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Overview

  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 18
    • 11 bedrooms
    • 4 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £2,225 - £3,800 per week
    • Security Deposit £750 (refundable)
    • Saturday changeover
    • 4:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 3 pets welcome (Pets go free)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 4
    • Facilities

      • Washing Machine
      • Wifi
      • High chair
      • Microwave
      • Central Heating
      • Freezer
      • BBQ
      • DVD Player
      • Tumble Dryer
      • TV
      • Enclosed Garden
    • Features

      • Wood burning Stove
      • Four poster bed
      • Fishing
      • Internet Access

Description

Only an hours drive from the Scottish Borders, this large family home is to be found in an idyllic setting, overlooking the rolling hills of the Glenkens

This period country home with westerly aspect, sits within the curtilage of an 800 acre estate surrounded by the romanticised undulating hills typical of the Scottish Borders & Southern Scotland.  On the estate, there is a loch and wild brown trout fishing available in season to residents.

Traditionally furnished with large reception rooms designed and built to entertain house parties, it remains very much in use by the family having been handed down over generations. Offering unfussy, comfortable accommodation for large groups of up to 17 guests; particularly three generational families. It boasts an enormous number of reception rooms including a grand hall with billiard table and enormous feature fireplace. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor with a selection of doubles, twins and 5 single bedrooms.  

One recent guest described the house as 'spacious, peaceful with excellent amenities and full of character'.  So if you're looking to spend some quality time with friends or family in an historic home in the New Galloway area, this traditional Edwardian sporting lodge might be the perfect fit.

**Review submitted by a repeat guest | Aug 2019**

"We returned to this lovely old house for the following reasons. It's in a delightful setting with easy access to a small fishing loch (not if the bull is running with the herd), woodland walk to waterfalls and a burn for skinny dipping.  Our ages range from 4 to 80 and there was something or some place for everyone, inside and out. Special outdoor places for little people, ideal for creepy-uppy and good walks for the fit and healthy, otherwise a with-drawing room in which to withdraw and a lounge in which to lounge. Our pop-up ukulele band and choir, visitation by aliens and the arrival of Queen Elizabeth I went unremarked by the natives.  Sitting on the terrace quaffing our daily G&T we were rewarded by ever changing views – an idyllic location – peaceful and scenic.  The housekeeper and factor are discreet and very helpful.

If you require a happy family holiday home catering for a variety of tastes coupled with lots of fun and adventure this is the place. However, like all family homes,it has it’s quirkiness – which we thoroughly enjoy!"

Review submitted | Oct 2019

"I am very happy to give positive feedback on our recent holiday.I booked it for a family gathering and am pleased to say that everyone from the 2yr old to those of more senior years had a thoroughly enjoyable time. We lived like lords and ladies. The gardens and grounds were perfect for outdoor activities and there was plenty to entertain us in the house. Although the house is large and roomy it was not cold. As the organiser of the family gathering it was such a welcome relief to arrive at the house and just know it is was going to be perfect the minute I walked in the door."

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms
    The main reception rooms comprise the drawing room, the sitting room, the dining room and a large hall all of which are located at the front of the house and overlook the grounds and hills beyond.  The drawing room has an open fire, sofa, arm chairs and a library; and the less formal sitting room next door also has an open fire, sofa, arm chairs and a TV/DVD player.  At the heart of the house is an impressive large reception hall which is separated between a sitting area around an open fire with an upright piano and an area that houses a billiard table.  At the rear of the building is a playroom which is ideal for children, and a snug bar which is great fun for adults.

    Kitchen & Dining
    The dining room is a formal room with semi-wooden panelled walls, a bay window and dining table which seats up to 18 people.  The kitchen is a large room, which is in two distinct sections, being the kitchen at one end and a dining living space at the other. The U-shaped kitchen section with work-island is a modern refurbished kitchen which is ideal for catering for a house-party. With a traditional AGA alongside an electric cooker and oven, there is plenty of cooking capacity.

    The dining section of the kitchen has a table that can seat up to 10-12 people. There is a larder and utility room next door and additional storage at the back door.

  • The accommodation consists of 11 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms to accommodate a total of 18 guests. All bedrooms are on the first floor. 

    • 4 Single Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Double Bedroom/s With Ensuite Bathroom
    • 2 Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 3 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom

    First Floor
    Bed 1| Super king size double with en-suite bathroom, with bath with hand held shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin
    Bed 2| Super king size double with wash hand basin
    Bed 3| Four poster double  with wash hand basin
    Bed 4| Single 
    Bed 5| Single 

    Shared bathroom for Bedrooms 2,3,4 & 5 = Bath with hand held shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin

    Bed 6| Twin and wash hand basin
    Bed 7| Twin and wash hand basin; door to wing section

    Shared bathroom for Bedrooms 6 & 7 = bath with hand held shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin

    Bed 8| Double 
    Bed 9| Single 
    Bed 10| Single 
    Room 11| Twin; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin.

    Shared bathroom for Bedrooms 8,9,10 and 11 = power shower, sink, w.c.

  • The holiday house is in a rural setting, with a housekeeper’s cottage opposite, a farm and a castle beyond, which is all accessed off the one kilometre long private road. With a large enclosed lawn to the front there is plenty of space available.

    Located 24 miles from Dumfries and 15 miles from Castle Douglas, there is a village store a few miles away, whilst Castle Douglas has a major supermarket. 

    Galloway Forest Park is nearby there is plenty to entertain in the way of activities, including walking, biking and horse riding. Loch Ken offers a range of water sport activities. For those looking for some sites of interest, there are Threave Castle and Cardoness Castle. Bladnoch Distillery is the nearest distillery.

    If you fancied a day's fishing why not contact the Gatehouse and Kirkcudbright Angling Association. They have fishing rights on Lochenbreck and Woodhall, which is roughly a half hours drive from the house.  The GKAA offer day tickets for fly fishing only (including dapping) at Loch Lockenbreck.  You will need to contact them in advance of your stay to check availability and arrange payment.  You will find their contact details on the Visit Kirkcudbright website.  

  • BOOKINGS
    Any over-occupancy above 17 people, with infants and children, will be subject to additional charges.

    HOUSEKEEPING
    A housekeeper comes in daily to attend to the fires and works on behalf of the house. 

    LOGS AND COAL
    There is a basket for logs and a bucket of coal beside each fireplace, which will be full upon your arrival. Thehousekeeper will fill up the log baskets, clean out and re-lay the fireplaces once each day. If you require additional logs during your stay, we have provided an extra supply in the cupboard under the back stairs by the kitchen. Please understand this is your supply for the duration of your stay. If you require more logs or coal than what is supplied, it will be chargeable as follows: £5 per bucket of coal  and £75 to refill the cupboard under the stairs.

    WEDDINGS
    If you're interested in booking this house for your wedding, please note bookings will only be accepted for small events up to the capacity of the house. Anything larger cannot be considered.

    GROUP TYPES
    WARNING: use of the property for all male or all female gatherings, stag parties, hen parties or the like is strictly forbidden and entry to the property will be refused. In the event such a party is discovered after entry has taken place, the owner reserves the absolute right to repossess the property. Such circumstances will be treated as a cancellation by the holiday-maker and no refund of any monies paid in respect of the booking will be made and the owner will not accept any liability to the holiday-maker as a result of this situation arising (including for example any costs or expenses incurred by the holiday-maker or members of the group due to not being able to occupy the property).

    PETS
    Dogs are welcomed on the ground floor of this property in a strictly designated area between the back door and the kitchen.  Please ensure you let us or the owner know you plan to bring a dog prior to your arrival as charges will apply and under some circumstances dogs may not be permitted. 

    PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY
    There is a private water supply at this property, which is checked and approved on an annual basis by the local authority.


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Map

Area
Kirkcudbrightshire
Nearest shop
2 miles
Nearest supermarket
15 miles
Nearest pub
3 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Dumfries 20 miles
Sanquhar 20 miles
Kirkconnel 21 miles

Photos

2019-06-21 15:55:34
The large reception hall is very welcoming
The snug area of the grand reception hall
Set up the balls and have a game of snooker
The drawing room enjoys great views out to the front
As well as the drawing room there is this less formal sitting room
There are always some board games available
The dining room is beautifully furnished
Perfect for dining and entertaining in authentic style
The kitchen also houses a dining area and living space
The kitchen is modern and well equipped
The old bar is always a popular haunt
Not forgetting the playroom of course
Room 1, the master bedroom is large and bright and has an en-suite
The en-suite bathroom to bedroom no 1
Room 2, has a front view overlooking the hills
Bedroom no 3 has a four poster bed
Bedroom no 6 is a lovely twin bedroom
Room 7, is a single bedroom with an impressive wooden bed
Bedroom no 8 is a double bedroom
One of the shared bathrooms
A selection of luxurious toiletries are provided
Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility
Located on a 850 acre private estate with great views
There is no light pollution in this part of the world
A view from the house
A view of the shared driveway
Springtime in the woods
There are some great local walks
Looking across to the Glenkens
Cardoness Castle is worth a visit
Walking near the Solway Firth
A visit to Caerlaverock Castle could be on the cards
Taking the road out from Moffat to Selkirk

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