- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Beach nearby
- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
This 200 year old listed building was once part of the stable block for a private shooting estate and it has now been luxuriously refurbished to create a cosy cottage with a real
As soon as you drive through the gates, along the avenue bordered by rhododendrons and broad-leaf trees, the surroundings evoke powerful nostalgic feelings about times gone by. A clear burn runs alongside the winding avenue that leads to the cottage, and ahead the hills and forests emerge as you approach the Courtyard archway. This is a place where you can definitely feel wonderfully detached from the world. The cottage was refurbished at the beginning of 2010 and features like the geothermal under floor heating, flagstone floors, a wood burning stove and a new bathroom with a double ended bath all add to the luxurious feel. And the cottage’s peaceful location provides the perfect base either for relaxing or for exploring this quiet corner of Scotland. Sit in the garden and watch the wildlife, take long walks in the countryside or visit the surrounding market towns and coastal villages. Whatever you do, enjoy a gentler pace of life.
The Galloway Hills offer wonderful walking trails and the footpath to the summit of Cairnsmore of Fleet (2,300 feet) is a short walk from the cottage. The Sustrans National Cycle Network runs alongside the entrance to the Estate, and if you’re feeling energetic you should definitely attempt the 47 mile Newton Stewart Circular route or the world renowned 7stanes routes at Kirroughtree. Generally speaking, if you’re keen on outdoor activities you won’t be disappointed – you can fish, horse ride, canoe, kayak, water ski, play golf and shoot clay pigeons to your heart’s content. Wildlife is abundant, and you are likely to see roe deer and red squirrels around the estate as well as plentiful birdlife from the Galloway Kite Trail. There are lots of historic houses, castles, country parks and gardens in the area and Culzean Castle is particularly worth a visit. There are also plenty of museums and galleries and coastal villages like Portpatrick and Garlieston are not to be missed.
Galloway is in the south west corner of Scotland and is the southernmost region of the country. To the west is the Mull of Galloway peninsula, the closest point to Ireland in mainland UK. The Cairnsmore Estate is situated five miles from Newton Stewart, just off the A75 Dumfries to Stranraer route. It borders the Galloway Forest hills and an un-spoilt upland area, the Cairnsmore of Fleet Nature Reserve.
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The cottage has two bedrooms which both overlook the back garden. The master bedroom has a king size sleigh bed with matching furniture and the second bedroom has twin single beds. Egyptian cotton bed linen is provided. The kitchen is well-equipped with the usual mod cons and utensils, and the lounge with its warming wood burning stove and TV/DVD player (with Freeview) is the perfect place to relax after a day out and about. Free WIFi is included giving access whilst in the garden. The bathroom has a luxury double ended bath with an overhead shower.
The enclosed south-facing garden is accessed from the kitchen and has a sandstone flagged patio with furniture and a BBQ. The garden is perfect for dogs and is a delightful suntrap where red squirrels and greater spotted woodpeckers are frequent visitors. The courtyard garage houses the log store, with room for storing bikes or canoes (an eyebolt and padlock give additional security) and outside wash facilities are available for bikes, walking boots etc.
The market town of Newton Stewart is known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills and it offers a good selection of shops and cafes, not to mention a local