Enjoying a sunny sheltered spot beside the River Dee this single storey cottage offers simple holiday accommodation in a super location on the private Hensol rural estate, ensuring peace and quiet for a wonderful holiday.
The cottage is close to the Red Kite trail and within easy reach of the Galloway Forest park, nominated Britain's first ever Dark Sky Park due to the low levels of light pollution. It is an excellent centre for walking, mountain biking, bird watching, wild flower study, fishing and sailing, and on a clear night offers fantastic opportunities for star gazing, the cottage is also within easy reach of the Solway coast with its numerous beaches and fine headlands. Coarse fishing is available (charges apply) on the River Dee which runs through the estate and also on nearby Woodhall Loch. Fishing also available, by permit, on Loch Ken. Other water sports available on the Estate include free wild swimming, with the owners able to provide kayaks, Canadian canoes and paddle boards at an additional charge, it is also possible to hire the services of qualified instructors if required.
The local towns of Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright are close by and the area boasts numerous sites of historic and cultural interest including Threave Castle together with National Trust for Scotland property at Threave and Broughton House & Garden in Kirkcudbright. Other sites of interest can be found at Cairn Holy standing stones, Cardoness, Carsluith Castles and Dumfries House within easy driving distance.
Post Code: DG7 2NE
Hensol Lodge accepts weekly bookings with either a Monday or a Friday arrival. Short breaks are accepted on the basis of either arriving on a Monday for 4 nights or arriving on a Friday for either 2 or 3 nights throughout the year.
Damage Deposit £150
Accommodation for 4 on one level: Sitting room and Dining room both with open fires for which fuel is provided * Shower room, WC and wash basin * Kitchen * Larder/storeroom * King size bedroom and a Twin bedroom*
Services: Electricity and heating included * Two open fires (1 bag of coal per week provided) * Bed linen and towels provided * Fridge * Freezer * Electric cooker and Microwave* Dishwasher * Mobile reception is variable * T.V & DVD Player * Cot available on request * Bicycle Storage * Parking * Enclosed garden with furniture * BBQ * 1 Dog welcome*
EXTRAS: £25 per dog per week/part week
NOTE: Please note that additional charges apply per rod for fishing on the River Dee and Woodhall Loch and that a permit is required for Loch Ken. There are also charges for launching canoes and kayaks from the Estate and this should be arranged directly with the owner.