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The Well

Southern Scotland
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
2 Dogs
EV Charging Point

The Well is a recently built contemporary cottage, finished to luxury standards and with stunning views over open farmland to the Solway Firth and Lake District hills beyond.The Well is so called because it is across the road from Mainsriddle’s public water pump, but don’t worry the cottage has mains water! The layout of the cottage with panoramic window walls makes the most of the south facing location and provides superb accommodation for 4. The open plan kitchen, dining and seating area provides a wonderful light space from which to enjoy the scenery.It may almost be so comfortable, warm and cosy that you won’t want to venture out but if you do you will delight on return in the evening to take in stunning sunsets and seascapes while reviewing the days adventures.
The local area provides a wealth of opportunities for exploring all of Scotland’s great outdoors, wild History & culture, and not forgetting cuisine! To start with the opportunities for a relax during your day out there are good pubs and restaurants at Kirkbean, Southerness; Sandyhills, Rockcliffe and Kippford. The common denominator for all of these is that they have a beach, other than at Kippford which is a busy sailing centre. The market town of Castle Douglas is a popular destination with plentiful art galleries, independent shops for both food and gifts and not to forget it’s cafes and restaurants which have earned it the reputation of being South West Scotland’s Food Town.

Wildlife is on the door step with wintering geese filling the sky and fields when not at their “hotel” of RSPB Mersehead Reserve. The reserve has a variety of trails and hides so that you can enjoy all the visiting waterfowl, there is also an interesting walk leading through the reserve and along the sandy beach. The Solway Coast of course is superb for walking with rocky headlands and deserted coves to explore. Further inland you will find wildlife havens in the Galloway Forest Park and four more RSPB reserves at Ken-Dee Marshes, Wood of Cree, Crook of Baldoon and for more of a day trip at Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway.

Castle bagging in the area is well provided for with Threave Castle at Castle Douglas worth a visit where you have to ring the bell to call the boat to ferry you to it’s island. Carlaverock Castle on the other side of Dumfries is a must as it is the only Triangular castle in Britain. There are many other sites to visit including Sweetheart Abbey at New Abbey together with one of the oldest Corn Mills, both sites are managed by Historic Scotland.

The choice of outdoor pursuits are too many to list but include horse riding, cycling, walking, fishing and of course, golf with the Championship Links Course at Southerness on the doorstep as is the pretty Colvend Golf Course with it’s parkland setting and panoramic views from the high cliffs. There are woodland walks nearby and in the Galloway Forest Park so you are truly spoilt for choice whatever your special interest is.

If you are looking for strenuous activity then the Forestry Commission woodlands provide excellent mountain biking opportunities with the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Trails at Mabie Forrest and Dalbeattie Woods only minutes from the front door. Opportunities for those who like to get wet are available at Kippford a popular sailing destination and the Galloway Activity Centre on Loch Ken.

The Well accepts bookings with an any day arrival for a minimum of 2 nights throughout the year

Damage Deposit £150


Accommodation for 4 all on one floor: Level access to Entrance door; Utility room; Kitchen with breakfast bar; Dining area and separate Sitting area with patio door to outside seating all with Views to the Solway and Lake District; Bathroom with bath, separate shower enclosure and bidet; King size bedroom with view to the Solway and Lake District; Twin bedroom; Enclosed gravel seating area to rear and south facing open seating to the front of the cottage.
Services: Air source under floor heating included * Electricity included * Bed linen & towels provided * Washing machine * Tumble dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge/Freezer (3 drawers) * Electric cooker & Microwave * Freesat TV with DVD player * Wifi * Travel cot * Enclosed gravel seating to rear * Bike Storage * Electric Car charge point (additional charge applies) * No Smoking * Parking for 2 cars * 2 Dogs 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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