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Customer's Choice 2015

Mains of Auchenfranco

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Lochfoot near Dumfries
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Customer's Choice 2015
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This well-appointed farmhouse is set in a picturesque location 6 miles west of Dumfries.

The large spacious farmhouse is reached by a 1/4 mile private drive, adjoining the owner’s house. One of the major benefits of living at Auchenfranco is its location; we feel very privileged to be there and hope you will feel the same when you come to stay. Although the farmhouse could probably accommodate  twice the number of visitors, we have deliberately set the maximum occupation at 4 adults in order to preserve the atmosphere of unhurried tranquillity, with space to relax and chill, away from the stresses of everyday life. The farmhouse benefits from a country style kitchen/diner, 2 lounges all with views across paddocks with woodland/reedbeds and hills beyond. Off the main lounge is the conservatory and patio area which gets the afternoon/ evening sun, perfect for afternoon tea or a glass of wine whilst barbecuing. A short walk across a field takes you through our private woodland/reedbed (around 10 acres) down to Lochrutton Loch. The habitat supports a wide range of species of  birds & animals, buzzards, woodpeckers, swallows, waterfowl, deer, badgers, bats to name a few, you never know what you might spot! There is course fishing on the Loch, free of charge to guests - just bring your rods. Auchenfranco is 6 miles west of Dumfries, ideally located for the world class 7Stanes mountain bike trails of Mabie, Dalbeattie and Ae forests, close to WWT Caerlaverock wetland centre and RSPB Mersehead nature reserve on the Solway Firth
"I can say i’ve never stayed anywhere so welcoming and homely"  May ’09
"This is not a house holiday let; it is a beautiful home rented out in an area of Scotland that is a real gem"  Aug ’09

Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
Main Lounge: With electric stove effect fire, comfy sofa’s, Free view digital TV, DVD and DAB radio/cassette/CD player.
2nd Lounge: With electric stove effect fire, dining table, wide range of books, board games, cards, jigsaws & DVD’s.
Large traditional Farmhouse Kitchen: Well equipped, with oil fired AGA, combi microwave/grill, fridge/ ice box, dishwasher. washing machine, TV and dining table.
Shower Room: With shower and WC
Conservatory: Off main lounge, with doors opening onto private patio, seating area with furniture..

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, fitted wardrobe
Bathroom 1: Next door to bedroom 1 with corner bath, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: Bedroom suite consisting of bedroom twin bedded, fitted wardrobe, walk thro dressing room (with wardrobe, sofa and dressing table), en suite bathroom with bath and WC

All fuel, power, pure cotton bed linen and towels included. Freezer available in owner’s utility room. Patio furniture and BBQ, charcoal provided.  Off road parking. Pets welcome. No children under the age of 14 yrears.

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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Customer’s ChoiceCustomer’s Choice
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/10/2015
    good sized house with plenty of rooms to accommodate different age ranges. lovely location with plenty of walks. tv reception not so good. kitchen well equipped - cooking with the aga proved a challenge.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2015
    It was amazing!! Wish it could be moved to all the the holiday destinations we visit.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/06/2015
    A bit pricey for June, dog friendly but no stair gate to stop dog from wandering upstairs which was one of owners requests. Nice location our labrador loved the loch and forest walk. Owners very friendly.

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