Lochhill Bungalow ref: CC537275

New Abbey near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Lochhill Bungalow is set in an enviable location with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and the ruins of Sweetheart Abbey, which was founded by Lady Devorgilla in 1273. The property is located on a working beef farm and the owner is happy to show visitors round the farm. Steeped in history, New Abbey village is delightful - not only can you visit the ruins of the abbey, it also has a watermill and a corn mill.
The village has many walks on offer including the steps up to the Waterloo Monument, and close by is the prominent Criffel Hill (1871ft), a more strenuous walk, but certainly worth it for the views when you reach the summit.
Dumfries and Galloway has so much to offer, from walking and cycling to fishing, mountain biking and golf. Try the region’s fantastic nine and eighteen-hole golf courses set amid stunning scenery, none more so than the world famous links course at Southerness, just seven miles from Lochhill. Alternatively, you can enjoy a day exploring the many beautiful beaches along the Solway Coast.
If you prefer a faster pace, take on one of the region’s enthralling mountain bike trails with the world-class 7Stanes close by which caters for all abilities, including forest tracks and exhilarating downhill trails.
Further afield, the Galloway Forest Park not only has some stunning scenery, but is also the UK’s first Dark Sky Park where over 7000 stars and planets are visible with the naked eye on a clear night.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge 1: With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Lounge 2: With 26" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king - please advise when booking).

First floor

Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (which can be made to super king - please advise when booking).
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.
Wet room: With shower and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 4 cars. Garage.
  • Nearest town
    Dumfries
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    7 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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