Bush of Craigs is a spacious family holiday home perfect for extended families and groups looking for a peaceful holiday in Scotland's stunning countryside, the large farmhouse in it’s own grounds with views over the rolling Dumfriesshire landscape and is perfect for a get together with family and friends. The house is close to Dumfries, capital of South West Scotland and the history of Robert Bruce and Rabbie Burns can be explored together with all that the area has to offer such as Caerlaverock Castle and Caerlaverock Estate home to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve.
Bush of Craigs has large rooms making it a spacious holiday base from which Scotland’s rich history can be fully explored in Dumfries and the surrounding area with sites connected to Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns with one of his houses and his farm, Ellisland just 5 miles to the north at Holywood. Drumlanrig Castle is just a bit further north at Thornhill on the road towards Ayr.
Dunfries has more recent literary connections through J.M. Barrie. The gardens of Moat Brae House were ‘enchanted lands’ to him which inspired the world of Peter Pan. Moat Brae is now an excellent visitor centre open to the public to inspire the Peter Pan in everyone (you are never too old to be enchanted). Dumfries also has a full range of shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy light refreshment after exploring the town.
The area has opportunities for all sorts of outdoor pursuits both along the shores of the Solway Firth and inland with the peaceful forests and spectacular hills. There is easy access to the Mabie Forest paths and Mountain Bike Trails and the area has excellent salmon fishing on the river Nith, wildfowl on Solway Firth and excellent golf courses at Dumfries and slightly further afield to the links championship course at Southerness.
Post Code DG1 4QR
Damage Deposit £150
Let weekly Monday to Monday or Friday to Friday. Short breaks are welcome all year round on the basis of Monday to Friday and Friday to Monday bookings
Our family of 7 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bush of Craigs. The large, spacious house (much bigger than in the pictures) was comfortable, spotless and well furnished with everything we needed with plenty of living space for a large family. The huge garden was a delight for the children to run and play safely, all set within the beautiful and peaceful countryside. With easy access to places to visit, the house was in a great location to enjoy the countryside, beaches and Dumfries. The house exceeded our expectations and felt like a home from home.
We would give it a 5 star rating. Mrs K July 2021.
Bush of Craigs is a fantastic holiday property for a family. The location is ideal, just a few miles outside Dumfries but surrounded by farm land so you feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere - perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all.
The house itself is very spacious and comfortable and sits within a lovely safe large garden, ideal for kids to play in plenty of open space or for a sociable BBQ.
The house is very well equipped with everything you might need including Wi-fi all of which made for an easy and stress free home from home.
Having the separate large dining room, and large table, was particularly nice as it meant we could sit down to family meals together.
The owner Susan was very welcoming and friendly. She made sure we knew where everything was when we arrived and also checked in with us later in the week to ensure we were ok, yet did so without being intrusive.
I can heartily recommend Bush Of Craigs, it makes for a wonderfully relaxing holiday for a large family or group of friends. Many thanks Susan! Vincent, July 2021
Accommodation for 9 over two floors:
Ground Floor: 2 steps to Back Vestibule; Back hall; Utility Room; Bathroom with over bath shower, wash basin & WC; Kitchen/dining room; Front hall with desk; Formal Dining room seating 10; Sitting room with wood stove, Entrance Vestibule.
First Floor: Landing; Twin bedroom with extra truckle bed; Shower room; Double bedroom; King size bedroom; step down to Principal Bedroom with King size bed and en-suite shower room.
Outside: Enclosed garden; Bike store.
Services: Central heating and Electricity included * Bed linen and towels provided * Washing machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge * Freezer * Electric oven and hob * Wood burning stove * Smart TV allowing access to your own Amazon or Netflix account * WIFI * Cot and High Chair available on request * BBQ area * Enclosed garden * Garden Furniture * Dogs (maximum 2) are permitted with own bedding.
Please note that If not booking for a couples/family group then please let us know your plans as groups of singles will only be accepted with prior approval.
Extras: £20 charge per dog/week. Maximum 2 dogs