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Knowehead Cottage

St John's Town of Dalry
Southern Scotland
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
10 Guests
2 Dogs

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
Knowehead Cottage is let weekly Saturday to Saturday, sorry we are unable to accept short breaks.
Damage Deposit £150
STL Licence:

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 * Bed linen and towels are provided * Open fire with logs provided * Washing Machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge and Freezer * Microwave * TV and DVD Player * CD Player * Wifi * Travel Cot* High Chair* Parking * Enclosed garden with furniture * Patio * Bicycle Storage * Pets welcome * NO SMOKING
Extras: £25 charge per dog/week. Maximum 2 dogs.

The maximum number of adults permitted in any party is 6, Families, mixed groups and couples only
2. Open water of Loch adjoins garden so care and attention must be given to supervise young children.

3. 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
4. Domestic water is provided by a modern, privater borehole supply


Key Features

  • Pets Allowed - 2
  • Open Fire/Stove
  • Internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Water View

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Double Beds
  • Bunk Room - 6 bunk beds
  • Single Beds - 3 sets of bunk beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • CD Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl

External Features

  • Garden Enclosed - note loch adjoins outside the house garden
  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking


  • Level Access

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Woodland walks
  • Wildlife trails
  • Hill walking
  • Mountain View
  • Sailing/water sports

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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 £20, 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 £20 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
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