Built in about 1822 it retaining all its old features and character whilst providing spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation this charming Listed Grade B cottage forms the gate lodge to Hensol Estate in a truly charming and peaceful location. The pretty south facing cottage opens into an attractive hallway which leads to the dining room and sitting room with a curved staircase to first floor. Both the dining and the sitting rooms have attractive outlooks on to the front lawn and policy woodlands of the Estate. At the rear of the cottage the large kitchen and breakfast room looks onto a pretty rear garden which is private and includes a paved patio making an ideal place to sit on quiet summer evenings enjoying the sunshine and local wildlife which includes Red Squirrels, Deer and even the chance to see aRed Kite. On the estate we have two RSPB Bird Hides open to the public.
Within easy reach of the Solway coast with its beaches and fine headlands. Free coarse fishing on River Dee and on Woodhall Loch. Fishing also available, by permit, on Loch Ken where water sports and other activities are available at the Galloway Activity Centre, including Boat, Canoe & Windsurfer instruction and hire and other activities withWater Ski instruction avaialble at Loch Ken Water Ski School.
The local towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright are close by and the area boasts numerous sites of Historic or other interest such as Threave Castle together with National Trust for Scotland property at Threave and Broughton House & Garden in Kirkcudbright. Other sites of interest can be found at Cairn Holy standing stones, Cardoness,Carsluith Castles andDumfries House within easy driving distance.
Post Code: DG7 2NE
The Lodge is let Saturday to Saturday.Short breaks (minimum of 4 nights)may be possible between November - March, please contact us with yor requirements. Christmas week 2015runs from 20 - 27 December & New Year from 27 December to 3 January 2016.
Accommodation for 4 + 2: Ground Floor: Sitting room; Dining room with sofa bed; Kitchen/Breakfast room; Utility room; Shower room. First Floor: Bathroom with overbath shower, wash basin & WC;2 Double Bedrooms.
Services:Central heating* Electricity (cost included)* Stove (Fuel provided)* Bed linen is provided but please bring your own towels*Washing Machine* Drier* Dishwasher* Fridge* Freezer* Electric Hob & oven together with oil Rayburn* Microwave* Mobile reception* Colour TV* DVD player* CD Player* Cot* Parking* Garden which is not enclosed*Garden furniture* Barbecue* Patio* Bicycle storage* Pets welcome(on lead)*
Extras: 20 per dog per week
Additional accommodation is available nearby on the Estate at Riverside (HE05ST) and sleeps 4.