At a glance
- Property code: KI04ST
- Area: Dumfries & Galloway
- Sleeps: 6
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 2
- Dogs allowed: No
- Changeover day: Saturday
Kirkbride Old Steading - Gelston, CASTLE DOUGLAS
Holiday property description
In search of somewhere for rest and relaxation? Interested in getting out and about? In either case you will find Kirkbride Old Steading is the ideal base. This cosy cottage is set in beautiful countryside halfway between the splendid independent shops of Castle Douglas, known locally as 'The Food Town' and the Artists Town of Kirkcudbright, with its busy harbour and fishing fleet. In a peaceful though not remote location, easily accessed, and well situated for exploring Galloway's hills, forests and interesting coast on foot, on a bike or by car. There is an ample private garden, occasionally overlooked by sheep!
There are plentiful opportunities to explore the local area including the historic Broughton House & Garden in Kirkcudbright which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Leisure pursuits in the area include plentiful golfing opportunities including 18 hole courses at Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright with many other 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses available nearby including the Links Championship course at Southerness. The Forestry Commission 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails are located throughout the region with the nearest being at Dalbeattie Forest about a 20 minute drive away a little further afield are the trails in the Galloway Forest Park (Britain's first designated Dark Sky Park). There are plethoras of walking opportunities within a short drive including beach, cliff top, forrest and for those who seek something more strenuous, hill walks. Course and sea fishing are readily available throughout the area.
In autumn and winter large numbers of the Svalbard population of barnacle geese arrive at the RSPB Mersehead Reserve on the Solway Coast giving an unrivalled chance to see these amazing birds and other winter visitors - more information at : http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/mersehead/index.aspx . The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre at Caerlaverock, near Dumfries is also well worth a visit.
For the young at heart (and not so young) a visit to Cream O'Galloway should be considered with its adventure playground for all ages, farm tours, ice cream (you can have a go at making your own), pond dipping and wildlife walks are just a taster of what is available. The Cocoa Bean Factory is a must for all young chocoholics, where chocolate workshops are held daily, indoor and outdoor play areas, a cafe and a shop are on offer. For older children and adults, Galloway Activity Centre offers many water based activities including Sailing and Kayaking, land based activities are also offered. Laggan Outdoor offers activities including one of the longest Zip Wires in Europe, Segway Adventure tours, Mountain Balling and Clay Pigeon Shooting to name a few.
Post Code: DG7 1SU
For parties of 2 or less there a 25% discount will be applied (exclusive of any other offer)
Security Deposit £150
"We have had a fantastic week and "Old Steadings" has provided a comfortable, spacious base. Went as far as Mull of Galloway, one day to Edinburgh the next. Jessica (10) loved Cream O'Galloway, with its huge play area. We loved the shell beach at Kippford, plus we had a great Scottish evening in KIrkcudbright. Loved the area, intend to return. Gadd Family, Lancashire.
The kids loved the bedrooms and the cooking facilities were well arranged. Thank you very much for letting us stay here - we all enjoyed it very much. Cameron Family, Edinburgh.
Another fantastic stay in this lovely house. Caught the Arts & Crafts Trail in Kirkcudbright (recommended). Also Cocoa Bean Factory for children and Mossyard beach (although the Dhoon beach still my favourite). Hopefully back again next year. Thanks. Child Family Newcastle Upon Tyne.
We've had a lovely time, the cottages & garden are great. Today (Friday) we followed the Art Trail in Kirkcudbright - great fun. We liked the Castle Kennedy Gardens and the Wild Animal Park - we managed to stroke a Tapir! Hoping to return some day. Vickers Family, Durham
Accommodation for 6 on one floor: Large Lounge/Dining room with multi-fuel stove; Kitchen/breakfast room; Rear lobby; Shower room and w.c.; Three steps up to corridor leading to 3 Bedrooms (1 x 5" Double, 1Twin and 1 room with 2 single beds); Bathroom with WC.
Services: Oil central heating * Multi fuel stove with fuel provided * Bed linen is provided, but NOT towels (these can be hired from the Caretaker at an additional charge) * Washing machine * Dishwasher * Fridge freezer * Electric cooker and Microwave * Phone for incoming, local and emergency calls * Mobile reception * T.V with DVDplayer * Cot and High chair available on request * Garage and parking * Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ * NO SMOKING * NO PETS * Shops and eating out 5 miles *
For additional accommodation Kirkbride House KI12ST (sleeps 10) is next door.
How to find us
Dumfries & Galloway
Kirkbride Old Steading - Gelston, CASTLE DOUGLAS
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Walk to Pub
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Bed Linen Cost Incl
Heating Cost Incl
Sofa Beds 0
Single Beds 4
Double Beds 1
Access to public areas
BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS: GENERAL
RESTAURANT / BREAKFAST / DINING ROOM
Kirkbride Old Steading Reviews
1 star reviewCleanliness of kitchen and bathrooms very poor, mould on patio door showed proper cleaning had not been done for months as with shower cubicle.
If this had been our first cottage holiday it would have been our last as you do not expect to start your holiday by cleaning before use.Thanks for the feedback and sorry to hear that the presentation of the cottage had slipped a bit. All will be passed onto the onwers to make sure it is attended to.