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