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Castle Douglas
Southern Scotland
8 Guests
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
2 Dogs
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME THIS SPACIOUS COTTAGE TO OUR PORTFOLIO ideal for large families or friends to get together

Ceardach is a charming and spacious cottage nestled in the quiet village of Gelston, just 2 miles away from the bustling market town of Castle Douglas. This is the perfect destination for those seeking tranquillity, comfort, and experience rural Scotland.
The spacious accommodation is ideal for larger family groups or friends to get together. With four generous sized bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor with an ensuite shower room makes it an ideal base for a multi generation holiday.
The garden to the rear of the cottage, along with its extensive patio is the ideal place to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun and relax after a long day exploring the area, whilst listening to birdsong taking in the surrounding countryside views across the fields. It is equally as beautiful on a cold, crisp clear winter's night to enjoy some amazing star gazing.
Although in a rural location, Ceardach is less than a 5-minute drive from Castle Douglas. The small, rural market town is known as the ‘Food Town’ offering a wide range of amenities. These include a range of interesting independent shops, art galleries, a community run theatre which doubles as a cinema, cafes, restaurants & pubs, a swimming pool, a 9-hole golf course, and a small independent brewery.

Ceardach is centrally located in the superb outstanding scenic area of South West Scotland including the Solway Coast making it perfect for enjoying the outstanding sandy beaches and cliff top walks within a 20-minute drive. Water sports are available on the Solway and also on nearby Loch Ken at the Galloway Activity Centre. Fishing is available locally, whether it be Game, Course or Sea fishing. The National Trust for Scotland's Threave Estate is close by where the House and surrounding gardens offer an oasis of tranquillity. The Estate offers the chance to see Ospreys at work in the summer months and Threave Castle which is located on an island surrounded by the river Dee. For the naturalist there are a number of Core Paths around Threave Estate which offer fascinating views of the surrounding countryside and wetlands, with the Red Kite Trail also close to the town and slightly further afield are the nationally important wildfowl reserves of Mersehead and Caerlaverock.

With this being Scotland, golf is never far away and numerous 18-hole courses are within easy reach including the challenging Southerness links course. Sections of the Forestry Scotland 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails are easily accessible, the nearest being in Dalbeattie, with Kirroughtree near Newton Stewart and both Ae and Mabie near Dumfries within an easy Drive. Nearby Kirkcudbright is

For the younger generation, Ernespie Farm offers both indoor and outdoor play areas along with a café with delicious offerings for all ages. Slightly further afield is The Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory which has both indoor & outdoor play areas and offers Chocolate Making workshops; Cream o’ Galloway where you can partake of their renown ice cream, wander around their nature trails, or participate in an Ice Cream making workshop; The Wee Pottery and the Dark Sky Planetarium in Kirkcudbright or a visit to Moat Brae, the former home of J M Barrie, author of Peter Pan in Dumfries along with numerous connections to Rabbie Burns, the national Baird which can be found around the area are ideal for the days with less inclement weather.


Ceardach accepts bookings with a Monday or Friday arrival throughout the year.
£150 Damage Deposit
STL Licence: DG00615F

Accommodation for 8 over 2 floors: Ground floor; Kitchen; Dining Room; Living Room; Double Bedroom with ensuite shower room, with Toilet and Wash Basin; Cloakroom with Toilet and Wash Basin; Utility Room; Hallway with stairs to First Floor: Two King size bedrooms; Double Bedroom; Family Bathroom with Bath, separate Shower Cubicle, Toilet and Wash Basin.

Services: Oil central heating and Electricity included * Bed Linen and Towels provided * Electric oven & hob * Microwave * Fridge Freezer * Dishwasher * Washing Machine * Smart TV * Wifi * Travel Cot & High Chair * Patio with garden furniture * Enclosed Garden * 2 Dogs welcome *(Additional charges apply) Off road parking for 4 cars

Note: There is a step in the garden.

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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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