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The Smithy - Kirkcowan

Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Travel cot available
7 more

At a glance

  • Charming single-storey Scottish retreat on the banks of the River Bladnoch
  • Surrounded by scenic Dumfries and Galloway countryside
  • Angler's paradise with more than 10 miles of salmon and trout fishing
  • Perfect for walking, riding, mountain biking and wildlife watching
  • About 7.5 miles from Galloway Forest Park
  • Beaches and coastal walks approximately 10 miles away
Property code: CA372

A refurbished semi-detached cottage in a quiet setting, overlooking the River Bladnoch and with other prime fishing and walking locations close by.

This quaint single-level stone cottage rests on the edge of the River Bladnoch in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. Ideal for a romantic retreat or a small group getaway, the two-bedroom property. This property allows accesses to over 10 miles of privately-owned trout and salmon fishing territory (Fishing is payable locally and must be booked in advance). A wealth of outdoor and wildlife-spotting activities is available on your doorstep at this idyllic location.

Enter the semi-detached cottage through the back door into the modern well-equipped kitchen/diner, with everything you need to cook a hearty home meal. The picnic style dining bench complements the wooden country style fittings and is a great place to sit and plan your day. A cosy family lounge has deep comfortable sofas where you can rest by the warmth of the open fire. You may choose to while a rainy day away with the selection of games provided or get lost in a book. Or, simply enjoy a film on the TV/DVD player. After a long day of exploring the great outdoors, climb into bed in the clean and cosy master double bedroom, looking through the sash and case windows over the pretty garden and towards the river beyond. A peaceful twin room and family bathroom with a shower over the bath complete the property’s home comforts.

Outside, the beautiful garden is surrounded by mature shrubs and trees, and expansive grassy spaces perfect for a picnic or ball games. Well-maintained banks on the Bladnoch nearby provide stunning waterside views and walks, as well as varied fishing options.

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

  • Maximum occupancy for this property is 4 guests including infants
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom – 1 family bathroom
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and washing machine
  • Travel cot
  • Open fire – coal and logs supplied
  • Electric heaters - £1-coin meter
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Duvets, duvet covers, pillows and pillowcases provided - please take your own sheets, towels and tea towels
  • Large garden
  • Garden bench
  • Fishing is available at additional cost please advise at time of booking. 2 rods free in the spring with full price house bookings. From £110 per rod per week low season to - £140 per rod per week peak season (payable direct to owner)
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Large shed
  • Pub and shop within 3.5 miles in Kirkcowan
  • Can be booked with The Coach House - Kircowan (CA341 - sleeps 8) and The Lodge - Kirkcowan (CA350 - sleeps 4)

From hillwalking, cycling, fishing, wildlife spotting and exploring historical landmarks to stargazing under some of the darkest and most unspoilt skies, there is are endless activities available on your holiday here – whether you are a thrillseeker or in search of a break from the bustle of everyday life.

Galloway Forest Park (4 miles) provides a diverse expanse of landscapes full of cairns, lochs, woods and mountains to explore. Cycling enthusiasts find this area a delight with its range of trails including the world-class 7stanes mountain biking centres, with routes for beginners and keen cyclists alike. Enchanting wildlife abounds throughout this area as well as around the Bladnoch and the lochs not far from your door.

Take a 5-mile drive to the ‘book town' of Wigtown, home of the famed book shop boasting Scotland's largest second-hand book collection within the store's many rooms. Step out to the seafront here overlooking Wigtown Bay, where you can traverse the sandy beach. The coastal path from Garlieston beach is worth a visit, exploring further to discover the ruins of Cruggleton Castle near its imposing cliffs.

Visit the Crafty Distillery at Newton Stewart (4.5 miles) to sample fine locally produced gin on a tour, try their range of cocktails, and perhaps indulge in a picnic lunch from local produce at the bar and cafe.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


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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With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

1 more property at this location

The Lodge - Kirkcowan

The Lodge - Kirkcowan

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£327 - £488

To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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