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Elegant Georgian Rectory | 211

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Overview

  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 12
    • 6 bedrooms
    • 4 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £1,600 - £2,300 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Friday changeover
    • 6:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (£20 pppw)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 5
    • Facilities

      • Washing Machine
      • Wifi
      • High chair
      • Dishwasher
      • Microwave
      • Garden Furniture
      • BBQ
      • DVD Player
      • Tumble Dryer
      • Parking, Private
      • Stairgates
      • Central Heating, Oil fired
      • Enclosed Garden
      • TV, Sky
    • Features

      • Fire/Woodburner
      • Fishing

Description

Positioned in the heart of Southern Scotland this beautiful Georgian Rectory (or Scottish manse) serves as a wonderfully large holiday home for groups looking for self-catering family holidays in Scotland. Located on the edge of Galloway Forest Park, known affectionately as the ‘highlands of the lowlands’ it’s a fantastic spot to explore some of the most breathtaking scenery this region has to offer.

Originally the seat of a Presbyterian Minister, this elegant and beautifully presented country home has been sympathetically restored with period furniture, hosting features including original woodwork, fireplaces and ceiling cornicing.

Due to its remoteness, Galloway Forest Park has been awarded the status of Dark Sky Park in terms of stargazing potential. If you don't often get the chance to see a truly dark sky at night, you'll be in for a treat. 

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms
    A light and spacious entrance hall with polished wood floors and wide balustrade staircase leading up to a wide first floor landing.  The main reception rooms lead off on either side; the drawing room is of good proportion and high ceiling with open fire and floor to ceiling sash windows overlooking well-tended lawns.  The second less formal reception room is a favourite with the children, with comfortable sofas and armchairs, a woodburner stove, games chest and Sky TV.  The three piece exotic prints in this room hint at the owners’ travels to far flung places and make a good conversation piece on travel and natural habitats in other countries.  The wood panelled study is a space for quiet reflection and offers desk space & comfortable leather chairs, ideal for getting started on that book you’d always said you’ll write. 

    Kitchen & Dining
    The kitchen is a large, airy space with a spotlessly clean electric companion aga with gas range perfectly suited to cooking for a group of twelve.  Shaker style cabinets provide plenty of storage space, there’s a Downton Abbey style double butler sink and the copper worktops are frankly a dream to prep food on. All in all this kitchen is a lovely space to prepare meals.  There’s an adjoining breakfast room with large farmhouse table and bench seats and a door leads directly out into the garden.  

  • All bedrooms are located on the first and second floors, in 6 double/twin bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Guests sleeping on the second floor double bedroom must be able-bodied and over the age of 16 years old due to the potential requirement that fire evacuation may be via rope ladder from the roof.

    • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 King Sized Double Room With Ensuite Shower Room
    • 1 Double Bedroom With Private Shower Room

    First Floor:
    Bed 1, Double; shared bathroom with bed 2; bath and hand-held shower, w.c & wash hand basin
    Bed 2, Double; shared bathroom with bed 1 with bath and hand-held shower, w.c & wash hand basin
    Bed 3, Twin; shared bathroom with bed 4 with bath and hand-held shower, w.c & wash hand basin
    Bed 4, Twin; shared bathroom with bed 3 with bath and hand-held shower, w.c & wash hand basin
    Bed 5, King size double; en suite shower room, w.c & wash hand basin

    Second Floor:
    Bed 6, Double, shower room, w.c & wash hand basin

    Accessibility Warning: Guests sleeping on the second floor double bedroom must be able-bodied and over the age of 16 years old due to the potential requirement that fire evacuation may be via rope ladder from the roof.

  • This period home sits within a 20 acre curtilage of well-tended lawns, bordered by shrubs including rhododendron and camellia. A large walled kitchen garden with vegetable patches and espaliered fruit trees is a lovely sheltered position to sit and enjoy the hill views glimpsed beyond the top of the century’s old stone walls. Plenty of space for children and dogs to roam in comparative freedom and privacy.

    Beyond the large lawned area at the front of the house is a river just beyond where the property has access to its own fishing beat for wild brown trout (a guide can be arranged so please enquire at the point of booking if you're interested). There is garden furniture, a BBQ and plenty of outside storage (by arrangement) for sporting groups of all kinds. There’s plenty of parking both front and rear of the house.

    NEAREST VILLAGE
    The small local village of Carsphain situated on the Galloway Tourist Route is within walking distance of the house. This small parish is home to the Carsphain Heritage Centre open daily across the summer. Visitors from around the world are helped with personal research into their family history and the exhibitions held at the centre are informative and interesting. Guests will be able to enjoy a leisurely drink in the local tea-room which has an attractive terrace overlooking the Galloway Hills and there are a host of walks and attractions nearby including the wonders of the Galloway Forest Park. There’s also a playground in the village which would be a real hit for visiting families with young children.

    NEAREST TOWN

    St John’s Town of Dalry is a 10 mile drive where guests will be able to find a few more amenities. The town has a post office, local shop, 24 hour garage and other useful services. Dalry comes from the Gaelic ‘meadow of the king’ and is reputed to have been on the pilgrim’s route between Edinburgh and Whitorn.
    Castle Douglas and Ayr are both ½ hour by car and Ayr has a train station with regular services running to Glasgow. Day trips into Edinburgh and Glasgow can easily be accommodated (Glasgow is 1 and 1/4 hours by car and Edinburgh 2 hours).

    FOOD SHOPPING
    The nearest large supermarkets can be found in Ayr (Morrisons - 24 miles) or Castle Douglas (Tesco - 27 miles) and Tesco provide home delivery services if you wished to organise your food & drink deliveries in advance.


    IDEAS ON WHAT TO DO NEARBY

    The award winning Scottish Dark Sky Observatory is 10 miles away and would be well worth a visit, although they must be pre-booked due to the nature of the site. 

    Galloway Activity Centre on Loch Ken

    Riding and kayaking at nearby Craigengillan Estate

    The Gem Rock Museum

    The Village of Moniaive produces a variety of music and comedy festivals

    Visit Threave Castle on the outskirts of Castle Douglas (on the Galloway Tourist Route)

  • Fishing
    The house has a beat on the river for wild brown trout included in the rental. Please confirm your intentions to fish at the point of booking. 

    Accessibility Warning
    Guests sleeping on the second floor double bedroom must be able-bodied and over the age of 16 years old due to the potential requirement that fire evacuation may be via rope ladder from the roof.

    Check In Time
    Guest arrival time at this property is 6pm.

    EPC Rating: E

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Map

Area
Kirkcudbrightshire
Nearest shop
1 mile
Nearest supermarket
10 miles
Nearest pub
10 miles
Airports
Nearest Airport
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 25 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
New Cumnock 15 miles
Kirkconnel 17 miles
Sanquhar 18 miles

Photos

Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Southern Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Southern Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
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Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Fish for wild brown trout, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland
Elegant Georgian Rectory, Carsphairn, Dumfries, Scotland

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