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The Vital Spark

Gatehouse of Fleet
Southern Scotland
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Dogs

Tucked away in a quiet position on the stunning Galloway Coast, The Vital Spark is a cosy wooden cabin with rest and relaxation at its heart, just moments from the shore. Set within its own grounds, the cabin features a tastefully furnished, open plan living/dining/kitchen area. This space is at its best with the French doors open wide, and the not-so-distant sound of the waves and birdsong filtering through. Two cosy bedrooms, one double with ensuite, and one single, along with a master bathroom, complete with bath, finish the space. If you enjoy dining alfresco, the outdoor space features a veranda, from which you can enjoy the beautiful coastal views, along with a BBQ and Firepit, allowing you to stay out long passed dark, if the mood takes you.

Located on the border of Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, there is of course lots to see passed dark in this area. On a clear night, thousands of stars, planets, and the Milky Way and, occasionally, the Northern Lights, can be seen with the naked eye. Or why not visit the nearby Dark Space Planetarium at Kirkcudbright and learn more about space exploration.

Kirkcudbright is also the region’s Artist Town, once home to Glasgow Boys George Henry and E.A Hornel, as well as Jessie M. King. Hornel’s home at Broughton House is now open to the public and offers guests a chance to see some of his work, as well as his beautiful, oriental inspired garden. The nearby town of Castle Douglas is the region’s Food Town, where holidaymakers will find a wide selection of independent butchers, delis, chocolatiers and cafes.

With the beach just meters from the front door, The Vital Spark is a great holiday destination for those who enjoy wild swimming and water sports like windsurfing and kayaking, or for children who want to rock-pool, paddle and build sandcastles. It would also be the ideal location for wildlife enthusiasts, with RSPB and WWT reserves only a short distance away. For guests with children in tow, the nearby Cocoa Bean Factory and farm parks of Mabie and Dalscone, in Dumfries, offer a fabulous day out.

Postcode: DG7 2DT
Security Deposit: £150
The Vital Spark accepts weekly bookings with either a Monday or Friday arrival except during July & August when they are Friday to Friday only. Short breaks are welcome throughout the year with the exception of July & August.
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Accommodation for 4 across one floor: Three steps up to entrance; Open plan living/dining/kitchen area; French windows out onto veranda; Shower room with WC and wash basin; Twin bedroom; Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath, WC and Wash basin; Outside utility room with washing machine; Garden (not fully enclosed) with patio, outdoor furniture, BBQ and Firepit; Outside parking for 2 cars

Services: Electric heating included * Bed Linen and Towels provided * Electric oven & hob * Microwave * Fridge * Freezer * Dishwasher * Washing machine * Nespresso coffee maker * Smart TV with Amazon Prime & Netflix * WIFI * Garden (not fully enclosed) with patio & outdoor furniture * BBQ * Firepit * Parking for 2 cars * One Dog welcome (Additional charges apply).


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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, 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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