Kirroughtree Country House ref: UK13622

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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11
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Bathrooms
11
Bathrooms
Pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • All En-suite 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Celebration Houses 

Description

Kirroughtree Country House is situated in 8 acres of grounds and is steeped in history and old world splendour. An ideal house for special occasions, meetings of old friends and family get-togethers. The house also has a lift to both the first and second floors for disabled access. Originally the family seat of the Heron family, dating to the 14th century, this majestic country house is a Grade ll listed building and has seen many famous guests including Robert Burns, who famously recited poetry at the base of the main staircase, and James Boswell, the famous Scottish biographer. Once a hotel, Kirroughtree Country House was used as a retreat by the rich and famous. Any special requirements can be arranged, from catering and housekeeping to laundry services, available by prior arrangement with the owners.
Kirroughtree Country House is situated in the Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s largest forest park, with three hundred square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland with a huge diversity of wildlife, including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. The park has also been awarded the status of one of only four "Dark Sky Parks" in the western world and when the sun sets, enthusiasts come to wonder at the universe revealed above. Dalmellington at the far end of the park is home to the Scottish Dark Observatory.
For the outdoor enthusiast Galloway offers hill walking, mountain biking and water sports, with many renowned gardens and ancient woodland to explore with a chance to glimpse the abundant wildlife.
Castle Douglas, the food town, Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town, 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 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. Beach 18 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire and 60" Freeview TV.
Sitting room.
Dining room: With open fire.
Kitchen: With gas range, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Games room.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 4: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Bedroom 6: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), single bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 7: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), single bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 8: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 9: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 10: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 11: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

8-acre grounds with woodland, sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with owners). Private parking for 10 cars. Wheelchair access. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    250 yards
  • Restaurant
    500 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Barrhill
  • Pub
    500 yards
  • Railway station distance
    17 miles
  • Lake
    12.6 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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