are often spotted nearby and in summertime porpoises and seals have been seen on the river. This area is a nature lover's paradise (BBC's "Autumn Watch" broadcast from here in 2015). Also well-placed for gentle walking, cycling, fishing, sightseeing and relaxing. Lovely beaches are only half an hour's drive away and Caerlaverock Castle is just up the road.

Glencaple has a busy shop/tearoom (sadly, a fire in Sept 2016 has led to closure but a small temporary shop has been opened up on the Quay while the shop/tearoom is being rebuilt), and popular hotel serving lunches and dinners all year round. Go to www.caerlaverock.org.uk for more information about the area.

More Details

Sue Greig
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Rob speaks French.
Calendar last updated:
3 January, 2018

About Sue Greig

Sue lives in Glencaple (just around the corner from the Flat) with her husband Rob and Springer Spaniel Maisie. Rob and Sue are both now retired and are enjoying it very much! They moved to Glencaple ten years ago after living in cities most of their lives and spending a large part of their careers travelling the world. They now enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area.

Sue Greig purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Sue Greig chose Dumfries and Galloway

Sue and Rob bought the property to renovate and rent as a holiday home so that others could enjoy the delights of the area. Everything is here for a wonderful Scottish holiday especially if you are a nature lover - the scenery, bird-watching and wildlife are superb. Glencaple is only five miles from Dumfries and is perfectly situated - rural yet not remote. You can be in the depths of Galloway in an hour; in Glasgow in an hour and a half and Carlisle in 40 minutes.

What makes this apartment unique

Although small, the property is very comfortable, well-laid out and easily managed. The kitchen is very well equipped but you can always pop round the corner to the local hotel or tearoom if you don't feel like cooking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are home again after a great week. I was hoping to see lots geese and was blown away by the sheer numbers. The flat was lovely and we hope to visit again.
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Small but luxurious shower room. Double walk-in shower, wc, wash-hand basin. Shaver points. Bathroom cabinet. Heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and big Victorian chest of drawers. Sitting area with views over the river. Hairdryer.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Outside: Pretty, small south facing back garden with garden furniture. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided. The Flat is cleaned and towels and linen changed weekly.


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Comfortable ground floor flat with stunning coastal views, Glencaple.
average rating of 4.642857 based on 17 reviews

A great little secret.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a comfortable week in this beautifully refurbished cottage which was well equiped and warm. We walked across to the quayside every day to see the fishermen and the bird life. The view from the door was beautiful and despite the rain we found something to do every day. The food at the Pub nearby was tasty and goo value.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review. So glad you enjoyed your stay - pity the weather wasn't a bit better!
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Very clean and comfortable ground floor flat.

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped and good position within the village. Easy parking in front of the property. Good pub/restaurant if needed within walking distance.

Lovely area to explore. Castles, NT/Heritage properties and scenic walks. Lots of information leaflets in the flat. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Jill - glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Comfortable retreat

  • 4 of 5

We spent 7 nights in this apartment at Glencaple, just south of Dumfries. The apartment was very well set up and maintained. The kitchen was well appointed for cooking meals. The location is great for exploring Dumfries and Galloway and even the Scottish Borders. The owners restaurant recommendations were good. Throughout the process of booking to arriving, the owners were prompt with replies and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant base to explore the Solway.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment, good value for money, everything you'd want for a comfortable holiday. Quiet, well furnished, spotless and excellent communication with owners. Great view across river from both front rooms. Great for anyone interested in bird-watching, 1500 Barnacle Geese visible from windows when we were there in February.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for lovely review Mick. Glad you had a good visit and enjoyed your birthday celebrations.
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Excellent peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable with everything you need and a great location. Would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely apartment this is. It has everything you could want and more. All the fixtures and fittings are of a very high standard and you really feel spoiled. The area is beautiful and so many places to visit in a short distance. The setting couldn't be more perfect overlooking the estuary. I must mention the Nith Hotel next door. If you don't feel like cooking you will not beat the quality of the food and service and all at a very competitive price. We were made to feel very welcome by everyone. I would highly recommend for so many reasons. As Arnie says, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nith Hotel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nith Hotel
Car: recommended


Beautiful sandy beaches in Galloway are a 45 minutes drive away. Plenty of riverside and coastal walks locally. The Nith is a tidal river and has the second largest tidal drop in the UK after the Severn. Look out for the bore!


Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle airports are about 1 hour 45 minutes away. To make the most of your visit a car is essential.


The nearest town is Dumfries which is 5 miles away. Caerlaverock Castle and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Reserve are 2 and 3 miles away.

Further Details:

The Nith Hotel serves bar meals as well as lunches and dinners in their restaurant every day. A travelling Post Office visits Glencaple twice a week and sets up in the village hall. Dumfries is well-served with supermarkets, banks and shops. The nearest supermarkets are Lidl and Morrisons. Lots of good restaurants and cafes in and around Dumfries - our favourites are Loch Arthur (Beeswing), Casa Mia, Primo Piano, Home, Mrs Greens Tearoom, Nona Lou's, Polka Dot (all in Dumfries) and Del Amitri (in Powfoot) a half hours drive away). Tasting some of the superb local produce will be the highlight of your visit.

Sadly our new village shop and café burnt down last year but rebuilding has started and work should be done by Easter. There is a small temporary shop on the quay.

Nearest bank is in Dumfries.

Plenty of gentle walking and hill walking in the area as well as birdwatching fishing, golfing, cycling, mountain biking. Spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Dumfries and Galloway is becoming famous for its Arts and Music Festivals including the Big Burns Supper, Spring Fling, Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival and many more.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter rate
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer price
1 Apr 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact us to make booking - 50% deposit secures. Balance payable 30 days before arrival. Three nights minimum stay.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is a Saturday but we try to be flexible. Arrival after 16.00 hours and departure before 10.00 hours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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