Truly luxurious holiday accommodation in a tastefully converted byre retaining lots of character, set in a tranquil, rural location, but ideally located for all that the south west has to offer. The cottage is beautifully presented with hard wood floors and finishes throughout, including a wood-burning stove in the spacious living room, sumptuous Harrison beds particularly chosen for their quality and comfort, and fully equipped to make a superb holiday cottage. The courtyard garden to the rear of the cottage is fully enclosed with an outlook over the owners' adjoining garden to the fields and hills beyond, with a murmuring burn running along the boundary. It is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the scenery and visiting bird life.
Approximately two miles away and an easy walk down the lane, lies the village of Crossmichael with a well-stocked village shop and pub. Alternatively, the busy market town of Castle Douglas, with its reputation as a ?food town?, is a few minutes' drive away, with many fine independent retailers, as well as excellent coffee shops, restaurants and galleries.
On the outskirts of Castle Douglas, you will find The National Trust of Scotland's Threave Garden and estate and Threave Castle. Or find time to visit the beautiful artists' town of Kirkcudbright, with its busy harbour and MacLellan's Castle, as well as the National Trust's Broughton House, home of artist E.A. Hornel.
Scotland's fascinating culture and history can all be explored locally including the historic Caerlaverock Castle with its unusual triangular floor plan, Drumlanrig Castle, home of the Dukes of Buccleuch, and more modern sites including Moat Brae in Dumfries, where J M Barrie wrote Peter Pan.
The wonderful scenery can be savoured with walks or drives along Loch Ken and through the Galloway Forest Park which is a designated Dark Sky Park. Loch Ken also provides varied water sport activities including fishing, sailing and water skiing. Quiet lanes abound for cycling and walking with a circular route available nearby. Unspoilt and quiet beaches can be found close by, and younger visitors are well catered for with Cream o'Galloway at Gatehouse of Fleet and The Cocoa Bean Factory at Twynholm or for those brave enough, try one of Europe's longest zip-wires at Laggan Outdoor, near Gatehouse of Fleet. Course and sea fishing are readily available throughout the area along the stunning Solway coast which is a must to visit with wide open deserted beaches. In Autumn and Winter large numbers of barnacle geese arrive at the RSPB Mersehead Reserve on the Solway Coast giving an unrivalled chance to see these amazing birds and other winter visitors, and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre at Caerlaverock, near Dumfries is also well worth a visit.
Golfing should not be forgotten with many local courses for all, including the challenging Links Championship course at Southerness.
Postcode - DG7 3AN
Short breaks are welcome throughout the year.
Security Deposit £150
Accommodation for four on one floor: Large lounge/dining area with wood-burning stove; kitchen with Belfast sink and breakfast bar; Master bedroom with six foot bed or two three foot beds (let us know which you prefer) and en suite shower room (three steps up to bedroom), and king size bedroom; bathroom; and utility room.
Services: Underfloor heating * Initial supply of wood, extra by honesty box * Bed linen and towels included * Washing Machine * Tumble Dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge/Freezer * Microwave * TV * DVD player * CD player * *High Chair * Off road parking * Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture. *Secure bike store* 2 dogs welcome *
Extras: £20 per dog per week.