Rowan ref: 17805

Sandyhills, near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 

Description

Whatever you are looking for in a holiday, staying in this comfortable lodge will give you an excellent base from which to explore the varied Solway Coast and surrounding countryside. There is fishing on site, a riding centre and golf course close by. Rockliffe is a picturesque village with good walks along the coastline. Sandyhills beach, 5 minutes’ walk away to stroll along or build sandcastles. Dumfries, 20 miles, offers shops, restaurants, museums, galleries and Camera Obscura. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With 2ft 6in twin beds (for children).
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with other properties on site).

Miscellaneous

Parkland (shared with other properties on site). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced loch in the shared parkland.
  • Nearest town
    Sandyhills
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    5 mins

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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Your pets go free at this property. Your total pet price of £0 is included in the below prices
Saturday 23 June 2018 7 nights £ 613.00
Was£ 756.00
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Saturday 30 June 2018 7 nights £ 635.00
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