Beckhead ref: CC537271

Kirtlebridge near Annan, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Bathrooms
3
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • All En-suite 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Childrens Play Area 

Description

Nestled in beautiful countryside, Williamwood Holiday Cottages are in the ideal location to make the most of either a quiet, relaxed getaway, or an action packed holiday. Beckhead has it’s own unique style, and combines a variety of traditional and modern features, resulting in high quality accommodation. Located on an award-winning working farm, there is plenty to do, with farm tours of the owners’ 300-acre farm, featuring Highland ponies, Highland cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens, guided walks, horse riding (with stabling available should you wish to bring your own horse), bat walks, badger watching, fishing on the owners’ private lake, and meals in the owners’ dining room (activities and meals are available direct with the owner at a small cost). The farm has won the RSPB Nature of Farming award in Scotland for farming and conservation in 2011 and 2013 and a RSPB Nature Tourism award. The owners are happy to talk about the diversity of the farm and how the different wildlife habitats have encouraged the birdlife in the area, and also where photographers can get the best shots! There is a free children’s play area complete with a petting zoo, with miniature animals and picnic tables.
Beckhead Cottage is a traditional farm cottage with its own garden and patio. There is plenty of space to relax and enjoy the fresh air, and the nature that Williamwood specializes in. Inside is just as relaxing with two en-suites each with a walk-in shower. After a day of exploring, relax in front of the open fire with a glass of wine.
Being on the farm, guests can take the opportunity to celebrate Annan’s fantastic tradition every July, where around 100 horses ride behind a group of specially selected riders who carry the flag. The ride comes through the farm and the main riders stop for refreshments. Only five minutes to the M74 motorway, 10 minutes to Gretna Green, 15 minutes to Powfoot Beach, 25 minutes to Carlisle and on to the Lake District or Newcastle, the location couldn’t be better. There is plenty of interesting history in Dumfries and Galloway, including the Old Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna, famous for its weddings since 1754, the famous poet Robert Burns’ House, and Sweetheart Abbey. For the more adventurous there is a discount deal available with the Galloway Activity Centre and Laggan outdoor. Market towns of Annan, Lockerbie, Castle Douglas to name but a few are all within comfortable travelling distance from Williamwood. The cottage is well serviced by the main transport links for exploring further afield.
Beckhead can be booked together with Grey Craig (CC537273) and Williamwood (CC537274) to accommodate up to 15 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has one step to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
Living room: Large with open fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: Large with tiled floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double sleigh bed and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included, remainder £10 per basket. Two cots and highchairs available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large secluded lawned garden with patio and furniture. BBQ on request. Shared 25 acres of woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Stabling available. Fishing available on-site (free of charge, no licence required). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on leads at all times (working farm). No smoking. Visit Scotland 4 Star. Please note: There is a fenced loch 150 yards from the property.
  • Nearest town
    Annan
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Lockerbie
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake
    150 yards

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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

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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