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Birds Nest

Gatehouse of Fleet
Southern Scotland
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
1 Dogs

A WELCOME RETURN TO BIRDS NEST now under new ownership with availability from summer 2024

Bird’s Nest is a luxurious and cosy seaside bothy, just a short stroll from the shores of Carrick Bay. Carrick Bay enjoys an amazing rural setting as well as providing a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Carrick shore is a place of unspoilt natural beauty boasting a picturesque sandy beach.
An ideal romantic retreat, this open plan space with wood burning stove offers year-round accommodation all on one level for two. The private, raised deck area provides the ideal spot for al fresco dining and enjoying the views.

Located approximately 5 miles from the picturesque small rural town of Gatehouse of Fleet which provides numerous opportunities for eating out - we highly recommend The Galloway Lodge for breakfast or lunch and The Ship Inn offers great food and beer! small shops, a delightful and testing nine-hole golf course, tennis courts, river and loch fishing. Historical attractions are Cardoness Castle, a late 15th-century fortified tower house that was the ancient seat of the McCullochs, and the ruins of Anwoth Church with its atmospheric graveyard, complete with Covenanter graves.

Slightly further afield but well worth a visit are; Kirkcudbright known as the Artist's Town due to its links with the Glasgow Boys and Girls. The town is also home to the Dark Sky Planetarium, Kirkcudbright Galleries, NTS Broughton House & Garden, former home of E.A. Hornel, a cookery school, community run swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, and an array of independent shops and eateries.

There are numerous nearby attractions and activities for both adults and children, including Cream o' Galloway where you can participate in ice cream and cheese making workshops, stroll round their nature trails and of course enjoy delicious ice cream afterwards. Slightly further afield is Galloway Activity Centre which offers both land and water-based activities on the shores of Loch Ken. The Galloway Forest, Britain’s first Dark Sky Park is close by for excellent star gazing with the forest offering endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits from hiking, horse riding, fishing, clay pigeon shooting to name a few.
Bird’s Nest offers beautiful night views of Galloway’s dark skies through the four Velux windows above the bed which have remote opening and closing blinds.

Postcode: DG7 2DT

Bird’s Nest accepts bookings with a Monday or Friday arrival. Short break are welcome throughout the year for either 3 nights from a Friday or 4 nights from a Monday.
Damage Deposit: £150
STL: DG00868F


Accommodation for two on one level: Open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen/Super King Bedroom (which can become a twin on request, please state your preference at the time of booking), Bathroom with shower over bath.

Services: Central heating * Bed Linen and Towels * Wood Burning Stove * TV with Freeview * Wi-fi * Private Deck with fabulous sea views * Fridge/Freezer * Microwave with grill * Two Ring Electric Hob * Nespresso Coffee Machine * Charcoal BBQ * Chiminea * Garden Furniture * Cot and High Chair available on request * Parking * One Dog welcome (additional charge applies)

Note: There is no oven in Birds Nest

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Pets Allowed
Open Fire/Stove
Sea View
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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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