Larch House, Meikle Ernambrie ref: CC537143

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bungalow 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
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This stunning contemporary conversion of a former barn offers exceptional living space with enticing views of Screel and Bengairn just waiting to be walked! This architect designed eco house is the perfect retreat to explore the best of one of Scotland’s secret places, yet the local designated food town of Castle Douglas, is only 3 miles away. This light filled holiday house is like a living picture gallery as each window offers a glimpse of the delightful surrounding countryside. The house offers a cosy atmosphere thanks to the wood burner and under floor heating. There are some excellent local walks straight from the front door and within a half an hour’s drive you can be by the sea or in the forest; the choice is endless.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is heated by solar powered water providing under floor heating and wood burning stove and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen:
Lounge Area: With Satellite Free view TV, wood burning stove and lovely views
Dining Area: With dining furniture
Kitchen Area:With built in electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
Utility Room: With washing machine, sink unit and door to rear
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower room with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With twin single beds and French doors to front
Family Shower Room: With double walk in shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First floor

Open tread oak staircase leading to stunning gallery landing with bed settee
Bedroom 3: With king sized bed
Bedroom 4: With two single beds
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All power plus first supply of logs for wood burning stove, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and high chair available.2 Pets allowed however there is a small charge .


Delightful roofed patio with views across open farmland, garden furniture and stream (children beware). Secure storage for bikes and fishing rods. Off road parking for 4 + cars.

  • Nearest town
    Castle Douglas
  • Shops
    3 Miles
  • Distance
    3 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    18.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Castle Douglas is like a step back in time offering a shopping experience from bygone days. Why not savour the flavours at a great choice of shops, great for foodies! There are boutique shops, galleries and coffee shops all offering local produce. The Galloway Forest Park, at three hundred square miles, is the UK’s largest. It is a heady mixture of lochs, moorland and hills and is a habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The forest provides an opportunity for everybody whatever their age. Mile after mile of forest walks, horse riding, fishing, world class mountain biking at one of the 7Stanes venues and an opportunity to view one of the wonders of the world; the night sky. The forest park has been designated as the UK’s only Dark Sky Park and to view the Milky Way in darkness is an unforgettable experience. A great introduction to the forest park is to drive along the Queen’s Way. This is a very scenic drive linking Newton Stewart with Scotland’s smallest Burgh, New Galloway. The road holds lovely surprises as it winds its way through this magnificent scenery. Wild goats which thrive on the rocky outcrops and the red deer range, allowing you to see these normally elusive animals up close. The Grey Mare’s tail waterfall and the stunning Clatteringshaws Loch, which was a visitor centre, is the perfect spot for a cup of tea and shortbread. Walkers are spoilt for choice and the Galloway Hills are every bit as challenging as their Highland cousins, but surprisingly devoid of people. These hills are amazing, hiding shimmering lochs, ridges with evocative names like Rig of the Jarkness, Clints of the Buss and Point of the Snibe and the Rhinns of Kells which is a fine ridge walk best saved for a clear and sunny day. For golfers there are so many courses to choose from, including the championship course at Southerness. Fishermen will be in their element here. With over 200 miles of coastline there are some superb cliff top walks and hidden beaches just waiting to be explored.

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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Tuesday 15 June 2021 7 nights £ 925.00
Wednesday 16 June 2021 7 nights £ 925.00
Thursday 17 June 2021 7 nights £ 1199.00
Friday 18 June 2021 7 nights £ 1199.00
Saturday 19 June 2021 7 nights £ 1199.00

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