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The Old Church Hall

Kirkbean, near New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 2
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An ideal location from which to enjoy many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, golf and cycling.

All on the ground floor.
Most rooms with wooden floors.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and French doors leading to courtyard.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step to the courtyard.

This beautifully restored, semi-detached cottage is conveniently situated on the Solway Coast Heritage Trail, and is an ideal location from which to explore this historic region of south west Scotland and enjoy the many outdoor pursuits, including mountain biking, golf, water sports and walking.
The Old Church Hall is conveniently positioned mid-way between the popular walking and world class mountain bike areas of Mabie and Dalbeattie forests. The rest of the 7Stanes routes are within easy reach, as well as the Galloway Forest Park which is the first designated Dark Sky Park in the UK.
Wildlife is in abundance with the RSPB Mersehead nature reserve just along the coast, famous for its rare natterjack toads and barnacle geese. In the woods and fields around the cottage you may see red squirrels, roe deer and red kite. Less than 4 miles away is the championship links golf course at Southerness. Slightly further afield are several other courses offering a variety of challenges. There are numerous walks to suit everybody, from beaches, coastal footpaths, linking villages to more strenuous hill walks, each giving panoramic views across the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian Lake District to the south, the Galloway Hills to the west and, on a clear day, even a glimpse of the Isle of Man. The spectacular Solway Coast is known for its golden sand flats with shingle, rock pools, fossil beds, cliffs and caves. The old port of Carsethorn, from where thousands of people emigrated to the New World, including John Paul Jones – the founder of the American Navy, is a peaceful place to walk with your dog on the beach or relaxing in the welcoming beachside, dog-friendly pub.
There’s no better place than Dumfries and Galloway to challenge yourself to a day’s fishing than the scenic unspoilt rivers and lochs. Nearby are several fisheries offering both fly fishing and coarse fishing. A variety of sea fish can be caught off the local beaches and boat fishing trips can be arranged locally. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream allow many exotic plants to thrive in the area and a number of gardens open to the public all year. Explore the many unspoilt villages and towns including the scenic seaside town of Kirkcudbright with its artistic heritage and Castle Douglas, the food town, which celebrates its local food and drink in June each year. The village of Kippford is a well-known sailing centre and there is also an activity centre at Loch Ken that offers either certificated courses or a day’s experience. The film set village of New Abbey, where the romantically named Sweetheart Abbey is situated, as well as a fully operating water mill and, not forgetting an award-winning tea room is worth visiting.
The Old Church Hall was originally a traditional ‘But and Ben’ and has been tastefully converted and equipped to a very good standard. It has been designed around an open plan kitchen/living area so that everyone feels included. The living area opens on to a south-west facing, enclosed patio, where you can enjoy your coffee as you plan your day ahead. Beach 1 mile. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2018
    Lovely warm, well-equipped cottage. Great value especially as dogs went free. Very useful utility room too. There were some lovely goodies left for us but we could really have used a pint of milk instead especially as the nearest shop open was in Dalbeattie some miles away. Not sure how 6 people would manage with the amount of seating in the lounge but it was fine for the two of us. Cottage doesn't have the benefit of a view and is on the main road so I wonder if we would have felt hemmed in if the weather had been very wet. We did have a lovely week though. Thank you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    The Old Church Hall was excellent choice. The accommodation was to high standard with a welcome pack and the cottage was well situated in a pretty area with the coast only a 15 minute walk. The patio area was well placed with the evening sun, well equipped, very clean and tidy with interesting planting and planters.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Lovely place, perfect in many ways. We enjoyed the location, but just be aware shops aren’t nearby. That wasn’t an issue for us - we loved the location, the house is fantastic, and the pubs that are nearby are all worth a visit. Would stay again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    The cottage had everything we required whilst away from home. The village was quiet and there were some lovely walks around the area that the dogs loved. The Steam Boat Inn was well worth the walk with great food and a fantastic view across the Solway Firth. Great location to explore the Solway Coast and the fantastic weather helped. Would definitely consider visiting again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    Beautiful cottage to get away from it all. Very Well equipped,

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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