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Kirkbride Old Steading

Location:
Castle Douglas
,
Southern Scotland
 
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
6 Guests
No Dogs
In search of somewhere for rest and relaxation? Interested in getting out and about? In either case you will find that this converted steading is the ideal base.
This cosy cottage is set in beautiful countryside halfway between the splendid independent shops of Castle Douglas, known locally as 'The Food Town' and the Artists Town of Kirkcudbright, with its busy harbour and fishing fleet. In a peaceful though not remote location, easily accessed, and well situated for exploring Galloway's hills, forests and interesting coast on foot, on a bike or by car. There is an ample private garden, occasionally overlooked by sheep!
There are plentiful opportunities to explore the local area including the historic Broughton House & Garden in Kirkcudbright which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Leisure pursuits in the area include plentiful golfing opportunities including 18 hole courses at Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright with many other 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses available nearby including the Links Championship course at Southerness. The Forestry Commission 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails are located throughout the region with the nearest being at Dalbeattie Forest about a 20 minute drive away a little further afield are the trails in the Galloway Forest Park (Britain's first designated Dark Sky Park). There are plethoras of walking opportunities within a short drive including beach, cliff top, forrest and for those who seek something more strenuous, hill walks. Course and sea fishing are readily available throughout the area.
In autumn and winter large numbers of the Svalbard population of barnacle geese arrive at the RSPB Mersehead Reserve on the Solway Coast giving an unrivalled chance to see these amazing birds and other winter visitors - more information at : http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/m/mersehead/index.aspx . The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Centre at Caerlaverock, near Dumfries is also well worth a visit.
For the young at heart (and not so young) a visit to Cream O'Galloway should be considered with its adventure playground for all ages, farm tours, ice cream (you can have a go at making your own), pond dipping and wildlife walks are just a taster of what is available. The Cocoa Bean Factory is a must for all young chocoholics, where chocolate workshops are held daily, indoor and outdoor play areas, a cafe and a shop are on offer. For older children and adults, Galloway Activity Centre offers many water based activities including Sailing and Kayaking, land based activities are also offered. Laggan Outdoor offers activities including one of the longest Zip Wires in Europe, Segway Adventure tours, Mountain Balling and Clay Pigeon Shooting to name a few.
Post Code: DG7 1SU
For parties of 2 or less a 25% discount will be applied to any full week booked (exclusive of any other offer)
Short breaks are welcome outside High & Peak periods
Damage Deposit £150

Visitors Comments
"Heavenly two weeks in this lovely cottage - warm and welcoming, peace and sunshine. A 'must see': splendid new gallery in Kirkcudbright Town Hall." W and C Greenwell, Sunderland. June 2018

Accommodation for 6 on one floor: Large Lounge/Dining room with multi-fuel stove; Kitchen/breakfast room; Rear lobby; Shower room; Three steps up to corridor leading to 1 Double; 2 Twins; Bathroom.
Services: Oil central heating * Multi fuel stove with fuel provided * Bed linen is provided, but NOT towels (these can be hired from the Caretaker at an additional charge) * Washing machine * Dishwasher * Fridge freezer * Electric cooker and Microwave * Phone for incoming, local and emergency calls * T.V with DVD player * Cot and High chair * Parking * Enclosed garden with furniture and BBQ * NO SMOKING * NO PETS * Shops and eating out 5 miles *
For additional accommodation Kirkbride House KI12ST (sleeps 10) is next door.
Special Note:
1. The cottage is on a working farm so care must be taken around farm machinery and stock.
2. The cottage is let on a strictly no pets allowed policy
 

Key Features

  • Open Fire/Stove
  • Garden

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Showers - 1
  • Double Beds - 1
  • Twin Bedrooms - 2
  • Single Beds - 4
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl
  • Telephone

External Features

  • Garden Enclosed
  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking
  • Bbq

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Fishing
 
 

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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.
 

Special Offers


Start Date: Sat 24 Aug 2019
End Date: Sat 31 Aug 2019

Peak Season Savings!

All remaining weeks in July & August have been discounted by 10% 

7 nights now only £ 513.40 ! 

Sleeping up to 6 with a Double and 2 twin bedrooms, it's a great choice for all the family. 

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