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Pack all of your treats and head to Cairnsmore House, the perfect country escape for a weekend with friends. Short breaks are available all year round. Book online or call our sales team to book on 01738 451 610.

Book any week during 2019 and get 5% off!
Use promo code pr5 when booking online, or alternatively please call our sales team on 01738 451 610.

Cairnsmore House
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From £1,600 per week
Sleeps 12
6 bedrooms
4 doubles, 2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Fri 26 Apr 2019Thu 23 May 2019£1,850£555
Fri 24 May 2019Thu 30 May 2019£2,000£600
Fri 31 May 2019Thu 20 Jun 2019£2,000£600
Fri 21 Jun 2019Thu 05 Sep 2019£2,150£645
Fri 06 Sep 2019Thu 19 Sep 2019£2,000£600
Fri 20 Sep 2019Thu 03 Oct 2019£1,850£555
Fri 04 Oct 2019Thu 24 Oct 2019£1,850£555
Fri 25 Oct 2019Thu 07 Nov 2019£1,700£510
Fri 08 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£1,600£480
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
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    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands