Drumbain - Little Willow ref: UK5998

Near Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Little Willow is perfectly positioned in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with uninterrupted sea views from the front and green rolling hills to the rear. This shepherd’s hut, surrounded by fields of cows and sheep, has been individually hand crafted and bespoke-built using Siberian larch wood. Whilst boasting traditional features such as a curved roof, internal and external wood cladding, and spindle wheels, it has been designed with comfort and style in mind. Not to mention being incredibly spacious too!

The kitchen has been hand built locally and finished with a solid wood worktop, and tucked in at the end is a breakfast bar with bar stools. Comfy seating fits snugly in beside the wood burner and there is also Wi-Fi. A Smart television is wall mounted above the breakfast bar and French doors open out onto an enclosed veranda, perfect for watching the sun set over Wigtown bay and later for gazing up at the stars. The bedroom, although cosy, fits a king size bed with feature headboard and wall lamps and beautiful views of the hills can be seen from the window. There is also ample storage for luggage and bags under the bed. The bathroom is spacious containing a toilet, sink and shower cubicle.

Situated 5 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet and a 5-minute drive from sandy beaches, Little Beach sits on the edge of the UK’s first Dark Sky Park as well as being within a short distance of the Southwest 300 route. The hut provides the perfect base for a short break exploring beautiful Galloway. Beach 2 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 5 miles.
Little Willow can be booked together with Little Oak (ref UK5996) and Little Beach (ref UK5997) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freesat Smart TV and French doors leading to verandah.
Dining area: With breakfast bar.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed verandah with garden furniture. Small courtyard. Landscaped grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole.
  • Nearest town
    Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Shops
    2.0 miles
  • Distance
    5.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    5.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Barrhill
  • Pub
    5.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    31.0 miles
  • Lake
    2.0 miles (beach)

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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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