Somerville - Auchencairn, Castle Douglas

Code: SO01ST

Amazing Autumn offer: 15% off all remaining weeks during October

Holiday property description

Free Golf available to guests*

A delightful, architect designed house with a magnificent elevated outlook across the surrounding countryside to the Solway Firth and, on a clear day, even the Lakeland hills beyond. Inside, the property is finished to a very high standard and offers luxuries such as 4 reception rooms, a TV in each bedroom and themed original oil paintings following the Glasgow Boys associated with the area. A large, attractive garden featuring mature trees and shrubs, patio and seating area and a 'wild' nature garden, regularly visited by small birds and red squirrels, surrounds the property.
Located approx. 1 mile from the village of Auchencairn, 7 miles from Dalbeattie and 10 miles from Kirkcudbright, the property offers a fantastic base from which to visit some of the most popular destinations in Dumfries and Galloway, whilst still enjoying a proximity to Galloway Forest and Dark Sky Park and the bustling market town of Dumfries itself. The village of Auchencairn has its own Post Office, shop and small tea room and offers seasonal local produce. Balcary Bay Hotel (2.5 miles) and The Selkirk Arms (located in Kirkcudbright) are both close to hand, offering a range of menus from bar, bistro and even fine dining.
The surrounding area is packed with activities such as hiking, cycling and sailing to keep even the most adventurous family going but is rural enough to satisfy anyone looking for solitude and to escape city life.

Postcode: DG7 1QN

Let weekly Friday to Friday, short breaks are welcome but during high & peak periods are only bookable 6 weeks prior to arrival
Damage Deposit £150

A 10% discount will be applied to bookings for 2 consecutive weeks or for parties of 2 or less (cannot be used in conjunction with each other)

Guest Comments
'Glass of prosecco in hand, sat outside in the sunshine, looking at the most beautiful view. Who could ask for more?! How lucky you are to have such a beautiful second home. Thank you for letting us share your home away from home, it has been the best ever short break for our anniversary. Same time next year please!' Mr and Mrs Holland-Brown

Accommodation for 6 across 2 floors: Ground floor: Hallway; spacious sitting room with wood burning stove; dining room; conservatory; study; twin bedroom; bathroom with shower; kitchen; utility room.

First floor: 2 double bedrooms (both with en-suite shower rooms)

Services: Oil Central Heating * Wood burning stove * Electric hob & oven * Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge and Freezer * Sky TV which included Sky & BT Sport * DVD and CD player * BBQ * Wifi * Garden with Patio area * Parking * Bed linen and towels provided * Maximum of 2 pets welcome
Extras: Pets charged at £20/pet/week 


*Guests staying at Somerville can take advantage of free golf at nearby Colvend Golf Club. Colvend is an attactive 18 hole parkland course near the popular beach at Sandyhills, offering stunning views across the Solway and inland to the Galloway hills. This offer is for up to 4 players and must be booked directly through the clubhouse. For more details on the course visit :-  (Applicable for stay up to April 2019 only. T & C's apply)

How to find us

Auchencairn, Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway

Somerville - Auchencairn, Castle Douglas

Code: SO01ST

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.

External Features

Sea View

Water view

Walk to Pub

Walk to Shops

Mountain View

Beach walk




Bicycle Storage



Garden Furniture

Garden Enclosed



Wheelchair Access

Internal Features

Open fire


High Chair


CD Player

DVD Player

Colour TV






Wash Machine

Bed Linen Cost Incl

Heating Cost Incl

Tumble Dryer

Sky TV



Sofa Beds 0

Single Beds 0

Double Beds 2

Showers 3

Bathrooms 3



Somerville Reviews

4 star review

Didn't feel completely comfortable as you do feel as though you're in someone else's properly with family photos around the property and the owner self promotion with information on his work and cards for sale in the house. Generally, the house was comfortable although some of the mattresses were a bit tired, and some damaged things around the property needing to be attended to. Also the house security, we felt, was a bit over the top.
The location was great, and the views very pleasant. There was a lot of wildlife to see and numerous different birds coming in to the garden. From that point of view, it couldn't be faulted.
2 months ago
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5 star review

We had a lovely holiday and the house was wonderful and very well equipped. The views were spectacular with lots of interesting wildlife. We will return.

Many thanks.
4 months ago
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