Knochendoch provides spacious family holiday accommodation set in extensive private garden grounds with panoramic views to Loch Kindar and beyond and easy access to local attractions such as the fabulous gardens at Arbigland House and Carsethorn Beach. The house nestles at the foot of Criffel one to the highest peaks in southern Scotland and there is direct access to paths leading to the summit and also the prominent Waterloo Monument that stands above the village of New Abbey. The picturesque village of New Abbey is only a short drive, as is the county town of Dumfries which provides good shopping and recreational facilities., although only a small village, it has excellent facilities including a hotel; a tea room and several historic sites including the famous Sweetheart Abbey; a historic Corn Mill which is open to visitors and the nearby Shambellie House runs frequent photographic exhibitions. The coast is just a short drive and easily accessible at Carsethorn with excellent beaches linking along the Solway Firth to Southerness, where there are good pubs for "refreshments" and food at both Carserthorn and Sotherness.
Outdoor pursuits are well catered for in the local area including within a short drive towards Dumfries is the Forestry Commission Mabie Forest Park with extensive walks and trails and one of the main stages on the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Network. Mabie Farm Park is on the edge of the forest and has indoor and outdoor facilities for all the family. Nearby, in the other direction along the coast road that follows the Solway Firth offering a plethora of beaches is the RSPB reserve at Mersehead and Southerness with its 18 hole championship links golf course. Continuing along the coast road you drive through a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the popular seaside villages of Kippford and Rockcliffe with it's popular sandy beach. Alternatively, just relax in the lounge taking in the spectacular views from the house.
Postcode: DG2 8DH
Damage Deposit £150
Knockendoch can accommodate stays on an any day arrival basis with short breaks welcome throughout the year
“Thank you, we had a lovely family holiday at Knockendoch. Beautiful house with everything you could need. Impressed there were even kitchen scales and a lemon squeezer! Our stay was super and we would definitely recommend the house and return ourselves. The sun room with the beautiful view of the loch was my favourite part! Great for waking the dogs and visiting the beach and we even cycled into Dumfries one day.” July 2020
Accommodation for 10 on one level: Flight of steps up from the drive to Entrance sun porch for coats and boots; Hallway; Sitting room with views to Loch Kindar; Sun room with double sofa bed and views to Loch Kindar; Kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility area; Dining room with table seating 10; Conservatory to rear; Master bedroom with Super King Bed and ensuite 'Jack & Jill' shower room; Double Bedroom; two bedrooms with Zip & Link beds which can be made up as twins or double, please let us know your preference when booking; Family bathroom with over bath shower.
Basement level: Double Garage with car charger, dart board and ping pong table. Drying / boiler room to rear of garage.
Facilities: Central heating cost included * Wood Burning Stove with initial fuel provided * Bed linen and towels provided * Washing machine * Drier * Electric cooker and oven * Microwave * American Fridge/Freezer * Coffee Machine * Dishwasher * Smart Television with Netflix * DVD player * Wifi * Cot and High Chair * Spacious enclosed garden with barbecue and patio furniture * Ample parking for 4 cars * Bicycle storage * No smoking permitted * 2 dogs welcome
Extras: £20 per dog per week.