3 Old Posting Stables ref: UK30052

Gatehouse of Fleet, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
FRI
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

3 Old Posting Stables in a warm and welcoming cottage set in a quiet courtyard in the delightful town of Gatehouse of Fleet. An upside down house, the bedrooms are on the ground floor and are both cosy with thick carpets and comfortable beds and bedding. Upstairs the open plan living space is bright and airy with floor to ceiling windows and doors. Stylishly furnished, this really is a delightful space to spend time enjoying a few board games, watching some films together or cooking a delicious family meal.

This wonderful mid-terrace property is in the heart of this charming little town. Take a stroll over to the mill at the Fleet Visitor Centre, where you can learn the history of the village, once a thriving industrial town - perhaps difficult to envisage in modern day times. The beautiful Cardoness Castle stands at the entrance to the town and if you climb to the top you can enjoy the most amazing views of the surrounding area.

A short drive along the coast will take you to the beautiful beaches of Cardoness and Mossyard, where you can laze away a few hours or more under the sun. For the thrill seeker a visit to Laggan Outdoor Centre is a must, where you can have a go on one of the longest zip wire rides in the country.
Inland is just as dramatic, with beautiful forests and a number of National Trust Gardens to explore, such as Threave Garden, 20 minutes away. This delightful corner of south west Scotland has something to offer everyone and is not to be missed. Beach 3 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
3 Old Posting Stables can be booked together with 2 Old Posting Stables (ref UK30051) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Bedroom 1:
With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric fire, 43" Freeview Smart TV and DAB radio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, slow cooker, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced stream i nthe courtyard, 20 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Kirkcudbright
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    20 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    20 yards
  • Railway station distance
    31.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles (sea)

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.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

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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