Kenmure Kennels ensures privacy and peace for a perfect rural escape with views down Loch Ken to the hills beyond. The spacious accommodation is over two floors and includes both a snug and more formal sitting room together with a separate suite of double bedroom; single room and bathroom making the house a superb holiday base for both family and large group holidays.
There is direct access via a short walk from the house to the shores of Little Kenmure Loch which leads into Loch Ken, a popular water sports location and perfect for wild swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding and sailing. The ruins of Kenmure Castle are close to the house and walks from the door lead to the Galloway Forest and back to the Royal Burgh of New Galloway. Please note that dogs should be kept on leads due to farm stock and wildlife.
The house is on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park making it a superb location for star gazing as it is one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the UK.
New Galloway is full of character is the smallest Royal Burgh in the country, it has a busy arts centre and an excellent community run Deli, good selection of cafes and tea rooms and Inns for eating out. Castle Douglas which is the areas main Market Town is a 20 minute drive with a good range of independent shops, delis, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Outdoor activities are numerous and with the Galloway Forest Park on the doorstep which is ideal for biking with easy access to all the 7Stanes trails and walking, so you are spoilt for choice. If you prefer coastal walks the Solway Firth's empty beaches and captivating cliffs are close to hand. A full range of water sports are available at Loch Ken including sailing, canoeing, fishing and the Galloway Activity Centre offers hire and teaching facilities for both land and water based activities.
Galloway is often described as the forgotten gem of Scotland with its wide open spaces, numerous lochs, open moorland, forests, beaches as well as great facilities for walking, horse riding and cycling and other outdoor pursuits such as golf, fishing and shooting not to mention the chance to see the 10,000s of wintering geese or the wonderful Red Kites at any time of year and not to mention the chance to see a golden eagle if you are very lucky.
Postcode: DG7 3RZ
Kenmure Kennels accepts bookings with an any day arrival and short breaks are welcome throughout the year.
Damage Deposit £250 (Unfortunately we are unable to facilitate the Damage Waiver Fee on this property, please select the Refundable Damage Deposit)
STL Licence: DG00185F
Accommodation for 14 over two floors:
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall; Hallway with stairs to First Floor; Cloak room with Gun Cabinet by arrangement; Drawing room with wood burning stove and views to Loch Ken; step up to Snug Sitting room; Front Hall with Stairs to First Floor bedroom suite; Coat and Boot Room with door to garden seating area; Dining room seating 14 with views to Loch Ken; Large fitted kitchen with breakfast area for 10; Utility room with stairs to First floor.
First floor: Landing; Double bedroom; two bunk bedrooms (suitable for small adults); Single bedroom; Principal bedroom with Super King size bed and views to Loch Ken and en suite bathroom room with over bath Rain shower; Twin bedroom with view to Loch Ken; Family Shower room with walk in shower.
First floor suite: Accessed by stair from Front Hall; Double bedroom with view to Loch Ken; Single bedroom with view to Loch Ken; Bathroom.
Outside: Extensive garden grounds including a large gravel parking area for 4 cars and provision for bike/canoe storage in the garage, together with wet weather gear.
Facilities: Heating and electricity included * Wood burning stove with the first nights logs included * Bed linen & Towels included * Washing Machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge Freezer * Electric cooker and microwave * Nesspresso Vertuo Coffee Machine (please bring your own pods) * 2 TV's * Wi-fi * Cot and High chair * Bicycle and Kayak storage * Garden with seating * 2 dogs welcome * Car parking for 4 cars
Extras: £25 per dog/week.
Extra basket of Logs if required £25 per week payable at the house and must be pre ordered with the House Manager
Veg Box if required £15 per week payable at the house and must be pre ordered with the House Manager
Note: All beds are made up using feather duvets and pillows, non allergenic bedding can be provided and should be requested this at the time of booking. Bookings only accepted for family groups or a group of couples with a lead guest aged 22 or older. No single sex groups & no parties allowed without prior agreement. Dogs must be kept on the ground floor of the house and in the Entrance Hall at night. There will be a minimum £50 cleaning fee if dogs are found to have been in bedrooms or on furnishings.