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.