Scottish Short Stays

About us

Hello and thank you for visiting our website for short stay holiday rental homes in South West Scotland. An area of Scotland which offers stunning coastlines, heritage, nature and was once home to Robert Burns, Scotland’s famous poet.

We currently have two homes for families to enjoy in the Dumfries area, namely ‘The Chesters’ and ‘The Old Stables’. Whether it’s a place to relax or explore the local area both offer a comfortable stay and with them being in close proximity to Dumfries town centre they  have a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs to choose from as well.

The Chesters was once our family home and has provided us with many memorable times with its large spacious rooms and spectacular views. The home is located at the end of a country lane and can accommodate up to 12 people with 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large lounge, dining and games room. One of our favourite past times used to be going for walks in the country lanes at the doorstep of the home, and taking in the scenic views as well as the farm animals that reside in the surrounding fields.

The Old Stables is a newly refurbished home that once formed part of the stables to the local coach house. The home can accommodate up to 6 people with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and modern living spacious and is literally a 1 minute walk from the town centre, where a walk alongside the River Nith is a must for all visitors.

What We Offer

The Chesters

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A Spacious sitting room with large 75 inch flat screen offering sky and Netflix

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A Games room adjacent to sitting room, with snooker table and great space to play board games

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Wake up to these spectacular views overlooking the fields from your Superking high quality bed.

What We Offer

The Old Stables

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A Cosy living space equipped with 65” flat screen, Sky and Netflix

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Stunning Double bedroom.All bedrooms are fully furnished with high quality beds and hypoallergenic bedding for a restful comfy sleep.

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Dining area that comfortably seats 6 people, in this spacious area with doors that open out to the patio area.

Accommodation highlights

Free Wifi

Netflix/Sky TV

Great locations

Dogs welcome

Welcome Starter Pack

Welcome Starter Pack

Sound Systems

Travel Cot

Washer Dryer

Our Accommodation


Staying at the Chesters

The Chesters is a luxurious and spacious home surrounded by the idyllic countryside of South West Scotland, yet only a short drive to the centre of Dumfries, making this the ideal home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy waking up to the pleasant sounds of farm animals as well as amazing views, which can be seen from all rooms, across the scenic countryside of Dumfries & Galloway.


Staying at the Old Stables

A recently renovated cottage which used to be an old coach stables and now a quintessential place to stay. Its location is ideal, within short walking distance of the centre of Dumfries, where you will find the local Dock Park, Shops, Bars and Restaurants, whilst you enjoy walking along the River Nith.

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Things To Do

Local Attractions

Escape to the market town of Dumfries in South West Scotland, nicknamed the ‘Queen of the South’ for its beautiful surrounding countryside and close proximity to the mouth of the River Nith which opens onto the Solway Firth. 


There are many things to do in Dumfries. Anything from a bustling farmers market to Farm parks for the whole family, hills, rivers and forest parks that are ideal settings for you to explore by

Local Food

Spend some time eating, drinking and relaxing in some of the many choices you will find in Dumfries. From family friendly to more intimate, a lot of the produce cooked are locally supplied and grown. 


You can’t beat a little retail therapy……..especially with the town centre of Dumfries at your door step and Gretna Outlet village a short drive away.


Benefits Of Booking Direct

Best Rates

Early Check In

Bespoke Service

Welcome Hamper

Late Check out (subject to availability)

Gift on Arrival

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Frequently Asked Questions

Minimum 25 % of total booking

If the arrival date is more than 6 weeks away, then a minimum of 25% + security deposit must be paid to confirm booking.

If less than 6 weeks from arrival date then the full amount + security deposit needs to be paid

Online card payment or direct bank transfer (BACs)

  • Under COVID-19 Govt. restrictions 24hours notice is required for cancellation, and a full

refund due to another lockdown.

  • All cancellations must be notified as soon as possible.
  • Otherwise a minimum of 6 weeks from the arrival date for a full refund.
  • After 6 weeks a deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before arrival date, full amount is payable.
  • In the case of a cancellation the security deposit is fully refunded.

£200 Damage/security deposit – In making a booking you accept responsibility for any theft, breakage or damage caused by you or any member of your party and agree to indemnify us in full for any loss that we may incur as a result.

Yes subject to no damage the full amount will be refunded 7 days after departure

12- The maximum number of people using the accommodation at any time must not exceed 12 +1 infants upon request so we can set up travel cot. Only those people listed on the booking form can occupy the property. We reserve the right to terminate the booking without notice and without refund in case of a breach of this condition.

Yes – Must ensure pets do not cause any damage to property

Yes if booked directly with owner (website, facebook & Instagram) and subject to prior agreement and availability. This allows the accommodation to be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for incoming guests, especially with the current Covid 19 situation..

Upon your departure, it would be appreciated if our guests could empty the bins, strip used beds and clean any dirty dishes. Black bin bags are provided for all rubbish to be disposed of.

Please treat the house with due care so that other guests may continue to enjoy their stay. In the event that you notice damage in the house, please let us know immediately so that we can take the appropriate action. If there have been any breakages during your stay, we would be grateful if you could advise us before you leave. The accommodation will be inspected at the end of the holiday & you may be charged for any loss or damage found.

In the event that any keys issued are not returned at the end of your stay, then the cost of replacement will be charged to you.

Yes- Wifi password can be found in the welcome book at the entrance.

Iron and Ironing Board is at the property

2 Hairdryers in the main bedrooms

There is access to storage facility in the garage on request

  • Kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and Utensils, (Pots and Pans, baking trays, dishes, weighing scales, Kettle, Toaster, cutlery, Cookware and cooking utensils).
  • Gas Range With Grill & Ovens.
  • Washing Machine and dryer.
  • Fridge and Freezer

Cereal, Tea, Coffee, Biscuits, Sugar, fruit preserves, Milk

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