Slockmill Farmhouse ref: UK5948

Near Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
FRI
Changeover day
  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Celebration Houses 

Description

This spacious detached farmhouse sits in a tranquil location, surrounded by rolling hills with views towards the sea. Set on a working sheep and beef farm, it is situated on Scotland’s most southerly point near the Mull of Galloway. The coastline is just stunning with clifftop walks direct from the door. There are sandy beaches, shingle and rocky coves to explore and birdlife in abundance. The RSPB Mull of Galloway, with thousands of nesting birds, is close by and the visitor centre is worth a visit.
The area is very popular with walkers with the Southern Upland Way passing close by. There are many coastal villages to explore in the area. Drummore is a traditional fishing village with beautiful beaches and a quaint harbour, while Portpatrick close by has a lovely harbour, some arts and crafts outlets and restaurants. The town of Stranraer is nearby and offers shops, restaurants and pubs. Sea fishing, both trout and salmon, golf and other country pursuits are available including shooting and riding. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. Alternatively, guests can take a trip to the Logan Botanic Garden near Port Logan. Beach 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room: With Aga.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and coal for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with terrace, garden furniture and BBQ. Hot tub for 6 (private). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (working farm). Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    19.6 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    20.3 miles
  • Lake
    4 miles (beach)

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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