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Airds of Kells House

Castle Douglas
Southern Scotland
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
2 Dogs
Country living at its best, Airds of Kells is a superb holiday base for both family and large group holidays. The spacious accommodation of the 17th century House is situated in its own parkland on the Airds Estate, close to the shores of Loch Ken and is laid out in two parts comprising the main house and a south wing, ensuring space for all and also including a superb dining room with large ingle nook fire place. The terraced front garden provides views to the east and guest have access to the adjoining 3 acres of grounds, note dogs to be kept on leads due to farm stock and wildlife. The house is on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park making it a superb location for star gazing as it is one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the UK.
Local facilities include the near by Royal Burgh of New Galloway is only a 10 minute drive and provides an excellent community run Deli, good selection of cafes and tea rooms and Inns for eating out. Castle Douglas which is the areas main Market Town is a 20 minute drive with a good range of independent shops,delis, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Outdoor activities are numerous and with the Galloway Forest Park on the doorstep which is deal for biking with easy access to all the 7Stanes trails and walking, so you are spoilt for choice. If you prefer coastal walks the Solway Firth's empty beaches and captivating cliffs are close to hand. A full range of water sports are available at Loch Ken including sailing, canoeing, fishing and the Galloway Activity Centre offers hire and teaching facilities for both land and water based activities. Private course fishing on Loch Ken and Loch Skerrow is available by prior arrangement as well as access to several private trout lochs for Brown and Rainbow Trout.
Galloway is often described as the forgotten gem of Scotland with its wide open spaces numerous lochs, open moorland, forests, beaches as well as great facilities for walking, horse riding and cycling and other outdoor pursuits such as golf, fishing and shooting not to mention the chance to see the 10,000s of wintering geese or the wonderful Red Kites at any time of year and not to mention the chance to see a golden eagle if you are very lucky.

Postcode: DG7 2NJ
Airds of Kells is let weekly Saturday to Saturday, short breaks are welcome throughout the year, except during July & August when they will be accepted within 6 weeks of arrival.
Damage Deposit £150


Accommodation for 8 on three floors:
Ground Floor: entrance hall/utility room; Cloakroom with w.c. and wash hand basin; Kitchen and Breakfast room including Rayburn cooker and 2 ring electric hob; Main hallway; Sitting room with wood stove; connecting curved passage to south wing; steps down to large Dining room with large ingle nook fire with wood stove.
First floor:
Main house: Reception landing with library shelves, desk and seating; Super King Master bedroom; Single Bedroom with additional fold out bed; Bathroom with bath and separate shower.
South Wing accessed by stone flag hallway and rough stones stair to landing; Twin bedroom; Double Bedroom; Bathroom with bath with hand held shower attachment
Second floor Main house: Full length of house gallery play room space.

Services: Oil and electric heating * Open fire with a small trailer load of logs provided (additional logs available at £30 per trailer load) * Bed linen & Towels included * Washing Machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge Freezer * Electric cooker and microwave * T.V. and video * HI-FI/CD * Wi-fi * Cot and High chair *Bicycle storage * Enclosed garden with patio furniture * 2 dogs welcome * (Additional charges apply), Ample parking

Additional Logs if required £30 per trailer load payable direct to owner

Note: Dogs must be kept on the ground floor of the house and in the Utility room at night. There will be a minimum £50 cleaning fee if dogs are found to have been in bedrooms or on furnishings.


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Pets Allowed
Open Fire/Stove
Bicycle Storage
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Damage Deposit for care of property

All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.

All bookings require either a refundable Damage Deposit £150 or as per the property details or £20 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.

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