Park Cottage ref: 29716

Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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Sleeps
12
Sleeps
bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Situated within 600 acres of the Fleet Oak Woods, this spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage, with woodland walks direct from the door, offers a peaceful retreat from which to explore the Solway Coast, with its many sandy beaches and rocky coves. Situated within the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel, guests have free access to the hotel’s facilities, including the swimming pool and gym, tennis court, putting green and croquet lawn. Golf is available at a discounted rate. It is within walking distance of the Burgh of Gatehouse of Fleet, with shops, cafés and restaurants. The town also boasts the Mill on the Fleet, an exhibition of historical arts and skills. There is great walking throughout the area, with the Galloway Forest Park having marked cycle paths and walks, bird and wildlife to enjoy. Also available throughout the area are fishing, golfing and water sports. Kirkcudbright, the artist’s town, offers boat trips and many art and craft shops, as well as Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town, with many specialist shops close by. Cardoness Castle and the Cally Gardens, with an unusual variety of plants, are well worth a visit. Cream of Galloway for adventure playgrounds, family entertainment and of course, ice cream. Just 6 miles away is The Cocoabean Company, a great, interactive day out for young and old alike. Beach 3 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Ground Floor:
Living room 1/dining room:
With open fires, Freeview TV and CD player.
Living room 2:
With Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, two fridge/freezers, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Games room: With snooker/pool table.
Bedroom 1:
With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With double bed, single fold-out bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bedroom 5: With 3 single beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fires included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Playstation 2 and Xbox available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas BBQ. 150-acre natural grounds (shared with hotel guests). Heated indoor swimming pool (shared with hotel guests, 15m x 6m, depth 1m to 1.5m) with changing facilities, shower facilities and Jacuzzi section, open 7.30am-8pm every day. Tennis court (shared with hotel guests). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced lake and stream in the grounds, 600 yards.
  • Nearest town
    Burgh of Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    1 mile
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    3 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

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.

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.

River Cree

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

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.

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.

Galloway Activity Centre

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

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.

Buittle Reservoir

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

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.

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