Arriving at the sandstone viaduct and gates of the private Cairnsmore Estate you immediately get that 'away from it all' feeling. A clear burn runs alongside the winding avenue that leads to Stable Cottage and ahead the hills and forests emerge as you approach the Courtyard archway to your destination.
The cottage was refurbished at the beginning of 2010 with several measures to improve guest’s comfort utilising renewable energy. The most important is the Geothermal underfloor central heating system with 24/7 hot water. Other improvements include a new bathroom (luxurious double ended bath with shower over), woodburning stove in the living room and Flagstone flooring throughout the main living areas that creates a "cosy cottage atmosphere."
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Stable Cottage is a 200 year old traditional Galloway Category B Listed building that was originally part of the stable block for the private Cairnsmore Estate. The estate is the ancestral home of the Stewart family and was once the shooting estate of the Dukes of Bedford. As soon as you drive through the estate gates, along the avenue bordered by rhodedendron and broad-leaf trees, the surroundings evoke a by-gone time. The cottage's fabulous and peaceful location make this the ideal base for relaxing and exploring the local area. There is wonderful walking in the surrounding area (highlighted in the Newton Stewart Walkfest) and is on the footpath to the summit of Cairnsmore of Fleet (2,300 feet). The enclosed garden is south-facing and a wonderful sun-trap where red squirrels and greater spotted woodpeckers are frequent visitors. The area offers varied interests, both for the outdoor & wildlife enthusiasts and those who enjoy exploring the surrounding towns and villages.
There is a large airy kitchen-diner equipped with fridge, oven, ceramic hob, microwave and washing machine. Here guests will also find a traditional pulley on which to warm and dry your clothes. The bright, but cosy, lounge houses a TV(Freeview), DVD and CD player, and is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploration. There are two bedrooms in Stable Cottage, both overlooking the back garden. The master bedroom houses a comfortable king-size Sleigh bed with matching furniture. Egyptian Cotton bed linen is provided. The second bedroom has two comfortable single beds. Garage and washing facilities for mountain bikes with secure padlock/eyebolt. Garden furniture and BBQprovided. The garden is ideal for pets.
Wigtownshire is an area offering varied interests, both for the outdoor & wildlife enthusiasts and those who enjoy exploring the surrounding towns and villages. These include the market town of Newton Stewart, Scotland's Book Town - Wigtown, the Food Town of Castle Douglas and the Artist's town of Kirkcudbright. A range of other local information about Newton Stewart and Wigtownshire can be found at the cottage.
OS Map: Newton Stewart & Kirkcudbright, Sheet 83. Grid Ref: NX, 4708 6394
Christmas and New Year (Hogmanay) 2013 available.
balance of payment due 6 weeks before holiday commences
Wigtownshire is an area offering varied interests, both for the outdoor & wildlife enthusiasts and those who enjoy exploring the surrounding towns and villages. These include the market town of Newton Stewart, Scotland's Book Town - Wigtown, the Food Town of Castle Douglas and the Artist's town of Kirkcudbright. A range of other local information about Newton Stewart and Wigtownshire can be found at the cottage. OS Map: Newton Stewart & Kirkcudbright, Sheet 83. Grid Ref: NX, 4708 6394
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Dumfries railway station and Prestwick airport.
Recommended Places to Visit: For more information of the area or order a copy of the visitors guide visit http://www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk/seeanddo/ Galloway Forest - There are over 450 miles of marked cycle tracks to explore around the region.
Annual Events: Newton Stewart Walking Festival held in May- www.newtonstewartwalkfest.com Spring Fling May - Scotland's Premiere art and craft studios event www.spring-fling.co.uk Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities Wigtown Book Fest 10-day programme, more than 175 author events and activities including music, theatre and food: - http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com Galloway Country Fair: 17th -18th August 2013 7Stanes Mountain Bike Events see www.7stanes.gov.uk
Recommended Places to Eat Out: People here are passionate about food. Sample the menus of local hotels and restaurants, pubs and cafes from Buccleuch beef, Solway Scallops, Galloway Lamb, smoked delicacies and local cheeses to local made ice cream and chocolate.
Local Sports: 7Stanes Mountain Bike trails, Galloway Hills, Sport fishing, Paddling
Rural market town on the banks of the river Cree.
Please visit the Owner's website to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Dumfries & Galloway.