Carse Cottage ref: CC537074

Twynholm by Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Carse Cottage is a delightful and beautifully presented wing of the owner’s house surrounded by open countryside. Large gardens, offer plenty of little secluded areas to sit and relax, seeing nothing other than the occasional deer! Dating back to around 1870, the property represents superb and stylish accommodation finished to a high standard. Beautifully nestled on a former drover’s road, this delightful cottage has glorious views of the surrounding countryside.
This cottage is ideally located with beaches and a National Scenic Area close by. There are opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and water-sports, or perhaps visiting renowned gardens and ancient woodland with a chance to glimpse the abundant wildlife.
The area is well recognised for its clear skies, as one of the 12 best stargazing sites in the world and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Whilst in a delightful, rural location the property is only a few minutes’ drive from Twynholm, a small village with a well stocked shop and two pubs serving food. The larger towns of Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright are also within a short drive. Gatehouse of Fleet offers a wider range of places to eat and drink, and there are many attractions in and around the town including the ‘Mill on the Fleet’ Visitor Centre, Cardoness Castle and the popular Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre which is host to one of Europe’s longest zip wires. Kirkcudbright, known as “the artists’ town”, attracts visitors throughout the year drawn by the harbour, the historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed.
This cottage offers all year round comfortable accommodation for couples and families. It welcomes children of all ages with a wide range of toys and books, and other equipment available. The owners encourage the use of the garden with its separate spaces and wildlife areas, and you can even feed the goats, although these are not free ranging!

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan sitting room/kitchen
Sitting Area: With Free view TV and DVD player
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher with lovely views across countryside.
Dining Room: With dining table and door to garden and washing machine
Shower Room: With shower enclosure and electric shower, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With king size bed and lovely views
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and lovely views
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel, power, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Two full size cots and cot linen is provided. Baby monitor. Travel cot and high chair available on request.


Enclosed shared grounds with lovely views. Off road parking for 2 cars.Bike store.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7 Miles
  • Distance
    7 Miles
  • Restaurant
    7 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    4 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    30.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The pretty little fishing town of Kirkcudbright is well worth a visit with its colourful high street and busy working harbour. The town has an excellent assortment of local shops from individual boutiques to craft shops and as a sea port it is a great place to pick up  local seafood and a bottle of wine. From there head to any one of a number of local beaches for a delicious barbecue. Kirkcudbright is known as the Artists Town which is obvious when you see the landscape and amazing light conditions which has inspired artists down the centuries. The local village of Twynholm is home to The David Coulthard Museum and Pit Stop Diner and boasts items from champagne bottles popped by David on various podiums around the world to the actual cars and karts raced by David during his career. The walking here is second to none with a great range of choice from the remote and challenging Galloway Hills to local strolls taking in the amazing scenery. There are a number of venues locally offering the 7Stanes mountain biking experience; not for the faint hearted! Gatehouse of Fleet is a lovely wee toon offering an assortment of hotels, a few shops, a great place for afternoon tea and you can even order a kilt, although measurements should be taken after you have sampled the delights of the Cream of Galloway! The country is home to a thriving community of artists and there are lots of activities centred on arts and crafts. Spring Fling is a perfect example of artists opening their studios to mere mortals and revealing their work. For those who love the outdoors and an adrenalin rush, then head to Laggan where you can sample the heady pursuit of mountain balling. You might even catch a glimpse of the Isle of Man as you tumble downhill. The climate in this area is temperate and if you find that a surprise then do take a trip out to Logan Botanic Gardens where plants from the South Seas are thriving. The Galloway Forest Park is the largest in the UK and has mile after mile of forest which is home to a wide range of wildlife and flora and fauna. Galloway Forest is also an astronomer’s delight as it has recently been awarded a ’Dark Sky Park’ which makes it one of the best places in the world to stargaze. For those who like their history, myths and legends, then this is the place to come as we have castles galore, stone circles and standing stones, buried hearts and ancient abbeys. There are sea lochs and fresh water lochs and sea fishing for those who want to sit awhile with their rod and bait and some quiet contemplation. For foodies this is the land of milk and honey produced by local farmers and Castle Douglas is known as the Food Town so you can sample as much as you want.

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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