Be relaxed, restful and calm at this gem of a cottage which is named after a nearby hill in the Galloway Forest Park. If you don’t want to venture out and explore this beautiful area of Dumfries and Galloway, this terraced cottage has it all and more - comfortable sofas, a bluetooth speaker, a Smart TV, free Wi-Fi and a variety of books, games and guidebooks. The property is also dog friendly.
Knocktinkle has been lovingly created within this beautiful, listed Georgian former schoolhouse, which was built in the 1790s. Designed to reflect the character of the property, it retains as many original features as possible and is set in a quiet street in Gatehouse of Fleet, a delightful village in this beautiful part of south west Scotland. Once known locally as the ‘Glasgow of the South’, the village used to have a thriving industry with cotton mills, shipbuilding, a brewery and its own port. Nowadays, its rich past can only be seen in the street names and inside the former textile mill, The Mill on the Fleet, which now houses exhibitions. 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, home to one of Europe’s longest zip wires. For a more laid back day, there are delightful beaches just a few minutes’ drive, including Mossyard and Carrick. The area has numerous walks available, from scenic coastal walks to forest trails. Together with sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by, there is something for everyone. The area is warmed by the Gulf Stream, and many beautiful gardens flourish here, including Threave Gardens (National Trust). Knocktinkle is close to the Galloway Forest Park, the first Dark Sky Park in Europe, and being central to five of the 7Stanes, at Kirroughtree Forest and Dalbeattie Forest, it is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Kirroughtree has some of the best technical single track mountain bike trails in Scotland. Only a short drive away is Kirkcudbright, known as ‘the artists’ town’, which attracts visitors throughout the year who are 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 a spectacular tattoo - an event not to be missed! Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.
Knocktinkle can be booked together with Granary (UK5242) and Willow (UK5244) to accommodate up to 10 guests.
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Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 32" Freesat Smart TV with Netflix, bluetooth speaker and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With freestanding bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Freezer and tumble dryer on site (shared with other cottages). Welcome pack.
Enclosed courtyard (shared with other cottages, can be fully enclosed on request). Sitting-out area with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the courtyard garden.
Gatehouse of Fleet
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
3 miles (beach)