Uplands ref: UK7129

Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway

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6
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bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
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  • Barbecue 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Uplands is a beautiful, detached cottage set quietly on the fringes of the town and ideally placed for a wander into the centre with its many cafés, restaurants and shops, and also ideally placed to explore the wider area by car. Uplands has undergone a complete refurbishment in 2020 and is beautifully decorated throughout. The open plan living space is the hub of the cottage and is a very sociable space to sit and relax over a glass of wine or a meal. The large wood burner is the focal point of this lovely space and perfect for those chillier evenings.
The area surrounding Uplands is a joy to discover. There are various and varied walks available, from scenic coastal walks to marked forest trails. For the biking enthusiasts you have the world class Dalbeattie 7 Stanes mountain trail on your doorstep, as well as Mabie Forest. It is a popular location for mountain bikers of all levels. With sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and water sports close by, there is sure to be something for everyone. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, there are many beautiful gardens to visit, including Threave Gardens (National Trust), historical sites and castles to explore. Discover the Solway Coast with its extensive sandy beaches, rocky coves, traditional fishing villages and harbour ports such as Kippford and Rockcliffe. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

8 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area
: With wood burner, 43’’ Freeview Smart TV, sound bar and subwoofer.
Dining area.
Kitchen area
: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), 43" Freeview Smart TV and Xbox.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Dalbeattie
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    13.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 miles

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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