St Johnís Town of Dalry
Dumfries and Galloway
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Lochinvar Lodge is a beautifully restored farmhouse idyllically situated on the edge of its own private 85 acre loch in the heart of the Glenkens. The views from the house are magnificent and there is an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep. There is free fly fishing on the loch as well as the opportunity to use it for any non motorised watersports. The Galloway activity centre and water ski club are only a few miles away on the banks of Loch Ken offering a number of activities including kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, canoeing, quadbiking, archery and even outdoor laser quest. Situated on a national cycle byway and centrally located for the 7 stanes mountain bike centres it is an ideal location for cyclists as well as walkers, fishing enthusiasts and families.
For those less energetic, there are a wide number of attractions in the Galloway area and it is idyllic for those simply wanting to relax and enjoy the spectacular views and wildlife. The Galloway area is well known for its rich heritage and there are castles, museums, arts and crafts, beautiful gardens and visitor centres to explore many of which give a flavour of the past.
The pretty village of St John's Town of Dalry is 3 miles away with its charming main street of painted harled houses. It has a range of convenience stores and a hotel and if you are lucky you may be there for a farmers' market where you can buy delicious local produce. Three miles further down the road takes you to New Galloway offering additional village stores, cafes and pubs. The market town of Castle Douglas is 20 miles away and has a range of interesting craft shops, boutiques and tea rooms.
The house sits in its own grounds in a quiet rural setting next to Lochinvar Cottage. Both properties can be booked together which in total would sleep 13 making an ideal location for gatherings of family and friends.
- Sleeps - 6/7
- Bedrooms - 3 (1 kingsized en suite, 2 twins, 1 fold down bed)
- Bathrooms - ensuite shower room, Jack and Jill bathroom, steam room
- Washing machine and separate tumble dryer
- Wall mounted TVs in all the bedrooms
- Large flat screen TV in the family room
- MP3 speakers in the bedrooms and music system in sitting room
- Open fire and wood burning stove
- Ground source heat pump
- Telephone with honesty box
- Large decking area
- BBQ and oak table and chairs
- Plenty of parking space
- Travel cot and high chair available
- St Johnís Town of Dalry - 3 miles
- Prestwick airport 41 miles, Glasgow airport 73 miles
- Stations - Dumfries 28 miles, Ayr 36 miles
- Pubs and restaurants in Dalry 3 miles, New Galloway 6 miles, Castle Douglas 18 miles
- Golf - New Galloway 6 miles, Castle Douglas 18 miles, Dalbeattie, Sandyhills
- Fly fishing on the doorstep
- Bird watching
- Cycling - bikes available at own risk
- Galloway Activity Centre 6 miles - sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, archery, outdoor laser quest, mountain biking
- Mountain biking Ė 7 Stanes, Drumlanrig approx 20 miles
- Pets by prior arrangement only
Recently renovated to a high standard, the accommodation on the ground floor includes entrance porch and hallway leading into a spacious sitting room overlooking the loch with large sliding glass doors opening out onto the decking. There is an open plan dining kitchen/family room which leads into the utility area and a large shower/steam room. Also downstairs is a cloakroom/WC.
Upstairs there is a fabulous master bedroom with views out over the loch and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. Two twin bedrooms share an ensuite Jack and Jill bathroom. There is an additional pull down bed in one of the twin rooms and the other has two 3/4 size beds. All of the bedrooms have their own wall-mounted televisions and MP3 speakers.
Outside there is a large decking area to one side of the house which steps up to a pretty BBQ area with lovely oak table and chairs. The propery sits in its own grounds with plenty of space for parking.
From Castle Douglas, proceed north for about 16 miles on the A713 following the signs for Ayr until you reach St John's Town of Dalry.
From the town turn right at the monument onto the A702 following signs for Moniave. Follow the road for about 3 miles through the hamlet of Bogue. About one mile after Bogue turn left onto the unclassified road sign posted Milnmark Farm and Lochinvar. Follow this road for approx 1 mile past Duchrae Farm house and Lochinvar Lodge is on your right next to the loch immediately after the cottage.
From Ayr, proceed south on the A713 following the signs for Castle Douglas until you reach St John's Town of Dalry then follow directions above.
Heating and electricity are included. The heating is provided through a ground source heat pump (very eco-friendly!).
Logs for the stove and the open fire are provided.
Bed linen and towels are provided and beds are made up for arrival.
Also provided is a telephone (with an honesty box), fly fishing on the loch, PS2 player and a luxury welcome pack. There is a library of DVD films and 4 bicycles (2 adult and 2 child bikes) are available for use at own risk.
Cost and availability.
The lodge is rented out year round.
Change over day is a Saturday with check in at 4pm, check out by 10am.
Short breaks are available - in the off peak holiday season only.
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Lochinvar Lodge, St Johnís Town of Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 3XJ Scotland