THE CIDER TOWER.
Tower dates back to the early 18th century when it is believed to have been a
windmill. Later it was converted into a Cider Mill as the surrounding area was covered with apple orchards.
After the orchards were removed the building was incorporated into a dairy farm steading when the
byre and other buildings were added. In 2002 it was transformed into
this wonderful unique holiday experience offering that
"something special" for the discerning couple seeking quiet
romantic solitude and luxury.
It was awarded a
prestigious award by the Galloway Preservation Society for the best restoration and preservation
project of 2002. The owners are very proud of this award as it is seen as the icing on the cake for all the hard work and planning they put into
it. The whole project took about two years to complete, but the results are very worthwhile.
on three levels The Cider Tower cottage is contained mainly within
the circular structure of the old mill. It has beautiful polished wooden floors throughout and the
interior design has been very thoughtfully completed.
the Ground Floor the entrance porch leads to a hallway and open
staircase. The romantic bedroom is dominated by a sumptuous Queen Anne
four-poster bed, with luxury bed linen and fluffy white towels all included in the price.
The ground floor also has a modern bathroom with a power shower over
the bath and a separate cloakroom with second toilet and sink.
The First Floor has a modern fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher,
microwave, ceramic hob, electric oven, freezer, & everything you might need
during your stay. The cottage also contains a washer/drier. The dining area has a wonderful Mexican Pine dining table and
dresser. Up 3 steps takes you into the living-room which is furnished with
exquisite antique and reproduction furniture, and is over-looked from the
romantic Minstrel Gallery. In the living-room you will find a television and video,
a DVD player and radio.
The Second Floor is accessed by an open staircase and forms the Minstrel Gallery
on which you will be able to relax on the chaise lounge or admire the stunning views over
Kirkcudbright and the estuary.
A cot and a 'Z-Bed' are also available - please make enquiries at time of
In common with our other
properties, The Cider Tower has fabulous views across the
estuary of the River Dee as it flows through its wooded valley past
Kirkcudbright into the Solway Firth at the Little Ross Island. The scenes
change both with the ebb and flow of the tide, and with the turn of the seasons.
cottage contains everything you will need for a comfortable and enjoyable
- Ample parking space in front of cottage
- Full central heating
- Fuel, electricity, towels and bed linen are
included in the price
- Sun patio and garden area with garden
- Colour television
- Wheelchair access
- Panoramic views
- Delightful and peaceful location
- Fully fitted and equipped modern kitchen
- 10 minute walk to town
- Short break holidays available (except
June, July & August)
The owners Julianna and Paul Dixon, live close by and like to welcome all their guests
personally. You will then be left to enjoy your relaxing holiday but we will be
on hand if you need us.