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The Nook - Dumfries And Galloway

Castle Douglas (16mls South), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Working farm
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
  • Enjoy al fresco dining in the garden
  • Traditional country features throughout
  • Just 7 miles to Galloway Forest Park
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.


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

  • 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
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Enclosed garden with picnic bench
  • Parking to the front of the property
  • Pub 2.5 miles, shop 1.5 miles

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.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


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Reviewed by Neeley 2nd January 2020

Nice basic cottage with a large enclosed garden great for the dogs. Nice quiet location near to Galloway Forest Park with lots of exceptional forest trail walks for the dogs. Owners live next door and were welcoming and had provided bread and milk for our arrival. Could have been slightly more comfy with better sofa/chairs and bed but on the whole Read morea good basic cottage. No shop or pub for a few miles though so be sure to pack plenty of goodies! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 14th December 2019

We had a lovely relaxing time at the cottage - the location at the edge of dark sky park was great - youre also on the red kite trail and very near to the forest raiders road. Theres a wee shop in Balmclellan if you need anything and New Galloway is just down the road too. We had lots of lovely walks and enjoyed the peace and quiet at the cottage. Read moreThe garden was perfect for our wee doggy with plenty of room to run around. The cottage is well stocked - a perfect place to relax and unwind. Hide

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