At a glance
- Property code: RI01ST
- Area: Dumfries & Galloway
- Sleeps: 4
- Bedrooms: 2
- Bathrooms: 1
- Dogs allowed: Yes
Ringanwhey - Castle Douglas
Holiday property description
This spacious, traditional detached 18th Century cottage is full of character in a tranquil, rural location. The cottage itself has been carefully furnished and equipped and, having an open fire in the living room and a wood-burning stove in the lounge, is cosy and comfortable. The cottage has open views over neighbouring farmland to the high hills of Galloway, and the garden is visited by a variety of wild and bird life. It is conveniently situated within a few minutes' drive of Castle Douglas, known locally as The Food Town with many independent retailers.
There are plentiful opportunities to explore the local area including the historic Caerlaverock Castle with its unusual triangular floor plan and Moat Brae in Dumfries, where J M Barrie wrote Peter Pan. Leisure pursuits in the area include plentiful golfing opportunities including 18 hole courses at Castle Douglas and New Galloway 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 15 minute drive away and also in Dumfries at both Mabie & Ae Forests, 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, forest 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 activites including one of the longest Zip Wires in Europe, Segway Adventure tours, Mountain Balling and Clay Pigeon Shooting to name a few.
Postcode - DG7 3AN
Short breaks are welcome throughout the year
Security Deposit £150
For any 2 consecutive weeks booked a 10% discount will be applied to the second week (Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer)
This is our second visit to Ringanwhy cottage we just love the location and surrounding countryside. We have seen plenty of wildlife this week red squirrel, roe deer and a few sightings of a hare just outside on the lane! Lots of birds too. I am sure we will be back for another great week soon? (Walker family, June 2017)
A cosy, warm cottage very well equipped. Weather has not been good, but on a sunny day the most beautiful place is Balcary Bay past Auchencairn? (Johnson family, June 2017)
Very warm, well equipped cottage. Being a keen bird watcher, seen from the cottage: Red kite buzzard, sparrow hawk and a visit from a peregrine falcon. Seen brown hares and Roe Deer from kitchen window! Thank you very much? (Robinson Family, April 2017)
A lovely stay here at this comfortable cottage, weather outstanding! Not our first visit here and hopefully not our last? (Trevor, Alan & Sue, Co Durham. May 2017 )
We were pleased to be able to book this week at short notice. Most of the week has been lovely and bright except Friday. Sandgreen was marvellous with the rollers coming in. We have been to the Gem Rock Museum in Creetown and it is worth a visit. Have seen several hares outside. (Mr & Mrs Gill, Cheshire, March 2016).
This is our first visit to Ringanwhey and it won't be our last. A lovely comfortable cottage with lovely views, very relaxing and Sky the dog enjoyed the garden. Hope to be back soon. Thank you. (Mr & Mrs Humble, Durham, March 2016)
Accommodation for 4 on one floor: Large lounge with Wood Burning stove; Living room with open fire; Kitchen/Dining area; Bathroom with separate shower (heated towel rail, shaver point); Separate W.C; and 2 Twin bedrooms.
Services: Electric heating (cost included) * Initial supply of coal for fires * Bed linen included (please bring your own towels) * Washing Machine * Dishwasher * Fridge * Freezer * Integrated oven and ceramic hob * Microwave * 2 TV's * 2 DVD players * CD player *Ipod Dock* Off road parking * Enclosed garden with patio and furniture * 1 dog welcome *
Extras: £20 per dog per week.
To save space in your car why not have your groceries delivered? Both Tesco & Asda deliver to Ringanwhey
How to find us
Dumfries & Galloway
Ringanwhey - Castle Douglas
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Sofa Beds 0
Single Beds 4
Double Beds 0
4 star reviewApart from the problems on arrival the cottage was large and comfortable, quiet, and accessible to everywhere we wanted to go. No one can do anything about the weather, and the cottage was a warm place in which to read and write etc. although no Wi-Fi was, as ever, a mixed blessing. At least no can get hold of you then!
5 star reviewWe had a lovely week at Ringanwhey. The cottage is cosy yet spacious, a really home from home. If you want minimalist and modern, look elsewhere, this cottage is old, rustic and a perfect getaway, but is clean with everything you need. Although remote and tranquil, the A75 is easily accessible, giving the best of both worlds. We saw a range of wildlife around the cottage from garden birds, a woodpecker, rabbits, deer and how many people get to watch red kites from the dinner table? Ideal location for exploring, walking or just relaxing.What a fantastic review, thank you! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and were lucky with the wildlife!