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 the Stable Block and Courtyard and ahead the hills and forests emerge as you approach the Courtyard archway to your destination.
The Tackroom is a 250 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 garden is surrounded by stone dyking and contains two unique barns, each with 12 granite pillars under slate roofs. These magnificent buildings were restored in 2004 and are the only paired examples we are aware of in Scotland. They were used for storing hay that was cut from the surrounding fields for the estate's working horses. Today one of them has a gas BBQ for cooking outside and outside furniture.
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Balance of payment due 6 weeks before holiday commences please.
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.
Nearest Train Station or Airport: Barrhill (20 miles) Dumfries (45miles)
Recommended Places to Visit: For more information of the area visit http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/dumfries-galloway/see-do/ Galloway Forest - There are over 450 miles of marked cycle tracks to explore around the region with educational and fun events organised throughout the year visit: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/forest-parks/galloway-forest-park
Annual Events: Newton Stewart Walking Festival - www.newtonstewartwalkfest.com Spring Fling May - Scotland's Premiere art and craft studios event www.spring-fling.co.uk Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities - www.kirkcudbright.co.uk Galloway Country Fair: August 7Stanes Mountain Bike Events - 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 Beltie beef, Solway Scallops, Galloway Salt Marsh Lamb, smoked delicacies and local Cairnsmore cheeses to locally made ice cream and chocolate. Our local eateries guide is regularly updated!
Local Sports: House riding, Mountain biking on the 7Stanes Bike trails, walking on the Galloway Hills, Fishing, Paddling, 18 hole golf course, Mountain boarding, Zip Wire, Kayaking, sailing, Segway, archery, clay pigeon shooting, water-skiing and mountain balling.
Please visit the Owner's website to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Dumfries & Galloway.