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Rowantree Cottage

Gatehouse Of Fleet
Southern Scotland
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
7 Guests
2 Dogs

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 watersports, 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, while nearby Laggan Outdoor has one of the longest zipwires in Europe, 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.

Post Code: DG7 2HG

Let Friday - Friday. Short breaks are accepted outwith high & peak periods for either 3 nights Friday - Monday, or 4 nights Monday - Friday.

Damage Deposit £150

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.
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 * Phone (honesty box) and mobile reception * Digital TV * Video and DVD player * HI-FI/CD player * Wifi * 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


'Good weather, good location & good house!' (The Beardie Family, stayed April 2017)

'Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. Spectacular scenery and peaceful. Enjoyed watching the birds and red squirrels feed. Thank you' The Burrells, July 2017

'Our first visit to this really lovely cottage, and we hope not our last. Thank you for sharing Rowantree: it is quiet, comfortable, cosy, well equipped, clean and is a glorious location. You can see the weather coming and there was plenty of it this week! Even so, we had lovely walks, enjoyed the wildlife and didn't get wet. The birds are well-fed and, although we haven't managed to attract any squirrels to the garden, we did meet one down the road amongst the hazel bushes. We also saw goldcrests in the trees by the paradise Burn' Mr & Mrs Voremburg, Sept 2017


Key Features

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

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Showers - 1
  • Double Beds - 1
  • Twin Bedrooms - 2
  • Single Beds - 5
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Towels Cost Incl
  • High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • CD Player
  • Heating Cost Incl
  • Open Fire/Stove Cost Incl
  • Telephone

External Features

  • Garden Enclosed
  • Garden Furniture
  • Parking
  • Bbq

Local Experiences and Activities

  • Golf
  • Beach Walk
  • Fishing
  • Mountain View

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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 £18 non refundable Damage Deposit Waiver.
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