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Bankswood Cottage

Southern Scotland
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
6 Guests
2 Dogs

A delightful traditional cottage set in an elevated position looking out over open countryside towards Caerlaverock Wetland & Wildlife Trust Reserve making a superb base for family holidays and wildlife watchers alike. The cottage has spacious living accommodation and a superb kitchen and dining area leading out to a patio with panoramic views over the adjoining area.The cottage makes an ideal base for exploring South West Scotland either by car, bike or on foot.
The Caerlaverock Wetland & Wildlife nature Reserve is only half a mile and is home to tens of thousands of geese in the winter months. There are pleasant walks from the Reserve to Caerlaverock Castle which has many events organised by Historic Scotland through the summer months, including enactments of battles and sieges which this principal castle of Dumfriesshire saw in its heyday in the 13th century. Excellent walks and biking routes are available in the Forestry Commission woodlands including the 7Stanes Routes the closest of which are at Mabie Forest and Ae Forest these routes provide trails for all abilities.

Outdoor pursuits for all are freely available including of course numerous golf courses so if you wish you can play a different course every day and for a challenge there is the championship Southerness Links Course. All types of fishing are available including taster sessions at activity centres such as Alderneuk, near Dumfries.

Damage Deposit £150
Bankswood is let weekly Friday - Friday or Monday - Monday. Short breaks are accepted for either 3 nights Friday - Monday, or 4 nights Monday - Friday outside school holiday periods, during school holidays, short breaks are accepted on the same basis if booked within 28 days of arrival

Accommodation for 6 over 1 floor: Lounge with wood burning stove; Dining Room (with French doors to patio); Kitchen; 2 Double Bedrooms; Twin Bedroom; Bathroom; Utility/Shower room with walk in shower & WC

Services: Eco Electric Heating & Electricity included * Bed linen & towels are provided * Washing Machine * Tumble Dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge & Freezer * Electric Oven & Hob * Microwave * initial supply of fuel for wood burning stove * Wifi * TV with DVD Player * CD Player * Cot & Highchair * Parking * Bicycle Storage * Enclosed Garden with Patio & Furniture * Pets welcome.

EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week.


Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Open Fire/Stove
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Showers - 2
  • Double Beds - 2
  • Twin Bedrooms - 1
  • Single Beds - 2
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • CD Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl - Initial supply of fuel provided

External Features

  • Garden Enclosed
  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Fishing

Please note that this video includes footage of the following properties -

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Fisherman Cottage | Sleeps 6
Bankswood Cottage | Sleeps 6
Rowan Brae | Sleeps 6
Hollins Cottage | Sleeps 4

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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 of £18, 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 £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
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