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Tumbling Banks

Postcode:
DG5 4QE
| Area:
Dumfries & Galloway
 
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests

This Visit Scotland 3 star graded cottage has a swimming pool (available May to Sept additional charge applies) & tennis court available by prior arrangement with the owners and access to the footpaths over the owner's farm (Kirkland) there is also easy access to the Forestry Commission Dalbeattie Woodlands which has attractive walks and also mountain bike trails. Dalbeattie Woodlands form part of the 7Stane Forestry Commission Mountain Biking Trails and the other trails are all within easy reach.

Rockcliffe is a short walk from the cottage and has an attractive beach and further access to cliff walks or the Jubilee Path leading to the busy sailing village of Kippford. The local area has plentiful opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

Kirkland Farm is managed by Clive and Faith Sinclair with the intention of promoting wildlife and a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Surveys of the farm have been made covering: birds, flowers, Dragon Flies, and of three extant sites of archaeological interest. Copies of these surveys are placed in Tumbling Bank.

Kirkland and Torbay hills are characterised by SNH as 'Lowland Heath', and contain a rich mosaic of different habitats. There are 7 different kinds of orchids on these hills (frog, fragrant, greater butterfly, early purple, common spotted, heath spotted and northern marsh), two kinds of heather, as well as blaeberries. In June, the hills are covered with bluebells.

There are six small woodland plantations on the farm, which have been stocked with native hard wood species of tree.

On the 14th of April, 8 Swallows arrive from South Africa. On the 16th of September it's time to go south again. We usually count about 35 on the way out.

On the farm, there is a vibrant population of Roe Deer, as well as badgers, foxes, voles, field mice, hares and lizards. And otters call in at certain times of the year.

The farm is host to a fold of Highland Cows, and a flock of Romney Sheep. Romney sheep are renowned for the quality of their wool and good meat.

There are horses on the farm. Oscar is the oldest.

We can provide stabling for guests with horses, and offer access to more than 30 cross country jumps, the menage, and we can advise on the hundreds of miles of near traffic free hacking all accessible from our farm. Coarse fishing (perch and pike) can be organised on the farm's waters, there is a £20 charge for a permit which entitles you to fish as much as you wish during your stay.

Kirkland Farm, Kirkland Farmhouse, and Tumbling Bank have a mains electrical supply but one which is supplemented by renewable generation units: a 5KW Wind Turbine, and Solar panels.

POSTCODE: DG5 4QE

Short breaks are welcome outwith High & Peak periods
Damage Deposit £150

'So enjoyed staying here. Lovely place, horses, gorgeous scenery. What more could you ask for! The cottage had all the amenities, it was clean and very tidy. Would definitely come back again. Couple who owned the cottage were very helpful and friendly.' Mrs Clawley, May 2018.

'Our second visit to Tumbling Banks and it won't be our last! The weather hasn't been as kind as last year, so only two possible pool days, but we've used the tennis court and enjoyed exploring the surrounding land again. The upstairs space is great for our teenage son to retreat to after a busy day. Thank you for Clive and Faith for their help this week. We will be back!! So much to walk! So relaxing!' Nick, Lesley, George and Nim, August 2018.

'Enjoyed our stay very much. Our granddaughter spend many hours in the pool with her cousins who were staying at Rockcliffe. Thank you for being so welcoming and accommodating.' Mrs Ferguson, August 2018

Accommodation for 4 over two floors: Ground floor; Large hallway; Open plan Living room/Dining room/Kitchen; Bathroom; Twin bedroom. First Floor: Twin bedroom with ensuite toilet & wash basin, accessed by an external stone stair.

Services: Electric central heating * Bed linen provided (please bring your own towels) * Electric cooker * Fridge with freezer box * Microwave * Variable mobile phone reception * Wifi * TV with DVD Player and use of Netflix and Youtube * Parking * Small garden with patio, furniture and BBQ * Bicycle storage * Dogs welcome * Drying can be made available * Use of Swimming Pool &Tennis Court by prior arrangement with the owners * Coarse fishing with boat hire available by prior arrangement (details provided on booking)

EXTRAS: £20 charge per dog per week. £20 charge for use of pool. £20 charge for fishing permit

PLEASE NOTE: Twin bedroom is accessed by an external stone stair, potentially not suitable for young children. The Swimming Pool is available May - September subject to the air temperature being 15 degrees or above. If you wish to use the pool during your stay there is a charge of £20 payable direct to the owner to help towards heating & cleaning costs. Fishing permits £20 p/p payable direct to owner

 

Key Features

  • Dog friendly
  • internet
  • Garden
  • Bicycle Storage

Interior Features

  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • Double Beds
  • Twin Bedrooms
  • Single Beds
  • Bed Linen Cost Incl
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Dvd Player
  • Heating Cost Incl

External Features

  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Parking
  • Bbq
  • Walk To Pub
  • Walk To Shops

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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