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Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland’s south west is a hidden gem of tranquil countryside and uncrowded coastlines and has a natural beauty to match anywhere in the UK. It’s perfect for exploring the abundant beauty of one of Scotland’s most stunning locations where you’ll find open landscapes, fantastic heritage, wonderful food and drink and a wealth of activities and attractions.

The 300 square miles that make up the Galloway Forest are a magnet for walkers and mountain bikers and consist of not only miles of forest but also heather clad moors, tranquil valleys and some 250 lochs; the ideal place for outdoor pursuits and great wildlife. In fact Dumfries and Galloway has four National Nature Reserves where you can see a wide variety of bird life, wildflowers and nature in its natural environments. These are stunningly beautiful open landscapes that help preserve our precious and threatened wild places.

Head for the coast if you’re looking for quiet sandy beaches, here there are three National Scenic Locations extending from the Mull of Galloway towards Cumbria.

The region is steeped in history, for example Caerlaverock Castle’s often turbulent history is reflected in its architecture, with a twin towered gatehouse, moat and battlements, which once made it an imposing sight for invaders but now serves to make it a fantastic family-friendly visitor attraction, with nature trail, children’s adventure park and more.

Drumlanrig Castle is similarly impressive, offering late 17th century Renaissance architecture with the addition of 90,000 beautiful acres to explore in the surrounding area. If you fancy something a little more exotic then the Logan Botanic Garden is something of a warm weather oasis. Located on the south-western tip of Scotland, the region receives a Gulf Stream climate which allows the cultivation of many tropical and semi-tropical plants providing a fantastic day out for visitors.

If all that warm weather leaves you seeking refreshment get along to the intriguingly named Cream o'' Galloway, a fantastic ice cream visitor centre, which is sure to delight the kids. If you have a sweet tooth then you could also include a visit to The CocoaBean Company chocolate factory and visitor centre!

Strong cultural heritage includes its connections with Robert Burns and the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries. This award-winning attraction chronicles the poet’s life and is perfectly suited for an exploration of other attractions linked to one of Scotland’s favourite sons.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway.
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  • Harbour View

    Port William, Wigtownshire

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537058
    This delightful cottage is just the ticket for a cosy holiday in the pretty coastal village of Port William. Light, airy and spacious with lovely views of the sea and pretty terraced garden, Harbour View retains a charm all of its own. Port William offers everything you could possibly need and all virtually on the doorstep! This is an ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing and golf. Dumfries and Galloway is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets and this area known as The Machars is no exception with something for everyone. This magnificent coastline is endowed with sandy bays and stony beaches and hidden caves all designed to inspire the imagination. The wildlife is second to none including otters and seals being a frequent sight especially before sunset. Monreith has a lovely sandy beach and a 9 hole golf course. There is a visitor’s centre in the harbour housing the local Lifeboat Station, a gift shop and cafe. There is a memorial to the author, Gavin Maxwell of ’Ring of Bright Water’ fame, in the form of a bronze otter. Scotland’s National Book Town at Wigtown is less than a half hour’s enjoyable drive away and besides playing host to an exciting annual literary festival it is also a pleasant little town offering many facilities. Essentially Wigtown is a book lover’s haven and with over a quarter of a million old and new books to choose from, you’ll not leave empty handed! Scotland’s most southerly distillery sits beside the luscious green banks of the River Bladnoch, from which it takes its name. It has been producing the "Spirit of the Lowlands" since 1817. Can you refuse a ’wee dram’! Guests are assured of a warm welcome when visiting Port William. The village holds an annual Carnival Week with events for all the family. Harbour View is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Luce Bay, from Burrow Head to The Mull of Galloway has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation to protect the natural habitats of fauna and wild flora much of it rare and protected. For nature watch lovers both botanists and bird watchers will be delighted by the variety of wildlife to be found both on land and sea. Badgers, deer and foxes are occasionally seen close by. A visit to the nearby Burrow Head will take you back to the famous closing scenes of the cult film The Wickerman which was shot at nearby Burrow Head which is on the route to the Isle of Whithorn. Don’t worry if you miss the ferry you can always walk across! Cycling is a real pleasure on these quiet picturesque roads but if you fancy trying something a lot more adventurous then head eastwards for a great choice of 7Stanes venues for some world class mountain biking. Don’t forget to find Port William’s best known citizen who always looks out to sea!

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With sky (free view channels) TV, DVD/VCR and radio/CD
    Kitchen: With electric double oven and electric hob and washing machine.
    Dining Room: A spacious room with dining furniture, settee and fridge/freezer.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and lovely views over Luce Bay and the harbour.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and views of the garden
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi available. Enclosed terraced patio on different levels (steps may become slippery when wet). Storage for bicycles and fishing rods etc. Two adult mountain bikes and fishing tackle is available for visitors use. On street parking.

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  • Auchenhill Lodge

    Kippford near Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537045
    Nestled in an idyllic private woodland setting, Auchenhill Lodge offers a lovely relaxing retreat close to Kippford, often described as Scotland’s ’Riviera’. Locals refer to this area as ’The Golden Triangle’ - Colvend, Rockcliffe and Kippford - and frequent visitors understand why. The climate is temperate as Galloway is touched by the Gulf Stream with many golden, sandy, and often empty beaches to explore. For excellent views of the Rough Firth estuary, the Jubilee Path is highly recommended. This was named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and is the main path between Kippford and the equally charming village of Rockcliffe. There are wonderful views out to sea, and the path passes Mark of Mote, 1 100-foot high granite outcrop, with a Dark Age settlement on top. Rockcliffe and Sandyhills (with a beautiful sandy beach as its name implies!) are small Victorian bathing resorts close by. Kippford was once a smuggler’s haunt with a wealth of stories and legends to discover and is now a pretty sailing resort with quaint fisherman’s cottages. There is a low tide walk from the beach to Rough Island. Scotland’s only round tower house, Orchardton Tower, is a must to visit with its spiral staircase hidden within double walls leading to a parapet.
    Please note: auchenhill Lodge is also available to let with the adjoining property Forest Lodge, for a combined family holiday.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, fully central heated and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner: a lovely light and spacious room with French windows overlooking the woodland glade.
    Lounge Area: With TV
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power and bed linen included. Cot and high chair available on request. Sorry no cats allowed at the property due to allergiesVery private location. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Mains of Auchenfranco

    Lochfoot near Dumfries

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    3
    Ref: CC537003
    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
    GUEST BOOK COMMENT’S
    "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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  • Forest Lodge

    Kippford near Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537127
    Nestled in an idyllic private woodland setting, Forest Lodge offers a lovely relaxing retreat close to Kippford, often described as Scotland’s ‘Riviera’.  Locals refer to this area as ‘The Golden Triangle’ - Colvend, Rockcliffe and Kippford - and frequent visitors understand why. The climate is temperate as Galloway is touched by the Gulf Stream with many golden, sandy, and often empty beaches to explore. For excellent views of the Rough Firth estuary, the Jubilee Path is highly recommended. This was named to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and is the main path between Kippford and the equally charming village of Rockcliffe.  There are wonderful views out to sea, and the path passes Mark of Mote, a 100-foot high granite outcrop, with a Dark Age settlement on top. Rockcliffe and Sandyhills (with a beautiful sandy beach as its name implies!) are small Victorian bathing resorts close by.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all at ground floor level, fully centrally heated and comprises:
    Open plan lounge / kitchen / diner: a lovely light and spacious room with French windows overlooking the woodland glade.
    Lounge area: with TV
    Kitchen/diner area: with electric cooker, microwave and fridge with freezer
    Bedroom 1: with double bed
    Bedroom 2: with two single beds
    Shower room: with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen provided. Cot and highchair available on request.Very private location. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed garden.

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  • Annan House

    Annan, Dumfries

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SAT

    "Shimmering lakes, wooded walks and views to Lakeland across the Firth . . . superb cottages in a spectacular setting . . .’’

    In three acres of glorious garden grounds, surrounded by lakes of water lilies, splendid trees, flowering shrubs and woodland drives, the splendid cottages at Kinmount Castle are only a few miles from the sandy shoreline, which sweeps westwards to yachting harbours and bird reserves. This meticulous, architect-designed conversion has transformed the Victorian servants’ wing of magnificent Kinmount House into a delightful courtyard cluster of eight holiday cottages, seven of which we feature here, which retain a wealth of original features and details, and possess tremendous atmosphere and charm, which makes it an ideal marquee wedding venue with ballroom included. They enjoy shared use of outstanding facilities, including a superb indoor heated swimming pool, which has been sensitively incorporated into one side of the courtyard. Open daily all year round, the pool has full changing facilities, and its building also houses a sauna, sunbed, cardio gym and games room with pool table. The cottages themselves have been luxuriously appointed; the master bedrooms have four-poster beds, the kitchens are lavishly equipped and the utmost care has been taken over the choice of fabrics and furnishings. Alongside the gracious main house, they are set around the attractive courtyard with patio and barbecue areas – and an extensive grassed area offers plenty of space to relax. From the cottages, there is immediate access to the grounds where azaleas and rhododendrons are a pageant of colour in the summer. With lakes in front of the house, it is a fitting setting for properties of the finest quality, which boast views over shimmering waters to the Lakeland Hills across the Solway Firth.
    Kinmount Castle has access to exclusive salmon beats on the Rivers Annan and Nith including the famous Barjarg beat that boasts a salmon catch of 67 lb, in 1812, by well-known poacher, Jock Wallace, and confirmed by the Earl of the home. More up to date catches are now giving an average of 59 salmon and 160 sea trout in a a season along this two mile beat. One to one fishing tuition can also be arranged for novices. Prices at cost – dependant on the time of year.
    Just 2 miles from the cottages is Powfoot, created in the 1790s as a sea-bathing resort by one of the owners of Kinmount House. Set above a beach, it has an excellent golf course, one of several along this coast. About a mile further on, the river at the redstone town of Annan is famous for its salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing, and there are pleasant walks along both banks. The town boasts a choice of restaurants and pubs, as well as a sports centre. At Ecclefechan (6 miles) Thomas Carlyle’s birthplace is to be found, containing a collection of relics and letters. Rammerscales (8 miles) is a Georgian house linked with Flora MacDonald. Along the coast at Caerlaverock (8 miles), 13,000 acres of salt-marsh and foreshore have been designated a National Nature Reserve; barnacle, pink-footed and greylag geese feeding on the saltings in Autumn and Winter make this one of the most notable bird sanctuaries in Britain. Overlooking the reserve from a wooded mound are the striking red sandstone ruins of Caerlaverock Castle, dating from the 13th century and besieged many times during the Border wars.
    In the parish church at Ruthwell, the Ruthwell cross is a most impressive example of 7th-century stone carving, inscribed with verses from The Dream of the Rood. Dumfries (13 miles) is renowned for its Burns museum, and has a fine golf course. Further west are quaint fishing villages and the rugged beauty of the Galloway Hills. The area offers opportunities for sailing, water sports and riding, and the nearby towns offer good shopping and a variety of inns and eating places. Shops 3 miles.

    Spacious sitting room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire, open plan to well-equipped kitchen with dining area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft pine four-poster bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity and gas central heating £15 per week

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD 
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared payphone
    • Shared grounds with furniture and picnic area
    • Shared barbecue
    • Parking
    • Indoor heated swimming pool – open daily 9 am to 8 pm, all year round
    • Games room with pool table
    • Cardio gym
    • Coin-operated upright sunbed
    • Sauna
    • NB: Lakes in grounds

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  • The Gables

    Port William

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC537203
    The Gables is a delightful, detached holiday cottage with an attractive large garden and direct access to the beach. The cottage has been refurbished and offers excellent accommodation. Enjoy stunning views from the property and the garden, looking out towards the Rhins of Galloway and the Isle of Man. Port William lies on the eastern shore of Luce Bay in Galloway, and was founded by Sir William Maxwell of Monreith in 1770. The harbour, built for the convenience of his tenant farmers, was one of the first in Western Galloway. The village and surrounding area is an ideal holiday location for visitors of all ages with its beaches, wide variety of wildlife – animal and floral, quiet roads for walking and cycling, golf, antiquities, wonderful sunsets and a friendly welcome.

    Ground Floor: The property has calor gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With gas coal-effect fire, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over Jacuzzi bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large, lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Parking for 3 cars. Please note: This property is 100 yards to the seafront.

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  • Threave Estate - Granary Cottage

    Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29835


    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: Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and beams.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room and dining room included. Patio and furniture.

    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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  • Iona Cottage

    Ruthwell near Annan

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537211
    This delightfully situated, semi-detached, single-storey, holiday cottage has been renovated to a very good standard and is located within the national scenic area between Dumfries and Annan. The cottage is near Caerlaverock Castle and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The county towns of Dumfries and Annan are a short drive away providing a wide range of shops and places of interest. The cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area either by car, cycle or on foot, and the Mabie Forest mountain bike tracks are close by, whilst the scenic Caerlaverock Estate has a network of paths to enjoy close by. Close to excellent salmon fishing on the River Nith and wildfowling on the National Nature Reserve. There are several excellent golf courses in the area including the championship course at Southerness. There are wonderful views over the Solway Coast towards the Lake District.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor, has solid fuel central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi fuel stove (two bags per week) provided. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking for (2-3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Tha Butchach

    New Luce, near Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: UK5167
    A warm Scottish welcome awaits you at this comfortable holiday cottage on the edge of the bonny village of New Luce. The kitchen/dining room looks out onto the courtyard through its large picture window, whilst the bedrooms offer views of the garden area that’s visited daily by many red squirrels. New Luce is a conservation village, a single street of 18th and 19th-century cottages set in an area of Dumfries and Galloway that’s ideal for a relaxing holiday on the moors of Wigtownshire, which gives New Luce that special charm.

    As a wing of the owner’s own home, Tha Butchach (meaning ‘The Witchery’) is a fantastic, single-storey property that boasts the luxury of en-suites in both bedrooms, and it makes for a convenient base from which visitors can explore and visit the many and varied attractions the area has to offer. The first thing you will notice about this small corner of south west Scotland is its striking natural beauty – from the rocky and sandy coastline looking out far across the sea, to the lush green forests and the rolling hills inland. Just a mile from the village is the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast walk that stretches some 212 miles from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east.

    The area is rich in native wildlife, with red deer, ospreys and red kites to name but a few. Visit the many beautiful gardens in the area that are blessed with warm climate thanks to the Gulf Stream, and there are also a number of fascinating museums nearby.

    Galloway Forest Park is a huge natural wonderland of forested glens, lochs and towering hills which, due to its small number of buildings and hence very little amount of light pollution, was the very first national park in the UK to be honoured with Dark Sky Park status. The forest park and nearby Dalbeattie Forest also offer a chance for more adventurous holidaymakers to get their blood pumping with its 7 Stanes mountain biking trail centres.

    Sure enough, the region provides something to interest all manner of holidaymakers staying at Tha Butchach. Beach 5 miles. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With 23" Freesat TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed, Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.Large enclosed garden with courtyard, summerhouse, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden.

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  • Lower Baltersan Cottage

    Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC537208
    Lower Baltersan Cottage is a delightful, detached cottage offering a cosy interior and a lovely enclosed garden with views over open farmland beyond. The lounge is a particularly attractive room with its feature wood burning stove and French doors overlooking the garden. The property enjoys a tranquil setting, yet it is only a few miles from the centre of Newton Stewart with many excellent shops and places to eat. With the Galloway Forest and Dark Skies Park close by, the cottage is ideally placed to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. The location is perfect for walkers, golfers and cyclists, with Glentrool, Kirroughtree and the 7Stanes mountain bike trails nearby, as well as a great choice of golf courses. There is an abundance of fishing, bird watching, beautiful and exotic gardens, many rocky coves, sandy beaches and quaint villages to explore along the Machars Peninsula.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, French doors, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Farmhouse-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, heated towel rail and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed and coombed ceilings.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and coombed ceilings.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair on request. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Bike store. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Arbigland Farm Cottages - Lapwing Lodge

    Carsethorn, nr. Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31266

    Choosing places to stay is about location, location, location and with sea views, private sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and prolific wildlife, these dog-friendly, detached, seaside holiday cottages are the perfect choice.
    Lapwing Lodge (ref 31266), is named after the lapwings or ’peewits’ as they are known locally, that nest in the fields around the chalets.
    Skylark Lodge (ref 31267) is named after the larks that sing in the fields in front. It enjoys sea views as well as mountain views.
    Curlew Lodge (ref 31268) is named after the curlews that frequent the foreshore and the field in front of the chalets from autumn to early spring. Curlew Lodge was the first chalet on site and has a slightly different layout internally to the others. It is also slightly set apart from the other two lodges with an orchard of fruit trees around it.
    The properties are situated on the Arbigland Estate, and the ancient Barony of Arbigland comprises farmland, woodland and foreshore on the Solway Firth coast, bounded by the River Nith near Dumfries in the south west of Scotland. With its outstanding natural beauty and rich diversity of wildlife, the estate forms part of the Nith Estuary Special Area of Conservation and the Upper Solway Special Site of Scientific Interest.
    Golf, fishing, 7stanes mountain biking, horse riding, bird watching, shooting (including wildfowling), stalking and hill walking can all be enjoyed locally. The properties are decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. Beach 100 yards. Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 6 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    All properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large, shared, enclosed lawned garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sea 100 yards.

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  • Glenhowl Lodge

    Dalry, nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29676


    This spacious, detached gate lodge boasts stunning elevated views over open countryside and is located close to the attractive and popular traditional Scottish village of Dalry, with two village shops, two hotels, a local garage and post office. Located on the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, it is an ideal base for hill walking, fishing, birdwatching, sightseeing or one of the many country pursuits available locally. Central to five of the 7 Stanes it proves a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Close to the Dark Skies Park, one of only 4 in the Western world. Situated just 16 miles north of Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town and only 30 miles south of the seaside town of Ayr, not to mention within a 30 minute drive to many local picturesque villages, attractions for the kids and many activities to keep everyone amused. Dumfries and Galloway is a unique area with varied and diverse countryside from harbour villages to market towns. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburners in living room and kitchen (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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