Arden Holiday Cottage ref: UK11141

Irongray, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
5
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 

Description

Arden Holiday Cottage is a delightful home from home set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Dumfries and Galloway. The cottage has everything you need to relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings. Equipped to a good standard, it is cosy and inviting with open plan living/dining/kitchen areas which overlook the garden and the fields beyond. There is even a telescope available in the cottage.
This lovely cottage and its surroundings will certainly relax you and you may never want to leave this peace and tranquillity. However you will be glad if you do decide to discover what delights lie in store for you in this beautiful area.
Ideally placed to enjoy the stunning coastline which is only a short drive away, where you can choose between sandy beaches at Southerness or quiet coastal villages like Kippford and Rockcliffe, which are perfect for a stroll by the sea. Steeped in history, the surrounding area has many fabulous castles, none grander than Drumlanrig Castle, a must for a day out.
With sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by, there is something for everyone. The cottage is perfect for bird watchers as starling murmurations can often be seen over the fields around the property. Red Kites also hunt in the skies above and there are many fantastic sites to view all different types of birds, from Red Kites to Svalbard Barnacle Geese, in the local area. Visit the Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, as seen on the BBC’s ’Spring Watch’, or pay a visit to the Red Kite Feeding Station. For walking enthusiasts, Dumfries and Galloway offer an enormous range of walks and hikes, from easy 3km jaunts to longer, more strenuous hikes of 12km or more. The Southern Upland Way and the Annandale Way also pass through the beautiful countryside, and walkers can hike these stages. Leaflets for some of the routes are available at the cottage.
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including National Trust’s Threave Garden, which is close to the Galloway Forest Park, and also home to the first Dark Sky Park in Europe. It is also central to five of the 7Stanes at Kirroughtree Forest and Dalbeattie Forest, and is an extremely popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers, and there is a bike wash available in the property. Shop 10 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance (with ramp).
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With electric fire, 42" Freeview TV and DVD Player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With 2 twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike Store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £150.
  • Nearest town
    Dumfries
  • Shops
    10 miles
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    7 miles
  • Railway station distance
    10 miles
  • Lake

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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