Old Glenstocken ref: CC537106

Rockcliffe near Colvend, Dumfries & Galloway

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8
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4
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Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

This beautiful converted farmstead was originally the farmhouse and dates back to the 16th century. The farm land stretches over open countryside, crossing the delightful coastal path before descending to the beautiful secluded sandy bay of Gutcher’s Isle. Visitors to this delightful corner of Scotland are amazed at its beauty, temperate climate and relatively few people and once visited you will want to return time and time again. It’s addictive! There really is something for everyone whether you prefer the solitary pastime of sea or loch fishing or sampling the local championship golf course at Southerness. There are many activities for the adrenalin seeker from mountain balling to one of the 7Stanes world class mountain biking centres just down the road. The pretty little village of Rockcliffe is a mile down the road with its arc of houses looking across to the islands of Rough and Hestan. From here the Jubilee Path leads to the equally pretty sailing village of Kippford.
Old Glenstocken may be booked seperately or for larger gathering of friends and family may be booked together with Rushcroft to accommodate 12 guests.

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Ground floor

Property has oil central heating and comprises;
Lounge: With multi fuel stove, Free View TV and DVD. A beautiful light and spacious room
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and portable TV
Utility Room: With microwave, fridge and washing machine. Ideal storage area for bicycles, fishing equipment, golf clubs etc.
Cloakroom: With WC
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and en suite facilities with bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Bedroom 2: Large room with two single beds
Bedroom 3: Small room with two single beds
Bedroom 4: Large room with two single beds and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Fully enclosed garden with large decked area and patio furniture to dine al fresco enjoying lovely views to Bainloch Hill. There is also a walled garden with seating area and BBQ. Owner happy to accept a delivery from a major supermarket ready for guests’ arrival. Off road parking for 8 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Dalbeattie
  • Shops
  • Distance
    6 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    21.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The cliff top walk from Rockcliffe to Sandyhills is renowned for its beautiful views across the Solway to the Lake District Fells beyond. From Castle Point along the cliff tops there are wonderful views of nesting seabirds, Fulmar, Cormorant and Razorbills. Years ago the names of the local places would have been etched in the minds of the smugglers who actively used this area to secrete their spoils; Cow Snout, Gillies Craig, Portowarren Bay, the Brandy Cave of some Dick Hatteraick, the Piper’s Cove, the Murderer’s Well, two natural archways called the Needle’s Eye, and Lot’s Wife. During the year the region plays host to a huge programme of events from Spring Fling where local artists open their studios, to music festivals, exhibitions and local traditions. The annual Riding of The Marches is an exciting event and the brolly parade at Kirkcudbright’s jazz festival is a colourful extravaganza. The Galloway Forest Park is Britain’s largest; three hundred square miles of wild beauty just waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys and burns, some superb walking surprisingly devoid of people and mile after mile of footpaths far from the madding crowd. The forest is home to an abundance of wildlife; red squirrels, red and roe deer, buzzards and red kites. The Wild Goat Park and the Red Deer Range is by the Queen’s Way which is a superb forest drive taking in Clatteringshaw’s Loch and the highest hill, The Merrick. On a clear night the Galloway Forest Park reveals the night sky in all its glory and that’s official as the park has just won an award. Not many people will have seen such a magical sight; truly one of the wonders of the world.

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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