Tha Butchach ref: UK5167

New Luce, near Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

A warm Scottish welcome awaits you at this comfortable holiday cottage on the edge of the bonny village of New Luce. The kitchen/dining room looks out onto the courtyard through its large picture window, whilst the bedrooms offer views of the garden area that’s visited daily by many red squirrels. New Luce is a conservation village, a single street of 18th and 19th-century cottages set in an area of Dumfries and Galloway that’s ideal for a relaxing holiday on the moors of Wigtownshire, which gives New Luce that special charm.
As a wing of the owner’s own home, Tha Butchach (meaning ‘The Witchery’) is a fantastic, single-storey property that boasts the luxury of en-suites in both bedrooms, and it makes for a convenient base from which visitors can explore and visit the many and varied attractions the area has to offer. The first thing you will notice about this small corner of south west Scotland is its striking natural beauty – from the rocky and sandy coastline looking out far across the sea, to the lush green forests and the rolling hills inland. Just a mile from the village is the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast walk that stretches some 212 miles from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east.
The area is rich in native wildlife, with red deer, ospreys and red kites to name but a few. Visit the many beautiful gardens in the area that are blessed with warm climate thanks to the Gulf Stream, and there are also a number of fascinating museums nearby.
Galloway Forest Park is a huge natural wonderland of forested glens, lochs and towering hills which, due to its small number of buildings and hence very little amount of light pollution, was the very first national park in the UK to be honoured with Dark Sky Park status. The forest park and nearby Dalbeattie Forest also offer a chance for more adventurous holidaymakers to get their blood pumping with its 7 Stanes mountain biking trail centres.
Sure enough, the region provides something to interest all manner of holidaymakers staying at Tha Butchach. Beach 5 miles. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 5¾ miles.
Tha Butchach can be booked together with Rosehearty (UK5491) to accommodate up to 7 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With 30" Freesat TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Halogen heaters (in living room, dining room and bedrooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Electric central heating £35 per week if required. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with courtyard, summerhouse, sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Stranraer
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    5.75 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stranraer
  • Pub
    5.75 miles
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 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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