Kirkennan Woodsedge, Palnackie, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway
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Dumfries and Galloway is Scotland's hidden gem! It has everything you might want on a holiday - beaches, beautiful coastlines, hills, forests, wildlife, historic sites, gardens, visitor attractions, yet remains relatively undiscovered. It is also reputed to be the sunniest area of Scotland and has Scotland's most southerly stretch of coastline.
Kirkennan is well located within Dumfries and Galloway being only 2 miles from the Solway Coast, which has been called the 'Scottish Rivieira'. The nearby coastal village of Kipford is a great place to sit out with a drink and look out over the estuary and boats. Rockcliffe is another coastal village well worth visiting for its interesting shoreline: at low tide it is possible to walk out to Rough Island.
Castle Douglas, Scotland's food town, is 7 miles in the other direction and has a plethora of independent shops including its own micro-brewery and chocolatier, and a number of renowned butchers and art galleries. It is also home to Threave Gardens, cited by The Independent to be one of the 10 Best UK Gardens to Visit and the romantic Threave Castle set on an island and approached by boat.
The village of Palnackie is within walking distance and boasts a friendly pub which serves meals, a well-stocked community run shop (where on occasion you will find your hosts serving!), and a bistro. It is also home to the International World Flounder Tramping competition in which visitors are welcome to compete.
The area is a great one for nature lovers having a range of different habitats including coastal, river, farmland, mountains, moors, lochs and woodlands. There are a number of reserves nearby including Mersehead, and Caerlaverock, both of which have populations of the rare natterjack toad. There are local opportunities of seeing nesting ospreys, red kites feeding and otters. Winter is particularly good for birdwatching and Caerlaverock has been named by the BBC Wildlife Magazine as the first of its 10 best places in the UK for winter birdwatching.
Golf is well catered for and fishing can be arranged locally. For those who like historic sites there are a number of ruined abbeys, castles, historic round houses and houses - including Kirkennan itself where the deeds go back to 1647.
- Sleeps - 5 + cot
- Bedrooms 1 3 (1 double, 1 twin with one adjustable height bed with a raising head end and vibrating function, 1 single)
- Bathrooms - 1 wetroom with shower
- Washing machine and outside drying line
- Freeview TV, DVD
- Free WiFi
- Logfire with initial fuel included
- Disabled access plus toilet booster seat, shower chair, perching stool, portable ramp and mobility scooter (please check and reserve when booking)
- Enclosed and private rear garden
- Garden furniture - table, chairs and bench
- Outdoor table tennis table in walled garden
- Pets welcome
- Short breaks
- Palnackie c1 mile
- Airports - Glasgow Prestwick 62 miles, Glasgow 100 miles, Edinburgh 115 miles
- Dumfries Station - 17 miles
- Pub/restaurant within 1 mile
- Golf - Sandyhills/Colvend 9 miles, Kirkudbright 13 miles, Dalbeattie 3 miles, Craigieknowes 5 miles, Castle Douglas 6 1/2 miles
- Sandy beaches nearby
- Nature reserves
- Fishing - The Urr 2 miles, Loch Ken 13 miles
- Mountain biking
- Lots of art galleries and studios nearby
- Bainloch Deer Park, 10 miles
- Cream o' Galloway - fantastic visitor centre geared to children, 21 miles
- Historic Sites - Burns House 17 miles, Cairn Holy 25 miles, Caerlaverock Castle 25 miles, Dundrennen Abbey 10 miles, Orchardton Tower 2 miles, Sweetheart Abbey 15 miles, Threave Castle 8 miles
- Museums - Dalbeattie Museum 3 miles, Dumfries Museum 17 miles, John Paul Jones Museum 17 miles
Woodsedge is set within Kirkennan Estate with 73 acres of landscaped gardens, walled vegetable and flower gardens, orchard, woodland and fields that guests are welcome to enjoy. Kirkennan is bounded on the one side by the tidal Urr water where guests have spotted otter along with a range of birdlife. Deer, red squirrel and rabbits are frequent visitors to the Estate. Dogs are welcome and can be let off the lead in the adjacent 13 acre Jock's Wood.
Woodsedge forms part of the converted stable block for Kirkennan House. It is all on one level and has level access at the front, with a very small step down at the rear into the enclosed and private rear garden (portable ramp provided). It faces south over fields and is sunny and bright.
There is a sitting/dining room with an open fire (initial fuel included) and access to the rear garden. The kitchen was renovated in 2014 and has a ceramic hob cooker, microwave, washing machine and fridge/freezer. There are 3 bedrooms. The twin has an adjustable height electric bed and sufficient room for manoeuvring wheelchairs. There are also single and double bedrooms. The wetroom was also renovated in 2014 and is designed for easy access for those with limited mobility and those bathing young children.
Heating, electricity and an initial supply of logs are all included (additional wood can be purchased in Dalbeattie).
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Use of mobility scooter if available and prebooked.
Cost and availability:
This perfectly situated self-catering cottage is rented out year round. Change over day is usually Saturday but some flexibility. Check in from 3pm. Check out 10am.
Short breaks are welcome.
Late availability discounts sometimes available.
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Kirkennan Woodsedge, Kirkennan Estate, Palnackie, Castle Douglas DG7 1PE Scotland