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The Smithy
Castle Douglas
(8 reviews)
From £220 per week
Sleeps 4
1 bedroom
1 double
PAYABLE
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£240£75
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£300£90
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£280£85
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£300£90
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£300£90
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£330£100
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£300£90
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£280£85
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£280£85
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£240£75
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£220£70
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£320£100
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£325£100
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£220£70
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£240£75
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£300£90
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£280£85
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£300£90
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£300£90
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£330£100
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£300£90
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£280£85
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£280£85
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£240£75
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£220£70
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£320£100
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£325£100

Description

Set within stunning countryside in the heart of The Glenkens and the Galloway Hills, Bartaggart Farm offers two self catering holiday cottages as part of the recent steading conversion, which has been carried out sympathetically to blend into the surroundings.

This is the perfect location for an outdoor holiday with super walks, bridal paths and is also in close proximity to Loch Ken where there is a hive of activity. You can have a go at all types of water sports, archery, quad biking and much more. The 7 Stanes world class mountain bike trails are within driving distance at Glentrool, Kirroughtree, Ae, Dalbeattie and Mabie - Scotland’s Biking heaven. But this remote setting is also ideal for a peaceful holiday to get away from the hustle and bustle of ever day life. Enjoy some of the darkest skies in Europe and try a bit of star gazing. Wildlife enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice from The Red Kite Trail and Red Deer Range to Osprey viewing at Wigtown (Scotland’s Book Town) and Ken-Dee marshes nature reserve. Nearby New Galloway offers shops, restaurants and The Catstrand, a contemporary arts and visitor centre which features a year round programme of theatre, music, comedy, storytelling, workshops, exhibitions and film.

This cosy white holiday cottage in Dumfries and Galloway has been recently converted and is adjacent to the Farmhouse. The self catering property sleeps two guests in the double room at the rear of the cottage and two more on the sofa bed in the spacious lounge. The kitchen is very well equipped with electric oven and hob and a large fridge/freezer. The spacious lounge has dining for four and French doors open onto a paved area forming part of the garden. There is also a lawned area and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

Also available The Nook sleeps 2 (+2).

PROPERTY CODE: A860

Layout

A ramp to the front door then takes you into the entrance hall. There is a large cupboard which houses the washing machine and boiler. Ahead is the compact kitchen with microwave, electric oven and hob. The double bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers situated at the rear of the cottage. The shower room is next to the bedroom. A spacious lounge with double sofa bed, dining area and French doors to the garden.

Facilities

  • Balmaclellan is 3 miles from Bartaggart with a small grocery store.
  • New Galloway is 5 miles and offers Hotels, restaurants, tea rooms, shops, post office and The Catstrand an arts and visitor centre.
  • Dalry which is 10 miles from Bartaggart has a petrol station.
  • Castle Douglas 15 miles away, known as the Food Town offers gift shops, restaurants, super markets and much more.
  • Electric cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge freezer
  • High chair
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 3 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (8 reviews)
    The Smithy reviews
    The cottage was lovely and there was fresh milk and bread etc which was a nice touch as we had dogs with us it was great having a walled garden would definitely recommend it.
    Mrs Dobbie - July 2018
    Lovely little cottage. Great surroundings and excellent wildlife
    Mr Reay - July 2017
    The Smithy is spacious and beautifully presented. It lies in a remote rural area, which suited us perfectly, but it is still easy to access lots of interesting places. We particularly liked Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright. The only slight drawback is that the property is advertised as having wifi but it is not good enough if internet connection is essential for you and there is only one spot - on a garden bench by the front door - where it is possible to pick up a signal. The owners are friendly and helpful but not intrusive.
    Mrs Proudfoot - September 2016
    Excellent location , clean , dog friendly , home from home
    Mr Whitehouse - April 2016
    We loved the cottage, loved the area, and enjoyed meeting Sue. The cottage is comfortable, well-designed, well-appointed, private, peaceful, and centrally placed in this beautiful district. We liked the quiet roads, the scenery, the friendly people in the little towns, and the sense of remoteness. When you look on the map, the huge building next to the farm is nothing to worry about. It is for Sue's horses. We made friends with a nice horse called Donna, in a field by the Hidden Road. (We had some trouble with internet access and could not always get mobile service.)
    Mr Foxcroft - August 2015
    We had a lovely holiday in this area. The Smithy was a perfect place to stay. It was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Where it was situated was wonderful. In the middle of nowhere. The nearest place was several miles away and this made for the perfect retreat. Loved it all
    Mr Russell - June 2015
    Lots to see and do. Don't miss the red kytes in Galloway Forest. Awesome!. The Grapes pub is very friendly, good food at good prices.Also The smithy tearoom at new Galloway is lovely , real home baking in a lovely setting. Also visit the aviation museum - great place! The cottage owner is really nice and the cottage is comfy , roomy and great value. So peaceful .
    Mr Robertson - August 2013
    enjoyed the comfort of this beautiful cottage and the hospitality and the thoughtful attention of the owners. My daughter and family were camping at Loch Ken so I spent a lot of time with them but it was nice to return to the cottage and relax in peace and quiet, and to admire the wildlife. I would really recommend this property
    Mrs Roddam - July 2013

    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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