Liftingstane Farmhouse ref: UK10452

Closeburn, near Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
SUN
Changeover day
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 

Description

Liftingstane Farmhouse (ref UK10452) is an imposing, detached farmhouse which has been refurbished in 2018. The farmhouse is spacious and a particular feature of the property is the large, open plan kitchen, living and dining area, the perfect place to enjoy family time together. The additional sitting room with its large inglenook fireplace with wood burner offers that cosy room for the winter evenings. The views from Liftingstane Farmhouse are pretty special too!

Liftingstane Farm is set in a rural location in the mid-section of the beautiful Nith Valley in Dumfries-shire, near to the small village of Closeburn and 3 miles from Thornhill. There is a choice of activities locally to suit all ages including walking, cycling, golfing, fishing and birdwatching. Enjoy a round of golf at the local 18-hole course in Thornhill, or if fishing is your thing, the River Nith provides numerous areas to fish for salmon and trout (licence required). Drumlanrigg Castle and Gardens, Ellisland (once home to Robert Burns), Charles Jenck’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation and world class mountain biking routes, the 7 Stanes, are all on your doorstep. 20 minutes south is the town of Dumfries with lots to keep the whole family entertained with farm parks, swimming, ice-skating, art centres and shopping.

According to local historical records Liftingstane Farm had a ’lifting stane’ (lifting stone) on the property up until about 200 years ago, hence how the farm got its name. Unfortunately, no one knows what happened to it. The challenge of the Lifting Stane is to lift it, proving an individual’s strength. Lifting Stanes are common throughout Scotland, Wales and Cumbria, and recently stones have been incorporated into the World’s Strongest Man competitions.

Further afield, take a trip to the Galloway Forest Park, one of the darkest places in the UK, in fact the UK’s first Dark Sky Park. A visit to this area of south west Scotland would not be complete without a day trip to the rugged coastline and seaside, with visits to the quaint villages and towns such as Kippford, Sandyhills, Southerness and Kirkcudbright.

This is a central base for day trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stranraer or Carlisle which are all within a 1½ hour drive. If you fancy a stress-free day, why not just relax in the peace and quiet at the farmhouse. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Liftingstane Farmhouse can be booked together with Liftingstane Cottage (ref UK5232) and Liftingstane Dairy Cottage (ref UK5878) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With 42’’ Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With Aga with electric hob and double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Sitting room: With wood burner, 32’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Thornhill
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Thornhill
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    19.5 miles

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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

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.

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.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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.

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.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

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.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

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