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Barscobe Castle

Castle Douglas
Southern Scotland
9 Guests
5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2 Dogs
Please note that bookings for Barscobe Castle will remain provisional until they have been approved by the owner. If you have any queries, then please call us on 01556 504030.

Barscobe Castle dates from the 1648 and provides luxury accommodation for 9 in a truly authentic historical building.
The Castle is listed Grade A by Historic Scotland as having features of outstanding architectural importance. While staying you will be able to enjoy the castles features including Great Hall, rough solid stone circular stairway and imagine the tempestuous times of the Scottish Covenanter wars which necessitated the need for such fortified tower houses. The castle was built by William MacLellan who was a leading Covenanter and part of the Pentland rising, later murdered by a Covenanter associate after MacLellan changed allegiance from the Covenanters to the Crown to avoid being hung drawn and quartered.
Belaying its previous rough life, the castle now offers all necessary facilities for you to have a wonderful stay and superb family holiday. These include a beautiful modern kitchen with dining area on the ground floor; the Great Hall is at the 'safe' first floor level and provides a large space for all to relax in while enjoying its historic atmosphere with a wooden floor, low beamed ceiling and original large inglenook fireplace and open fire.

There is a large expanse of garden ground adjoining the Castle which is quietly and privately positioned on the 800 acre Barscobe Estate. There are pleasant walks over the Estate along the level track to Barscobe Loch or woodland paths to discover the impressive waterfalls in Garple Glen (watch the path edges) and for the fit a rough walk to the top of Barscobe Hill giving panoramic views over the countryside (enjoy the view while you catch your breath). Trout fishing is available on the Loch.
The Castle makes a great spot for star gazing but more organised events arrangements for this may be found at Kiroughtree Visitor Centre in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park itself. The Park also provides superb opportunities for enjoying all outdoor pursuits such as walking mountain biking and wonderful wildlife including Red Deer, Red Kite, if lucky a Golden Eagle, kingfishers, Otters and many more. The nearby Solway coast boasts many quiet and peaceful beaches, together with all the water sports that you would expect. Loch Ken, just 5 miles, has specialist centres for water-skiing, sailing and water based activity centre.
The local area provides much of interest for days out including historical sites such as Threave Castle, Castle Douglas, Dumfries House, Cumnock or following the various Rabbie Burns trails. Taking time to explore the small Galloway towns like New Galloway, just 4 miles away on the other side of the valley or Kirkcudbright on the Dee Estuary is also well worth doing.

Security Deposit £450
(Unfortunately we are unable to facilitate the Damage Waiver Fee on this property, please select the Refundable Damage Deposit)
Barscobe Castle works with flexible arrival days. Short breaks are accepted throughout the year for a minimum of 3 nights, please contact us with your requirements.

Accommodation for 9 over four floors with rough circular stone stair.
Ground Floor: Kitchen with dining area
Castle first floor: Great Hall Sitting room;
First Floor Annexe: Stairs from Kitchen hall leading to King size double bed, with en-suite shower room
Castle Second Floor: Master bedroom, with king size double bed, with en-suite bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; Bunk bedroom with full size bunks; shower room,
Castle Third Floor: twin bedroom and single bedroom

Services: Central heating * Aga* Open fire (initial supply of logs)* Bed linen & Towels included * Washing Machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge * Freezer * Microwave * Telephone, Honesty System * Mobile reception * Freeview T.V. *DVD * Wifi * High chair * Bicycle storage * Garden with patio furniture * 2 dogs welcome (please note dogs are not allowed on the carpeted bedroom floors. They are allowed in the Kitchen and Great Hall (sitting room)).

Extras: Extra Logs, if required, £20 per week. £25 per dog/week.

Special note: Bookings are only accepted for Families and couples. Stag parties, hen parties or the like are strictly forbidden and entry to the property will be refused.

Note: Private Water Supply and Farm Traffic nearby. The castle walls are 4 foot thick and can cause difficulties in reception with broadband and mobile phone usage. Mobile phone coverage is limited

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Pets Allowed
Open Fire/Stove
Bicycle Storage
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Note: Security Deposit £450 note damage waiver option not available on this property
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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 £20 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.

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