Ferndale Studio, Durisdeer, Thornhill, Dumfriessire, DG3 5BJ
Where we are

Durisdeer is at the end of  cul-de-sac, nestling in the foothills of the Lowther Hills. A few seconds from the door of Ferndale Studio Cottage are gentle hillside walks of outstanding beauty and serenity. Roman Soldiers (who built a fort), Robert Burns (who wrote a poem specially) and Sir Walter Scott all made their way past our door (well, maybe not the Romans..)

Durisdeer lies off the A702, approached from the South by the M6/A74 and the A76 from Dumfries. To the North the A702 connects with the A74 Junction 14. Durisdeer is about 10 minutes drive north of Thornhill and about 30 minutes from Dumfries.

By car:
Glasgow 1hr - Edinburgh1.5hrs - Carlisle 1.25hrs - M74 20mins.

There is a direct bus service to/from Edinburgh city centre (McEwans, Service 102). The nearest train station is Sanquhar (10 mls), and mainline services are available at Lockerbie (50 mins by car), and Carlisle/Dumfries.

In the cottage is an up-to-date Ordinance Survey Map and a wealth of local tourist information about all there is to do and see in Dumfries and Galloway.

Things to do

Half a mile up the path is a wonderfully preserved Roman Fort, and nearby there are many spectacular walks of varying lengths and ambition. Walk over Kettletonhead to Thornhill, enjoy a fine pub lunch in front of an open fire, and catch the bus home.

Drumlanrig Castle and Gardens are just 4 miles away for a highly recommended day out, with the pleasant town of Thornhill 2 miles further on. Local attractions include golf, fishing, cycling and exploring the local Lead Mining Museum. Dumfries is 20 miles away.