Only one hour\'s 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 large family home, with a westerly aspect, has its own enclosed garden and is the focal point on the 850 acre private estate. In a secluded country setting of farmland and rolling hills, this is an ideal location to enjoy the countryside, whilst having the opportunity to enjoy what this wonderful holiday house has to offer.
Within, there is a magnificent large central reception hall, with wood panelling and feature staircase with gallery above, which houses a seating area with wood-burning stove and a games area with full size snooker table. Additionally there is a formal drawing room with an open fire, a sitting room with TV and open fire, a playroom with TV and a room for grown-ups with a feature bar and open fire. Along with a dining room with extending dining table that can seat up to 14 people and a large feature country kitchen with kitchen area and seating area that can seat up to 12 people, there is no shortage of rooms to spread your group in this house. All the bedrooms are on the floor above and are a mix of double rooms, twin rooms and a selection of single rooms, along with the bathrooms. The landing space is a large area with a selection of comfortable seating. 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. A housekeeper comes in daily to attend to the fires and works on behalf of the house. On the private estate, there is a loch and wild brown trout fishing is available in season to residents. Additional sport on the estate is available with advance notice. Please note that weddings can only be for the capacity of the house's accommodation only. This is an ideal holiday house, with an old fashioned Edwardian air, for family holidays as well as those with an interest in a selection of activities in the area.
WHAT TO DO IN THE AREALocated close to Loch Ken, this is an ideal venue for water based activities, including sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing. Blo-karting is now an option as well. Kirkcudbright, known as the painter's town, is ideal for artists to visit and to draw. Wigtown has become internationally renowned in recent years due to its Book Festival, and is a wonderful place to spend a day browsing. There is good access to the hills for walking, as well as the beaches on the Solway Firth. In fact, this part of Dumfries and Galloway is just a first rate place to visit for all the family.