Swallows ref: UK30854

Borgue, near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
1
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Swallows is the perfect retreat to unwind and relax. This delightful barn conversion is wonderfully situated along a quiet lane, in the serene Scottish countryside, and enjoys views over the neighbouring farmland and the owner’s 2½-acre landscaped garden. Converted with care and attention to detail, the open plan living space is particularly attractive with high ceilings, a picture window overlooking the courtyard and doors leading to the conservatory, which overlooks the private enclosed garden. The quality, calm and tranquillity are evident from the moment you walk through the door.

Beaches and a National Scenic Area are close by, as well as opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking and watersports. Visit renowned gardens, ancient woodland and enjoy the abundant wildlife. The area is well recognised for its clear skies, with it being one of the 12 Best Stargazing Sites in the world, and the first Dark Sky Park in the UK. Only a short drive away is Kirkcudbright, known as the artists’ town. It attracts visitors throughout the year drawn in by the harbour, historic high street and the diverse range of annual events and visitor attractions. The popular programme of summer festivities culminates with the spectacular Tattoo, an event not to be missed. Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With oak floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and music system.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and superfast broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Gatehouse of Fleet
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    30 miles
  • Lake

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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