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Cairnsmore House
(1 review)
From £1,360 per week
Sleeps 12
6 bedrooms
4 doubles, 2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Fri 21 Jun 2019Thu 05 Sep 2019£1,825£550
Fri 06 Sep 2019Thu 19 Sep 2019£1,700£510
Fri 20 Sep 2019Thu 03 Oct 2019£1,570£475
Fri 04 Oct 2019Thu 24 Oct 2019£1,570£475
Fri 25 Oct 2019Thu 07 Nov 2019£1,445£435
Fri 08 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£1,360£410
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£2,200£660
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£2,300£690
Sat 04 Jan 2020Thu 06 Feb 2020£1,600£480
Fri 07 Feb 2020Thu 02 Apr 2020£1,700£510
Fri 03 Apr 2020Thu 23 Apr 2020£1,850£555
Fri 24 Apr 2020Thu 21 May 2020£1,850£555
Fri 22 May 2020Thu 28 May 2020£2,000£600
Fri 29 May 2020Thu 18 Jun 2020£2,000£600
Fri 19 Jun 2020Thu 03 Sep 2020£2,150£645
Fri 04 Sep 2020Thu 24 Sep 2020£2,000£600
Fri 25 Sep 2020Thu 01 Oct 2020£1,850£555
Fri 02 Oct 2020Thu 22 Oct 2020£1,850£555
Fri 23 Oct 2020Thu 05 Nov 2020£1,700£510
Fri 06 Nov 2020Sat 19 Dec 2020£1,600£480
Sun 20 Dec 2020Sat 26 Dec 2020£2,200£660
Sun 27 Dec 2020Sat 02 Jan 2021£2,300£690


This lovely old Georgian house is a particularly fine example of a Scottish manse at a time when the local Minister was a person of great importance in the community. The rooms are gracious with many beautiful original features from fireplaces and shutters to cornicing and panelling, it has a very special feel. Beautifully renovated with fine walnut floors and some unusual but stylish features. The house is both welcoming and extremely comfortable with underfloor heating throughout the whole ground floor. It is perfect for a large family or group of friends who enjoy attractive surroundings.

The kitchen is charming with its big friendly table, beautiful copper worktops and an Aga. The owner has thoughtfully added an electric Aga module with gas range. Guest can avail themselves of the bright kitchen for meals or for occasions use the more formal dining room. There are two large sitting rooms with comfy seating, a mix of antiques and pleasing artwork. A dog grate in the drawing room and a wood burning stove in the sitting room are the icing on this cake.

A traditional feel has been created in the bedrooms using handsome antique and vintage pieces, in addition to lovely linens thus creating a welcoming refuge at the end of your day. The bathrooms retain the same character, with claw foot cast iron baths in both bathrooms where a long soak can be enjoyed. There is a second floor to this house – slightly more modern in appearance with large Velux windows allowing you to see the beautiful views. This floor alongside the masters bedroom has its own ensuite shower room.

Outside there is a magnificent walled garden where vegetables and fruit thrive and children and dogs can enjoy themselves in safety. To the front there is a large lawned area with the river just beyond where you can fish for trout (a guide can be arranged). There is garden furniture, a BBQ and plenty of outside storage (by arrangement) for sporting groups of all kinds.

This is a quiet and beautiful part of Scotland, very rural and best for those who want some time and space to themselves away from a busy life. The area has a national park, fishing, golf, water sports, bird watching, riding and walking, and much more. The recent TV programme “The Forest" was filmed in this lovely area. The local village is a few minutes walk away where there is a small village shop for basics and be sure to try the one night a week pop up bistro!



Ground Floor: Entrance hall, sitting room and drawing room. Kitchen/diner. Formal dining room. Pantry.

First Floor: 2 Double bedrooms. 2 Family bathrooms with bath and hand-held shower, WC & WHB. 2 Twin bedrooms. Master bedroom with en suite shower, WC & WHB.

Second Floor: Large double bedroom. Shower room with WC. (Please see notes below regarding this floor).

Please Note:

  • Guests sleeping on 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.
  • Mobile signal varies between providers.
  • Cairnsmore is situated within 20 acres and has access to its own fishing beat with wild brown trout. Please see the information pack in the property for further details.
  • Guest arrival time at this property is 6pm.
  • Fires: A starter pack of logs is supplied. An unlimited supply of hard wood is available for £20 and by arrangement with the caretaker prior to arrival.

EPC Rating: E


  • Carsphairn (walking distance): Shop/Tearoom that has bistro evenings and liquor license. Heritage walks, community gardens and playground for young children.>
  • Dalry (10 miles): Shop, post office, garage, bars, hotels.Castle Douglas: 1/2 an hour by car.Ayr: 1/2 an hour by car and has a train station.
  • Ideal for day trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh.Glasgow: 1 and 1/4 hours by caEdinburgh: 2 hours by car
  • NEAREST ATTRACTIONS - Within 16 miles: Galloway Activity Centre, Horse riding, Outdoor Activities at Craigengillan Estate. Fishing, beaches, market towns, abandoned mining village, castles. Village of Moniaive (Variety of music and comedy festivals).
  • 1 Highchair available
  • 1 Travel cot and 1 Cot available
  • Barbeque
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Enclosed garden
  • Flat screen TV with Sky
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Oil central heating with electric storage heaters on the second floor. All energy included.
  • Open fire and log burner - starter pack of logs included.
  • Private parking
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two-section AGA
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (1 review)
    Cairnsmore House reviews
    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 a lovely weekend and would recommend Cairnsmore house to others.
    Miss Mchugh - May 2019