View towards this beautiful Georgian house
Relax on the sumptous sofas in the lounge
Delightful artwork adorns the walls
Light and contemporary kitchen
The drawing room provides a calming and restful environment
Dine together
Serene interiors create a calm and cosy holiday home
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Walled garden
Enjoy the garden
View towards the property
Surrounding landscapes
View from garden
Surrounding views
Walled garden
View towards the courtyard
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Cairnsmore House

Carsphairn, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Superb period property ideal for a special occasion
  • Perfect for nature lovers – spot wild deer and red squirrels
  • Close to beautiful Galloway Forest Park for walking and mountain biking
  • Visit the glorious coastal towns of Ayr and Troon
  • Spend a day in pretty Dumfries
  • Stroll through the gardens of spectacular Culzean Castle
Property code: CA055

Stunning Georgian mansion located on the edge of Galloway Forest Park, surrounded by beautiful gardens and superb countryside. Elegant and refined, it is the ideal getaway for a family or group of friends seeking a luxurious stay somewhere special.

A fine example of a traditional Scottish manse, this home was once home to the local minister of the quaint village of Carsphairn. Now a beautiful home that’s been decorated to the highest standard, the house is the perfect backdrop for a reunion with friends or family, providing a stylish and luxurious backdrop for your holiday snaps and an overall opulent place to stay. Comfortably sleeping a party of 12, you can look forward to your visit and the prospect of exploring surrounding Dumfries and Galloway.

Whilst maintaining traditional Georgian elements throughout, the property has been renovated to the highest standard and boasts a luxurious yet classic style. A combination of antique furnishings, roll-top baths and feature fireplaces in the bedrooms add to the overall charm. Bright colour schemes have been used throughout, giving the property a fresh and radiant atmosphere. Feature wallpaper and busy artwork break up the otherwise fairly minimalist style.

One of the most calming rooms in the house is the spacious farmhouse kitchen, which offers the perfect space to enjoy a lazy breakfast on cold winter mornings thanks to its underfloor heating and warming traditional Aga. Those who don’t fancy braving the Aga to cook dinner can make use of the modernised electric Aga with gas range. A regal dining room offers a lovely space to host a dinner party and celebrate time together. Retire to the formal sitting room and catch up in front of the flickering wood burner, or collapse onto a sofa in the lounge and enjoy a DVD or Sky TV. Those looking for a touch of privacy can find solitude in the study, which boasts a small library of books to enjoy.

The majority of the bedrooms can be found upstairs on the first floor, accessible by a bright and spacious hallway. The bedrooms all offer wonderful views of the surrounding gardens and Scottish countryside, and have charming feature fireplaces and lovely antiques dotted about. One of the two shared family bathrooms boasts a roll-top bath and small library of books, inviting you to unwind in the bubbles after a long day of outdoor activities.

The second floor is a more modern area of the property, offering a spacious double bedroom with contemporary Velux windows. This bedroom also has an en-suite, and its elevated position ensures wonderful 360-degree views.

This property benefits from a picture-perfect garden, where fruit and vegetables grow in a pretty walled area. You can enjoy a BBQ and make use of the garden furniture or play ball games on the lawn at the front of the house. Outdoor storage for sporting equipment can be arranged in advance.

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.

  • 5 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 king-size
  • 2 bathrooms with shower over bath, hand basin and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with hand basin and WC
  • Aga with additional gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer
  • Oil central heating with additional electric storage heaters upstairs
  • TV, DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire and wood burner – starter pack of logs included. An unlimited supply of hard wood is available for £20 by arrangement with the caretaker prior to arrival
  • BBQ
  • Local pub and shops 10 miles
  • Ample private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Trout fishing available on request. The property is situated within 20 acres and has access to its own fishing beat with wild brown trout. There is an information pack in the property with further details
  • Guests sleeping in the second floor double bedroom must be able-bodied and over the age of 16 years old, due to the potential requirement that fire evacuation may be via rope ladder from the roof

The property lies just 2 miles from the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, offering an abundance of thrilling outdoor activities. Head out 15 miles to the Galloway Activity Centre, where you can try your hand at kayaking, climbing, mountain biking and much more. If you prefer to explore the area on four hooves, then head to the Craigengillan Stables (11 miles) for horse riding. If you're happy to navigate the area yourself then embark on a walk up one of Galloway's Hills, including the impressive peaks of Craignell (18 miles) or Craignaw (21 miles).

Due to the secluded countryside location, the two local pubs are accessible either 9 or 10 miles from the property. However, the local village of Carsphairn boasts a cosy tearoom that offers a fully licensed pop-up bistro just over 100 metres down the road. For an enjoyable day out head 24 miles to the coastal town of Ayr, where you'll find a hotel and selection of bars and shops to explore, as well as an award-winning sandy beach. From the town's train station, you can hop on a train to Glasgow and be there within 50 minutes, putting one of Scotland's most exciting cities within easy reach.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kevin 11th October 2019

Lovely but quirky house

Reviewed by Miss Mchugh May 2019

The house and grounds are beautiful, our family made full use of the large kitchen and utility room. The dining room and front lounge (with piano) were lovely but not entirely user friendly. We were keen to recycle and attempted to follow the very specific instructions but were unable to completely as the outside bins were full on arrival. We had aRead more lovely weekend and would recommend Cairnsmore house to others. Hide

View towards this beautiful Georgian house
Relax on the sumptous sofas in the lounge
Delightful artwork adorns the walls
Light and contemporary kitchen
The drawing room provides a calming and restful environment
Dine together
Serene interiors create a calm and cosy holiday home
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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