Country Estates

The Trust cares for 76,000 hectares of Scotland's finest countryside. We are the third largest landowner in Scotland, the largest managing the land for conservation purposes. Over two million people visit us each year. Our properties include one-sixth of all Munros (mountains over 3,000ft) and attract huge numbers of hill walkers. Where better to discover them from than one of our holiday accommodation properties?
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Granary Cottage, Threave Estate

  • Dates Available
  • 3 Star Very Good
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
Granary Cottage forms one half of the old Kelton Mill, a 19th century water mill used to process corn during the years when the Solway area was a hub of industry. The old mill's character has been preserved with a broad open-plan feel, high-beamed ceilings and country-style furniture.
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It's thought that a mill existed on the site since the 15th century. After WWII, it became a farm store, and was later used for community barn dances. Views from the back patio look across the Slackie Burn that would have once powered the mill.



Accommodation details



  • 2 storey


  • Sleeps 4 - 2 twins


  • Sitting room


  • Large open-plan kitchen with dining area


  • Bathroom with shower over bath


  • Separate WC


  • Walled patio


  • Portable electric heaters, white meter heating


  • Immersion water heating


  • Car parking available


  • Public transport accessible


  • EPC Rating: F35




We welcome families with children to Granary Cottage but parents/guardians should be aware of the stream behind the cottage as well as the road in front of the accommodation and should not let children play unattended.



For larger groups, Millwheel Cottage next door sleeps 4 people, while Gate Lodge at the entrance to Threave sleeps 5.



About Threave Estate

Staying at Threave means you'll be able to make the most of the many things there are to see and do. This 14th century estate once belonged to the 'Black' Douglas family but was bought in 1867 by a successful Liverpool businessman who set about building the baronial mansion at the heart of the gardens. Threave's 1,490-acres weave through wetlands, woodlands, peat and rock gardens. Inside the house, themed rooms give a flavour of 1930s mansion life for Scotland's upper crust. Lose yourself in the secret garden, take a wander round the open-air sculpture collection and keep an eye out for bats; Threave is one of Scotland's hotspots for them.



About the area

Threave lies about a mile from Castle Douglas, the 'Food Town', known for its fine fresh local produce, its brewers, butchers and delicatessens. Castle Douglas was established in the late 18th century, along the same grid plan as Edinburgh's New Town, and thrived as a market hub. Its 1900 hexagonal Auction Mart is still in use today. In the surrounding countryside red squirrels, woodpeckers, badgers and hares make their home.



Things to do



  • Stock up on fresh-grown fruit and vegetables from the Threave estate, available from the estate shop, and make the most of Gate Lodge's kitchen.


  • Take a drive to Kirkcudbright, 'The Artists' Town', just over 20 miles away to see Broughton House, the rose-pink former home of Glasgow Boys painter E A Hornel.


  • Rockcliffe, the Trust-owned sweep of pebble beaches and ancient woodland is a short drive away. Visit the ruined Dark Age citadel Mote of Mark or walk between the sailing villages that line the seafront.




Getting there

Threave is just off the A75, 1 mile west of Castle Douglas.

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Millwheel Cottage, Threave Estate

  • Dates Available
  • 3 Star Very Good
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • 4
  • 2
  • Dogs allowed
The machinery may have gone from this converted 19th century mill, but the atmosphere has been preserved, in its beamed ceilings and its antique furniture. The old Kelton Mill was built in the early 19th century and processed corn until after WWII.
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It's thought that a mill existed on the site since the 15th century. It was later turned into a farm store, then used for community barn dances. Views from the back patio look across the Slackie Burn that would once have powered the mill.



Accommodation details



  • 2 storey


  • Sleeps 4 - 2 twins (1 with steps leading down to it)


  • Sitting room with dining area


  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom with shower over bath


  • WC


  • Woodland area at rear of property


  • Portable electric heaters, white meter heating available


  • Immersion water heating


  • Car parking available


  • Public transport accessible


  • EPC Rating: F27




We welcome families with children to Millwheel Cottage but parents/guardians should be aware of the stream behind the cottage as well as the road in front of the accommodation and should not let children play unattended.



For larger groups, Granary Cottage next door sleeps 4 people, while Gate Lodge at the entrance to Threave sleeps 5.



About Threave Estate

Staying at Threave means you'll be able to make the most of the many things there are to see and do. This 14th century estate once belonged to the 'Black' Douglas family but was bought in 1867 by a successful Liverpool businessman who set about building the baronial mansion at the heart of the gardens. Threave's 1,490-acres weave through wetlands, woodlands, peat and rock gardens. Inside the house, themed rooms give a flavour of 1930s mansion life for Scotland's upper crust. Lose yourself in the secret garden, take a wander round the open-air sculpture collection and keep an eye out for bats; Threave is one of Scotland's hotspots for them.



About the area

Threave lies about a mile from Castle Douglas, the 'Food Town', known for its fine fresh local produce, its brewers, butchers and delicatessens. Castle Douglas was established in the late 18th century, along the same grid plan as Edinburgh's New Town, and thrived as a market hub. Its 1900 hexagonal Auction Mart is still in use today. In the surrounding countryside red squirrels, woodpeckers, badgers and hares make their home.



Things to do



  • Stock up on fresh-grown fruit and vegetables from the Threave estate, available from the estate shop, and make the most of Gate Lodge's kitchen.


  • Take a drive to Kirkcudbright, 'The Artists' Town', just over 20 miles away to see Broughton House, the rose-pink former home of Glasgow Boys painter E A Hornel.


  • Rockcliffe, the Trust-owned sweep of pebble beaches and ancient woodland is a short drive away. Visit the ruined Dark Age citadel Mote of Mark or walk between the sailing villages that line the seafront.




Getting there

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Mol Mor, Torridon

  • Dates Available
  • 3 Star Very Good
  • Highlands, Western Isles & Northern Isles
  • 10
  • 3
  • Dogs allowed
Mol Mor, part of a converted farm steading at the head of Loch Torridon, provides good-quality basic accommodation for up to ten people.
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Accommodation details:

The three rooms -two four bedded and one two-bedded - are fitted with bunk beds. The kitchen is well equipped and there is a comfortable lounge/dining room with a wood-burning stove and there are also showers and a laundry/bootroom. Services: oil-fired central heating, wood burning stove.

Additional information: Guests need to bring their own sleeping bags, but pillows and slips are provided. Please call 0131 458 0305 for enquiries and bookings.

Price: 20 per person per night, minimum charge per night of 100 for smaller groups of six and under.

About the area:

Torridon offers guests the chance to experience some of Scotland's finest scenery. A magnificent mountainous 16,000-acre estate, owned by the Trust, on the shores of Loch Torridon. Climbers will respond to the challenge of Liathach (3,456ft) and Beinn Alligin (3,232ft), and the nearby Countryside Centre will enhance your enjoyment of this wilderness area, perfect for all countryside pursuits.

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