Home Farm Cottage is located in the heart of Corsewall Estate in south west Scotland. Surrounded by historic woodland and overlooking extensive lawns, it has pretty views onto the old kitchen garden. This recently and extensively restored self catering three-bedroom cottage is an ideal base for couples or families to explore Galloway and south west Scotland.
The front door of this classic ‘gingerbread box’ luxury holiday cottage leads to an entrance hall off which is a large open plan sitting room to the left, to the right a double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room. Also off the entrance hall is the traditional staircase leading up to two further bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. The kitchen and dining area is off the sitting room and the kitchen has its own entrance and vestibule from the private car parking area.
The first floor accommodation consists of one double bedroom which can either be arranged as a twin or a super-king, whilst across the landing there is a further single bedroom. Off the landing is the house bathroom.
Oil fired central heating and a log burning stove in the sitting room combined with huge amounts of insulation make this a very warm and cosy home.
Home Farm Cottage has its own private patio garden area to the rear, with garden furniture, large log store and bike shed and a barbecue. To the front are extensive lawns and woodland.
Located in over 20 acres of gardens and woodland adjacent to Corsewall House, there are lots of walks around the other parts of the estate and down to the sea that you can enjoy. In late January and February, the woods feature charming drifts of snowdrops followed by daffodils and in April and May the hue turns to purple with acres of bluebells. There is colour in the gardens almost all the way through the year starting with camellia during January and into March – followed with a riot of colour in April and May from the rhododendrons and azaleas – pinks, reds, creams, yellows, purples and whites. Indeed, one rhododendron, known as ‘Christmas Cheer’, flowers in December. The autumn sees the hydrangeas providing colour all the way through to November.
There is oodles of wildlife to spot around the cottage – from roe deer and hares to barn owls, woodpeckers and most importantly, this area is one of the last bastions of the red squirrel. The cottage comes complete with its own red squirrel feeder – where you can watch any number of cheeky red squirrels feeding ferociously all day. Our record spotted at one of our feeders is currently six.
Walk down to the shores of Loch Ryan and around Wig Bay and The Scar – a circular walk along Loch Ryan shoreline and back into the village of Kirkcolm. The Scar, a sandbank which juts out into Loch Ryan, is home to one of the largest colonies of nesting migrant terns in the region. From an historical perspective, during the Second World War, Wig Bay was used as a base for the flying Catalina boats – you’ll see evidence of this on your walk and also throughout the woods at Corsewall Estate, which was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Air Force during the War.
We’ve got lots to keep children busy on the estate. The woods immediately beside the lawns close to Corsewall House (a few minutes’ walk from Home Farm Cottage) are a dedicated children’s fun zone. There is a 60 foot zip wire, which has been well tested by children (and some adults) alike! Next door, there’s also a climbing frame, which comes complete with a climbing wall, lookout house with binoculars to spot pirates/baddies, a very whizzy slide, three swings, including one for toddlers and a terrific back to back glider. Additionally, kids can bounce to their heart’s content on the 14 foot trampoline on the edge of the lawns. There’s a camp fire area in the woods – perfect for toasting marshmallows. We have a two man tent which guests can pitch in the woods so children can have an outside night adventure and get closer to the great outdoors. Finally, for smaller children, we have wendy house with a toy cooker and lots of picnic/cooking paraphernalia and a pretty veranda.
The cottage is equipped with a flat screen television, Freeview Box, digital radio, WiFi, a selection of board games, books and classic films. The beds come with super thick, feather-filled duvets, all bed linen and large fluffy towels. It also has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, hob and electric oven.
We provide a welcome pack for guests on arrival including a jar of incredibly edible, home-made Corsewall brownies, milk, bread, jam, butter, tea, coffee and fresh flowers from the garden (when in season). You’ll find the cottage well equipped with the general basics too from washing up liquid, bin bags to washing powder and loo roll. A cot and high chair are available on request.