Charming Dog-Friendly Cottage on a Country Estate in Kirkpatrick Durham near Castle Douglas, Scotland
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- Pets allowed
The open-plan layout of the living, dining, and kitchen areas are ideal for socializing, entertaining, and spending quality time with family and friends. In the warm and welcoming lounge, guests will find large and plush velvet sofas, along with a further television, a DVD player, and an MP3 docking station. French doors open to the outside and allow in plenty of natural light. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a refrigerator, a freezer, an oven, a stove, a microwave, a coffeemaker, a toaster, and a dishwasher, along with an array of handy dishes and utensils. Meals and drinks can be enjoyed at the dining table, which has seating for all six glampers. Other amenities in the cottage include heating, Wi-Fi, and a washing machine. The host can provide a highchair and a baby’s crib upon request.
Outside, there is a charming courtyard with relaxing outdoor furniture and a lovely water feature. A gas barbecue is available to borrow from the host for delicious summer cook-outs. Guests will have the freedom to roam the surrounding country estate, which includes an orchard, a loch, and 1,000 acres.
Dogs are £10/night each or £30 for a week.
If the guest cancels 24 hours or more prior to check in.
- Lounge/Living room
- Running water
- Child's bed
- Outdoor furniture
- Dining room
- Dining table
- Linens and pillows
- Tea kettle
- Twin/Single bed
- BR/DVD player
- Docking station
- Washing machine
- Cooking basics
Inside, the property is heated throughout. The communal lounge features an inviting wood-burning fire, and there is also a billiards room, with a bar. The Scottish restaurant offers mouthwatering dishes, with many of the ingredients sourced directly from the estate. Breakfast is served buffet-style and comes with cereals, yogurt, fresh juices, excellent coffee, and a selection of cooked items. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all accommodations and public areas.
Breakfast is included in the rate for the rooms.
The cottage accommodation is self-catering, but meals can be purchased.
The property offers fresh produce for sale. Guests should ask the host for more details.
Location + Surroundings
- Feeding animals
- Water sports
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
Many guests choose to visit this region for the excellent array of outdoor activities on offer. Cycling and mountain biking are popular pastimes here, and there are plenty of places from which to hire equipment. The property is close to five of the famous 7stanes venues, which are some of the world's best mountain bike trails, with a ride to suit every level. Walking and hiking paths are also in abundance here, and glampers can choose between leisurely strolls along sandy beaches, invigorating cliff top walks, or rugged hikes through the forest, and up hills and mountains. The scenery is spectacular in this part of the world. Keen anglers will be able to fish for trout and salmon in the local lochs, and golf enthusiasts can tee off at one of the numerous courses close to the property.
Those looking for adventure might enjoy a thrilling ride on one of Europe's longest zip-lines, which can be found at the Laggan Outdoor Centre. This venue also offers Segway experiences, clay shooting, and archery. The Galloway Activity Centre provides kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, and a climbing wall. There are also excursion companies in the area that offer jet skiing and water skiing.
As well as a great selection of shops and restaurants, the area has many museums, art galleries, and historic places for guests to discover. There are several castles and stately homes within easy reach of the property. Some are superbly preserved, and some are ruins, but all of these sites provide fascinating glimpses of the area's rich and colorful past.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:30 a.m.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Pets allowed additional charge
The Victorian Room can be a family room sleeping up to two extra children. As a family room, it is £114 per night. Please inquire if interested.
The double and twin rooms are on an organic sheep farm. Guests will find a drawing room, a billiard room with an honesty bar, courtyard with tables and chairs, and a large garden and orchard for guests to sit in. Dinner is available by arrangement.
Smoking is not allowed.