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Southern Scotland
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
4 Guests
2 Dogs


Chatelherault offers spacious and comfortable country living perfect for a romantic escape or fabulous family holiday in a traditional semi detached cottage with open fields to the rear and the chance to see stunning starscapes at night. The cottage has a peaceful setting in the small village of Ruthwell making it ideal for a restful holiday but with all the excellent outdoor activities that are available close by, it may be that you only get to rest in the evening by the gas fuelled stove in the sitting room.
The local area is renowned for the vast flocks of wintering wildfowl on the Solway Firth mud flats, reserves at Caerlaverock and Mersehead give wonderful opportunities to get closer to the the mesmerising flocks of tens of thousands of geese. The reserves also offer guided nature trails in the summer when the geese are away.

Scotland's history and heritage is close by with the first Savings Bank having been established in 1820 in the village, Brow Well (chalybeate spring) was renowned for the assumed healing qualities of its waters, especially amongst residents of Dumfries, Robert Burns came to stay in the nearby Brow Inn (demolished in 1863) on 4 July 1796 to seek a cure for what we now know was rhumatic fever on the advice of his doctor. Ruthwell Cross, housed within Ruthwell Church is thought to date back to around AD 680, this magnificent cross is one of the most famous and elaborate Anglo-Saxon monumental sculptures. In the nearby village of Ecclefechan is the birthplace of Thomas Carlyle who was a prolific writers and social commentators of the 19th century, his house is open to the public through National Trust For Scotland. Robert Bruce had a big influence on the local area and his statue can be seen in Lochmaben with his cave in Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfries also has sites connected with Bruce's historic activities which include Castle Dykes Park above the River Nith.

The Solway Firth has many excellent the beaches with the nearest being at Powfoot, and numerous woodlands and forests to explore including Mabie Forest on the far side of the Nith Estuary, all of which are within a 30 minute drive. There's plenty to tire younger family members out, with Mabie Farm Park, Dalscone Farm Fun and Moat Brae, the inspiration for J M Barrie's Peter Pan all worth a visit and promising a relaxing evening for adults! The area also offers superb opportunities for outdoor activities both along the Solway coast and also inland where there is a great variety of river walks through to the hilltops giving magnificent panoramas to enjoy. There are numerous golf courses with great variety ranging from sea shore courses at near by Powfoot or slightl.y further afield Southerness which contrast with the sheltered Hoddam Castle riverside course. The choice of other outdoor activities is almost endless and includes fishing, horse riding, water sports and mountain biking all of which are within easy reach.

Postcode: DG1 4NN
Damage Deposit £150
Chatelerhault accepts bookings with changeover days being on a Monday or a Friday. Short breaks are welcome throughout the year for either 3 nights Friday to Monday or 4 nights Monday to Friday

Accommodation for four on one level: 1 step to Sun Room/Dining room; step up to Hall; Kitchen; Sitting room with gas fired stove; Bathroom bath and separate shower; Double bedroom; Twin bedroom.
Services: Central heating & Electricity included * Bed linen & Towels Provided * Gas fired stove* Washing machine * Fridge * Freezer * Microwave * Electric Cooker *Coffee machine * Smart TV * Parking for 2 cars *Garden (not fully enclosed) Patio with furniture * WIFI * 2 dogs welcome
Extras: £25 per dog per week


Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Internet
  • Garden

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Double Beds
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • TV
  • Heating Cost Incl

External Features

  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking - For 2 cars

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Beach Walk
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking
  • Mountain 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 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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