45 Academy Street

Self Catering

45 Academy Street, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1EE

    This friendly comfortable house, centrally situated in the region's Food Town of Castle Douglas, is an ideal self-catering base to explore Dumfries & Galloway for families and adults alike.

    The property is well located in the heart of Castle Douglas and has been in the current owner's family for over five decades.  Sleeping up to seven guests, it has ample space for a family yet does not feel too big for a couple. The owners themselves have spent many great holidays here.   They especially enjoy being within such easy reach of Galloway's beaches (good fun for the children) and all the small 'perfectly formed' places of interest in the area.  What could be more special than walking from the house through the countryside to ancient Threave Castle and making the crossing in the little boat?   Or enjoying Threave's lovely gardens?

    The house boasts a fantastic central location within a short walking distance from the town's impressive line-up of privately owned shops. There's plenty of choice for eating in or out whether it's stocking up on local produce from the town's quality retailers or treating yourself in one of Galloway's restaurants.

    Ideally situated for walking, cycling and touring with plenty of choice for anglers and wildlife enthusiasts, 45 Academy Street is also within easy reach of good golf courses, the romantic seascapes over the Mull of Galloway, and miles of cycle routes and magnificent walks in the Mabie, Ae and Dalbeattie forests or in the wild Galloway hills.

    3 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    2 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    45 Academy Street Castle Douglas
    £380.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome There's some books, jigsaws and games. The house is really well located if you have young children and want to get the basics done quickly and easily before taking them off on foot to the park, playparks or swimming pool, or jumping in the car to head for the beach, a castle or somewhere else exciting!
    • Cot Available A travel cot is stored under the bunk beds.
    • Highchair Available It's a vintage 1950s model, still working well and located in the cupboard under the stairs!


    • Internet Access Wifi is included but please do not use it to download films or other large files.
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Town Centre 45 is on a side street just along from the centre of the main shopping street.

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome We know from our own experience that the house works well if you are holidaying with children.
    • Families Including families with grandparents!
    • Groups Welcome Small parties eg of fishermen or golfers have found the house convenient. Please don't store bait inside!
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens There is a step down into the lounge. Sturdy banister on the stairs to the bedrooms. Downstairs toilet.


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Bunk Beds Though the room is furnished with children in mind, these are adult size bunk beds.
    • Drying Facilities Mainly outside to blow in the wind. But there's a good spinner on the washing machine and a small drying rack inside.
    • Electric Cooker
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available In one of the bedroom drawers.
    • Heating Throughout Property The main heating is night storage heaters. These have to be on overnight in order to store heat for the next day. See the information about them on the kitchen noticeboard. The bedrooms have electric dimplex heaters. Please switch these on and off when needed.
    • Iron Available With the ironing board in the cupboard under the stairs.
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge Features Harris Tweed sofa and chairs, Scottish paintings and a distinctive wooden raised area wtih the television and DVD player. Electric fire and night storage heaters.
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility Pegs under the sink for the washing line through the gate to the side of the house. Also clothes stand for airing inside.
    • Wash Hand Basin There's a wash hand basin in the big bedroom.
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden Small to the rear. With garden seat, space for play and to dry the clothes. Secure cycle storage.
    • Radio
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Locker Secure and takes up to 3 bicycles.
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street

    Road Directions

    From Dumfries go west on the A75 until you take a left at a roundabout signposted Castle Douglas. After entering the town, pass Tesco and take second left at the roundabout into Queen Street. Pass a grassy area and car park on the right (the Market Hill) and drive a short distance down hill. At the Douglas House B&B turn left into Academy Street and 45 is immediately on your left.

    From Stranraer, take right at roundabout signposted Castle Douglas and at the Loch (Carlingwark) take first right into Queen Street. Go uphill and Academy Street is third street on your right, with 45 immediately on the left as you turn right into the street.

    From the nearest information centre:- From Castle Douglas VisitScotland Visitor Information centre on Market Hill travel south west downhill on King Street. At the Post Office turn left into Academy Street. Cross Queen Street and 45 is the first house on your left, in the wide part of Academy Street.

    Park outside, end on, or across the street.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by bus:- Local bus services link from Dumfries, Ayr and Cairnryan/Stranraer.  From the Castle Douglas swimming pool stop in Market Street it's a five minute walk to 45 Academy Street, down Queen Street.    Plan your journey on www.travelinescotland.com

    Getting there by railway:- Nearest railway stations are Lockerbie and Dumfries. Bus from there. Check it out on www.travelinescotland.com

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Prestwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle hire a car. About 90 minutes drive from Glasgow Prestwick, 120 minutes from Glasgow Airport and 140 minutes from Edinburgh Airport or Newcastle Airport.  

    Getting there by ferry:- From Northern Ireland cross from Belfast or Larne to Cairnryan (near Stranraer).   Bus or car from there.  About 80 minutes drive by car.  


    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Two person bookings outside school holidays.

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