Cot Cottage ref: UKC2970

Ringford, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
10
Sleeps
bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
4
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Open Plan 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 

Description

Situated in a peaceful, elevated location, with stunning views over open countryside, this detached cottage has spacious grounds and also a relaxing hot tub. This fabulous area has many 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.

The towns of Castle Douglas, known as the food town, Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright are all 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, 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. Beach 11 miles. Shop 8 miles, pub 5 miles and restaurant 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area:
With 65’’ Freeview TV and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With gas range, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from hallway).
Bedroom 3:
With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.

First floor

Sitting room: With door leading to patio.
Bedroom 4:
With super kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

LPG and air source central heating (underfloor in most ground floor rooms and first floor bathroom), air-conditioning (in bedroom 4), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large garden with patio, garden furniture and gas BBQ. 11-acre natural un-spoilt grounds. Hot tub for 6 (private). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Bike store. Private parking for 8 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a well and there is an unfenced loch, 350 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £150.
  • Nearest town
    Castle Douglas
  • Shops
    8 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    2½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    24.5 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile (loch)

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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