|Parking||off road for 2 cars||Garden||partially enclosed|
|2 person discount||Yes||Fire/Woodburner||Yes|
This lovely stone-built, light-filled and spacious cottage has delightful pastoral views from every window. Nestled in a quiet rural corner of the Cairn Valley, with the benefit of delightful walks in every direction, yet only 15 minutes from Dumfries and 30 minutes from the lovely beaches and coves of the Solway coast. This charming property is just the ticket for that much dreamed of carefree and relaxing holiday- the perfect spot to unwind and recharge batteries.
The cottage is a haven for wildlife, regular visitors to the garden include red squirrels, deer, woodpeckers, nuthatch and many more. Red Kites and Buzzards frequently soar in the skies above. Scaurbrae has no light pollution so the clear night skies are amazing. Over 150 years ago this lovely cottage would have been home to one of the many estate workers employed to work on the Speddoch Estate. It has now been lovingly restored offering every modern comfort whilst retaining a charming rustic feel. There are so many delightful attractions it would be impossible to mention them all. These are all beautifully packaged within this relatively undiscovered and temperate county with some 200 miles of stunning coastline to the south and west.
The property has electric panel heaters with timers and comprises:
Entrance hall: with under-stairs storage cupboard
Lounge: with wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and sofa bed (for +1 (no extra charge, bed linen supplied request on booking)
Kitchen / diner: with electric fan oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge / freezer and slim-line dishwasher
Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 1: with double bed and lovely views over garden and open countryside
Bedroom 2: with two single beds and lovely open views of the garden and countryside beyond. ( An additional z bed is available for this room, no extra charge, bedding supplied please request on booking.
Annexe: for extra storage.
All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Wi-fi connection. Full size Cot and High chair.
Partially enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn and includes garden furniture, secure storage within annex for outdoor equipment, maximum of two well-behaved pets welcome. Shared use of owner's laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Owners are happy to accept a delivery from a major supermarket prior to arrival. Open views from both property and garden. Off-road parking for two cars.
Please note there is an Access Statement available for this property. If required please call 01228 406721.
|Nearest town||Dumfries||Shops||7 Miles|
|Distance||9.5 Miles||Restaurant||7 Miles|
|Nearest railway station||Dumfries||Pub||2 Miles|
The Twelve Apostles Stone Circle is just down the road and is the largest stone circle on mainland Scotland. Despite the name, only eleven stones remain. Close by is a walk with a difference, set around a sculpture park affording lovely views of Glenkiln Reservoir. There are pieces by Rodin, Henry Moore and Sir Jacob Epstein, collected since 1951 by the local landowner Sir William Keswick and placed in a completely natural environment.
The lovely little town of Thornill with its wide streets lined with 100-year-old lime trees was developed in the 18th century as an estate village for Drumlanrig Castle, home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The castle is a fine example of 17th century renaissance architecture. Savour the flavours of Castle Douglas, known locally as the ‘Food Town', with its lovely choice of shops and visit Threave Castle where the custodian rows visitors across to the island amongst the swans. The picturesque Artists' Town of Kirkcudbright is well worth a visit. Here you can watch the fishermen unload their catch; explore the wynds and ancient Tollbooth on the historic High Street. During the year there is a huge programme of events from Spring Fling where local artists' open their studios to music festivals, exhibitions and local traditions. The annual Riding of The Marches is an exciting event and the brolly parade at Kirkcudbright's jazz festival is a colourful extravaganza. The Galloway Forest Park, now officially classified as one of the very few places left in the world where it is possible to see a clear night sky, is the largest in the UK and is affectionately known as the ‘highlands of the lowlands' and boasts three hundred square miles of wild beauty just waiting to be explored. The walking in this area is second to none. Visitors are strongly advised to bring their walking boots and discover some of the finest walks like the Merrick which rises above Loch Trool and the Rhins of Kells, a stunning ridge walk. The county is also home to some of the best mountain biking on offer, five of the seven internationally regarded 7Stanes biking venues are located within an easy drive. For those mere mortals who prefer to feel the comfort of solid ground beneath their feet, the venues also extend a warm welcome to walkers!
The Cairn Water is on the doorstep and fishing permits can be arranged. Sea fishing in the area is also of the highest quality. Golfers are also well catered for with a range of courses on offer including the championship standard course at Southerness.
To check availability for full weeks and short breaks view our price and availability calendar
Call us: 01228 406731
Scaurbrae Cottage is absolutely delightful, beautifully appointed and in a gorgeous country location. The owners could not have been more helpful and the addition of some very thoughtful little extras for our arrival, made our stay even more special. We would highly recommend this property to our family and friends.
Very enjoyable stay at a well presented and equipped cottage and garden.
The property inside and out is extremely well maintained and located in a very peaceful setting.The wildlife in the garden and the pony are a delight.
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