Barwhillanty Estate - Stables House ref: UK7196

Barwhillanty, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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8
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bedrooms
4
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Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Stables House is a truly magnificent cottage, set in the heart of a working family estate, in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. Cosy, comfortable country living is brought to life here with a large open fire in the living room and an Aga warming the kitchen where you can sit round the dining table with family or friends enjoying a lovely meal and chatting over your days activities. Stables House has its own private small sitting out area however guests can schedule an opportunity to spend some time in the enchanting walled garden, where you can arrange the pizza oven to be fired up! Barwhillanty, which has been family run since 1884, is a 5000-acre estate set in the beautiful Galloway Hills of Kirkcudbrightshire in south west Scotland. This wonderful property offers guests the chance to relax and unwind with over 18 miles of picturesque walks on the estate (route maps are provided) or trout fishing is available on request.

The surrounding area offers a tremendous amount to occupy guests including golf, sailing, horse riding and cycling (both road and mountain bikes as this is the famous 7Stanes country), along with many other adventurous activities. For those with young children, there are many great days out on the doorstep. If arts and culture are a passion, a quick glance at the surroundings will see exactly why the region has inspired so many artists, writers and craftsmen, from ‘the artists town’ of Kirkcudbright, to the region’s infamous Spring Fling festival, amongst many other events that take place all year round. The food town of Castle Douglas is 7 miles away with everything that could be needed, plus a little more! Beach 19¼ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire and Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With tumble dryer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 4: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Gravelled sitting-out area with garden furniture. 5000-acre grounds (shared with owner). Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

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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

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.

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.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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.

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.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

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.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

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