NEW TO THE MARKET FOR 2024 ideal for exploring this unspoilt part of Scotland
Craigielea Cottage is located in the quiet hamlet of Braehead, near Newton Stewart offering modern, comfortable and cosy accommodation for 6 with views across open farmland to the Galloway Hills, the Cree Estuary and out to sea. The conservatory is the perfect place to relax after a day of adventuring to discover the many delights of this wonderful coastline and contrasting landscapes of natural beauty.
The cottage is an excellent base for exploring this unspoilt part of Scotland. Forest walks for all abilities are readily available in the nearby Galloway Forest Park, Britain's first designated Dark Sky Park, and the UK’s largest forest.
South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of the outdoor and recreational pursuits. The area is renowned for golf, birdwatching, fishing, walking and the many beautiful gardens of South West Scotland. Logan Botanic Gardens, Castle Kennedy and Threave Gardens are all within easy reach as well as many smaller gardens and nurseries.
An ideal destination for active families, the local area is a natural playground. A short drive takes you to Cairnsmore of Fleet National Nature Reserve, one of the wildest areas within South West Scotland and a site of Special Scientific Interest within the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. The area boasts a wide range of wildlife habitats with peregrine falcon, hen harriers and red deer often seen and is a wildlife enthusiasts paradise. Not for the faint hearted is the Graham from which the reserve takes its name – Cairnsmore of Fleet, rising 711m in elevation, from the top are the most spectacular views which on a clear day can include the Isle of Man and Ailsa Craig off the Ayrshire coast.
Nearby Newton Stewart offers all the usual facilities of a small rural town including numerous places for eating out, a cinema, swimming pool at the Merrick Leisure Centre and supermarkets.
Bladnoch Whisky Distillery, one of Scotland's oldest with its Visitor Centre and cafe are just a 2 minute drive away, where you can take a tour of the distillery and estate. Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town is only 3 miles from the cottage, and hosts regular events including the extremely popular Book Festival each Autumn. Slightly further afield is Port Logan Fish Pond, a 200 year old sea fish larder near Port Logan home to wide variety of local marine life and has a fascinating history.
Dumfries and Galloway as a whole is renowned for its unspoilt beaches. Whether you travel east or west from the cottage, a day on the coast never fails to please, with some of the most popular destinations including Mossyard, Garlieston, Monreith, Sandhead and Ardwell Bay.
POSTCODE: DG8 9AH
Craigielea accepts bookings with an any day arrival (except Wednesdays) for a minimum of 2 nights.
£150 Damage Deposit
STL Licence: DG01141F
Accommodation for 6 on one level: Level access to Entrance door into open plan living space with fully fitted Kitchen, Dining area and Sitting room area with Smart TV and views across open farmland to the sea in the distance; One step up from Kitchen to Conservatory with views across the Cree Estuary, the Galloway Hills and out to sea with access to rear garden; Spacious family Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, wash basin and WC; Hallway leading from the kitchen/Dining area to twin and double bedrooms both with Smart TV and a Cloakroom with WC and wash basin. The third double bedroom also with Smart TV is accessed from the Sitting area.
Outside: Gravelled parking area; Garden to rear with gravelled patio and grassed area.
Services: Electricity and Oil central heating included * Bed Linen & Towels provided * Electric oven & hob * Microwave * Fridge Freezer * Dishwasher * washing Machine * Nespresso Coffee Machine (please supply your own pods) * Wifi * 4 x Smart TV’s * Travel Cot & High Chair * Parking for 2 cars * Sorry we are unable to accept pets