Merrymeet Chalet ref: 29358

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Cot Available 
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Overlooking beautiful countryside and with a view of the lake, this property is situated in a parkland setting with a number of other chalets. Merrymeet Chalet is suitable for two families who may wish to holiday together. The open plan living/dining room is ideal for relaxing after a day out exploring and guests will delight in the peace and tranquillity of this lovely corner of Dumfries and Galloway. There are two balconies, one on each floor of the chalet, to simply sit and enjoy the views or enjoy alfresco dining on those warmer days and evenings. There is a shared indoor heated swimming pool and sauna on-site for guests to use at no extra charge. The lovely golden sands of Sandyhills Bay are only half a mile away and walks can be taken directly from the doorstep. Colvend Golf Club welcomes visitors with wonderful views over the bay and the Solway Coast. Locally there is horse riding, pony trekking and bicycle hire available. Everyday shopping can be done in Colvend; there is also a restaurant and gift shop in the village. The area has a variety of country inns serving good food and there are larger supermarkets in the interesting town of Castle Douglas. This is a perfect location to take in the delights of a both a coastal and country holiday. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant on site.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Landing area with 4 single beds, patio doors and access to first floor:

First floor

1 double bedroom with en-suite toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD recorder. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Laundry services available. Wi-fi.

Miscellaneous

Large, shared, lawned garden and furniture. Balconies and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared, indoor heated swimming pool with sauna, open daily.
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  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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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