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Little Minnows

Self catering accommodation in the Galloway forest that is perfect for dogs and humans! Peace, relaxation and views.

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Availability from. 17 th June to 23 rd June for a short  break - flexible starting date within this period. 

Little Minnows is set in its own 15 acres. It is 5 miles from St Johns Town of Dalry where there is a dog friendly award winning pub/restaurant. Although sufficiently remote, so you can have peace and relaxation away from the bustle of everyday life, it is very easily accessible from the road. Guests and their dogs will have exclusive use of the tracks , long grass, ditches and fences which are all fun for your dogs to explore. It is particularly suitable for reactive or nervous dogs because you do not need to worry about unexpected encounters with other dogs. 

The area directly around Little Minnows is enclosed by two five bar gates, one at each end and a 3 1/2 foot stock fence so you can sit and relax without worrying that you dogs are wandering off. There is a comfortable seating arrangement for dining outside or just enjoying a coffee and the view where you will never be overlooked.

Walk through the gate and you have acres of ground at your disposal.This is secured with a mixture of stock fence and deer fence. If you wish to use my 6 foot enclosed paddock to exercise your dogs then that is available at no extra charge.

The Bothy has a large area of gravel around it so plenty of space to park directly outside. There is a full size double bed and I can add a pull down single bed if a child is visiting. The bathroom has an electric shower and the kitchen is fully kitted out with an induction hob, combi/grill microwave oven, toaster and full size fridge with freezer compartment. There is a Shark rechargeable vacuum if needed. The Bothy is very well insulated and has electric heating.

I can lend a large dog crate if required and can also look after your dogs ( for a supplementary charge) should you wish. I have freezer space for raw food which you are very willing to make use of if required. Should your dogs get wet then I also have a grooming table and blower in my barn which is available.

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Listing Updated: 24/06/2022

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Listing Address

Carminnows Lodge, St John's Town of Dalry, Castle Douglas DG7 3TA, UK
Saint John's Town of Dalry
Dumfries and Galloway

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Wheel Chair Access


Owner Has A Dog


Limit On Dog Size

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No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs


Miscellaneous Notes

I can look after your dogs if required. For three or more dogs a cleaning supplement of £15 per stay is applicable.

Enclosed Garden Confirmed








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