Swallows ref: CC537215

near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Customer’s Choice 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Free Pets 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal Property 

Description

A perfect retreat to unwind and relax in, this semi-detached, single storey barn conversion is wonderfully situated along a quiet lane in the serene Scottish countryside, and enjoys views over the neighbouring farmland and the owners two and a half acre landscaped garden. Swallows has been converted with care and attention to detail, the open plan lounge and the kitchen area are particularly attractive with a picture window and doors through to the conservatory which overlooks the private and enclosed garden. Beaches and a National Scenic Area are close by, as well as opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and water sports. Visit renowned gardens, ancient woodland and enjoy the abundant wildlife. The area is well recognised for its clear skies as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world, and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.
Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which hosts one of Europe’s longest zip wires. Only a short drive away is Kirkcudbright, known as “the artists’ town”. It attracts visitors throughout the year drawn in by the harbour, historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan living space.
Lounge area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and patio doors.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility: With washing machine.
Conservatory.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small, enclosed garden with patio, terrace, garden furniture and BBQ. One dog welcome - to be kept on a lead at all times. Bike store. Parking for one car.
  • Nearest town
    Kirkcudbright
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    32 miles
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    Dumfries
  • 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 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.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

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

Galloway Activity Centre

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

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.

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.

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.

River Cree

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

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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