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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
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Romantic
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

 

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.

 

  • 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
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Timothy 23rd July 2022

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A lovely cottage in a remote location, very quiet and peaceful. It has an enclosed garden and has a large enclosed dog walking field up the lane. The kitchen is well-equipped and there was everything we needed for our weeks' stay. The owners provided a lovely welcome pack of milk, bread, cheese and biscuits. There are horses and donkeys on the farmRead more. It is a great area for exploring, but you have to be prepared to drive quite a distance. It's a good idea to bring some provisions with you. Hide

Reviewed by Marion 2nd July 2022

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Lovely spotless cottage,very comfortable and very well equipped.Large enclosed garden which the dogs loved and a very large enclosed dog park which was appreciated. Ideal place for peace and quiet and the owners were very welcoming and friendly.plenty wildlife, especially loved the horses and donkeys.We will be returning again in the near future.

Reviewed by Sara 11th June 2022

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Wonderful week at the Nook , beautiful setting , owners very friendly and helpful. Dog walking field was a godsend. Cottage was lovely and lots of information on things to do. The back garden was fully enclosed and much bigger than I thought it would be and it was lovely when the donkeys came to say hello. We all had a great time and will definitelRead morey stay again Hide

Reviewed by Ned 8th June 2022

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Reviewed by John 30th April 2022

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Reviewed by Lorna 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Janice 26th March 2022

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Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, every detail had been thought of, cottage is remote which was just what we were looking for shopped before arriving the owners had put a welcome pack together which was great, beautiful location couldn't fault it

Reviewed by Jose 12th February 2022

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Very nice cottage lovely area Owners really friendly and helpful There is a long drive leading up to a paddock Where you can let your dog roam and is completely say also donkeys and horses nearby very friendly Need to stock Up as shops are far and in between Nice big regarding as well to let the dogs tun around in Also owners leave a welcome pack bRead moreread milk Cheese and butter coffee tea and sugar Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 9th January 2022

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What a beautiful cottage, in the middle of nowhere with noone to bother you. Sue was a great host and was on site of we needed anything. Loved the donkeys.. we will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Jenny 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Elaine 30th October 2021

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Excellent cottage which was very clean and comfortable. Great value for money.

Reviewed by Emily 28th October 2021

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Reviewed by David 18th September 2021

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A generally comfortable and pleasant cottage. The owners live close by and are very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. A real haven for a quiet get away holiday with plenty of local interest.

Reviewed by Garry 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by David 31st July 2021

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The cottage was a place of peacefulness and relaxation. Loved the garden and the bird feeders was brilliant to watch all the feathered friends turn up for their feed in the morning.

Reviewed by Linda 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Margaret 17th July 2021

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Very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Evelyn 12th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, really dog friendly with a fully enclosed garden. Cosy and comfortable and a great place to get away from everything.

Reviewed by David 29th May 2021

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This is a very comfortable cottage in a very remote location, yet the surrounding roads are good and EMPTY. A car is a must and it would be advisable to bring in a good supply of food with you. The cottage is really only advisable for two people,but the rewards are the surrounding hills and silence. Home from home.

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd May 2021

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Amazing stay. We'll equipped cottage. Gorgeous views. So much wildlife. Fabulous for our dogs with the big enclosed garden. So many great walks and things to do. Hosts are so kind left bread, milk, cheese and biscuits for us. We will be staying here again

Reviewed by Carole 1st May 2021

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The cottage was peaceful home from home in a stunning location, good value for money and very helpful hosts. Plenty of garden for the dog to run around. Would definitely recommend this cottage. The donkeys were also a pleasant sight to see. We will certainly go back.

Reviewed by Brian 1st November 2020

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I would definitely recommend this property.

Reviewed by Yvette 17th October 2020

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The cottage was absolutely ideal for our stay. It is well located for exploring the surrounding area with the massive Galloway Forest Park a short drive away. It is quite remote but off that's what you're looking for it's perfect.

Reviewed by Ian 13th October 2020

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The owner was very pleasant and helpful. Accomodation, generally very good, bed and seats a little 'tired' Plenty of hot water and good secluded location

Reviewed by Alex 5th October 2020

So peaceful and quiet

Reviewed by Veronica 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Olive 22nd August 2020

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Fantastic cottage with a large garden great for the dogs. In a lovely area of the country, the cottage was nicely decorated and very clean, the road to the cottage is safe for dogs off the lead. The owners are so friendly and helpful, can only give 5 stars. Highly recommended , if your after a quiet retreat this is ideal.

Reviewed by Michelle 15th August 2020

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Cottage as it says rural location very peaceful...short drive to shops restaurants...only thing we found there were no foot paths nearby had to drive to different places to walk our dog...cottage was lovely tho lovely private garden..

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