Kirkbride Old Steading is in a peaceful though not remote location,well situated for exploring Galloway's hills, forests and interesting coast on foot, on a bike or by car.
In search of somewhere for rest and relaxation? Interested in getting out and about? In either case you will find Kirkbride Old Steading is the ideal base. This cosy cottage is set in beautiful countryside halfway between the splendid independent shops of Castle Douglas, known locally as 'The Food Town' and the Artists Town of Kirkcudbright, with its busy harbour and fishing fleet. In a peaceful though not remote location, easily accessed, and well situated for exploring Galloway's hills, forests and interesting coast on foot, on a bike or by car. There is an ample private garden, occasionally overlooked by sheep!
There are plentiful opportunities to explore the local area including the historic Broughton House & Garden in Kirkcudbright which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Leisure pursuits in the area include plentiful golfing opportunities including 18 hole courses at Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright with many other 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses available nearby including the Links Championship course at Southerness. The Forestry Commission 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails are located throughout the region with the nearest being at Dalbeattie Forest about a 20 minute drive away a little further afield are the trails in the Galloway Forest Park (Britain's first designated Dark Sky Park). There area plethora of walking opportunities within a short drive including beach, cliff top, forest and for those who seek something more strenuous, hill walks. Course and sea fishing are readily available throughout the area.
In autumn and winter large numbers of the Svalbard population 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 - more information at : http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/mersehead/index.aspx . The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre at Caerlaverock, near Dumfries is also well worth a visit.
For the young at heart (and not so young) a visit to Cream O'Galloway should be considered with it's adventure playground for all ages, farm tours, ice cream (you can have a go at making your own), pond dipping and wildlife walks are just a taster of what is available. The Cocoa Bean Factory is a must for all young chocoholics, where chocolate workshops are held daily, indoor and outdoor play areas, a cafe and a shop are on offer. For older children and adults, Galloway Activity Centre offers many water based activities including Sailing andKayaking, land based activities are also offered.Laggan Outdoor offers activities including one of the longest Zip Wires in Europe, Segway Adventure tours, Mountain Balling and Clay Pigeon Shooting to name a few.
Post Code:DG7 1SU
Kirkbride Old Steading is let Saturday - Saturday. Short breaks are welcome please contact us with your requirements.
For parties of 2 or less there a 25% discount will be applied (exclusive of any other offer)
May 2013 The Netherlands: Another wonderful stay in this area in a really comfortable cottage. with rabbits and hens as guests in the garden.
June 2013 West Yorkshire: We have stayed in this area for numerous years - but this cottage takes some beating ***** award!
July/August 2013: Biddulph: The question is not where to start but where to stop in praising this cottage and the area! Beautifully located and lots to see and do in the area.
Accommodation for 6 on one floor: Large Lounge/Dining room with multi-fuel stove, Kitchen/breakfast room, Rear lobby, Shower room and w.c. Three steps up to corridor leading to 3 Bedrooms (1 x 5" Double, 1 Twin and 1 room with two child size bunks), Bathroom with WC.
* Oil central heating * Multi fuel stove - fuel included * Linen provided (please bring your own towels) * Washing machine * Dishwasher * Fridge freezer * Electric cooker and Microwave * Phone for incoming, local and emergency calls * Mobile reception * T.V with DVD player * Cot and High chair available on request * Garage and parking * Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ * NO SMOKING * NO PETS * Shops and eating out 5 miles *
For additional accommodation Kirkbride House KI12ST (sleeps 10) is next door.