At a glance
- Property code: KI12ST
- Area: Dumfries & Galloway
- Sleeps: 10
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 2
- Dogs allowed: No
Kirkbride House - Castle Douglas
Holiday property description
Kirkbride House is a stunning property, fringed by bluebell woods and situated in a quiet, beautiful rural location with outstanding views across the Galloway hills towards the coast. The property is close to the towns of Kirkudbright and Castle Douglas, with the Solway Coast also within easy reach for safe beaches and coastal walks. The Galloway Forest Park is to be found nearby, providing mountain biking, star gazing and wildlife spotting opportunities.
The property has been cleverly converted and extended to provide contemporary, spacious, light and airy accommodation particularly suited to the needs of families. Decorated in neutral tones with stylish modern furniture, this is a lovely flexible holiday home.
The property naturally brings the outside indoors, especially in the stunning garden room where the full height windows provide panoramic views across the countryside.
POSTCODE: DG7 1SU
Kirkbride House is let Saturday - Saturday. Short breaks are accepted outwith High & Peak periods
A security deposit of £400.00 is required on all bookings at Kirkbride House.
No single sex parties are permitted. The maximum occupancy of Kirkbride House is 10 people, with a maximum of 6 children including infants.
"Lovely time, lovely house great space for a large family". Taylor Family, Edinburgh Aug 2015.
"We have had a brilliant holiday. The house is beautiful, so well layed out to suit our family. Very clean and tidy and so well equipped too. There is so much to do in the local areas and plenty to keep us all occupied from age 2 - grandparents. Thank you very much". Kessell/Davidson Family, Aberdeen July 2015
"Lovely house in a great locationh. Lots to do in the area for all the family aged 2 - 69. Visited new and old familar places. Could definetly come again. Many thanks". Parr/Boardman/Hart Family, April 2015.
Accommodation over 2 floors: Ground Floor; Garden room with wood burning stove (fuel is provided); TV/Games room with 42" flat screen TV with Blu Ray & wood burning stove; Kitchen with electric range style cooker adjoins the Dining room with large Oak table; Utility room; One Twin bedroom; one Double bedroom; Family bathroom with shower. Cloakroom with toilet, wash basin & shower First floor: Master bedroom with Kingsize bed and ensuite shower room; Twin bedroom; Single bedroom with truckle bed; Family bathroom with shower.
Services: Central Heating & Electricity included * Fuel supplied for the wood burning stoves * Bed linen is provided, but NOT towels (towels can be hired from the caretaker at an additional charge)* Washing machine * Drier * 2 Dishwashers * Fridge * Freezer * Microwave * Variable mobile reception * TV with Blu Ray * CD player * Cot & High Chair * Ample parking * Enclosed garden with large patio, BBQ and furniture * Bicycle storage * Garage with full size table tennis table *
EXTRAS: £400 Security Deposit
For larger parties Kirkbride House can also be booked with neighbouring Kirkbride Old Steading (KI04ST) which sleeps 6
Special Note: 1. The house is on a working farm so care must be taken around farm machinery and stock. 2. The house is let on a strictly no pets allowed policy
1. The house is on a working farm so care must be taken around farm machinery and stock.
2. The house is let on a strictly no pets allowed policy
How to find us
Dumfries & Galloway
Kirkbride House - Castle Douglas
Please note that the above map is used to indicate the general location of the holiday property. 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.
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Bed Linen Cost Incl
Heating Cost Incl
Sofa Beds 0
Single Beds 6
Double Beds 2
Kirkbride House Reviews
4 star reviewLoved this property. Lots of space and well equiped. It was a little more remote than we expected. We knew that there as no wifi and limited mobile signal. When we found out just how bad the mobile signal was, wifi would have been a big help. Coming from Canada we need to get in touch with family and friends to make arrangements to get together. Having to drive to Castle Douglas or Kircudbright to get a decent mobile signal was a little inconvenient.Thanks for the 4* review, we will rasie the provision of wifi with the owners but rual wifi is still often very slow and not reliable.
4 star reviewRemote location as described on website - perfect get-away cottage. Fabulous property with real log burners in sunroom and tv lounge. Imagine it may be a bit chilly in Winter months as high ceilings and lots of external doors. Pick one entrance/exit and stick to it otherwise it's a haven for midges! Clean, spacious and contains all that you need for a comfortable stay. Marked 4 out of 5 as the deposit is quite steep at £400 and made us extra cautious especially with 2 children in the party. Luckily no need to worry as plenty of run-around room indoors and out. They loved the space and the jacuzzi style bath! Lovely forest walks nearby and only 20 minutes by car from Rockliffe, one of our favourite Solway Coast places with lovely Kipford a small hike away. Overall a wee bit of Scottish Countryside heaven and would definitely recommend.Thanks for the great review and very pleased that you had a wonderful holiday at Kirkbride, hope you are able to return to this peaceful haven again. Noted regards the Security Deposit and we will discuss this with the owners.
5 star reviewWe have stayed in several of the larger rental properties in South West Scotland over the years and by far Kirkbride House has to be the best so far.
I am from Dumfries originally and loved growing up there as a child so every year we spend at least 1 week doing all the things I used to love and more! When we visit we tend to share a property with a friend and his family (who also grew up in D&G). For 4 adults and 3 young children we need a large property so everybody gets the space they need. Kirkbride house delivered this by the bucket load!
Although it seams like the property in the middle of nowhere, you are only a stones trow from the best that D&G has to offer including its many amazing beaches, forests for walking and biking, Cream O'Galloway, The Coco Bean chocolate factory and many more. And also a bit further afield you have places such as Caerlaverock Castle, Drumlanrig Castle and several National Trust properties including Culzean Castle which has "THE BEST" children's playground we have ever seen (and I have seen a lot!).
The shops and supermarkets of Castle Douglas are only a short drive away with plenty of options for eating out. But with such an amazing property we never found the need to eat out when you can chill in the amazing living room looking out over the hills sipping a beer without the worry of having to drive :-)
Would we recommend this place - Yes Definitely!
Just don't book for the Easter week as we'll probably be back!!Excellent to hear how much you like the house and the area - a great advertisement for both so thanks for raising the flag. Hope to be able to welcome you back soon. If you want to make a provisional booking for next year now then call the office, nothing to pay until November.