Self Catering

Self Catering at Swift Cottage and Swallow Cottage

Each cottage sleeps 4.

Self Catering Booking and Availability


Swift Cottage and Swallow Cottage

Just across the quiet courtyard from the owners’ house stands McMurdoston’s old granary,  converted in 2014 into two welcoming self-contained holiday cottages. Both Swift Cottage and Swallow Cottage are fully centrally-heated and double-glazed, making them snug and cosy whatever the weather. They each comfortably sleep up to four, with a well-equipped bathroom and second, separate WC. A fantastic decked patio area to the rear provides a relaxing spot for bird-watching, enjoying an outdoor meal, or simply relishing the wonderful view over the Nith Valley.

Space and flexibility

Each cottage has parking for up to two cars, a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, a neat wood-burning-effect electric stove and small flat-screen TV/DVD. You’ll find a hallway and downstairs cloakroom for coats and boots as you enter the cottages. The open-plan kitchen and sitting room are carefully designed to give you as much flexibility as possible, with lots of storage space and the usual gadgets you’d expect to cook some wonderful holiday meals. A versatile dining table and chairs allows as much space as you need and there’s an inviting sofa, armchair and an upholstered window seat to relax in. We’ll even provide the basics so you can enjoy hot drinks on arrival!

Bird-watchers and star-gazers

Upstairs there’s a generous double bedroom with built-in wardrobes and comfy chairs from which to bird-/wildlife-watch and a twin bedroom designed with star-gazers in mind. The lovely bright bathroom provides a shower-over-bath, vanity unit with shaver socket, oodles of hot water and WC. All linen and towels are supplied free of charge.

Each cottage is bookable for parties of up to four, either for short breaks or for complete weeks (change-over day is usually Saturday but I leave it to you). You are welcome to arrive any time after 4 pm and asked to leave on your final day by 10 am.

Sorry – strictly no pets or smokers.

Please note that broadband connection can be variable due to our location but is reasonably fast and free.

Please check the calendar page for availability and prices, and contact us by phone or email.