Knowehead Cottage is a newly renovated family holiday home offering spacious well furnished accommodation with a superb views from all rooms over Loch Kendoon. The cottage is in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park ensuring peace and tranquillity together with wildlife on the doorstep; if you are looking for stars, red squirrels, stags and ospreys look no further! The spacious accommodation includes a wonderful dining area with picture windows giving breathtaking views of the loch and hills beyond, out side there is a plenty of space for al fresco dining and star gazing to enjoy the best that the Dark Sky Park offers.There is direct access to Forestry Commission trails to allow unrivalled opportunities for outdoor pursuits and seeing the wildlife of the area including Red Kites, Ospreys and even possibly Golden Eagles. The Ospreys regularly visit the loch and near by Loch Doon also has an Osprey observatory with a web cam link to the local nest.
Although in a rural setting the market towns of Castle Douglas and Ayr are both within easy reach together with the superb beaches along the Solway Firth and Clyde Coast.
South West Scotland offers superb opportunities for exploring Scotland's heritage.This includes the deserted village of Polmaddie which is only about 2 miles further into the forest park from the cottage. This site is maintained by the Forestry Commission with full information boards. Fishing is available at many locations close to the cottage as are the well know 7stanes mountain bike trails. The many famous sites relating to both King Robert the Bruce and Rabbie Burns are close by including easy access to the Burns trail and birthplace museum. Robert I, known as Robert the Bruce, was the Scottish king who secured Scotland's independence from England in 1324, his statue stands at the centre of Lochmaben.
Postcode: DG7 3TD
Let weekly Saturday to Saturday, short breaks are welcome throughout the year
Damage Deposit £150
Accommodation for 10 over two floors: Ground Floor: Open plan Dining Room with sun lounge and patio doors to garden and outside seating; Kitchen with small dinning area; Snug sitting room with open fire and bench seating, , Bathroom with over bath shower, Bunk bedroom for 6 with two full size bunks and four 5'9" bunks. First Floor: Galloway Landing with half steps to bedrooms (take care); Master bedroom with ensuite shower room, Double bedroom.
Facilities: Central Heating * Please note that Bed linen and towels are NOT provided * Open fire with logs provided * Washing Machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge and Freezer * Microwave * TV and DVD Player * CD Player * Wifi * Parking * Enclosed garden with furniture * Patio * Bicycle Storage * Pets welcome * NO SMOKING
Extras: £20 charge per dog/week. Maximum 2 dogs.
1. Open water of Loch adjoins garden so care and attention must be given to supervise young children.
2. The Fishing the Fishing on the Loch is private and only available to members of the Angling Club. NO fishing is allowed from the Shore line. Other activities open swimming and canoeing are allowed on the Loch and the are shallow landing sites