West Auchensheen ref: CC537260

Colvend near Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Free Pets 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby 
  • Coastal Property 

Description

West Auchensheen is a cosy property located on a working farm in a delightful area surrounded by beautiful coastal and forest walks. A short walk across the field brings you to the loch where you can fish (no licence required), or why not stroll down to the hotel and enjoy a meal. Close by is the charming sailing village of Kippford where the yacht club offers an active racing, cruising and cadet membership and each season culminates in ’Kippford Week’ in August, a week of racing and excitement for all ages. The surrounding area also boasts numerous golf courses including a championship course at nearby Southerness. Only minutes away is the famous 7Stanes mountain bike trails including Ironhash, Moyle Hill and red graded Hardrock trail. Warmed by the Gulf Stream there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens (NT), or why not take a drive to the Galloway Forest Park, Scotland’s largest forest park and the UK’s first Dark Sky Park, one of only four in the western world. Shop 1 mile, Pub and restaurant 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge and freezer.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Private parking for 2 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Dalbeattie
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    200 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    21 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles

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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