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Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 18th-century family home with views of rolling fields and hills
  • Spacious and traditional accommodation with an open fire and grand piano
  • Hard tennis court outside and games room in former hayloft
  • Wonderful walks through the Dumfries and Galloway countryside on the doorstep, ideal for dogs
  • 3.5 miles from the town of Castle Douglas and 7.5 miles from the fishing port of Kirkcudbright
  • A short drive from the beaches of the Solway Coast
Property code: CA034

Perfect for celebrating special occasions with family or friends, this historic home offers plenty of space both inside and out and is ideally located for making the most of the local outdoor pursuits.

This charming 18th-century home is perfectly placed within Alba’s beautiful region of Dumfries and Galloway. Sleeping 8 guests across 4 bedrooms, it’s surrounded by quiet rural scenery with a burn running past the property, and it’s within easy reach of Castle Douglas town (3 miles), the fishing port of Kirkcudbright (6 miles), and the sandy Dhoon beach (9 miles); it’s simply made for relaxed family get-togethers.


There’s a lovely homely feel in this historic home, which blends traditional country-style with soft tones throughout its bright, spacious rooms, relaxation and play areas. The helpful owners have thought of everything to make your stay incredibly comfortable so guests can simply sit back and soak up the spectacular views of rolling hills and fields from all sides of the house.


Prepare family meals together on the Rayburn and electric oven in the well-equipped kitchen, and enjoy in the dining area where you’ll find French doors leading out to the garden. After long days in the fresh Scottish air, the living room is very inviting with its toasty open fire (logs included), a great place for some banter or to enjoy the TV, Blu-ray player and radio. There’s also a handy utility room, a shower, and WC on the ground floor. As sleepy heads start to nod, venture upstairs where there are 4 spacious bedrooms: four twins; plus, two bathrooms (a family bathroom, and a Jack and Jill bathroom). If there’s a wee bairn in the family, a cot is also available by arrangement.


Outside, you’ll find a large enclosed garden with patio seating by the lawn so you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks while children and pup pals play football (be mindful of passing farm traffic by the main gate). Andy Murray fans will be delighted to find a tennis court so they can perfect their game. If a dreich day lands in, nae bother - a drying room, and a delightful games room with an open fire and cosy seating save the day! Head for the old hayloft and stables, where children of all ages can enjoy billiards, darts, and table tennis to the background of radio tunes, or enjoy personal playlists from the iPod dock. For shopping essentials, take the short drive into Castle Douglas (3 miles), a designated Food Town, where you can stock up on a vast array of produce, and enjoy the local eateries, bars and galleries.



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

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 4 twin bedrooms - 3 with hand basins
  • 1 ground-floor shower room and 2 first-floor bathrooms (1 with overhead shower)
  • Kitchen with electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and Rayburn
  • TV with Blu-ray
  • Open fire with logs included
  • Heating and electric included
  • Washing machine
  • Radio with iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Hard tennis court
  • Off road parking
  • Games room with billiards, darts, table tennis and radio with iPod dock
  • 2 dogs welcome - restricted to the ground floor only
  • Shops and restaurants 3 miles
  • Please note children playing outside and cars leaving the property should be careful of farm traffic passing the property

You're spoilt for choice in this region where the surrounding countryside is packed with outdoor adventures for sporty guests and nature lovers. Try golf, horse-riding, fishing, bird watching, walking and fantastic mountain bike trails nearby. Recommended routes include a cycle along the old railway from Mossdale (13 miles) to the Big Water of Fleet viaduct (20 miles), or a potter around the Solway estuary village of Auchencairn (10 miles) where you can see traditional whitewash stone cottages.


Splash about at Galloway activity centre (13 miles) where a huge variety of activities are available to learn, or perfect, from sailing, paddle boarding, and windsurfing, to kayaking, archery, and climbing.


History buffs are well catered for in the local area: visit the former home of Scottish Impressionist Hornel; discover the National Trust Broughton House and Garden in Kirkcudbright (6.5 miles); or meander towards the bonnie banks of the River Dee near Castle Douglas and press a brass bell for a boat to call and take your entourage across to the Threave Castle - set on its own wee island (4 miles).


Garden lovers can also find inspiration with a visit to the colourful and floral Cally Gardens in Gatehouse of Fleet (13 miles), or a trip to Threave House and Garden (2 miles), home to a heritage horticulture garden school, wildlife, and beautifully designed garden rooms.


This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Whitfield May 2019

House - comfortable and functional with lots of space. Games room and tennis court were great additions for all weather entertainment. Kitchen never failed on us for group eating requirements. A little dated in the decorating department - perhaps just the bedrooms could be updated? Area - very rural and quiet. 30 mins to the heart of Galloway ForesRead moret and about the same to the coast to provide great walking and cycling. Castle Douglas 10 minutes in car for shopping. Places visited - Cally at Gatehouse of Fleet, cycled the old railway from Mossdale to Big Water of Fleet viaduct and back, cream of Galloway for the kids, red kite trail, galloway activity centre for water slide and climbing and a meal at Mr Pooks were all worthwhile. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Mackenzie December 2018

The house was really wonderful. The advance arrangements were really easy with Linda and the directions were excellent and the house was easy to find. When we arrived the place was all warmed up and there was even a fire going. There was plenty of space for everyone and a huge stack of firewood to see us through the week and the house was really quRead moreiet. There was also lots to do in the area - we went to Threave Castle and nature reserve, pottered around Sandyhills beach, did a walk at Auchencairn, saw deer while off-road biking and even managed some star gazing in the dark sky park - it's a great area with loads to do - would definitely recommend it. Hide

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