This beautiful rustic single storey traditional 19th century cottage, built from local pink sandstone, was bought by my father in 1986. I've been going there since I was 7 years old. It's in an isolated tranquil location with beautiful views of the Lowther Hills, and a ruined castle and loch a 10 minute walk away. Great area for walking, cycling, fishing, bird watching etc. Open fire, traditional free-standing bath, and one bedroom has ensuite toilet and shower.. Everyone is welcome!
The cottage sleeps 6, in 3 double bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has an ensuite shower and toilet. Please note that this bedroom can only be accessed through one of the other bedrooms. Please see photos for a floorplan. The main bedroom has a superkingsize bed.
Access to the whole cottage and garden.
I live in Manchester, but a very nice lady called Edith lives close to the cottage and looks after it for me. I am generally available on the phone.
Please note there is no TV or wifi! I think that's a good thing, but some people don't.
The water comes from a spring in the hillside behind the cottage. It passes through ultraviolet and mesh filters as it comes into the cottage. The supply is tested by the council environmental health department each year. The filters were only installed about 5 years ago - my family and I have been drinking the water since 1986 and have never had any problems, so the filters are just an extra precaution.
Please also note that this is a lovely, rustic, cosy cottage. It is not a 5 star apartment! The furniture isn't matching. The mugs and plates aren't all matching sets. The bedding isn't matching. The enamel on the bath needs patching up. It is a much loved and well used family cottage. Please have a look at the photos and see if you think it will meet your expectations. Thank you!
- Dogs are welcome, but please keep them off the furniture. They are welcome to lie by the fire!
- Early check in/late check out available on request, depending on other bookings
I live in Manchester with my wife, two children and cat. I've been going to Morton Mains Cottage since I was 7 years old, when my dad bought it in 1986. He died in 2008 sadly, and left the cottage to me and my brother. I generally manage to get up there 3 or 4 times a year. I hope my children grow up enjoying it as much as I have done.