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The Coach House - Kirkcowan

Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 3
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Travel cot available
6 more

At a glance

  • Spacious house surrounded by glorious countryside
  • Lots of options for fishing including a private fishery
  • Can be booked with two other houses on the same estate
  • Only 4 miles from the coast
  • Lovely mature garden with trees and shrubs
  • Excellent walking in the surrounding countryside
Property code: CA341

A large family home that's ideal for fishing breaks and active family holidays.

A charming rural property, this cottage is ideally located for enjoying the stunning Galloway countryside. Wonderfully traditional this former Coach House, is the ideal getaway for a group of friends on a sporting holiday or a family looking to explore the local area. A great variety of local rivers and lochs along with a privately-owned beat makes this property perfect for those on a fishing expedition. (Fishing is payable locally and needs reserved at the time of booking) The cottage comfortably sleeps seven guests or eight with the use of a pull-out bed in the cosy single bedroom.

This cottage instantly makes you feel at home in a lovely cosy interior. The homely rooms provide a wonderful space to rest during your stay, creating a welcoming base for your Scottish adventure. Original stone fireplace and wood burning stove contribute to the cosy cottage atmosphere whilst the large wide windows fill the property with natural light.

The well-equipped kitchen offers plenty of space to store local produce and prepare delicious meals for the entire family. Head on through to the dining room to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner together with patio doors into the garden. Unwind in the large lounge area, where a warming multi-fuel stove creates a cosy space for midwinter stays. Settle down and watch TV together or enjoy some board games or simply enjoy the company of a good book. Whilst the single room may be cosy, the three further bedrooms are all a generous size.

Located on the first floor, you'll find a large king-size bedroom with ensuite bathroom and ensuite dressing room. Built in wardrobes in the master bedroom offer plenty of space to store clothes and luggage. You’ll also find a double bedroom with countryside views to the rear of the property, whilst a spacious twin bedroom is the ideal room for excited children to share. Both the rural location and enclosed garden ensure, a perfect space to allow children or pets to let off some steam.

Enjoy drinks on the lawn or sit on the bench to enjoy a much-loved book.The cottage also has a garden shed to store outdoor equipment throughout your stay.

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

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single with a pull-out bed
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath, plus 1 WC
  • Duvets, duvet covers, pillows and pillowcases provided. Guests will need to bring their own sheets, towels and tea towels
  • Electricity by £1 coin meter
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot available on request
  • TV and DVD player
  • Multi-fuel stove - coal and logs included
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Private salmon fishing available -  Please advise at time of booking if salmon fishing is required. Prices from £110pw per rod low season - £140 per rod per week peak season (payable direct to owner)
  • Property can be booked with The Smithy - Kirkcowan (CA372 - sleeps 4) and The Lodge - Achaoish (CA349 - sleeps 6) 

Whilst plenty of sports and outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the area, fishing truly takes first place as the favourite local pastime. By prior arrangement you can enjoy fishing for salmon on the River Bladnoch (300 metres) or on a privately owned beat on the River Cree (5.5 miles). There's a small fishery immediately to the rear of the property which is often teeming with trout, for those who prefer to stay closer to home.

Follow the River Bladnoch 5 miles downstream to reach the village of Bladnoch and town of Wigtown, both worth a day's exploration. The Bladnoch area is famous for its popular malt whisky distillery and you can enjoy both a tour and tasting here in the village. Alternatively, you may prefer to play golf at the local course or explore the bookshop and tearoom in Wigtown.

Head for the breathtaking Galloway Forest Park (14 miles) where you can enjoy hiking, biking and spotting local wildlife. Embark on the straightforward walk up the Cairnsmore of Fleet (17 miles) to take in the remarkable view from the peak, or challenge the family to a more difficult hike up the towering Merrick (21 mile).

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Location

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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.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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