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Castle Douglas

Castle Douglas in the heart of south west Scotland is ideally located for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, with easy access to both the beautiful coastline and the expansive Galloway Forest Park.

For centuries, this market town has been the centre of agricultural and commercial activity in this pretty corner of Scotland. Today, it is a popular holiday destination and a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

The town is renowned for its quirky mix of traditional shops and modern boutiques. While away a pleasant hour or two browsing the delicious produce on offer in the old style butcher shop, or pick up some local delicacies; with everything from freshly caught lobsters to delicious homemade pastries, cakes and regional ales, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The town has several excellent restaurants and cafes serving everything from traditional Scottish fare to modern European cuisine.

Take just short stroll away for the bustling town centre and you will find yourself transported to a whole other world. Here you will get a taste of the true rural Scotland, with picturesque locations such as the picture-perfect Carlingwark Loch. Step into the past with a trip to Threave house and Gardens, or visit Threave Castle, an ancient building isolated in the middle of the River Dee, with a mysterious, weighty atmosphere that is quite unique.

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  • Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Nook

    Balmaclellan, nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W42626

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore 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. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beams/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating included. CD. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • The Old Kennels

    near Castle Douglas

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5089
    This lovely detached bungalow, accessed via a rough track, is set amidst beautiful scenery on a working farm just 10 miles from Castle Douglas. Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the area or discover the Mossdale Walk and Red Kite Sculpture, a 2½ mile circular walk from Mossdale which affords wonderful views of Mossdale Loch, Bennan and Airie Hills. Red Kites can be seen from anywhere on the open parts of the walk at any time of the year. If you want to explore more of this beautiful area there are attractions in abundance from beautiful sandy beaches to dramatic cliff tops. With sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by there is something for everyone. Warmed by the Gulf Stream there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens (National Trust). Close to the Galloway Forest Park, home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, it is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Kirroughtree has some of the best technical singletrack mountain bike trails in Scotland. Beach 15 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 6½ mile.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With wooden floors.
    Living area: With wood burner and 32" TV (for DVD’s only).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Air source heat pump heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome packEnclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden, 50 yards away.

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  • Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages - The Old Smiddy

    Balmaclellan, nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W42625

    Situated in a peaceful, rural location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows and farmhouse boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore 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. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included. High chair. CD. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UUD

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

    Step to entrance. Living/dining room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor and modern fitted kitchen area with door to garden. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Freezer
    • Shared large garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • Ground floor facilities (step to entrance)
    • NB: Stream with bridge in garden

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

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  • Samian Place

    Kirkpatrick Durham

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537075
    This cosy little pied offers bright and modern accommodation and is just the ticket for a couple searching for the perfect getaway in Galloway! Samian Place, a garden flat, is so well placed in the village of Kirkpatrick Durham, which is only a mile from the main road, ensuring easy access in every direction. The views over the garden from the first floor open plan lounge to the hills of Screel and Bengairn beyond are lovely. For keen walkers, the hill of Screel is a must and although not a great height there are wonderful views across the Solway to the Cumbrian Fells and towards the Galloway Hills. The latter are also highly recommended for keen ramblers.

    Ground Floor: The property has calor gas central heating and free standing heaters and comprises:
    Small Hallway: With washing machine
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Lounge Area:  With Free view TV and DVD with delightful views of the garden to the hills beyond.
    Dining Area: With table and chairs
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Wi-Fi. One well behaved pet is welcome, no additional pets are accepted.Use of owner’s enclosed rear garden with lawn and patio area. Off road parking for 1 car. Wi-fi internet connection available.

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  • Corner House

    New Galloway near Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC537200
    Set in the quiet village of New Galloway, this period semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the Royal Burgh of New Galloway and has walks from the door. New Galloway is a gateway to the Galloway Forest Park, the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, and offers excellent walking, cycling and an abundance of wildlife. Loch Ken is nearby with opportunities for sailing, water sports and coarse fishing, while Laurieston is the red kite feeding farm. Visit the market town of Castle Douglas with shops specialising in local produce or Threave Gardens and Castle (NT) close by. Kirkcudbright has good art, craft and antique shops.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: Spacious and beamed with open fire, electric cooker, fridge with ice box, microwave and washing machine.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Shower room: With large shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner and open fire provided. On road parking.

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  • Davaar Cottage

    Corsock near Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537038
    Leave your cares at home for a wee while and stay at Davaar a semi-detached cottage where you will soon begin to relax and unwind. Sit by the flickering fire with that good book you’ve been promising to read or leave the car and explore this stunningly beautiful land. Davaar Cottage is idyllically placed within the Glenkens; the wildest and largest glen in Galloway, which is relatively unspoiled with a wide variety of wildlife and spectacular landscape ranging from the mountains and moor land, woodland and forest; burns, rivers, to farmland and lochs.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, TV, DVD and radio/CD. A lovely room with views across open countryside.
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric cooker, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin
    Shower Room: With shower, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed enjoying lovely views across open countryside.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Small garden. Patio with furniture. Raised grassed area approached via rustic steps which may be slippery when wet. Off road parking for 2 cars.
    This property has a private water supply.

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  • Crofts Cottages - Marwhin Cottage

    Nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SWWS

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

    Large, beamed living room with open fire, patio doors and wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with wooden floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Stream and pond in garden

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

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  • Gardener’s Cottage

    Nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UXT

    "Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

    Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summerhouse and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, situated within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with open fire. Fitted kitchen with door to garden. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Freezer
    • Shared large garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • NB: Stream with bridge in garden

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking
    • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

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  • Airdside Cottage

    Crossmichael near Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537247
    Airdside Cottage is set in a peaceful and tranquil position. This semi-detached holiday cottage is adjacent to the owners’ guest house. This lovingly presented property offers comfortable accommodation with stunning views to Loch Ken and River Dee system. The owners have simply thought of everything to ensure your stay is as peaceful and relaxing as possible. Guests even have use of some of the guest house facilities, including the drying room, bike station and bird watching hide. Wi-Fi is also available in the owner’s conservatory. Breakfast, evening meals and packed lunches, using locally sourced ingredients, can be organised by arrangement with the owner.

    Situated on the hillside overlooking the village of Crossmichael and the Loch Ken/River Dee system, the cottage is also just three miles from the market food town of Castle Douglas.

    The grounds of the cottage are home to a variety of animals, including hens, ducks, wild rabbits and the occasional red squirrel. Various species of raptors including red kites, owls and buzzards provide guests with a lovely, rural and characterful escape. If, as a bird watcher, you do wish to explore further afield, there are no fewer than five RSPB sites within close proximity.

    This is also a fantastic location for keen cyclists, with 5 of the 7Stanes venues located within easy driving distance, this includes both Dalbeattie and Mabie forest mountain bike tracks.

    Walkers will similarly have plenty to explore, with the Caerlaverock Estate offering a network of paths to enjoy, hill walking in the Galloway Hills or the Galloway Forest Park. Perhaps you may wish to venture out at night and discover this forest which is designated as a Dark Skies site. The stunning night skies will not disappoint you. Whereas if a peaceful stroll is more your scene, take a walk around the woodland areas found close to the guest house and cottage. It is perfect for just taking the time to admire this magnificent area. The rugged coastline with sandy coves and bays is only 13 miles away.

    Loch Ken offers some fantastic water sport activities and has two activity centres, so whether you are a keen enthusiast or a beginner, there is something for everyone. Laggan Outdoor Centre is also only twenty minutes away.

    If you prefer the quieter pace of life, excellent fishing is also available on the loch and the owners can offer coarse, game or sea fishing options.

    If you enjoy history, there is a fantastic selection of castles. Three of these can easily be reached within a half hour drive from Airdside Cottage. This includes local Threave Castle and Gardens, with its massive 14th Century tower and great views.

    Need to entertain young children? There are a number of great days out on the doorstep. Cream o’ Galloway is the ultimate family experience, with plenty of fun and exciting activities which children are sure to love. Tire them out in the woodland adventure playground or the mini play zone, and the pedal kart track is a fantastic attraction. To end the perfect day, make sure you taste some of their delicious dairy ice cream!

    However you wish to spend your time away, Airdside Cottage provides a fantastic, rural and hidden retreat. It is an outdoor enthusiasts dream!

    Ground Floor: The property has one step to the entrance
    Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Oil charged by meter reading. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi available in the owner’s conservatory. Drying room available. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Shared landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Kennels and paddock available. No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds.

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  • Threave Estate - Millwheel Cottage

    Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29834


    These two adjoining holiday cottages (refs 29834 and 29835) form part of the old Kelton Mill, a 19th-century water mill used to process corn. The machinery has long since gone from this converted mill but the atmosphere has been preserved in its beamed ceilings and antique furniture. This easily accessible county of Dumfries and Galloway is known for its natural landscapes, over 200 miles of rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, and the largest forest park in the UK. The area is a perfect rural retreat for those searching for a relaxing stay or an adventurous holiday. You will also find a great choice of harbourside pubs, country house hotels and restaurants. The 600 hectares forming the Threave Estate weave through woodlands, wetlands, peat and rock gardens. You can lose yourself in the secret garden and wonder round the sculpture collection. Situated on an island on the River Dee, Threave Castle is now only accessible by boat which adds to the stature, prestige and thrill of the place. Though still an impressive site for those visiting the area; the castle has been abandoned since the mid 1600’s and is now a large visitor attraction for those wishing to explore the mysterious and rugged ruin. The charming little town of Kirkcudbright is a short drive from the cottage as is known as ’the artist’s town’, attracting artists for well over a century. Nowadays, Kirkcudbright attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, the historic high street with its colourful Georgian houses and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed. Beach 9½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with dining area and beams. 3 steps to kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms, one with 2 steps down, both with Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included.

    Both properties: Economy 7 central heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared garden. Shared natural grounds with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome tray. No smoking. NB: 6 steps and fenced 1-metre burn in garden accessed across B road.

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  • Swallow Lodge

    Bardennoch West, nr. Carsphairn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28810

    This picturesque detached holiday lodge is situated in a quiet rural location, surrounded by stunning views over the rolling hills. Ideally located to explore the beauty of Dumfries and Galloway with rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches. An abundance of world class mountain biking and walking routes, with riding, fishing, wildlife and bird watching all within easy reach. Ayrshire offers many historical sites and the Ayrshire Coastal Path, over 100 miles of coastal walking. The historic cities of Edinburgh, Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached. Pub and restaurant 8 miles, shop 1 mile.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Freeview TV. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds.

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