River View ref: UK5615

Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • Station within 1 mile 

Description

If you are looking for a perfectly placed holiday home for a quiet relaxing break, yet just a few minutes walk from shops and pubs, this is the place for you! Set in a quiet cul-de-sac with views of the River Nith, River View is a renovated, end-terraced cottage, set quietly beside the river. You could be anywhere, and it is not easy to believe you are in the middle of town. The cottage has been completely transformed and a particular attraction is the gently sloping garden down to the river where guests can sit and relax in the evening, watching the wildlife go by.
Dumfries is the county town of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway, and is the ideal place to base yourself to explore this wonderful area. Visit the many high street shops, Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura and the Robert Burns Mausoleum, Scotland’s most famous poet who spent the last years of his life in Dumfries. Not far from the town is Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, a spectacular 1400-acre wildlife reserve which will keep you busy all day, no matter what time of year.
Beautiful south west Scotland is a dream destination from historical sites and supreme mountain biking to challenging hill walks and some of the darkest skies in the world, not to mention over 200 miles of stunning and dramatic coastline with secluded little bays and sandy beaches. Beach 15 miles. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With CD player.
Sitting room: With electric fire and 42’’ Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle (no toilet).
Bedroom 2: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed courtyard and lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional public car parks close by. No smoking. Please note: Holidaymakers only. There are 12 steps leading down to a fenced river, 100 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Dumfries
  • Shops
    600 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    250 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dunfries
  • Pub
    250 yards
  • Railway station distance
    0.8 miles
  • Lake
    2½ 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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