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The Glen Farmhouse

Shawhead, Dumfries Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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In a peaceful and secluded valley with only sheep and cattle, this detached family farmhouse has wonderful views over open countryside.

Situated on the 6000-acre Lincluden Estate, these three detached properties are presented to the highest standards. They are located in remote settings on the edge of the moors with delightful woodland walks and hillside trails up into forests. It is an area hugely popular with walkers and cyclists of all abilities, and the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes cycling trail is also close by. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore and many lovely gardens nearby as well for those seeking a slower pace of recreation.
The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor. Golf courses, sailing, horse riding, cycling and walking are all available close by, and there are tennis courts and swimming-pools in nearby Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Dumfries. Fishing is available by arrangement at Glen Kiln Loch with the first day free of charge (any days after are chargeable at £8 per adult and £4 per child/OAP). Many quaint villages await exploration including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William (known as the Machars of Galloway and presented with the Pride of Galloway award) and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish coast. A trip to Ireland from Stranraer also makes for a good day out. Dumfries, with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre, lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town (8 miles), is a traditional market town with shops specialising in local produce. There are also many beautiful beaches for holidaymakers to enjoy. Shop 5 miles, pub 5½ miles.

Large living room/study with open fire. Spacious well-equipped kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking) and wooden floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, and one with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with claw-foot bath, toilet and wooden floor.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Partial underfloor heating
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Oil Aga included
  • Combi microwave oven/grill
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • ½-acre natural unspoilt woodland
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Fenced stream in woodland

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Washing machine
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • No smoking
  • NB: Streams nearby

Note: The Glen Farmhouse Ref SGGX can be booked with The Granary Ref SPPC to sleep up to 8 people

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  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Gold AwardGold Award
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    This is a peach of a property, wonderfully isolated and decorated with a discerning eye. We'll be back....

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-23
    We had a great short holiday, easy to find with the instructions. The house was large, warm and homely.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-18
    The Glen Farmhouse is an absolutely beautiful house in a stunning location with lots of wildlife literally on the doorstep. We were, however, very disappointed with the overall cleanliness. Whilst the bedding and towels were clean, the house itself had a grimy feel to it, thick layers of dust on lamps and mirrors, obvious cobwebs, unclean baths, floors and worktops that had clearly had a cursory going over. The DVD player was broken, which for the rainy days with the kids would have been handy. There seems to have been a cap on the internet usage and whilst we understand it's probably very expensive in such a remote area, we would have happily paid extra were we given the option. Had the DVD player worked (you can pick them up for £20 nowadays) we wouldn't have streamed films on the ipad which maximised our usage allowance very quickly. It would be helpful to have a welcome book to advise where the nearest shops and attractions etc, something we have come to expect when staying in holiday lets. We hope that these issues are addressed as they do let the gorgeous house down.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your comments. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the property. It was not brought to our attention you had noticed issues with cleanliness. This has been fully inspected and resolved now. In regards to the DVD player, it was not reported to ourselves that it had broken. Therefore there was little we could do to resolve the issue, if this had been brought to our attention, we would have been happy to look into this further. We’d have also paid for more Wi-Fi access; again unfortunately we were not made aware there was an issue. In terms of the Welcome Pack, we do provide this information in the property. We’re always happy to help if there are any problems.

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by Reevoo

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