Beautiful farmhouse kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen with plenty of seating for eight
A great space to sit down for special occasions
Spacious lounge with cosy wood burner
Room for all the family
View towards the farmhouse from the garden
Entrance hall and stairs leading to the first floor
Bright conservatory perfect for watching bird watching
Separate utility room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Stylish bedroom
Stylish bedroom
Single bedroom with pull out trundle bed
Single bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Modern bathroom with shower over bath
Garden with patio
View towards the property
View towards the property from the garden
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2 / 22  Well-equipped kitchen with plenty of seating for eight
3 / 22  A great space to sit down for special occasions
4 / 22  Spacious lounge with cosy wood burner
5 / 22  Room for all the family
6 / 22  View towards the farmhouse from the garden
7 / 22  Entrance hall and stairs leading to the first floor
8 / 22  Bright conservatory perfect for watching bird watching
9 / 22  Separate utility room
10 / 22  Double bedroom
11 / 22  Double bedroom
12 / 22  Stylish bedroom
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14 / 22  Single bedroom with pull out trundle bed
15 / 22  Single bedroom
16 / 22  Twin bedroom
17 / 22  Twin bedroom
18 / 22  Modern bathroom with shower over bath
19 / 22  Garden with patio
20 / 22  View towards the property
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Bartaggart Farmhouse

Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Home-away-from-home in a tiny hamlet
  • Close to Galloway Forest Park
  • Busy and atmospheric Castle Douglas within easy reach
  • Private, spacious garden with visiting birds
  • Animals grazing in the surrounding fields
  • Large enough for two families to share
Property code: CA032

A large rural holiday home well away from the crowds, with plenty of space for one large family or two small families to share.

Unwind in the Scottish countryside at an idyllic retreat in Dumfries and Galloway. Located in a rural hamlet amongst a small selection of properties, this well-thought-out family holiday home is the perfect base for your outdoor adventure holiday. The spacious cottage happily sleeps eight guests and two dogs, perfect for an extended family or two smaller groups, while two further cottages close by sleep an additional four guests.

The property has been decorated with pure comfort in mind, creating the perfect homely atmosphere in every room. This farmhouse-style home offers plenty of spacious rooms, giving everybody plenty of space to rest and unwind. Pastel colours are used to create calming bedrooms, and the living room has a neutral decor which creates a cosy space to enjoy in the evenings. The rural location ensures wonderful far-reaching views from every window.

After a long day of exploring the local area, come home to the spacious sitting room where an abundance of seating options offer a great space to kick back in front of the Sky TV. You may, however, prefer to unwind in the charming conservatory, where you can sit with a good book or enjoy looking out for the local wildlife around you. Meals can be both prepared and enjoyed in the open-plan kitchen/diner, a lovely space where you can keep the cook company as dinner is made. Creating an evening meal or packed lunches for the day ahead will be no issue in this spacious room, and an electric range oven makes cooking easy. Separate to the kitchen, you’ll find a handy little utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink, the perfect spot for storing muddy boots and outdoor equipment.

Head upstairs to find all four bedrooms: two double bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping spots for the parents of the group, both well equipped with plenty of space to store all your holiday clothes. A further twin bedroom is the perfect spot for younger siblings or cousins enjoying an exciting sleepover. The final bedroom is a cosy single with a sloped ceiling and skylight, making a lovely room for one, or for two children with the use of the pull-out trundle bed.

A generous garden is situated to the rear of the property, with plenty of enclosed lawn space offering a secure place for children or pets to play. Enjoy drinks on the patio or dine alfresco on the garden furniture on warm summer evenings as the sun goes down.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single with a trundle bed
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room and 1 bathroom with shower over the bath
  • Electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner with fuel supplied
  • Sky TV (limited package) and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Ample off road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note dogs are restricted to the ground floor only
  • Shops and pubs 4 miles away

Close proximity to the vast Galloway Forest Park ensures plenty of exciting activities nearby. Head to the popular Galloway Activity Centre (6 miles) and enjoy sailing, archery, abseiling, kayaking and much more, all under the watchful eye of a Galloway professional. You may prefer to embark on a trip unguided, and the forest park offers an abundance of both challenging and easier hiking routes. Visitors of all ages can enjoy amazing views from the peak of Cairnsmore of Fleet (20 miles).

Those looking for a slower pace of life may enjoy a trip to the local New Galloway Golf Club (6 miles), whilst other family members can while away the afternoon exploring the medieval Kenmure Castle (6.5 miles). Also in this area is the popular Loch Ken (6 miles), an excellent spot for fishing pike, roach, perch and bream.

Those wanting to stay warm and dry throughout their stay can head to the local town of Dumfries (20 miles), a great location for arts, history and culture. Visit the local Dumfries Museum or the Gracefield Arts Centre to find something unique and interesting, or head to the Robert Burns House for some local literary history. The market town boasts a handful of independent shops to browse and a few country pubs with some excellent food options.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Leadbitter August 2019

Stayed for August bank holiday. 6 adults & 4 dogs. Loads of space inside & out , lovely enclosed garden & fabulous views from house. Amazing dark skies & an abundance of wildlife. We would definitely go again

Reviewed by Mrs Mcleary August 2019

In spite of our dog's illness and mixed weather,we look back on our holiday with great happiness.The house was perfect.4 bedrooms,beautiful views all round,large area of grass for dog and games.Lots of birds,barbecue,log fire,horses,sheep.Great welcome from owners.House equipped with everything one needs.A little remote.Car needed.A beautiful part Read moreof the world.Mossyard beach superb.Lots to see and do for everyone within an hour's drive.Loads of info in cottage of all attractions.Highly recommend to everyone. Hide

Beautiful farmhouse kitchen
Well-equipped kitchen with plenty of seating for eight
A great space to sit down for special occasions
Spacious lounge with cosy wood burner
Room for all the family
View towards the farmhouse from the garden
Entrance hall and stairs leading to the first floor
Bright conservatory perfect for watching bird watching
Separate utility room
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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