Ferryboat Cottage

Self Catering

Boat O'Rhone, Mossdale, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 2NJ

    This beautiful, traditional Galloway cottage is set in its own stunning grounds with private access to Loch Ken.

    As one of the oldest properties in the area, this original ferrymaster's cottage has a rich history. It stands in 1 acre of sheltered gardens that provide private access to a peaceful loch. Elegantly furnished throughout, the cottage retains many original features including two wood-burning stoves. It sleeps four people in two comfortable bedrooms and boasts plenty of natural light with a large airy sitting room and a stylish dining room. The traditional oak kitchen is fully equipped and well designed to cater for all self-catering needs. Enjoy al fresco dining in the wonderful garden, your own private sanctuary, or enjoy the scenery and outstanding loch views from indoors in the luxurious conservatory.

    With easy access to the Solway Coast, the cottage is extremely well situated for Loch Ken, south west Scotland's centre for outdoor activities, with horse riding, golfing, sailing and water-skiing nearby. Loch Ken is also renowned for its fishing and swimming, and both can be enjoyed from the floating jetties at the bottom of the garden. Spot some of the region's rarest wildlife including red squirrels and roe deer from the immediate cottage surroundings and look out for beautiful birdlife at the adjacent RSPB nature reserve which has a Red Kite Trail.
    Gradings
    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Ferryboat Cottage
    £600.00 per unit per week

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • No Smoking Permitted

    Location

    • Lochside Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Single Travellers

    Catering

    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop

    Domestic

    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted

    Transport

    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    Follow A75 for 50 miles, past Dumfries (stay on the A75 Dumfries by-pass) and through Crocketford and Springholm. After 5 miles, at roundabout take 2nd exit onto A75 (signposted Stranraer, Ayr).

    After 0.25 mile, turn right onto A713, then left at T junction (signposted Ayr). After 1.5 miles, take left turn onto B795 (signposted Laurieston).
    At crossroads in Laurieston, turn right onto A762. Follow A762 for 4 miles. At Post Office in Mossdale, turn right.
    Pass Rose Cottage on right, and bungalow then cottage on left. At this cottage, take the right fork down through the woods. At bottom of hill branch to left and follow road past bungalow and through the wooden gates. Ferryboat Cottage is the old cottage directly in front on you.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Castle Douglas Tourist Information Centre car park turn left onto King Street. After 500 yards, take a right turn into Abercromby Road (signposted A713) Ayr). After 2 miles, take a left turn onto the B795 (signposted Lauriestone).
    After 2 miles, take a left turn onto the N795 (signposted Laurieston).
    Follow this road for about 4 miles into Laurieston. At the crossroads, turn right onto the A762 (signposted New Galloway). Follow the A762 for another 4 miles into Mossdale. At the Post Office in Mossdale, turn right.
    After a few hundred yards, you will pass Rose Cottage on the right, then a bungalow up the hill on the left, then a cottage on the left. At this cottage, take the right fork down through the woods.

    Getting there by ferry:- Leave the ferry terminal and follow the signs for A75 Newton Stewart, Dumfries. Follow the A75 for approx 55 miles, past Newton Stewart, Gatehouse of Fleet and Twynholm. 2 miles past Twynholm, take a left turn onto the A762 (signposted Laurieston, New Galloway).

    Follow the A762 for another 4 miles into Mossdale. At the Post Office in Mossdale, turn right.

    After a few hundred yards, you will pass Rose Cottage on the right, then a bungalow up the hill on the left, then a cottage on the left. At this cottage, take the right fork down through the woods. At the bottom of the hill branch to the left (signposted 'Ferryboat Cottage') and follow the road past the bungalow then turn right. Ferryboat Cottage is the old cottage directly in front on you.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath with shower

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1

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

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