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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets 2 Welcome Region Kirkcudbrightshire Town/village Castle Douglas
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Bellrigg, near Castle Douglas (128)

A typical beach holiday may be your thing but this hidden part of Scotland offers so much. The area has some of the prettiest Lochs tucked away amidst the hills

Bellrigg is a charming Georgian farmhouse which offers a perfect retreat for a family looking to escape to the country. Furnished in a traditional farmhouse style, the property offers comfortable and cosy accommodation for a group of up to 8 guests. With a large drawing room, elegant dining room and a country style kitchen with breakfasting area, there is plenty of room for everyone. Whilst there is one shower room at ground level, all the other bathrooms and bedrooms are to be found on the first floor.

Outside there is a tennis court and a rustic external games room complete with snooker table. With wonderful views across the sloping fields, this charming large holiday home enjoys good light, which is enhanced by large windows in the sitting room. It is well presented and is an ideal holiday venue for all the family.

The drawing room is lovely with comfy sofasThe drawing room also has an open fire and a baby grand pianoSeating in the entrance hall takes advantage of any sunLarge enough for the whole group to dine togetherThe kitchen has a traditional Rayburn Range and electric hobThe kitchen has a table that can seat 10 First floor landing leads to the bedroomsThe games room with 3/4 size billiard table is located in an outbuilding

Living Space

Reception rooms

Entering via the courtyard through the back door, which most people will use, brings you into the L-shaped hallway, with stairs to the floor above. The drawing room has windows on three sides including doors to the terrace, an open fireplace with basket of logs supplied make this a relaxing family room to read or browse the selection of books and DVDs or play the grand piano.

The entrance hall has some seating to take advantage of the warm sun coming through the windows. There is also a utility/shower room and outer hallway for coats.

The covered parking leads to three outbuildings. A boot room, store room and large games room. This contains a three quarter sized billiard table, stereo and seating area around an open fire place.  Accessible by ladder on the floor above is a table tennis table and darts, as well as a second television and DVD player. 

Kitchen / Dining

The kitchen is the hub of this house and one where everyone will gather. There is a traditional Rayburn cooker as well as an integral electric hob and oven, so you can choose one or both ways to cater for your group. The kitchen area is in a classic U-shape making it ideal for preparing meals, with plenty of worktop space and storage.

In true classic country kitchen style, there is a table and chairs where up to 10 people can be seated, where breakfasts, tea or informal suppers can be served. Access from the kitchen to a sheltered terrace allows for meals to be served al fresco in the summer months. The dining room is an elegant room and can easily accommodate the group in comfort. 

  • BBQ
  • CD Player
  • Cooker, Range
  • Cot
  • Digibox
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer, chest
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Garden Furniture
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Internet Access
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Microwave
  • Open Fires
  • Oven, hob, electric
  • Piano, baby grand
  • Tennis Court
  • Washer Dryer
  • Wireless Broadband
  • EPC Rating = E
Room 1 is the master bedroom with the largest bedroomRoom 2 is a twin-bedded roomA shared bathroom on the first floorRoom 3 is the bunk roomRoom 4 is another twin roomThe other shared bathroom on the first floorRoom 5 is a twin roomRoom 6 is a cosy single bedroomThis is the shower room at ground level

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 8

Accommodation is provided for a group of 8 in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and 1 shower room, as follows:

Ground floor
Shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin

First floor
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom; twin room (two single beds) with wash hand basin in room
Bedroom 2: Twin room (two single beds) with wash hand basin in room; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin;
Bedroom 3: Twin room (two single beds) with private access door and steps to; bathroom, with bath with shower attachment, w.c and wash hand basin, with door with access to the landing
Bedroom 4: Twin room (two single beds)

  • 4 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
Bellrigg House near Castle DouglasAbove the snooker room is additional games space accessed by a ladderA burn/stream runs through the gardens and is unfenced so please keep children supervised. The tennis court can be accessed via a simple bridgeThe drive takes you to the front of the holiday houseSet in a rural locationEnjoy a stroll around the garden

Grounds & Surrounds

The covered parking leads to three outbuildings. A boot room, store room and large games room. This contains a three quarter sized billiard table, stereo and seating area around an open fire place.  Accessible by ladder on the floor above is a table tennis table and darts, as well as a second television and DVD player. 

There's plenty of space in the grounds for children and dogs to romp, with some of the garden enclosed which is always an added bonus for pet owners and families with very young children.  There's mostly lawn to the front and side of the house and built into the L shape of the building is a sheltered terrace (which can be accessed from the kitchen) which is a great spot for al fresco entertainment. 

A pretty burn (or stream) meanders its way through the garden (its not enclosed) across which is the tennis court, accessed via a simple bridge.  Lots of outdoor activity to keep groups occupied weather permitting.  

There's plenty of parking in the courtyard area.  Being located on a farm, guests will need to be aware of farm traffic passing the property when they are coming and going as well as keeping children away from playing in that area.  

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.

Located 56 miles from Carlisle and 4.5 miles from Castle Douglas, this beautiful country farmhouse is perfect for exploring the southern regions of Scotland. Castle Douglas has a major supermarket, with a further selection in Dumfries, 21 miles beyond. 


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity and heating and an initial supply of logs for the open fire

Notes & Warnings

Access to the tennis court involves crossing a burn, which is unfenced and children should be supervised. Additional information available on owners website  

Cars leaving and children playing should be careful of the farm traffic passing the property

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair. Please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting this item so the owner knows to put one out for you on arrival.

Stag parties and Hen groups accepted.

Due to prior bad experience the owners of this property enforce a strict pet policy.  If asked at the time of booking, guests are welcome to bring up to a maximum of two well-behaved dogs. Turning up to the property with more than the maximum permitted would constitute a breach of contract and cancellation terms may apply.

Please be aware that the piano at the property is unused and not tuned on a regular basis, and is more a decorative item than a functional playing piano. Guests are welcome to play the piano, but for those wishing to arrange a musical event, then the provision of a professional keyboard may be more appropriate.

There is an unfenced stream/burn running through the garden and children should be supervised.

LocationCastle Douglas

The 18th Century market town of Castle Douglas is located in Kirkcudbrightshire, in Dumfries and Galloway. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the town is a designated Food Town, with a large number of local businesses producing local food and drink. To the south of the town, Carlingwark Loch offers an attractive spot to picnic or stroll, and if you are after a bit of activity, boating and sailing is also available. Out to the west, dramatically positioned on an island on the River Dee, Threave Castle is worth a visit. A short walk takes you to the shore, and a bell summons the ferry to take you across to the island! Threave Gardens and Estate is also a beautiful stop, with some lovely garden features and trails to enjoy. The estate is a wildfowl reserve and Threave Wetlands are a designated Area of Special Scientific Interest. The town also offers an attractive 9 hole golf course. 


One of the former counties of Dumfries and Galloway, Kirkcudbrightshire stretches across the Solway coast from Dumfries to Creetown on the River Cree, and encompasses a vast range of the Galloway Forest Park to the north. Found on the Solway coast, Kirkcudbright is an attractive harbour town. Popular with artists, there are a great number of galleries to be found here. The magnificent ruins of the MacLellan Castle can be found near the harbour, the townhouse and former family home tell of a historical Scottish lifestyle within its walls. Nearby Broughton House, former home to a celebrated artist, displays an impressive collection of art and furniture, and has a fantastic Japanese Garden to explore. The town of Castle Douglas is a thriving market town. Here you will find plenty of local produce to sample. The nearby Calingwark Loch offers boating and sailing, and is a lovely spot for a fair weather picnic! To entertain the kids, take a trip to Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park, showcasing an extensive range of native and exotic animals within its 27 acres. For a bit of action, Dalbeattie Forest is home to a 7Stanes mountain biking route, and there are plenty of other opportunities for hiking, cycling and horse riding in this area.   

Dumfries and Galloway

From shores to hills, Dumfries and Galloway is an area of magnificent landscapes, and natural beauty, and a paradise for walkers and cyclists, thanks to the rolling hills, and verdant forests. 200 miles of coastline offer beautiful beaches and seaside towns, and thanks to the Gulf Stream, a unique climate here, a perfect setting for a beach holiday. 

Southern Scotland

Stretching across the border with England, and reaching up to the central belt from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the Southern Scotland region is a popular location for short break holidays. Although you may not find the monumental mountain ranges of the Highlands, don’t think that this region lacks the traditional Scottish landscapes. The famous 7Stanes mountain biking routes can be found across the Border counties and Dumfries and Galloway, as there is an abundance of hills, glens and forests to challenge even experienced bikers. The region has plenty of fishing opportunities too, most popular perhaps is the River Tweed, well known for its salmon, and miles of coastline, ideal for walking and bird spotting. Golf can be found in abundance in this area too. For gentler activities, visit the Four Borders Abbeys, magnificent tributes to the religious history of the area, at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.   

Area Kirkcudbrightshire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 4 miles Nearest supermarket 4 miles Nearest pub 4 miles
Nearest Airport
Prestwick 55 miles
Carlisle 56 miles
Nearest Train Station
Dumfries 21 miles
There is plenty of shopping available in DumfriesCaerlaverock Castle is worth a visitThe Dumfries and Galloway area has a softer landscape'Grey Mare's Tail' is the fifth highest waterfall in the UK


Feefo is an independent feedback service used by Scotts Castle Holidays to give you an opportunity to see how other guests feel about this property.

26th August 2018 Great 

Beautiful location and great facilitles such as the pool table and tennis courts for a family holiday. It was very comfortable and we all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. The garden and views from the house were delightful. The bedding and pillows etc were a bit tired and shabby but this is something that could easily be remedied. The housekeeper Mrs Gordon was very helpful and kind.

Service rating : Thanks for your feedback and we hope to welcome you to Bellrig on another occasion.

Product : Glad to hear you had a lovely holiday, it helps to have additional facilities like games rooms and tennis courts to keep groups entertained! We've forwarded your comments onto the owners and recommended they review the bedding as per your comments. Mrs Gordon will be pleased to hear you found her helpful. She's a great housekeeper and very diligent.

6th August 2017 Great 

The kitchen was well equipped, the house clean and welcoming and the games room much appreciated.
On the downside, the living room smelt strongly of urine and having blankets on most of the beds was rather old fashioned.

Service rating : Many thanks for your review, I’m very sorry you struggled with our online procedure, if we had known we would have stepped in to help, we offer an secure online payment facility, or you can call us and we can process your booking over the telephone, whichever is easier for you, look forward to welcoming you back to Scotts in the future.

Product : Thank you for your review and we are glad to hear you found this traditional holiday house welcoming and well equipped, we will pass your additional comments onto the owner/housekeeper for their attention, look forward to welcoming you back to Scotts in the future.

11th June 2017 Excellent 

Beautiful house in even more beautiful surroundings. Excellent family holiday for three generations of the family (and the dog!). Only five minutes drive to shops and amenities. Lovely house, stunning location, relaxing break. Special thanks to Mrs Gorden the caretaker, lovely lady and very helpful.

Service rating : We're delighted you found the customer service excellent, it was a pleasure helping with your holiday plans. Glad your family found the payment system useful, feedback is always helpful as we're keen to improve our website and service where possible! We hope to be of assistance again in the future. 

Product : Sounds like you all had an excellent stay, enjoying this beautiful house and grounds. Thank you for your review and the additional feedback left with our team here in the office, it's always invaluable. We totally agree the housekeeper is very accommodating and helpful to all visitors! 

21st July 2016 Excellent 

Lovely big house in very peaceful location. Snooker table and upstairs table tennis and couches with big telly were all well used and appreciated although access using ladder is not great.
Plenty bathrooms for us all but could do with at least one more proper shower instead of taps on bath.
Garden was lovely and very nice to chill in.
Tennis court looked great but there were no rackets to take advantage of this.
I would definitely recommend this home to friends and may be back again the future.

Service rating : Thanks so much, glad you found our team friendly and helpful.  We look forward to helping with the plans for your next get together!

Product : Many thanks for your feedback, so nice to hear you found the gardens peaceful and it sounds as though your group made the most of the fantastic games room.  The owners of this house do have a programme of scheduled decorating and maintenance work ongoing. Following a recent inspection we have also advised the owners that an extra bathroom or shower room would also assist future bookings. 

7th January 2016 Great 

Bellrigg is a substantial house which is both warm and comfortable and has the real feel of a family home. The garden is large with a stream adjacent and a tennis court over the bridge. The games room is great with darts, table tennis and billiards etc and an open fire if needed and it provided hours of entertainment on very wet winter days. The drawing room with its open fire and grand piano was the perfect place to relax with plenty of space for our large family. The house would benefit from another bathroom or shower room and loo if it is fully occupied. The kitchen equipment and china needs to be sorted and some of the older items could be replaced. There was a very limited amount of toilet paper and no extra towels. However, the spacious rooms and lovely views made up for any shortcomings. The housekeeper was very welcoming and always available if needed. We would definitely book it again.

Service rating : Many thanks for the excellent feedback regarding our service. It was lovely to help with your holiday plans, and great that you found our team friendly and efficient! We would be delighted to assist with any future plans for another get together!
Product : Thank you very much for such lovely feedback, great to hear you found this charming country house comfortable and spacious. Sounds like the games room was a big hit, we agree it is perfect for keeping all the group entertained on a Wintry day! All feedback is very much appreciated and your comments have been passed on to the owner of the house. It’s nice to hear the housekeeper was also to hand during your stay and we would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

24th August 2015 Excellent 

A beautiful farmhouse made our family holiday a perfect week. The house had such a lovely warm and lived in feel with all facilities we could possibly need. The children loved the games room and tennis court and we made good use of the bbq and grand piano too. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous house and garden with us. We hope to be back.

Service rating : Excellent to hear, great that we could help with your plans and we hope to again in the future so please don't hesitate to get back in touch with us here at Scotts Castles!
Product : So pleased to hear you enjoyed your family stay at this beautiful farmhouse, leading to a perfect week! Sounds like you made the most of the lovely facilities onsite, including the tennis court which we bet led to some friendly yet competitive games! We would be delighted to welcome you back to the house so please don’t hesitate to get in touch we would be very happy to assist again.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

1st August 2015 Excellent 

We had an outstanding holiday and the house and all the facilities were just as we had hoped. The rural setting was lovely and the garden and views from the house a delight.
The location of the house gave us a great choice of beautiful quiet beaches - we visited 5 different ones. Threave Castle and Gardens and a walk round Carlingwalk Loch made three contrasting very local activities.

The caretaker, gardeners and cleaners were all extremely pleasant.

Service rating : Fantastic to hear you found our service excellent and efficient. We hope to be of help again in the future!
Product : Sounds like you had an amazing holiday, visiting lots of local areas and making the most out of your stay! We are pleased the facilities onsite at this charming country house were all you had hoped for and you felt that the house was a delight! Don’t forget to claim your loyalty discount if you ever wish to re book ..

14th September 2014 Excellent 

Would not hesitate in booking to stay again at Bellrigg. All family enjoyed stay at a lovely family home with ever comfort and amenity for all.

Lovely to hear your family enjoyed the holiday in this beautiful house, if we can help with your next trip to Scotland or if you would like to re book please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be delighted to assist!

Scotts Castle Holidays

5th May 2014 Excellent 

Super size with brilliant facilities for a large family gathering.

Many thanks for your feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had a brilliant time at the property with your family.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like any further assistance in the future.

Scotts Castle Holidays

10th January 2014 Excellent 

Lovely dog and child-friendly house, very cosy with excellent facilities and a helpful housekeeper. Great place!

Many thanks for your feedback, lovely to hear you enjoyed your New Year holiday in this beautiful house! Please let us know if we can help with any future holiday plans, we also offer a loyalty discount for returning guests.

Scotts Castle Holidays

12th September 2013 Excellent 

Bellrigg is a fantastic large holiday home with great facilities & beautiful views. Housekeeper Mrs Gordon could not have been more helpful and welcoming. We hope to be able to stay here again in the future.

Thank you for your positive feedback. Fantastic to hear that you had a great holiday at Bellrigg and also found our service helpful and informative!

Don't forget to claim your Loyalty Discount if you would like to re book with us again next year!

Scotts Castle Holidays

9th May 2013 Excellent 

We had lots of fun at this farmhouse that is a family holiday home.

Many thanks for your feedback. So pleased to hear you such a good holiday! Don’t forget we offer a Loyalty Discount next time you book with us.

Best wishes,

Scotts Castle Holidays

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