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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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  • Peace

    Sorbie, Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SKKM

    Located in peaceful countryside and surrounded by the rolling Galloway Hills, these two adjoining byre holiday conversions provide an ideal base from which to explore this quiet Machars Peninsula with its rugged coastline and sandy beaches. Beautifully converted and furnished, they are set on an organic sheep and beef farm accessed by a well-maintained farm road and provide an ideal place to relax and unwind. Home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens, the area benefits from a temperate climate due to the gulf stream, and is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. With the beautiful Galloway Forest Park and seven stanes close by, this is a popular area for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. Sea, river and loch fishing available in the surrounding area with sailing, watersports and golf in abundance. Wigtown, Scotland’s national book town and Whithorn’s historic dig and priory all nearby, while Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, pubs, eateries, cinema and swimming pool. There are also good tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. Shop 1 mile, pub 3 miles.

    Living room with electric woodburner, wooden floor and French doors to large kitchen with wooden floor. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced stream in courtyard

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  • Grey Craig

    Kirtlebridge near Annan

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: CC537273
    Nestled in beautiful countryside, Williamwood Holiday Cottages are in the ideal location to make the most of either a quiet, relaxed getaway, or an action packed holiday. Grey Craig has it’s own unique style, and combines a variety of traditional and modern features, resulting in high quality accommodation. Located on an award-winning working farm, there is plenty to do, with farm tours of the owners’ 300-acre farm, featuring Highland ponies, Highland cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens, guided walks, horse riding (with stabling available should you wish to bring your own horse), bat walks, badger watching, fishing on the owners’ private lake, and meals in the owners’ dining room (activities and meals are available at a small cost). The farm has won the RSPB Nature of Farming award in Scotland for farming and conservation. The owners and rangers are happy to talk about the diversity of the farm and how the different wildlife habitats have encouraged the birdlife in the area, and also where photographers can get the best shots! There is a free children’s play area complete with a petting zoo, with miniature animals and picnic tables.
    Grey Craig Cottage is the ideal cottage for a romantic break. Set on the edge of the farm overlooking the farm’s wildlife and conservation area, this cottage gives you the feeling of being right amongst nature. On a summers day, you can open the patio doors to the large gardens and endulge yourself in the sights and sounds of the area. On a winter’s evening, there is a wood burner to cuddle up in front of.
    Being on the farm, guests can take the opportunity to celebrate Annan’s fantastic tradition every July, where around 100 horses ride behind a group of specially selected riders who carry the flag. The ride comes through the farm and the main riders stop for refreshments. Only five minutes to the motorway, 10 minutes to Gretna Green, 15 minutes to Powfoot Beach, 25 minutes to Carlisle and on to the Lake District or Newcastle, the location couldn’t be better. There is plenty of interesting history in Dumfries and Galloway, including the Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna, famous for its weddings since 1754, the famous poet Robert Burns’ House, and Sweetheart Abbey. Plenty of local attractions are close by, as well as main transport links for exploring further afield.
    Grey Craig can be booked together with Beckhead (CC537271), Dairy Cottage (CC537272) and Williamwood (CC537274) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Large with wooden floor, wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out single bed.
    Bathroom: With freestanding bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder £5 per basket. Two cots and highchairs available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ on request. Shared 25 acres of woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling available. Fishing available on-site (free of charge, no licence required). Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Fenced lake in grounds, 150 yards.

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  • Corsewall Estate Holiday Cottages - Stables Cottage

    Kirkcolm, nr. Stranraer

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30812


    Located in over 20 acres of gardens and woodland, adjacent to Corsewall House, there are lots of walks around the estate and down to the sea you can enjoy. Garden Cottage (ref 30810) forms the west wing of the 18th-century Corsewall House and has wonderful sea views across Loch Ryan. High Clachan Farmhouse (ref 30811) is a traditional, detached, Galloway farmhouse, built in the local vernacular style of south west Scotland and entirely surrounded by open farmland. Stables Cottage (ref 30812) is in the heart of Corsewall Estate, surrounded by historic woodland and overlooking an extensive walled kitchen garden. In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia from January to March, followed by a riot of colour in April and May as the rhododendrons and azaleas – pinks, reds, creams, yellows, purples and white – come into flower. Indeed, one of our rhododendron, known as Christmas cheer, comes out in mid December. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November. There is oodles of wildlife to spot from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel. The cottage comes complete with its own red squirrel feeder, where guests can watch any number of cheeky red squirrels feeding ferociously all day. The owners record spotted at one of the feeders is currently six. Walk down to the sea to the shore on Loch Ryan and around Wig Bay and The Scar – a circular walk along Loch Ryan shoreline and back into the village of Kirkcolm. The Scar, a sandbank which juts out into Loch Ryan, is home to one of the largest colonies of nesting migrant terns in the region. From a historical perspective, during the Second World War, Wig Bay was used as a base for the flying Catalina boats – evidence can be seen of this on a walk along the bay and also throughout the woods at Corsewall Estate, which was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the War. The Galloway coastline offers an abundance of sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore. Boat Bank is within a 1 mile walk of Stables Cottage (ref 30812) and Garden Cottage (ref 30810), while Port Beg is within 1 mile of High Clachan Farmhouse (ref 30811) accessed via road. Both beaches are perfect for picnics. Walking, golf, sea and freshwater fishing, pony trekking water sports and cycling are all available nearby. There are several beautiful gardens including Logan Botanical which benefits from the mild climate of the Gulf Stream. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 4 miles.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with wooden floor/kitchen with Velux. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Biomass central heating included. 32" Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 140-acre grounds. No smoking.

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  • The Lodge

    Stranraer, Wigtownshire

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: CC537060
    What a wonderful base to discover this beautiful area of Galloway! The Lodge is idyllically placed sitting adjacent to Loch Ryan and overlooking the volcanic rock of  Ailsa Craig rising from the sea! The ’Cottage’ is tucked away in a quiet and relaxing area of Stranraer where you can find solitude whilst the facilities of the town are easily accessible.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With gas ’coal effect’ fire, TV and DVD with views towards the loch.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sun Room:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds.
    Bathroom: With bath and shower spray, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available.Enclosed and very private garden with furniture and BBQ. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Arbigland Farm Cottages - Skylark Lodge

    Carsethorn, nr. Dalbeattie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 31267

    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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  • Seaside Retreat

    Isle of Whithorn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42537

    100 yards from the sea

    Located just yards from the sea in the harbour village of the Isle of Whithorn, this detached bungalow is an ideal location to explore the breathtaking scenery and beauty of southern Scotland. From the Galloway Hills with their many hidden lochs, burns and waterfalls, to the beautiful Solway coastline with sandy beaches, rocky coves and picturesque villages. Horse riding, golf, sailing, fishing, cycling and walking are available in the area and with its famously mild climate and the balmy influence of the Gulf Stream, Galloway is home to some of the most beautiful and exotic gardens. Shops 150 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 100 yards to sea, no fence.

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  • Florian House

    Creetown, near Newton Stewart

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: CC537152
    Florian House is just the ticket to explore Scotland’s secret corner which is bursting with delights round every corner. Creetown sits below the mighty Cairnsmore of Fleet which is a superb hill walk rewarding the walker with commanding views of Wigtown Bay, the Cumbrian Fells and the Isle of Man. If you are new to walking the hills, the Newton Stewart annual walking Festival is a great introduction and a marvelous opportunity to see the magnificent scenery all around.  For fisherman, the 4.5 acre lochan at Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery is close by and is surrounded by beautiful scenery and with around 200 miles of coastline sea-fishing is also on the list of things to do.

    Ground Floor: The property has calor gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge / diner:  with feature gas fire, TV and DVD player
    Kitchen:  with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, slim-line dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
    Cloakroom:  with WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed and feature fireplace
    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds and fitted wardrobes
    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel and power included.   Bed linen and towels supplied. Small patio with garden furniture accessed from front door only as no rear door. Off-road parking for 1 car.

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  • Newfield Cottage

    Borgue, by Gatehouse of Fleet

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: 24630

    This charming detached holiday cottage situated on a quiet country lane, boasts open countryside views and is well positioned for visits to the artists town of Kirkcudbright, the market town of Castle Douglas and the scenic Galloway Forest Park, Gatehouse of Fleet, Isle of Whithorn and Mull of Galloway. The area offers sailing, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis, riding, mountain biking, bird watching, historical sites and many forest and woodland walks, as well as sandy beaches to explore. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Playstation. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to garden and stream in grounds.

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  • Glenhowl Lodge

    Dalry, nr. Castle Douglas

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    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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  • Mouswald Cottages - Glen Cottage

    Mouswald, nr. Dumfries

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29286

    Situated in the grounds of Mouswald Place Mansion House, on land which once belonged to Robert the Bruce, these two semi-detached, self contained holiday cottages (29285 and 29286) offer a very comfortable base from which to explore the delights of the surrounding area. Carefully converted to offer light and contemporary decorated accommodation, each has been equipped to ensure your comfort at any time of the year, nestled beside the remains of a 14th-century chimney stack (once part of the original house built there). Also within the well kept grounds of the mansion, through which you are free to wander, are a mix of high quality residential and private holiday lodges. Situated only 2½ miles from the Solway Coast and only 5 miles from a sandy beach, the cottages are ideally placed for exploring the beautifully undulating coastal countryside rich in flora and fauna - also a haven for bird watchers. The Wildlife and Wetland Trust at nearby Caerlaverock has plenty to see and do, complete with nature trails for the children whilst the Drummuir Farm Ice Cream Parlour is also worth a visit. The town of Dumfries is only 5 miles away which has a variety of everyday shopping for all of your holiday needs. Alternatively, nearby Gretna has a shopping complex along with the famous Old Blacksmith’s Shop - one of Scotland’s oldest visitor attractions. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 twin bedroom.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Caerlaverock Cottages - Hollins Cottage

    Caerlaverock near Dumfries

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29591
    This delightfully situated, detached, holiday cottage has been renovated to a very good standard and is located within the national scenic area. It stands within a secluded garden and enjoy a delightful patio area within the walled area of the garden. The cottage, which is near Caerlaverock Castle, adjoins the famous Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve and is only ¼ mile from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and, just down the road is the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve made famous by BBC’s ‘Autumnwatch’. The county town of Dumfries is a short drive away providing a wide range of shops and places of interest. It 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 on the doorstep. 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. The garden is well stocked having roses, shrubs and mature trees. Visit one of the three tearooms within five miles.
    Hollins Cottage can be booked together with Blossom Cottage (27754), Bankswood Cottage (31292) and Keepers Cottage (31312) to accommodate up to 24 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has air source underfloor central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, multi-fuel burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod dock.
    Kitchen: With tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Extensive grounds. Bike store. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Woodburn

    Lochanhead, Beeswing

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: CC537199
    Woodburn is more than a lodge, it is a beautifully appointed, cosy and indulgent holiday retreat with all mod cons and excellent insulation and with the addition of the hot tub it is an all year round destination. There is something deliciously romantic about sipping champagne from the hot tub whilst surrounded by a winter wonderland, or in the summer, with a good book and a glass of wine. This is a super location for cyclists whatever their ability, from serious mountain bikers to family fun rides, as Woodburn backs on to the Mabie Forest. You can see the site of both the Red and Purple rides of the 7Stanes from the lodge and the owner will provide guided tours by bike or on foot by arrangement. This beautiful area has so much to offer. As well as the renowned mountain biking, The Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s largest and there are hidden waterfalls, mountains, wildlife and lochs and on a clear night it is one of the best places in the western world to view the stars. For foodies this is the land of milk and honey and you can sample some great cuisine at a choice of restaurants across the country. Castle Douglas is known as The Food Town and you can savour the flavours at an excellent choice of shops. The New Loch Arthur Farm Shop at Beeswing is just a mile away and offers local home made cheeses and everyday items. Dumfries and Galloway is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets; come and see why!
    This property can be booked with Woodside (537148) to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With Sky TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Patio with garden furniture. Private hot tub. Parking for 2 cars.

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