This former gamekeeper's cottage, built in 1896, lies up a peaceful glen in the Galloway hills. Here you are away from traffic noise and street lights, and on a clear night see the stars.
The garden is a haven for birdlife and red squirrels . A short distance away are the many attractions of the area, with something to offer for all ages.
The tastefully modernised cottage has been refurbished to retain its original character and features, making it a comfortable family holiday home. It is approached from the Skyreburn road up a short track, through the field beside the cottage to a large fenced car parking area. The small Paradise burn is at the rear of the cottage, through a gate with a secure latch.
The beautiful Solway coast is just under three miles away, with superb beaches for swimming and water sports, and there are many golf courses to be enjoyed. Hill walking is on the doorstep and there are many hill lochs for fishing. Galloway Forest Park has the well known 7 stanes Mountain bike trails at Kirroughtree and is also a designated Dark Sky Park and Cream of Galloway, makers of delicious ice cream, have an adventure playground for all ages among its many activities. Nearby Creetown, reached further up the Skyreburn road has the Gem Rock Museum.
Gatehouse of Fleet, 4 miles away, Kirkcudbright, the "artists' town", and Castle Douglas have excellent pubs and cafes, and are known for their food shops and galleries. There are also many interesting gardens and popular National Trust properties to visit.
Good home cooking can be collected from The Scottish Pantry Catering, King Street, Castle Douglas. Both Tesco and Majestic Wines deliver to Rowantree.
May 2021 - How lovely to be back in Galloway with all it has to offer and especially to stay at Rowantree Cottage; clean, comfortable, tranquil and surrounded by wildlife and flowers. Red squirrels came every day for their breakfast, they really need our support see www.scottishsquirrels.org.uk
June 2021 - We have been staying at the cottage for 7 years and the dogs never want to go home, found some lovely new walks at RSPB Creewood reserve
Damage Deposit £150
Rowantree Cottage is let weekly Friday - Friday or Monday - Monday. Short breaks are accepted for either 3 nights Friday - Monday, or 4 nights Monday - Friday outside school holiday periods. During school holidays it is let weekly Friday to Friday only
Accommodation for 7 on two floors: Ground floor: Kitchen/Dining room; Living room with open fire, logs and coal are provided;Twin bedroom; Bathroom with bath, over bath shower, wash basin and WC. First floor: 2 Bedrooms (1 with king size double bed and a second with a single plus full size bunk beds); Shower room with shower, wash basin, w.c.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS 6 ADULTS & 1 CHILD
Services: Electric heating * Spring water supply * Open fire - coal and logs provided * Bed linen & towels supplied * Washing machine * Drier * Dishwasher * Fridge/Freezer * Electric cooker and Microwave *Nespresso coffee machine - initial supply given (please bring additional capsules of your choice) Phone (honesty box) and mobile reception * Digital TV * Video and DVD player * HI-FI/CD player * Wi-fi (at last test Download 33Mbps/Upload 12Mbps)* Cot and High Chair* Ample parking * Garden is enclosed with stock fencing* BBQ * Maximum 2 dogs * No Smoking * Shops and eating out 5 miles *Bicycle storage*
EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week
Please Note the cotage has a private spring fed water supply and if required bottled water will be provided