Caerlaverock Cottages - Rowan Cottage ref: UK5342

Caerlaverock near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Rowan Cottage is a charming holiday home just seconds from the Nith Estuary where dolphins and porpoises can often been seen. The cottage is in the heart of the historic village of Glencaple and was built in 1880 for a ship’s captain during times when the historic port was extremely busy. The historic quay still remains today. The property has been carefully renovated to a very good standard, is light and airy with a large open plan living area with Karndean flooring, and is ideal for friends and families. The kitchen/dining area also features Karndean flooring. A morning cup of tea is best enjoyed in the sun room looking down the road to the estuary.
Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is only 3 miles to Caerlaverock Castle and Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, which is home to the rare natterjack toad and regularly visited by barnacle geese and other migrating birds. Rowan Cottage is an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area either by car, cycle or on foot, with excellent marked walks for all abilities, the Mabie Forest mountain bike tracks and 7Stanes are nearby. There is excellent salmon fishing on the River Nith and several excellent golf courses in the area, including the championship course at Southerness and several courses in Dumfries itself. Beach 100 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.
Rowan Cottage can be booked together with Bankswood Cottage (31292), which sit close together, Blossom Cottage (27754), Hollins Cottage (29591) and Keepers Cottage (31312), which are 1 mile away, and Fisherman Cottage (UK5343), which is 2 miles away, to accommodate up to 36 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 42’’ Freeview Smart TV and wood-effect floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 32’’ Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, wood-effect floor and door leading to garden.
Sun room.
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Separate toilet: With heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burners included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Dumfries
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    250 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    250 yards
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    8 miles

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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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