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Castle Douglas in the heart of south west Scotland is ideally located for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, with easy access to both the beautiful coastline and the expansive Galloway Forest Park.

For centuries, this market town has been the centre of agricultural and commercial activity in this pretty corner of Scotland. Today, it is a popular holiday destination and a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.

The town is renowned for its quirky mix of traditional shops and modern boutiques. While away a pleasant hour or two browsing the delicious produce on offer in the old style butcher shop, or pick up some local delicacies; with everything from freshly caught lobsters to delicious homemade pastries, cakes and regional ales, you'll be spoilt for choice. The town has several excellent restaurants and cafes serving everything from traditional Scottish fare to modern European cuisine.

Take just short stroll away for the bustling town centre and you will find yourself transported to a whole other world. Here you will get a taste of the true rural Scotland, with picturesque locations such as the picture-perfect Carlingwark Loch. Step into the past with a trip to Threave house and Gardens, or visit Threave Castle, an ancient building isolated in the middle of the River Dee, with a mysterious, weighty atmosphere that is quite unique.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Stable Cottage Ref: UUD

"Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summer house and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, standing within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with fishing available on a nearby estate loch. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

Step to entrance. Living/dining room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor and modern fitted kitchen area with door to garden. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Shared large garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking
  • Ground floor facilities (step to entrance)
  • NB: Stream with bridge in garden

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

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£235-£657
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

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 and beams/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating included.

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.

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£173-£510
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Glenhowl Lodge Ref: 29676


This spacious, detached gate lodge boasts stunning elevated views over open countryside and is located close to the attractive and popular traditional Scottish village of Dalry, with two village shops, two hotels, a local garage and post office. Located on the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s coast to coast long distance walk, it is an ideal base for hill walking, fishing, birdwatching, sightseeing or one of the many country pursuits available locally. Central to five of the 7 Stanes it proves a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Close to the Dark Skies Park, one of only 4 in the Western world. 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 a 30 minute 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. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room and woodburner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£415-£870
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Carriage Ref: W43089

In a quiet setting on the site of an old siding in the former Bridge of Dee station, with countryside views, this converted 1957 railway carriage is 3 miles from Castle Douglas and close to Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse of Fleet. There are scenic coastal walks, marked forest trails and various walks. Sailing, swimming, riding, fishing, golf, boat trips and watersports nearby. The Solway Coast has sandy beaches and rocky coves, with fishing villages and harbours. Close to the Galloway Forest Park, which was awarded ’Dark Sky Park’ status in 2009, and central to five of the 7 Stanes, it is a popular location for cyclists and mountain bikers. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk (2ft 6in for children).

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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£215-£639
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Swallow Lodge Ref: 28810

This picturesque detached holiday lodge is situated in a quiet rural location, surrounded by stunning views over the rolling hills. Ideally located to explore the beauty of Dumfries and Galloway with rugged coastlines and secluded sandy beaches. An abundance of world class mountain biking and walking routes, with riding, fishing, wildlife and bird watching all within easy reach. Ayrshire offers many historical sites and the Ayrshire Coastal Path, over 100 miles of coastal walking. The historic cities of Edinburgh, Carlisle and cosmopolitan Glasgow are easily reached. Pub and restaurant 8 miles, shop 1 mile.

3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair (on request). Freeview TV. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: Lake in grounds.

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£220-£653
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

"Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summer house and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, standing within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with fishing available on a nearby estate loch. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

Living room with open fire. Dining room with open fire and wooden floor. Kitchen with oil Rayburn, electric hob and wooden floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fires - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • CD
  • Oil Rayburn
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • NB: Stream and pond in garden

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

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£300-£963
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Arkland Mill Ref: STTZ

"Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summer house and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, standing within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with fishing available on a nearby estate loch. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and patio doors. Large well-equipped kitchen with oil Aga, gas cooker and tiled floor leading to sun room. Utility. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Freeview TV
  • Radio/CD
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large lawned garden with summer house and furniture
  • Parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • NB: Sloping banks and access to stream from garden

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

WAS
NOW
£300-£963
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Situated in a beautiful riverside location within 25 acres of natural, unspoilt woodland, this traditional, detached stone-built holiday cottage, accessed by a track, offers a peaceful retreat on a private estate with a pig, horses, ponies, hens and geese. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts, with red squirrels, roe deer, badgers, otters and a large variety of wildlife. Woodland and river walks are available directly from the door and fishing on the river is also available. Dumfries and Galloway offers stunning scenery, sandy beaches and rocky coves. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area and furniture. 25-acre shared natural and wooded grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks, gorges and river in grounds.

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£263-£622
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Rosebay Cottage Ref: 18688

Amidst the beautiful Galloway countryside this attractive cottage has been stylishly furnished. Enjoy the quiet village setting with tea rooms, shop and hotels. New Galloway is Scotland’s smallest Royal Burgh and is on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, great for walking, cycling and watching the wildlife. Loch Ken is a leisurely stroll from the cottage and offers sailing, water sports and coarse fishing. At the edge of the village is a 9-hole golf course. Near Laurieston is the Red Kite feeding farm. Travel south to the market town of Castle Douglas with a variety of shops specialising in local produce. Threave Gardens and Castle (NT) are close by. Kirkcudbright is known as the artists town with art, craft and antique shops. Shop and pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with laminate floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk (for children). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, oil and electricity included. DVD. Electric cooker. Oil Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£443-£443
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

"Idyllically set on a 3000-acre estate..."

Enjoying an idyllic situation on the 3000-acre Crofts Estate, surrounded by the Galloway Hills, these holiday cottages have enviable, dramatic views towards the Solway Firth and Cumbrian Hills beyond. Accessed along a private drive, and adjoining a cluster of well-maintained estate buildings, Stable Cottage (ref UUD) makes a romantic hideaway for two, offering stylishly furnished accommodation – its walls adorned with the original work of various Scottish artists. The larger Victorian detached Gardener’s Cottage (ref UXT) has been elegantly furnished, and features an attractive shared garden with a bridge over a burn and a small waterfall. Arkland Mill (ref STTZ) stands detached with a lovely large garden, a summer house and its own bridge over the stream. Marwhin House (SWWR) and Marwhin Cottage (ref SWWS) also stand detached, standing within 25 yards of each other, still with there own privacy, the latter two properties being set in gardens with a delightful stream and pond. Woodland walks and hillside trails radiate from the doorstep, with fishing available on a nearby estate loch. Dumfries lies just 12 miles away, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and museums, as well as a good theatre. Castle Douglas (8 miles) is a traditional market town with individual shops specialising in food and local produce. There are many beautiful beaches within easy reach along the Solway, and the NT Threave Gardens, 8 miles, makes for an interesting day out. Other tourist attractions in the area include the Galloway Kite Trail, the Galloway Forest Park and golf courses and museums in Dumfries. Village shop and pub within 4 miles.

Large, beamed living room with open fire, patio doors and wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with wooden floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • Freeview TV
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Stream and pond in garden

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Shared 50-acre natural, wooded grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking
  • NB: Loch and burns in grounds

WAS
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£286-£876
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Davaar Cottage Ref: CC537038
Leave your cares at home for a wee while and stay at Davaar a semi-detached cottage where you will soon begin to relax and unwind. Sit by the flickering fire with that good book you’ve been promising to read or leave the car and explore this stunningly beautiful land. Davaar Cottage is idyllically placed within the Glenkens; the wildest and largest glen in Galloway, which is relatively unspoiled with a wide variety of wildlife and spectacular landscape ranging from the mountains and moor land, woodland and forest; burns, rivers, to farmland and lochs.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With multi fuel stove, TV, DVD and radio/CD. A lovely room with views across open countryside.
Kitchen/Dining: With electric cooker, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With two single beds
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin
Shower Room: With shower, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed enjoying lovely views across open countryside.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Small garden. Patio with furniture. Raised grassed area approached via rustic steps which may be slippery when wet. Off road parking for 2 cars.

WAS
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£260-£450
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
This stunning contemporary conversion of a former barn offers exceptional living space with enticing views of Screel and Bengairn just waiting to be walked! This architect designed eco house is the perfect retreat to explore the best of one of Scotland’s secret places, yet the local designated food town of Castle Douglas, is only 3 miles away. This light filled holiday house is like a living picture gallery as each window offers a glimpse of the delightful surrounding countryside. The house offers a cosy atmosphere thanks to the wood burner and under floor heating. There are some excellent local walks straight from the front door and within a half an hour’s drive you can be by the sea or in the forest; the choice is endless.

Ground Floor: Property is heated by solar powered water providing under floor heating and wood burning stove and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen:
Lounge Area: With Satellite Free view TV, wood burning stove and lovely views
Dining Area: With dining furniture
Kitchen Area:With built in electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
Utility Room: With washing machine, sink unit and door to rear
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower room with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With twin single beds and French doors to front
Family Shower Room: With double walk in shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Open tread oak staircase leading to stunning gallery landing with bed settee
Bedroom 3: With king sized bed
Bedroom 4: With two single beds
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

All power plus first supply of logs for wood burning stove, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.2 Pets allowed however there is a small charge .Roofed patio with garden furniture. Storage for bikes and fishing rods. Off road parking for 4 + cars. NB: Stream in grounds.

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£400-£875
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