Wheelhouse ref: UK13036

Garlieston, near Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

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6
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3
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Bathrooms
2
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Pets
2
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Wheelhouse is a beautifully designed house on the site of an 18th-century corn mill. A full-size water wheel is a feature in the front garden. This detached property is situated just yards from the shore, with stunning views and wildlife. Attractive walks for all ages and abilities start from the door; choices including gentle beach walks and coastal paths, and the nearby arboretum and woodland garden at Galloway House, famous for its spring display of azaleas and rhododendrons. The more challenging Galloway Hills, and the world class 7Stanes mountain bike trails are within easy reach. Fishing, canoeing and golf are on the doorstep. Wigtown, Scotland’s book town, lies 8 miles to the north, and en route is Bladnoch, Scotland’s most southerly distillery with visitor centre. The artists town of Kirkcudbright with its flourishing colony of artists and craft workers is also nearby, as are Whithorn, the cradle of early British Christianity, and the picturesque harbour villages of Isle of Whithorn and Port William. Beach 50 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and small worktop freezer.
Conservatory.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and French doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.
Open-tread stairs (with stairlift access) to...

First floor

Living room: With 40" Freeview TV.
Reading room/office.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and bidet (also accessed from living room).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars, boat and trailer. Wheelchair access. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Newton Stewart
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
    250 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Dumfries
  • Pub
    250 yards
  • Railway station distance
    57 miles
  • Lake
    50 yards (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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