Courtyard cottage enjoys a sunny sheltered spot close to the River Dee and offers rural holiday accommodation in a super location within Hensol Estate, ensuring peace and quiet for a wonderful holiday. The cottage is located behind the main house, above the former steading with its own BBQ area opposite the property offering stunning views along the river, making it an ideal place to sit on quiet summer evenings enjoying the sunshine and local wildlife which includes Red Squirrels, Deer and even the chance to see a Red Kite. On the estate there are also two RSPB Bird Hides which are open to the public.
The cottage is close to the Red Kite trail and within easy reach of the Galloway Forest park, nominated Britain's first ever Dark Sky Park due to the low levels of light pollution. It is an excellent centre for walking, mountain biking, bird watching, wild flower study, fishing and sailing, and on a clear night offers fantastic opportunities for star gazing, the cottage is also within easy reach of the Solway coast with its numerous beaches and fine headlands. Coarse fishing is available (charges apply) on the River Dee which runs through the estate and also on nearby Woodhall Loch. Fishing also available, by permit, on Loch Ken. Other water sports available on the Estate include free wild swimming, with the owners able to provide kayaks, Canadian canoes and paddle boards at an additional charge, it is also possible to hire the services of qualified instructors if required.
The local towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright are close by and the area boasts numerous sites of historic and cultural interest including Threave Castle together with National Trust for Scotland property at Threave and Broughton House & Garden in Kirkcudbright. Other sites of interest can be found at Cairn Holy standing stones, Cardoness, Carsluith Castles and Dumfries House within easy driving distance.
Post Code: DG7 2NE
Courtyard Cottage accepts weekly bookings with either a Monday or a Friday arrival. Short breaks are accepted on the basis of either arriving on a Monday for 4 nights or arriving on a Friday for either 2 or 3 nights throughout the year.
Damage Deposit £150
Accommodation for 4 all on 1 level: 3 steps up to Entrance porch; Sitting room with electric stove; Kitchen with Dining area; Double Bedroom; Twin Bedroom; Bathroom with over bath shower.
Services: Electricity and Electric Central Heating is included * Bed linen and towels provided * Electric Oven and Hob * Dishwasher * Microwave * Fridge with small (2 shelf) Freezer * Electric Log effect stove * TV * Cot & High Chair available on request * Bicycle storage * Parking * Outside seating area with garden furniture and BBQ * Sorry no dogs permitted
Extras:- Please note that additional charges apply per rod for fishing on the River Dee and Woodhall Loch and that a permit is required for Loch Ken. There are also charges for launching canoes and kayaks from the Estate and this should be arranged directly with the owner.