How to find us


By Car

The postcode for Nithside Cottage is DG3 5JQ. The grid reference is NX 88655 90202.

From the South. Travel towards Dumfries on the A75 and at the 4th roundabout on the ring road turn right on to the A76, signposted to Kilmarnock. Proceed 13 miles north on the A76 to Closeburn. Take the first turning to the left just inside the 40-mile/hour limit (just before the shop).

From the North. Follow the A76 from Thornhill, south to Closeburn. Take the last junction to the right before the 40-mile/hour limit ends (just after the shop).

After turning off the A76 from either direction. Continue for ½ mile and at the staggered crossroads turn left. Carry on for 1 mile until reaching Gateside Cottage to the right of the road and turn right at the large grass triangle. Follow the farm track towards the river, passing Nithside Farm on the right. Nithside Cottage is at the end of the track. Please park on the gravel driveway inside the gate.

By public transport

From Closeburn (1½ miles away from the cottage) , there are regular bus services to and from Dumfries, Edinburgh, Ayr and Kilmarnock (with connections to Glasgow). Trains do not stop at Thornhill but there are railway stations at Dumfries and Lockerbie. The bus service from Dumfries is number 102 - click to see a timetable.