Bartaggart Farm Holiday Cottages: The Old Smiddy

Balmaclellan, nr. Castle Douglas

Property Reference: W42625
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets 2
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade0 Star rating

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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

Situated in a peaceful location, these former smiddy and byre holiday bungalows boast stunning views over open countryside. A hugely popular area with walkers and cyclists of all abilities with the Dalbeattie 7 Stanes Cycling Trail close by. There are many quaint villages to explore including the coastal villages of the Isle of Whithorn, Port William, known as the ‘Machars of Galloway’ and presented with the ‘Pride of Galloway’ award and the popular village of Portpatrick with stunning views over the North Channel to the Irish Coast. Take a day trip to Ireland from Stranraer. There are many sandy beaches and forest trails to explore throughout the area and also many lovely gardens nearby for those seeking a slower pace of recreation. The surrounding area offers a tremendous range of activities for the visitor with many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore along the Solway Coast. Golf, sailing, horse riding, cycling, walking and fishing are all available, and there are tennis courts and swimming pools in nearby Kirkcudbright. Dumfries with shops, restaurants, museums and theatre lies 10 miles away, while Castle Douglas, Scotland’s Food Town, is 8 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (can be twin) bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating included. High chair.

Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking. Easy walking access. NB: Fenced stream in grounds.

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. The cottage was lovely a real home from home and the little extras made all the difference. Bread, butter, cheese, milk etc. was there on our arrival plus things like cleaning materials, washing up liquid and cleaning cloth were all useful to have. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Other guests had said that the sign for the accommodation from the main road could be slightly clearer. Sept 2012.
  2. Owners just over the way should you require them. Nice early walk up the drive with my dog and the farm dog will not be far away, nice to see them play. May be an idea to take a cool bag to keep your takeaways warm for when you get in. April 2012.
  3. Lovely views, comfortable cottage. The owner very helpful and considerate. Oct 2011.
  4. Excellent property not quite in the middle of nowhere but near enough just perfect. July 2011.
  5. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Old Smiddy. The road A712 is a fairly winding road and as it was a torrential downpour when travelling it we missed the turning, probably easier if directions had indicated the opening was directly opposite white cottage called ’Bread and Beer’. Friendly couple and although weather wasn’t great we liked our 1st visit to this part of the country. July 2011.
  6. Very friendly,excellent location,peaceful and beautiful views. A little off the main road but this only adds to the peace and quiet. Very much enjoyed the stay .Second time we have stopped in this property. June 2011.
  7. Excellent cottage in an amazing bit of the countryside. Landlords very nice and accommodating only complaint was the holiday was not long enough. June 2011.
  8. This property is located on a farm in a very scenic location, it appears remote but the nearest town for shopping is only 13 miles away and the nearest pub is 4 miles away, so not that remote but a car is required. The cottage itself is well appointed and lacking for nothing, everything is provided for you including a nice welcome pack of bread, milk, tea, coffee and tablet cake. This property is surrounded by farmland and hills on which the owners allow you to walk freely along with your dog. As a place to stay and get away from everything this cottage is ideal, the owners cannot do enough for you. To sum up we would not hesitate to book again and recommend this property as a fantastic place to stay. A five star property. May 2011.
  9. The cottage was great nice and peaceful we had a great week. April 2011.
  10. It was very clean and tidy. We was made welcome up on arrival by the owners. A few basic things like milk bread etc, had been brought for us up on arrival. The views from out of the window were stunning. Oct 2010.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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