The Old Constabulary ref: UK13213

Mainsriddle, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The Old Constabulary is an impressive former police station which has been fully modernised and boasts spacious rooms and an abundance of natural light. The Old Constabulary retains many original features which adds to the charm, and the main rooms boast lovely views out towards the Solway Coast. The welcoming kitchen has a lovely Aga while the living and dining room have been elegantly furnished and also enjoy views, perfect for either sitting and relaxing or enjoying a meal with family and friends. Also on the ground floor there is a beautiful family bathroom, (once a police cell!) with one bedroom with en-suite facilities. The first floor has two further bedrooms and a separate toilet.

For those seeking to explore the area, Dumfries and Galloway has much to offer from walking and cycling, to fishing, mountain biking and golf, all of which can be enjoyed from the doorstep at The Old Constabulary. A few minutes along the road is Southerness, where you can enjoy a walk along the beach or for those golf enthusiasts, try the famous links course. The Old Constabulary is close to 5 of the 7Stanes for the mountain biking enthusiasts and for those looking for a slower pace of life, there are many delightful gardens and historical attractions to visit. Whilst staying at The Old Constabulary, a must is a visit to RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve which is just across the road. Mersehead is an extensive wetland and saltmarsh area, a haven for breeding waders, wintering waterfowl and year-round bird and wildlife watching. Beach 2 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 40" Freeview TV.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With oil Aga (winter only), electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bathroom: With bath, bidet and toilet.

First floor

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

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with decked sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Dumfries
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    14 miles
  • Lake
    2 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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