What our guests had to say

We love hearing from all the lovely people who have stayed with us at Kingan Cottages, here is what just some of them had to say.


I can’t recommend this place enough - the pod was a perfect holiday for us, and met all of our needs for our little getaway. My only regret is that we didn’t stay longer than the 3nights, but we will definitely be back! The views from the pod are gorgeous and quite magical to wake up to, and the location gives plenty of options for things to do. Suzi was the most loveliest host and couldn’t have done more to help make our little holiday just right! 10/10 recommend!!


Perfect location. Immaculately clean! This is definitely an experience to just throw yourself in. The pictures don’t do this place justice. The big pond, the boat house, the scenic hill straight out in front of you, very quiet. Perfect working utilities, and comms from Suzi was great. Thanks for sharing your farm and Lily Pod with us!


Fantastic holiday home. Everything was provided. Owners were very friendly. Excellent location for exploring the local area.


100/10. absolutely magical, the host was very welcoming. We enjoyed the place immensely we wanted to extend our stay will definitely be back!
We enjoyed all the extras provided and just loved the BBQ really easy to use and food tastes great in it. The view was amazing and we spent the whole time there extolling it's virtues. Really well though out with regards to extras and very well provisioned kitchen.
We enjoyed making friends with the curious but cautious cows.
Well worth the money being some meat some shampoo and some buns and you won't want to leave.
Honestly my favourite stay out of anywhere we've been perfect couple decompress. Thank you!


My wife and I stayed in the Lily Pod for three days in early September. It's a fantastic getaway in a breath-taking location, and just what we needed: quiet, calm and peaceful, with Dumfries and its amenities 20 minutes one way and the coast 10 minutes the other. The Lily Pod itself is compact, clean and comfortable, with everything needed for a short stay. The setting is amazing, at the back of a working farm beside a small lake, with a wonderful view of Criffel. There's a well sign-posted walk to the hill, about 7 miles round-trip and steep in places, but well worth the effort for the views from the top. The only downside was that we'd wished we'd booked for a couple of days longer.


Lovely house in a lovely part of Scotland and not that far away. Really nice friendly owners very helpful - and gorgeous lovely and friendly neighbours

Neil Chesworth

Absolutely loved our stay! Suzi is a fantastic host, brought us wellies so we could have a walk around and explore the area - responded very quickly to any questions. Place was fabulous, bedding and towels smelt lovely, we loved our stay only wish we had stayed even longer.


Second visit, this time in the summer. Today we spent some time getting in the way of the harvesting of the barley for silage. Not only could the boys have lunch with the team, but they were shown all aspects of the process, Alistair explained everything. Not only did he go the extra mile, but an extra 30 acres as well.


My partner and I absolutely loved our stay. We were searching for a peaceful getaway where we could relax and explore some of the local nature spots and it was even better than we had imagined. The accommodation was ideal for our needs, spotlessly clean and comfortable, not to mention the amazing views and sounds of the river. Suzi and her husband were so helpful and attentive throughout our stay, making sure we had everything we need. We will definitely be back!


Fabulous cottage, spacious with very comfortable beds. Clean, with plenty of equipment, towels and bedding. Surrounded by fields, making you feel as if you are far from anywhere. Would definitely stay again!


We had such a great stay, the views were amazing and the setting overlooking the pond was lovely.
Our kids loved the outside space and the rowing boat.
The accommodation has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
We also appreciated being shown round the farm. I’m sure we’ll be back.


Now we understand why all the reviews for the Lily Pod are so positive and Suzi is classed as a Superhost! This place is exactly as described. We had everything we needed and everything was in pristine condition. It is perfect for a weekend getaway as it is such a peaceful and pretty setting. We didn't meet Suzi but she checked up on us several times to make sure we knew where we were going, got in alright etc. Particularly appreciated the warm heater, good shower and lovely fluffy towels! We love this area and if you want a cosy wee bolt hole from which to explore it then then you'll find it right here! Thank you for the warm welcome.


We had a fantastic at The Lily Pod. Clean, modern accommodation with all essentials. Beautiful surroundings and peaceful. 5 stars!


We enjoyed an amazing two nights in this piece of heaven!
We felt so welcomed and comfortable. Suzy has really thought of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
If you are looking for a place to truly get away from it all and spend some quality time by yourself or with your loved ones, I really can't recommend it enough.
We really hope to return in the future.


The Lily Pod is a real cozy little nest in nature that I recommend 100%!
We stayed there with my 2.5 year old daughter and we loved it.
The accommodation is very well equipped and the environment is exceptional! The setting is idyllic, quiet, and relaxing.
Suzi is also an exceptional host: welcoming, warm and attentive to ensure you have the best possible stay.
Small special mention for very curious and funny cows!


We really enjoyed our stay in the Lily Pod. The location is absolutely unique and stunning - a fabulous place to really relax. Thanks Suzi!


Idyllic place to stay and unwind amongst stunning scenery and location.
The pod is very well equipped and spotlessly clean .
Suzi was very helpful and her communication was excellent.


We enjoyed fantastic few days at the Lily Pod.
We felt so welcomed and comfortable - perfect location and easy access drive to 7 stanes at Mabie, Dalbeattie and AE - so enjoyable rides.
So beautiful big pond, boathouse and scenery views.
Suzi was amazing and so helpful.
Thank you for sharing your family and The Lily Pod with us.


Had such a lovely stay here, was equipped with everything you need. Surroundings were perfect to wake up to and not to mention the private pond that added a special touch. Perfect little get away and host was extremely helpful and friendly. 10/10 would highly recommend this place.


Really enjoyed my stay here, such a lovely location and one to feel at home.
The pond was beautiful and the cabin was perfect! Can't wait to stay again!


Set in enviable locations, both cottages sit just outside the romantic village of New Abbey, on the A710 coastal road.

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