Auchencheyne Cottage sits in a quiet location about 3 miles from the sought after village of Moniaive, with open countryside views from all aspects and a large garden to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the beautiful rural location. Moniaive nestles in stunning countryside where the three glens of Craigdarroch, Dalwhat and Castlefairn meet. It is a bustling village with a long history and strong community spirit.
Located in the Cairn Valley 8 miles from Thornhill and 21 miles from Dumfries, with a bus route to both of these local centres, the village has a primary school, doctor's surgery, post office and a well stocked village shop. There are also two hotels, church, very popular Italian Restaurant and an organic café. The village has a very active community and hosts a variety of community events throughout the year, including a Folk Festival, Bluegrass Festival and Moniaive Gala, a community event held in the 3rd weekend in July every year.
Thornhill has a wider range of shops and services including the renowned Wallace Hall Academy secondary school. High street shops, large supermarkets, a large hospital and university campuses are available in Dumfries, the regional capital, around 21 miles south of Moniaive.
The South West of Scotland is renowned for its mild climate and long growing season which attracts gardeners from all over the country to this part of Scotland. The area also offers boundless sporting and outdoor activities including excellent salmon and sea trout fishing on many of the local rivers as well as trout fishing on the numerous lochs in the area. The championship courses of the West Coast such as Troon and Turnberry are within driving distance on the Ayrshire coast. Loch Ken is a well known centre for sailing and other water sports. There are numerous walks in the area, including The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity.
Nearby forest tracks lead into the Galloway hills offering spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife. Mountain biking is available at Drumlanrig Castle and in the Forests of Ae, Mabie and Dalbeattie, part of the Seven Stanes range. Dumfries is the regional capital and provides a wider range of schools, shops, restaurants, retail outlets, sporting facilities, and other services including a hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, with a large Accident & Emergency department and specialist clinics. The Crichton Campus is home to the southern campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland, as well as Dumfries and Galloway College.
The mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie provide good links to the north and south. Prestwick Airport, with its links to the rest of the U.K. and mainland Europe, is about 50 miles distance. Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports at 76 miles distant each are also very accessible. The M74 motorway is accessible via the Dalveen Pass north of Thornhill, and connects the area to the wider UK motorway network.