The Dairy & The Stables at Drumlane - The Dairy ref: UK5194

Laurieston, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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No pets
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  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Car Parking - On Site 

Description

The Dairy is a semi-detached barn conversion with a wood burner for chilly evenings and a courtyard for enjoying the sunshine. It is a perfect ‘holiday bolthole’, offering stylish accommodation finished to a good standard and tastefully decorated throughout. With that little touch of luxury you might not feel the need to venture too far. However whilst in a delightful rural location, located on a working poultry farm, it is only a 5-minute drive from the bustling market town of Castle Douglas, where you will find a unique shopping experience and many restaurants, cafés and take-away food outlets.
The cottage is ideally located with beaches and a National Scenic Area close by, as well as opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and water-sports, or perhaps visiting renowned gardens, ancient woodland and watching 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. On your doorstep, is the Red Kite Feeding Station where the red kites are fed daily at 2pm – something not to be missed. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4½ miles.
The Dairy can be booked together with The Stables (UK5195) to accommodate up to 9 guests.These semi-detached barn conversions make a perfect ‘holiday bolthole’, offering stylish accommodation finished to a good standard and tastefully decorated throughout. With that little touch of luxury you might not feel the need to venture too far. However whilst in a delightful rural location they are only a 5 minute drive from the bustling market town of Castle Douglas where you will find a unique shopping experience and many restaurants, cafés and take-away food outlets.
The cottages are ideally located with beaches and a National Scenic Area close by, as well as opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and water-sports, or perhaps visiting renowned gardens, ancient woodland and watching 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. On your doorstep is the Red Kite Feeding Station where the Red Kites are fed daily at 2pm – something not to be missed. Beach 13 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4½ miles.
The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 9 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 48" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and 24" Freeview TV.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and 28" Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and 20" Freeview TV.
Bathroom 3: With single bed and 20" Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi. Initial logs for wood burner included.Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a small fountain in the grounds, 10 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Castle Douglas
  • Shops
    4½ miles
  • Distance
    4½ miles
  • Restaurant
    4½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    4½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    30 miles
  • Lake
    13 miles (beach)

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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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