Nuthatch House

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Sleeps: 24 Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 11


Heritage Collection
Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Parking Space Decorated for Christmas

Set in the lush greenery of the Queensbury Estate in Dumfries and Galloway, this elegant manor house blends original chinoiserie style wallpaper with modern comforts from cosy log burners, excellent ensuite bedrooms and acres of outdoor space for up to twenty-two guests to explore and unwind.

Live the life of a Duke and Duchess in this splendid, renovated home with plenty of space to spread out and explore. Imagine a grand meal at the twenty-two-seater dining table, designed and crafted by Kevin Murray of Character Joinery, surrounded by original hand-painted wallpaper and elegant furnishings. After your meal retire to the drawing room where you can gather round the baby grand for a sing song, or a lively frame of snooker in the games room. A study with large board room table is a great space for those needing to work, craft or just recline with a book in the library space.

The elegant kitchen is decorated in bold colours with a large farmhouse table and a host of appliances to help ease your holiday workload, including a bean to cup coffee machine to wake you up before a walk in the wilderness. A private chef can be booked in advance, with a full commercial kitchen available for their use. Why not take advantage of the time out of the kitchen and slip into the sauna room for a relaxing session, finished off with a massage in the treatment room (book sessions in advance.)

The sleeping accommodation continues the elegant décor in keeping with Nuthatch House’s history whilst providing sumptuous super or king size beds to sink into for a great nights sleep. There are eleven en-suite bedrooms in total, with super-kings able to switch to twin rooms if needed, and a ground floor bedroom with wet-room for wheelchair accessibility. Each en-suite has a WC, sink and either walk-in shower or bath.

With 27 acres of woodland and a further four acres of landscaped gardens guests at Nuthatch House will enjoy endless walks around the beautiful grounds. The kitchen garden has a delightful vegetable plot for green-fingered fans, plus a secret garden perfect for children and adults to spend lazy summer days lounging. A paved terrace with barbecue area is an idyllic spot for al fresco dining or enjoying a G&T in the dwindling light of the day.

Head gardener John is on hand to offer tours of the breath-taking grounds and if you choose to venture from your holiday haven there is much to see and do in the surrounding area from golf courses to fishing or historic castles and more.

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What you should know…

  • Private chefs can be booked in advance and have use of the commercial kitchen.
  • Massages and treatments are also bookable in advance to make use of their property’s treatment room.
  • All super-king beds can be split into twin rooms.

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Washing Machine Tumble Dryer Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Electric Car Charger Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space Conference Venue Decorated for Christmas

Nuthatch House

Ground Floor

- Drawing room with baby grand piano
- Library
- Games room with snooker table
- Dining room
- Guest Kitchen
- Study
- Ground floor double room with en-suite wet room
- Commercial Kitchen
- Sauna
- Treatment room
- Boot room

First Floor
- Super king bedroom with en-suite roll top and walk in shower
- Super king bedroom with en-suite roll top and walk in shower
- King bed with child’s nursery room, two singles and en-suite bath with shower over
- King bed with en-suite bath and shower over
- Super king bed with large walk-in shower
- King bed with large walk-in shower
- Super-king bed with ensuite bath and shower over
- King bed with ensuite roll top bath and shower
- Super king bed with large walk-in shower
- Super king bed with large walk-in shower

- Four acres of landscaped gardens
- Kitchen garden vegetable patch
- Woodland walks
- Outdoor seating with dining furniture
- Private parking with three EV chargers
- Three secure, heated dog kennels

Additional Facilities

- WiFi
- TVs
- Snooker table
- Dishwasher
- Washing Machine
- Dryer
- Highchair
- Cot
- Cooking utensils
- Coffee maker
- Microwave
- Fridge Freezer
- Bed linen and towels provided
- Daily housekeeping service is included


About the surrounding area of Nuthatch House
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Situated in the heart of the Queensberry Estate there is much to see and explore during your stay at Nuthatch House. There are miles of woodland walks and estate roads leading to the stunning views of the River Nith and beyond, plus a range of cycle trails frequented by the Tour of Britain which has passed through Dumfries and Galloway seven times since 2005.

A trip to Drumlanrig Castle is an absolute must during your stay. The striking “pink palace” has epic grounds outside and a stunning world class art collection inside. Take a guided tour through the palace itself and marvel at six hundred plus years of history or take a stroll through the stunning Victorian gardens.

The region of Dumfries and Galloway has a wealth of varied landscape from coastlines to mountains, forests and more.  Why not head to Wanlockhead to try your hand at gold panning in the highest hills of the region. The Museum of Lead Mining offers taster sessions and fascinating exhibits about the mining in the local area, but a license is needed to go out and pan in the hills themselves!

Head to Loch Ken to marvel at the beauty of the natural lake, or if you are feeling active get out on the water yourself! The Galloway Activity Centre provides a range of activities from paddle boarding and kayaking to powerboat cruises.

Scotland is known for its epic golf course and Dumfries and Galloway is no exception with a range of courses to sample close by. The championship parkland course at Dumfries and Galloway measures 6222 yards and offers a challenging round, with junior options available too.

Soak up some local culture with Robert Burns Heritage Trail that features a range of sites linked to the poet and his works including Ellisland Farm and the Crawick Multiverse – a local land art installation by Charles Jencks. Literary fans staying during the month of September will want to check out Wigtown Book Festival that has a range of writers events over ten days.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Glasgow Airport

(106.5 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Cairnryan Port

(113 km)

Nearest Train Station Dumfries Train Station

(27.5 km)

Nearest Village Carronbridge

(1.5 km)

Nearest Town/City Thornhill

(1.5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Co-op Thornhill

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Thornhill Golf Club

(3.5 km)


 Ah, bonnie Scotland! A wild and beautiful part of the world, where you can explore the rugged highlands or enjoy the colour and vibrancy of cultural capitals like Edinburgh and Glasgow. But how do you know you’re getting the very best out of your trip? That’s where we come in. If you’ve had a browse through our range of luxury cottages and castles in Scotland, you’ll know there’s some great places to stay, but to find all the great things to do, see and eat you’ll need our handy Scotland travel guide  – so read on and enjoy! 

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Best Suited For: All Ages

Nuthatch House is perfect for large family gatherings, with activities and amenities aplenty to create a memorable trip. With plenty of spaces to stretch out, older kids will love the games room and snooker table, whilst the landscaped gardens are a great place for little ones to run and play.

The Adventure Playground at Drumlanrig Castle is an exceptional space to burn off some energy with a range of zip wires, climbing frames and digging equipment plus a 13-metre tower with long tunnel slide for extra thrills and spills.

The Wobbly Waterpark at Loch Ken offers a great active day on inflatables in a stunning natural setting. Mountain bikes are available to hire here too, then finish off an active day at the Waterfront Café serving delicious food and hot drinks.

Little ones will love the Alpacas at Galloway Alpacas, set within the UNESCO designated “Biosphere” you can book a meet and greet with these fascinating animals all in the unique and breath-taking surroundings.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Bath mat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Animal farm
  • Water park
  • Playground nearby
  • Kid-friendly museum
  • Kid-friendly excursions
  • Ruins
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Board games
  • Tennis rackets
  • Croquet
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Butler Available

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £750 to be charged to the clients card 2 weeks prior to arrival, and refunded two weeks after leaving subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time 4:00 pm
Departure time 10:00 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed in the house, but external heated kennels can be arranged. Please enquire when booking.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking and vaping are only permitted outside.
Changeover day Mondays and Fridays. Other days may be available on request.
Minimum stay 3 nights.
Tax Tourist tax is included.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Allowed on request. Please enquire at time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £6,450 £9,030 £11,610 £12,900
May 3rd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £9,675 £13,223 £16,770 £17,738
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £10,750 £15,050 £19,350 £21,500
Jan 3rd 2025 - May 2nd 2025 £6,450 £9,030 £11,610 £12,900
May 2nd 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 £9,675 £13,223 £16,770 £17,738

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €7,024 €9,833 €12,642 €14,047
May 3rd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €10,535 €14,398 €18,260 €19,314
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €11,706 €16,388 €21,070 €23,411
Jan 3rd 2025 - May 2nd 2025 €7,024 €9,833 €12,642 €14,047
May 2nd 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 €10,535 €14,398 €18,260 €19,314

Prices based on an occupancy of 24 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $7,534 $10,547 $13,560 $15,067
May 3rd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $11,300 $15,444 $19,587 $20,717
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $12,556 $17,578 $22,600 $25,111
Jan 3rd 2025 - May 2nd 2025 $7,534 $10,547 $13,560 $15,067
May 2nd 2025 - Oct 14th 2025 $11,300 $15,444 $19,587 $20,717

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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