Gullsway ref: UK5906

Glencaple, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
9
Sleeps
bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Gullsway is a spacious, detached house set in private gardens, enjoying an elevated position on the edge of Glencaple with outstanding views over the Nith estuary and Criffel in the background. Completely refurbished in 2018, Gullsway offers spacious accommodation for a large family or a group of friends. The kitchen/dining room is a real social space, which in turn leads to the living room with its double aspect windows. The real gem however is the location and view itself, which not only offers an excellent level of privacy, but views over the estuary to the Criffel hill are breathtaking.

Gullsway is quietly set only a few hundred yards away from the small settlement of Glencaple in this beautiful corner of South West Scotland, and is situated on the banks of the River Nith, which once served as a port for the nearby county town of Dumfries. Take a stroll along the quiet road to enjoy a meal or a drink with a view at the local pub/restaurant. Gullsway is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only 3 miles from the majestic Caerlaverock Castle and Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, which is home to the rare natterjack toad and regularly visited by barnacle geese and other migrating birds. This lovely property also makes an ideal base for exploring this glorious area either by car, bike or on foot, with excellent marked walks available for all abilities. There is salmon fishing on the River Nith and several golf courses in the area, including the championship course at Southerness only a short drive away. Drive part of the South West Coastal 300, a route which is roughly circular so you can start from wherever you please. Enjoy the huge diversity of scenery and natural unspoilt beauty this stunning corner of South West Scotland has to offer. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 43" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With double electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With fridge and washing machine.
Sun room.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Bedroom 5: With single bed and pull-out bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Lawened garden with terrace and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Dumfries
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    5 miles
  • Lake
    13 miles

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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