Machermore Castle - Machermore Castle ref: UK31878

Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • All En-suite 
  • Castle 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Situated within 30 acres of beautiful woodland, on the banks of the River Cree, 16th-century Machermore Castle offers a unique experience of castle life. Ideal for special occasions or for family gatherings in beautiful surroundings. The large catering kitchen and banqueting hall is perfect for occasions when you want to get the caterers in to take over and sit back and enjoy.

Situated at the gateway to The Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s largest forest park, with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. Here you can enjoy great walking, easy family cycling, exhilarating mountain biking or just sit back and soak up breathtaking loch and mountain views and starry night skies. The forest park has everything you need for a great day out, whatever the time of year. Meet red deer and wild goats, enjoy classic scenery from your car on a forest drive, and follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce or picnic beside a peaceful loch. This is also Scotland’s first Dark Sky Park, one of the best places to stargaze in Europe. The towns of Castle Douglas, the food town, Gatehouse of Fleet and Kirkcudbright, the artists’ town are all within a short drive. Gatehouse of Fleet offers a wider range of places to eat and drink, and there are many attractions in and around the town including the ‘Mill on the Fleet’ Visitor Centre and Cardoness Castle.
Kirkcudbright, known as ‘the artist’s town’, attracts visitors throughout the year 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 the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed. Visit the Machars with its fantastic rugged coastline and many little harbour villages including Portpatrick and Port William, or take a trip to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point. The Lighthouse Tower is open to the public and the views from the top are stunning. You can see four countries; Galloway in Scotland, Cumbria in England, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man! A short walk from the lighthouse is an RSPB reserve and visitor centre from which you can watch nesting birds on the cliffs via closed circuit cameras. You can also see hundreds of gannets on the nearby Scar Rocks. If you are lucky you may even see puffins or porpoises! Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles. Machermore Castle can be booked with Machermore Apartment (UK31879) to accommodate up to 20 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Dining room/bar.
Kitchen: With commercial range with gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, shower seat and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.

First floor

Living room: With wood burner and 40” TV.
Bedroom 4: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 6: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 7: With kingsize bed, twin beds (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Biomass central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with owner).

Miscellaneous

Lawned, terraced garden with patio and garden furniture. 30-acre grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 20 cars. No smoking.
  • 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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