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The Smithy
Kirkcowan
(4 reviews)
From £250 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sun 11 Nov 2018Fri 21 Dec 2018£250£75
Sat 22 Dec 2018Fri 28 Dec 2018£415£125
Sat 29 Dec 2018Fri 04 Jan 2019£450£135
Sat 05 Jan 2019Sat 09 Feb 2019£250£75
Sun 10 Feb 2019Sat 06 Apr 2019£270£85
Sun 07 Apr 2019Sat 27 Apr 2019£355£110
Sun 28 Apr 2019Sat 25 May 2019£355£110
Sun 26 May 2019Sat 01 Jun 2019£355£110
Sun 02 Jun 2019Sat 22 Jun 2019£415£125
Sun 23 Jun 2019Sat 07 Sep 2019£415£125
Sun 08 Sep 2019Sat 21 Sep 2019£415£125
Sun 22 Sep 2019Sat 05 Oct 2019£355£110
Sun 06 Oct 2019Sat 26 Oct 2019£415£125
Sun 27 Oct 2019Sat 09 Nov 2019£270£85
Sun 10 Nov 2019Sat 21 Dec 2019£250£75
Sun 22 Dec 2019Sat 28 Dec 2019£415£125
Sun 29 Dec 2019Sat 04 Jan 2020£450£135
Sun 05 Jan 2020Sat 08 Feb 2020£250£75
Sun 09 Feb 2020Sat 04 Apr 2020£270£85
Sun 05 Apr 2020Sat 25 Apr 2020£355£110
Sun 26 Apr 2020Sat 23 May 2020£355£110
Sun 24 May 2020Sat 30 May 2020£355£110
Sun 31 May 2020Sat 20 Jun 2020£415£125
Sun 21 Jun 2020Sat 05 Sep 2020£415£125
Sun 06 Sep 2020Sat 26 Sep 2020£415£125
Sun 27 Sep 2020Sat 03 Oct 2020£355£110
Sun 04 Oct 2020Sat 24 Oct 2020£415£125
Sun 25 Oct 2020Sat 07 Nov 2020£270£85
Sun 08 Nov 2020Mon 21 Dec 2020£250£75
Tue 22 Dec 2020Mon 28 Dec 2020£415£125
Tue 29 Dec 2020Mon 04 Jan 2021£450£135

Description

If you want to get away from it all and enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland then come to The Smithy. On the edge of the River Bladnoch sits this cute holiday cottage with over 10 miles of privately owned salmon and trout fishing, offering unrivalled opportunities for the visiting angler.

Fishing, riding, shooting, hill walking, bird watching, star gazing or just lazing around by the river are only a few options when holidaying here. Also in close proximity is the Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s largest forest park with 300 square miles of mixed landscapes and an array of activities to enjoy including one of the 7 Stanes - mountain biking heaven. Also, local beaches offer a choice of water sports. Only a short drive away is "Scotlands Book Town" - Wigtown, Bladnoch Distillery, The Gem Rock Museum and so much more. This recently restored and modernised self catering semi-detached cottage offers cosy and comfortable accommodation on one level and sits in a large garden with wrought iron gates for privacy.

Entrance to the holiday cottage through the back door takes you into the very well equipped new dining room/kitchen. To the left is the welcoming lounge with open fire with comfortable furniture and plenty of  games and books. The peaceful master bedroom has beautiful views over the garden to the river and beyond, housing a comfortable pine double bed. The second bedroom has two single beds. So, whatever type of holiday you are looking for, The Smithy is the place to visit! We have 10 miles of varied and productive fishing on the rivers Bladnoch, Cree and Palnure Burn. Much of this fishing is excellent open flywater with well maintained banks and little need to wade. The Bladnoch is unique amongst the Solway Rivers in producing a Spring run of Salmon.

This is followed by Summer grilse from June on the first spates, with a good build up of fish towards Autumn. The brown trout fishing on the Bladnoch can produce excellent sport particularly on the dry fly. Salmon fishing on the Cree and Palnure can be very rewarding from late Spring onwards (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)

Also available are: The Coach House and The Lodge.

PROPERTY CODE: A842

Layout

Ground floor:

Kitchen/diner, lounge with open fire. Bathroom with bath and hand held shower, WC & WHB. 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom.

Please note:

  • Duvets & duvet covers, pillows & pillowcases provided
  • Please take your own sheets, towels and tea towels

Facilities

  • Kirkcowan 3.5 miles for pub and shop.
  • Duvets & duvet covers, pillows & pillowcase. Please take your own sheets, towels and tea towels.
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Electric heaters - £1 Coin meter
  • Fridge freezer
  • Garden bench
  • Large garden
  • Microwave
  • Open fire - Coal and logs supplied
  • Secure shed
  • Travel cot
  • TV with freeview
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (4 reviews)
    The Smithy reviews
    Postcode (DG8 0DA)takes you to a farm about a mile or so away. Some of the advertised facilities are not available :- THERE IS NO WIFI. NEVER HAS BEEN ANY. SHOWER OVER THE BATH IS COLD WATER ONLY. NEEDS A PUMP TO BE FITTED TO CORRECT THIS. Mr Haley tells me that you have been told about this a few times. And apologised for you not correcting the advert. On the plus side of errors, the TV is in the lounge. One of the leather chairs bit chewed/scratched on the arm, no doubt from pets that have been there. Have been draped over with a blanket. Really is okay as fisherman's/hunting/ shooting cottage.
    Owners Response: "RESPONSE FROM COTTAGES & CASTLES Thank you for your review. Firstly the post code covers a large area in Scotland in more remote parts so albeit it is correct the travel directions we send you are the best way to find your way. The entry of Wi-fi was not correct in our brochure - it was taken off our website as soon as the mistake was found - sorry. The shower is a mixer shower which does become warm once run and the TV was taken out of the bedroom and placed in the lounge area - again we have now amended this. The Smithy does accept dogs so the owners have decided to put a furniture throw over the chair. Thank you for your review and helping us keep things up to date."
    Mr Andrews - June 2015
    Just a short stroll over a field and you are by the river Bladnoch. Superb outlook, plenty of car parking and an excellent helpful and knowledgable owner. This is a very popular cottage and folk have obviously been returning to it for years.The Cottage itself is kept very clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. It is certainly very warm and cosy and has everything needed. The book town of Wigtown is worth a visit, go up to the top floor of the Library for outstanding views across the bay. All the pubs we visited were friendly and full of local characters. Best value for money was the Craighlaw Arms Kirkcowan ....No nonsense Pub grub from £6.00
    Mr Thompson - February 2014
    Smithy cottage is situated a few metres from the river Bladnoch. You can hear the river flowing by from the cottage and stand at the door and imbibe the peace. The cottage is well equiped and lovely. The proprietor was very friendly and helpful, he marked on the Dumfries and galloway map places that he thought may interest us. We had a fab holiday.
    Mrs Clowes - July 2012
    great for what we wanted fishing straight out of the cottage on to the river lovely location quite but close to a town owner very helpful with fishing tips
    Mrs Langdon - June 2011

    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.

    A:
    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:

    B:
    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

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