Ballochrae ref: CC537182

Kirkcowan, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This detached bungalow offers the best of both worlds sitting peacefully at the edge of this village and offering lovely rural views. With beaches and hills, superb cycling and fishing, walking and stargazing all around you; Ballochrae is an excellent choice to explore this scenic area.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has economy 7 heating throughout and comprises:
Three steps to the front door...
Living room: with Freesat TV, DVD player and pleasant views across to fields.
Open plan kitchen/diner: with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and breakfast area.
Bedroom 1: with King size bed and pleasant views.
Bedroom 2: with double bed and pleasant views.
Bedroom 3: with twin beds and garden views.
Bathroom 1: with shower cubicle and WC.
Bathroom 2: with bath and WC.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Parking for three cars. Lockable garage for storing bikes and equipment.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

This area remains relatively unmarked by time. The roads are fringed with hedgerows, the beaches are surprisingly devoid of people, the Galloway Hills are every bit as challenging as some of their loftier neighbours further north and the area is touched by the Gulf Stream. Some of the beautiful gardens round and about are testament to this influence.

As you would expect, the fishing here is first class whether you prefer to fish sea or loch, and as the climate here is temperate, it is just the ticket for a beach barbeque! But if you prefer your fish already caught, there are some good local fish restaurants.

For those who are seeking a little more excitement, the mountain biking at one of several 7Stanes venues is simply world class. Laggan Outdoor Centre offers one of the UK’s longest zip wires, mountain balling, grass sledging, clay pigeon shooting and archery. There is also horse riding available locally. There are some excellent golf courses within an easy drive, including Brighouse Bay.

The Galloway Forest Park is the UK’s largest and its three hundred square miles secrete moorland, lochs, forests and peaks. The Park has been officially recognized as one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the Western World. Once the sun sets on the rugged beauty of the Forest Park, the skies become the darkest in Europe and reveal shooting stars, the Andromeda Galaxy and the Milky Way.

The area is a haven for wildlife from the distinctive red kite and red squirrels to deer and buzzards.

With over two hundred miles of coastline, the choice of beaches is amazing. There are sandy beaches just waiting for your footprints and rugged bays with oyster catchers as your only companions. Beaches a stone’s throw from a car park and others only reached on foot. There are castles and historical sites galore. In particular Threave Castle which can only be reached across water!

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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