Ref-005211 Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Sleeps 14
- Games Room / Mini Cinema With Kitchenette And Shower Room
- Motorcycle Sidecar Trips If Good Weather (by Arrangement)
- 3 En-suites, 3 Shared Shower/bathrooms
- Llama Feeding / Walking
- Giant Dining Table Seats 14 (plus 2)
- 3 Friendly Cats And Hens In Garden
- Child Friendly
- Nearby Golfing
- Wireless Internet Access
- Baby Friendly
- Wood Burners
- Nearby Fishing
- Rural Location
This high spec, newly-converted coach house is specially designed for big groups of friends or families to live in luxury and enjoy activities in any weather. Big games room converts to a cosy cinema with woodburner, huge dining table, woodburners and underfloor heating in house, friendly llamas and hens. The ecofriendly house sits in the heart of Galloway countryside, approximately 30 minutes drive from the fantastic Solway coast. The massive sliding glass doors give far-reaching views to the hills & bathe the house in natural light & warmth. The games room/ cinema is another converted coach house and has table football, table tennis, small air-hockey, and chess table. It converts into a cinema to enjoy wine, woodburner & popcorn.
The house sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms . For 2 more guests, a sliding partition between the bunk & twin room can be opened, to allow the use of 2 extra beds, 2'6'' wide, (limited floor space), and we can provide additional accommodation in the main house or a Bedouin tent. The huge oak dining table seats 14 (+2). There are 6 bath/shower rooms, including the 3 en-suites. Underfloor heating adds to the comfort.
The house can be divided into two separate units for individual rental, each with 3 bedrooms, and sleeping 6 (+1/2 on guest beds/sofabed).
Two open plan kitchen/dining/sitting rooms each seat 6 or 8 people comfortably in sitting room part and have woodburner, flat screen TV & dvd player with surround sound - contact owner for prices.
The east end, incorporating the new extension with its wildflower meadow roof running into the top garden, has one upstairs bedroom with kingsized bed and ensuite wetroom. A ground floor room has twin beds with zip and link mattresses to form super-kingsized bed, and en-suite. Another ground floor room has a small double (4 ft wide) bed. There is a shared bathroom on the ground floor & big open plan kitchen/dining/seating room with huge glass windows/sliding doors, and a generous oak table. There is a 4ft wide sofabed in the sitting area (suitable for one adult).
The west end has 3 upstairs bedrooms - en-suite double bedroom, twin room & bunk room (sliding partition between the twin & bunk room allows room for 2 extra guest beds, with limited floor space). There is a shared bathroom upstairs and downstairs shower room, & an open plan kitchen/dining/ sitting room. There is a huge arched glass doorway, through which the horses & carriages once passed. The bunk beds are hand-built & sturdy with 3ft wide mattresses, suitable for adults or children.
The gardens have 2 stone barbecues, fresh herbs & a giant stone horseshoe seating area at the top level with magnificent views to the hills as well as the wildflower meadow roof. It has some steep slopes and drops, and there are livestock in the surrounding fields, so young children need supervision. There are plenty of private seating places & a big outdoor table & chairs, with barbecue & herb garden, at each end.
Another building houses the laundry with drying facilities and secure storage for equipment or motorcycles. Cyclists, walkers, fishermen, hikers & motorcyclists particularly appreciate these facilities.
It feels as if the Galloway countryside is all your own to explore, as it is still relatively undiscovered by tourists. It is like a 'miniature Scotland' with hills, lochs, rivers, woodland, great beaches and a milder climate than the east side of the country. Outdoor activities are numerous, including watersports, fishing, hiking, several golf courses, the famous 7-Stanes Mountain Bike trails and Laggan outdoors with the longest zip-wire in Scotland.
Along with many other activities & places to visit, children can visit the Chocolate Factory, ring a bell for the ferryman to row them to Threave Castle and peer into the scary dungeon, visit Mabie Farm Park, feed our friendly llamas and hens & take Annie the llama for a walk, help collect eggs & pick vegetables in season. In good weather, Alan offers motorcycle sidecar trips.
The house is near the village of Kirkpatrick Durham, a conservation village, where many artists reside.
Castle Douglas, renowned as 'The Food Town', is 5 miles away, with many independent shops & two supermarkets.The nearest pub serving food is 1.5 miles away, in the village of Springholm.
Cot, highchair, stair guard, fireguards, linen, towels and logs are all provided free.
Two downstairs bedrooms & bath/shower rooms make the house suitable for people with assisited walking difficulties. Please call us to enquire about suitability for wheelchairs. Alan & Juliet enjoy a challenge so, if you have any unusual requests, be it special needs or simply wanting to know the best place to fish, you are welcome to contact us.
We live next door and can just meet you to welcome you and then leave you in complete peace or can advise of good places to visit, arrange llama feeding and, in good weather, a sidecar trip or Alan may invite you to a jamming session with his guitars and drum kit.
Property is set on a small hillside just outside the village of Kirkpatrick Durham, surrounded by beautiful countryside. We have hills, lochs, rivers, woodland and the stunning Solway coastline 30 minutes drive away. It is all undiscovered by mass tourism.