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The Nook - Dumfries And Galloway

Castle Douglas (16mls South), Dumfries and Galloway
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage perfect for couples
  • Water sports, archery, quad biking and mountain biking all within close proximity
  • Go stargazing in one of the Dark Sky Association accredited dark spots

 

Property code: CA355

A home-from-home whilst exploring local Galloway, this cosy cottage is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway or trip with friends.

Set in a quiet rural location, surrounded by open farmland, this one-bedroom whitewashed cottage is perfect for couples seeking a tranquil getaway. With walks from the doorstep, you can spend your days exploring the bridleways and trails through the unspoilt countryside. Try your hand at a new water sport on Loch Ken (5 miles) or hop in the saddle to ride the trails through the Galloway Forest (10 miles).

Located on a working farm, your charming single-storey cottage enjoys a remote location where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Take in the magnificent views as you dine alfresco at the picnic table or tip your head back for some stargazing in the clear skies above you.

The single-storey cottage has a cosy feel to it with neutral decor and bright soft furnishings. Follow the ramp to the front door and enter your rural retreat. You’ll find everything you need for preparing tasty meals in the well-equipped kitchen to share around the contemporary dining table overlooking the countryside. After a long day of outdoor activities, relax on the comfortable sofa in the spacious lounge. Beamed ceilings and warm tones make this a cosy and inviting space to sit and share a bottle of wine late into the evening. Relax in the double bedroom and get a peaceful night’s sleep in the restful space. The cottage also has a shower room.

Surrounded by farmland, sit at your garden picnic bench with a morning coffee and listen to the sounds of livestock in the fields or, on warm evenings, share an al fresco supper and watch the ever-changing colours of the mountainside.

 

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • 1 double bedroom. 1 sofa bed in the lounge sleeps an additional 2 guests
  • 1 bathroom with WC and shower
  • Electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and a washing machine
  • TV
  • High chair available
  • Enclosed garden with picnic bench
  • Parking to the front of the property
  • Pub 2.5 miles, shop 1.5 miles
  • Short term Let License number : DG00607F 
  • EPC rating : E
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The area surrounding the cottage is a haven for nature lovers with wildlife walks through The Glenkens and the Galloway Hills offering opportunities to see red squirrels, otters and even the occasional golden eagle. The Ken-Dee Marsh (16 miles) is a RSPB reserve where white-fronted geese and black-headed gulls make their homes. Keep your eyes peeled for the red kites swooping overhead.

With over 7000 stars visible to the naked eye, the Galloway Forest Park is home to the UK's first Dark Sky Park, one of only four in the world and a special place to spend an evening. Overlooking the heart of the forest, Clatteringshaws (11 miles) offers some of the best viewing in the area. During the daytime, visit the Red Deer Range (15 miles) in the forest, where over 60 red deer live. Observe these magnificent creatures from the viewing hides and discover more about them from the knowledgeable forest rangers.

The 18th-century market town of Castle Douglas (15 miles) has been designated a ‘Food Town' where over 50 local businesses produce or sell quality food and drink, so this is the place to stock up on supplies for your stay. Take a tour of the town's acclaimed microbrewery and sample some of the craft ales produced by Sulworth Brewery. Enjoy dinner for two in one of the town's welcoming pubs and restaurants showcasing local ingredients.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alice 27th January 2024

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Lovely place to stay. Quiet, great for the dog-we were able to use the back garden and the huge dog exercise field to try and teach our dog recall, and she's got a way to go but first day back home she was a lot more onto it! Lots of places worth visiting around the area, Brambles Cafe was a highlight. Thank you!

Reviewed by Debra 16th December 2023

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The cottage was fantastic, and the dog exercise field was brilliant for our woof pack. Also having your own garden was brilliant, the dogs certain loved playing in it. It is a bit rural but that suited us, and would be a excellent place for anyone looming for peace and tranquility away from usual city life. It was a pleasure to be surrounded by natRead moreure and unwind. Looking forward to a return visit in the future Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 7th November 2023

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Great dog friendly cottage. Such a beautiful location, with a fantastic secure field for exercising dog. Generous welcome pack on arrival. Really enjoyed our 2nd stay here!

Reviewed by Laura 28th October 2023

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Excellent location. Garden very secure for our lively german shepherd. Free dog exercise field was brilliant. Cottage was lovely. Great for chilling and relaxing. Didn't want to go home. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Catherine 14th October 2023

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Nice property & location. Lovely & warm, plenty of hot water. Thanks for the welcome pack. Enclosed garden as others have commented, along with excellent exercise field and bench to sit and enjoy the stunning views. Fairly isolated location so transport a must. We did find some kitchen equipment needs replacing which the owners will be addressing. Read moreWe also found the sofa uncomfortable so resorted to the 2 chairs which were better. Overall, we thought 7.5/10. A few tweaks & could be 10/10! Hide

Reviewed by Janie 7th October 2023

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Id you are looking to get away from it all, this little home from is the place for you. The secure garden is great for dogs, and in addition to this, there is a dog exercise field. The bed is very comfortable, the sofa bed is too. Everything you need is in the well equipped kitchen. I will definitely be back

Reviewed by Denis 23rd September 2023

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Lovely single floor property with a secure garden

Reviewed by Maureen 12th August 2023

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I booked this cottage to get a quiet holiday away from the madding crowds, and that's exactly what I got! The cottage is cosy and quirky, with french doors leading out into a large garden which is very secure for dogs. It was comfortable, with central heating for the occasional chilly night, free WiFi and a TV and DVD player. A short walk away is aRead more fully-enclosed dog exercise area which is huge and has incredible views. I absolutely recommend The Nook and hope to visit again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 5th August 2023

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A lovely cottage, garden enclosed for our dog. Quiet location, friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Susan 22nd July 2023

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Great cottage lovely and clean and well equipped, garden enclosed for dogs and also a contained field, owners were very friendly.

Reviewed by Thomas 8th July 2023

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A lovely appoited cottage set in the Galloway hills.such a beautifuland peaceful place to chill out and enjoy life as it should be. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get away from it all.

Reviewed by Jackie 1st July 2023

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Reviewed by Jane 24th June 2023

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Charming cottage, the garden is large and well enclosed. The kitchen is well equipped. He welcome basket was varied and most enjoyable, thank you

Reviewed by Lynne 10th June 2023

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the cottage was lovely and clean and homely the garden was a god send for our dog buddy

Reviewed by Lynne 3rd June 2023

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A fab place to chill out , so peaceful and surroundings are stunning. Cottage had everything that you need. A nice touch was the welcome pack on arrival. Our dogs love the safe garden to run and play in.

Reviewed by John 27th May 2023

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Reviewed by Samantha 20th May 2023

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Reviewed by Carole 17th May 2023

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The scenery is astounding the cottage cosy and warm and the garden was wonderful for our dogs. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back again soon. Kirkcudbright is definitely worth a visit but nothing much at Newton Stewart apart from the cheapest fuel prices I ve seen for a long time.

Reviewed by anthony 29th April 2023

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Quiet remote location in wild countryside, comfortable accommodation with large garden, ideal for dog owners. Perfect for those that like to tour around single track roads to see wild places.

Reviewed by Joanne 25th March 2023

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Loved the cottage, it had everything we needed. Sue was friendly and helpful. It was the perfect place for our 2 spaniels as the grounds are well kept and fenced off with a large dog exercising area for them to roam free. The donkeys and horses were great too. We had a really relaxing and peaceful holiday and found lots of lovely places to visit toRead moreo. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 11th March 2023

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Wonderful holiday! Such a lovely stay at THE NOOK ...so quiet , peaceful.....exactly what we needed ...so many beautiful places to see and enjoy nearby....feeding Red Deer...the Wild Goats...squirrels..Red Kites...it doesn't get any better than this! Cottage was warm...cosy...everything in good order...Lyra our malamute absolutely adored the fantasRead moretic exercise field...with permission was able to feed the 2 white horses and 2 donkeys...this cottage far exceeded our expectations! Book now! Hide

Reviewed by Paul 4th March 2023

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Absolutely stunning location, brilliant cottage some really nice touches and a very nice welcome pack. our greyhound found the enclosed garden excellent and it was nice to let him out there on his own and not worry about him getting out .there is an enclosed secure field that is for use by dogs and he loved that. The owners couldn't have been more Read morehelpful or friendly. We had a really stress free holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Tina 25th February 2023

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Really nice cottage lovely setting and perfect for an escape from our reality. The enclosed garden was great for our pooches and the enclosed field was an added bonus and both were very secure especially for a spaniel who would find a way out if there was one.

Reviewed by Neil 11th February 2023

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A lovely cosy cottage in a great location. The enclosed (dog proof!) garden and secure dog walking area was absolutely brilliant.

Reviewed by Anthony 28th January 2023

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Very restful stay and dog friendly ! An ideal place to get away from it all .

Reviewed by Deborah 16th January 2023

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Beautiful setting, very welcoming, lovely cottage very homely, everything you need is there, will be going back that's for sure, our three dogs were very happy with the big garden to run around and the dog walk field with a fantastic view.

Reviewed by Joanne 13th January 2023

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Wonderful dog friendly cottage, perfect for a couple. Location is stunning, we really enjoyed using the secure dog exercise fieldperfect for our 2 rescue dogs. Lovely and generous welcome hamper on arrival.milk, bread, butter, biscuits and more! Overall a very well equipped and cosy cottage and we will definitely return.

Reviewed by Diane 5th January 2023

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Very cosy wee cottage for my husband and I with the dog.. Great enclosed garden for our fearful dog, We took food for each night and we're glad we did as there were still some cafs closed on 7/8 January and very few places to eat even driving to small towns. The upside is the peace and quiet and cosiness. The furniture and bed were not the most comRead morefortable but fine for 3 nights, the shower is wonderfully powerful although only a head shower with no moveable hose, great for aching muscles! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 2nd November 2022

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What a beautiful location! The stars at night, the owls hooting, by day the braying of the donkeys, the highland ponies looking majestic in their field, the deer jumping the fences as they traverse the hills and valleys, all have the holliday a very relaxing vibe!

Reviewed by Kenny 29th October 2022

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Whilst the Wi-Fi is not the best this is not what this location is all about! Its about getting away from it all and that is exactly what you can do here. Its bliss! No phones pinging with emails from work for a break away from it all!

Reviewed by Claire 1st October 2022

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Absalutly loved this cottage. The description of the garden is very under played. It was excellent. I have a patterdale terror who's biggest love is escaping. The garden could not have been more secure, along with the surrounding fields. There is a brilliant enclosed dog field at the top of the road that allowed the dog a good run about off lead. IRead moref u are taking your dog I would research the dog walks before u go. Great place and lovley people. Would highly recommend a stay. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 17th September 2022

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The cottage was perfect for our needs. Susan was lovely and very helpful

Reviewed by Kenneth 3rd September 2022

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Beautifully location garden very safe for small and large dogs alike my puppas absolutely loved it very large dog excersise field close by fully fenced off so great for the fluffys to run free everyone is very helpfull and allways there to help if needed we will definitely be returning.,

Reviewed by Irene 13th August 2022

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We had a really lovely week in a beautiful setting and comfortable accommodation. Our dog loved the enclosed field as it gave her the opportunity to be off lead. Loved the remoteness, peace and quiet, relaxing time.

Reviewed by Steven 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Leslie 30th July 2022

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The Nook made for the perfect base to explore the area. The peace and tranquility was just what we needed and even Maple, the dog, used to just sit in the garden of a morning watching the birds in the trees. Thank you!

Reviewed by Timothy 23rd July 2022

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A lovely cottage in a remote location, very quiet and peaceful. It has an enclosed garden and has a large enclosed dog walking field up the lane. The kitchen is well-equipped and there was everything we needed for our weeks' stay. The owners provided a lovely welcome pack of milk, bread, cheese and biscuits. There are horses and donkeys on the farmRead more. It is a great area for exploring, but you have to be prepared to drive quite a distance. It's a good idea to bring some provisions with you. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 2nd July 2022

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Lovely spotless cottage,very comfortable and very well equipped.Large enclosed garden which the dogs loved and a very large enclosed dog park which was appreciated. Ideal place for peace and quiet and the owners were very welcoming and friendly.plenty wildlife, especially loved the horses and donkeys.We will be returning again in the near future.

Reviewed by Sara 11th June 2022

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Wonderful week at the Nook , beautiful setting , owners very friendly and helpful. Dog walking field was a godsend. Cottage was lovely and lots of information on things to do. The back garden was fully enclosed and much bigger than I thought it would be and it was lovely when the donkeys came to say hello. We all had a great time and will definitelRead morey stay again Hide

Reviewed by Ned 8th June 2022

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Peaceful

Reviewed by John 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lorna 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Janice 26th March 2022

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Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, every detail had been thought of, cottage is remote which was just what we were looking for shopped before arriving the owners had put a welcome pack together which was great, beautiful location couldn't fault it

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