Ancrum House ref: UKC1460

Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway

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bedrooms
4
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Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • No Pets Allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

This holiday cottage is light and spacious, making the perfect base for families, friends and couples alike. The large entertaining kitchen/dining room are flooded with light from the large sky light and bi-folding doors that open out onto the fully enclosed garden.
This detached holiday property boasts a second living room set just off the kitchen, which is idyllic for your little ones who prefer their own space. Both living rooms have a Smart TV and connections for games consoles. The family bathroom has a touch of luxury with a large walk-in shower, underfloor heating and even a child height second sink. There is also plenty of storage space, including a porch which can store coats, shoes and prams. This delightful holiday home has all luxury features that guests could need for a relaxing and cosy break away.
Ancrum House is nestled in Gretna Green - known for its weddings at the famous Blacksmiths Shop and being the first village in Scotland where traditionally couples used to run away and marry here as the legal age was lower than just over the border in England. Due to this, the town has featured in many famous literary pieces, including Pride and Prejudice. It is still one of the world’s most popular wedding destinations, even to this day. The train station is just a 2-minute walk, and there is a bus stop close to the cottage, making this an ideal location for people without cars. The house is ideally placed for exploring as it is placed just a couple of miles from the motorway; the property is also within easy reach of the Scottish Borders and the Lake District. Nearby there is a fun day’s shopping at Gretna Green Outlet Village, the great border city of Carlisle with the county’s most besieged castle and fantastic Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery. There is also the creatively named Devils Porridge Museum, where you can learn the story of how this once quiet area flourished into a hub of wartime activity. Beach 2 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room 1: With wood burner, 55" Smart Sky TV and DVD player.
Living room 2: With 40" Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and bi-folding doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, 40" Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Wet room: With shower, toilet, double basin and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet, heated towel rail and TV.
2 steps up to landing area.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, 40" Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and 40" Smart TV.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and 40" Smart TV.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Gretna Green
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    ½ mile
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Gretna Green
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    150 yards
  • Lake
    2 miles (beach)

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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