Viewfield Farmhouse ref: UKC2271

New Galloway, near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
8
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
FRI
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This spacious detached farmhouse boasts stunning elevated views over the beautiful Loch Ken with its fabulous outdoor activity centre. Located on the owner’s working sheep farm, on the outskirts of the traditional Scottish village of New Galloway, with local shop, hotel, tea room and art gallery. Close to the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, it is an ideal base for hill walking, fishing, bird watching, sightseeing or one of the many country pursuits available locally. Central to five of the 7Stanes it proves a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. The Dark Skies Park, one of only four in the western world, is close by.
It is situated just 16 miles north of Castle Douglas, Scotland’s food town, and only 30 miles south of the seaside town of Ayr not to mention within 30 minutes drive to many local picturesque villages, attractions for the kids and many activities to keep everyone amused. Dumfries and Galloway is a unique area with varied and diverse countryside from harbour villages to market towns. Golf 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With wood burner, Rayburn with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

LPG central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burners included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    New Galloway
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    200 yards
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    25.0 miles
  • Lake
    8 miles (loch)

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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