Machermore Castle - Machermore Apartment ref: UK31879

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Marchermore Apartment is situated in the west wing of the historic, Grade B listed, Machermore Castle. Situated on the banks of the River Cree within 30 acres of woodland, this first floor apartment is located in a tranquil spot at the heart of Galloway Forest Park. Discover the lively waters that meet at picturesque Loch Trool on scenic trails beneath the mighty Merrick. This area’s history is also written into the landscape - look out for Bruce’s Stone overlooking the site of the Battle of Glen Trool, and a moving monument to 17th-century covenanters who were slain for their religious beliefs. With five of the 7Stanes in Dumfries and Galloway, the world-class mountain biking centres have award-winning trails offering some of the best mountain biking in the country, and attract riders from all over the UK and beyond. You don’t have to be an experienced mountain biker to enjoy these famous trails since there is a wide range of routes to suit beginners, families and experts. Many of the centres also have skills areas for you to practise your technique.
The Forest Park is a great place to watch wildlife. See the wide variety of woodland birds that visit the feeders or flutter in the canopy overhead, including great tits, goldcrests and crossbills. Red squirrels and roe deer are also regular visitors to the woods around the centre, especially early in the morning and at twilight. Explore the rolling Galloway glens and hills to discover picturesque forest trails, three friendly visitor centres, wonderful wildlife and a long and colourful history.
Newton Stewart is only a mile away and offers plentiful shops, bars and restaurants. The towns of Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town; Castle Douglas, the food town; and Gatehouse of Fleet, with its famed Cardoness Castle, are all worth a visit. Heading further west you will find a rugged coastline, with sandy beaches and many quaint fishing villages to explore. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles. Machermore Apartment can be booked with Machermore Castle (UK31879) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

All on the first floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 40" Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and wshing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

30-acre lawned grounds with sitting-out area (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a river in the grounds, 200 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    1.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Barrhill
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    15.0 miles
  • Lake

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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

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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