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Mackenzie House

Southern Scotland
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom

Mackenzie House has the prime spot in Kirkcudbright for seeing MacLellan's Castle as the traditional townhouse apartment looks straight out to the Castle. The house is in the original part of the “artists town” and has been in Meg Walker’s family since 1913. Meg is based in Vermont and is a well established and recognised Sculptor and Artist in her own right, as you might expect traditional Scottish and contemporary art adorns the walls.
The house retains many original features and follows the theme of the original architecture making it a spacious and comfortable holiday home for families and friends while retaining a classic and historical character.
The large corner windows in the first floor sitting room offer magical views of the Castle, the picturesque harbour and river, plus, a unique perspective of Kirkcudbright’s lively, colourful, civic parades and celebrations. It is a photographer’s dream as it is the perfect spot for capturing the busy life of the eclectic Artist and Fishing harbour town, not to mention superb views of the Castle against a backdrop of ever changing colours as the sun goes down behind it.
Meg Walker and Peter, her architect husband visit Scotland frequently, as do their family and have taken great care to ensure that the house is sympathetically cared for whilst also providing an ample kitchen/dining room with all that is needed and also a spacious family bathroom with double width shower and the original cast iron rolltop bath. The three charming bedrooms and a cloakroom are on the top floor. Wifi is available throughout the house.
The “secret” walled garden is accessed by a cobble path and is a peaceful and sunny retreat from the bustle of the town. There are views to Church which can be enjoyed while relaxing and taking in the attractive borders round the central lawn. A separate small barbecue patio ensures alfresco dining can be enjoyed and guests are free to pick both flowers and the garden fruit which includes rhubarb and apples.
Kirkcudbright is a thriving town with long established traditional shops with fresh produce, as do the restaurants, pubs and cafes – all within walking distance. Stroll to interesting small boutiques, art galleries, the harbour and the town’s recreational facilities. Short drives to lovely sandy beaches, hiking and cycling trails, sailing, fishing, birdwatching and much, much more…….

Post Code: DG6 4HZ
Mackenzie House works on an any day arrival with short breaks are welcome throughout the year

Damage Deposit £150
For groups of 4 or less there is a £25 discount per week. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Accommodation for up to 6 on three floors:
Ground floor:
Entrance porch and hall.
First floor: light airy Sitting room; Bathroom with large walk in shower, original cast iron rolltop bath, wash basin and WC; Kitchen/Dining room with granite worktops, range cooker and American style fridge/freezer and Antique dining table & chairs; Walk-in larder/storeroom with sink.
Second floor, note restricted headroom in areas: 1 King with King-size bed and additional single bed; 2 Double bedrooms (one with a standard double bed, the other with a small double bed, Note restricted headroom over beds); Toilet with WC and wash basin;
Cellar with Washer/drier and extra fridge; Bicycle storage and drying rack. Garden with furniture and charcoal barbecue.

Services: Gas central heating and electricity included* Bed linen *Please bring your own towels* Washer/Drier * Large American style fridge/freezer * Fridge * Dishwasher * Range cooker with gas hob and two electric ovens * Microwave * T.V with DVD/CD player * Mobile reception * WiFi * 2 Hairdryers * High chair * Ample on street parking * Enclosed garden with furniture * BBQ * Secure bicycle storage in the basement * NO SMOKING * NO PETS * Shops and eating out 1 minutes' walk.

Guest Testimonial:
September 2023 Maria from Bristol, United Kingdom Rating, 5 stars on Airbnb
well what a lovely place this was. we had been slightly concerned about previous reviews mentioning damp and lack of towels. we were subsequently delighted by both towels and a complete lack of damp! the kitchen had a fantastic cooker in it, a Samsung fridge freezer with ice making compartment, which amused our kids endlessly over the weekend. the bedrooms were spacious but the standout fact was its location. we were in the centre of town with a view of the castle, within walking distance of the harbor and the many beautiful cafes, restaurants and pubs. In the morning we were able to walk over to the fishmonger in a van and buy fresh produce for tea. in short the building is full of character and period bits and bobs which added to it's charm. It's incredibly well equipped and we would highly recommended it.

27 Sept 2023 John E. 5/5 Excellent on VRBO/Homeaway
Liked: Cleanliness
Comment: A very pleasant house in an excellent location.


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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 £20 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.

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