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The Cider Tower , Peace and Quiet With Great Views Of The Countryside

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury & seclusion in a beautiful and traditional house

The cider tower was built as part of a steading in the early 18th century and was originally a windmill used for pressing apples from the local orchard. The whole steading fell into disrepair long ago but was gradually restored in 2002 by the previous owners. The cider tower is a grade b listed building, the renovation winning a prestigious award from the galloway preservation society for the best restoration and preservation project of that year.

Today the cider tower provides very comfortable and peaceful luxury accommodation for two. It is set in beautiful countryside yet only 10 minutes walk into town.

The master bedroom on the ground floor has a magnificent four poster bed with bathroom and utility across the hall.

Upstairs is the fully equipped kitchen and dining area.

Three further steps take you up to the cosy sitting room with minstrels gallery above.

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Modern bathroom with with and shower over.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Magnificent four poster bed with Laura Ashley bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage contains everything you will need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday, including: Central heating throughout plus wood flame effect electric stove Two 2 seater settees and chaise up in the gallery King size four poster double bed with Laura Ashley bedding Flat screen TV, DVD and CD player Electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave Utility room with washer/drier Store cupboard essentials ( stock cubes, tea, ground coffee, sugar, condiments, olive oil. Milk and butter will be in the fridge Enough dishwasher tabs and loo rolls for your stay Complimentary toiletries Hair drier Local OS maps, guides and nature books Private sitting area to the front of The Cider Tower with BBQ Welcoming tea tray awaiting your arrival Short break holidays available (except June, July & August)


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The Cider Tower , Peace and Quiet With Great Views Of The Countryside
average rating of 4.862069 based on 34 reviews

Round about--perfect !

  • 5 of 5

Quality from floor to ceiling---a simply wonderful time was had here---its charm and style are some of the best we have seen--Patsy & Alan looked after us well ---this is a place to visit and enjoy--it would be difficult not to !----easy walking distance into town

If you are to visit the area --look at this for a peaceful enjoyable venue

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you both had such a lovely time here. I told the girls in the Co-op that you had written a nice review about them in our guest book - they were really chuffed!
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Fantastic venue, lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great venue, lovely surroundings! The owners were very supportive and made sure that we knew where everything was and what to do when it got very cold!!!!! Ha.

We enjoyed a lovely weekend with our dogs who thought the extra stairs in the living room was unusual!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW 😍😍😍😍

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful place with idyllic surroundings. Loved the personal touch from Patsy and Alan.

So many things to do and see.

Immaculate property inside and out.

See you in a couple of months 👌👌👌

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super building to stay in and really picturesque surroundings. Really nice friendly welcome.

  • 5 of 5

Very positive. Hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky, something different. A place you must experience

  • 5 of 5

After reading the reviews of the cider tower before our visit, all were great, except one that say the tower was dirty. I don't know what tower they where on about, but it certainly wasn't this one. The tower very clean and well looked after.

We stayed at the tower for a short honeymoon, an we were not disappointed. It was like home from home with the quirkiness.

Patsy and Allen made us welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, which was a nice personal touch from them.

The scenery was amazing, and Kirkcudbright is a nice and friendly wee place. Nice pubs and restaurants.

A definate must for anyone who wants something different, and quirky with the personal touch from the owners.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi To the new Mr and Mrs Walker! Thank you for your lovely comments and we hope to see you back here one day.
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  • 5 of 5

The dilemma of providing a 5 star review due to the risk of the accommodation not being available when you want to go back! We have enjoyed many self catering holidays over the past 30 years and the Cider Tower is amongst the best. An unusual, quirky property in a beautiful location, the Cider Tower is furnished to a high standard and very well equipped. Thoroughly recommended and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janette !
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Mr and Mrs Alan Johnstone
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Cider Tower is one of the very best places we have holidayed in and as previous guests have already said it all, we just say thank you for providing such a well equipped, comfortable and clean base for us to happily return to after some wonderful days out and about walking, bird watching and just generally enjoying this lovely corner of Scotland

We will be back.
Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Selkirk Arms Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kirkcudbright Golf Club
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Selkirk Arms Hotel
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Dhoon Bay

Out and About

Galloway is known as “Scotland in miniature” and has something for everyone. The area is great for hill and coastal walking, fishing, golf and cycling. The ancient town of Kirkcudbright, a Royal Burgh since 1455, is historically very interesting and has a ruined castle, working harbour, museum and attractive High Street. There are also a number of independent shops and cafes. The town is known as “The Artist’s Town” having been home to EA Hornel, Jessie M King, EA Taylor and their friends in the last century. There are regular summer exhibitions and two permanent art galleries in the town. There is also a comprehensive programme of events throughout the spring and summer. (http://www.kirkcudbright.town/calendar/).

There are numerous gardens and places of interest within easy reach, including Threave and Logan Botanical Gardens.

You will find local information , maps and guides in The Tower to help you plan your stay. Or you may just want to sit outside on the patio with a glass of wine and admire the view!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Christmas 2016 £325
Hogmanay 2016 £325
Christmas 2017 £325
Hogmanay 2017 £325
Please just get in touch for prices for short breaks -2/ 3 nights minimum - except July, August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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