Previously a smithy and dining area for the estate workers, Stable Cottage provides two-bedroomed accommodation for up to 4 people.
Previously a smithy and dining area for the estate workers, the cottage now provides comfortable holiday accommodation for up to 4 people on one level.
Stable Cottage has been fully refurbished, with several measures to improve guests comfort, the most important being the Geothermal under floor central heating system. A wood-burning stove in the living room and flagstone flooring in the main living areas enhance the cosy cottage atmosphere.
The enclosed garden is south facing and a wonderful sun-trap where red squirrels and greater spotted woodpeckers are frequent visitors.
On the opposite side of the cottage, the courtyard garage houses the log store with room for storing bikes or canoes. An eyebolt and padlock give additional security. Outside wash facilities are available for bikes, walking boots etc.
Renewable Energy: all of the heating and domestic hot water for the cottage is provided using heat extracted from a 100m deep bore-hole and Ground Source Heat Pump. The central heating system is controlled automatically and provides constant hot water for your comfort.
There are two bedrooms in Stable Cottage, both overlooking the back garden. The master bedroom has a comfortable king-size bed with matching furniture. The second offers twin single beds. Egyptian Cotton bed linen is provided. Both bedrooms are carpeted.
The bright kitchen-diner is well equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Along with the usual self-catering equipment and utensils, a traditional pulley maid is provided on which to air or dry clothes.
After a day of exploration the perfect place to relax is the cosy lounge equipped with; TV (Freeview), Free WiFi is provided with rural broadband speed, DVD and separate CD/radio player. A wood-burning stove complements this comfortable room.
Luxury double-ended bath with traditional overhead shower, heated towel rail, shaver point, washbasin and toilet. All hot water is from the ground source heat pump.
The enclosed, south-facing garden is accessed from the kitchen and is ideal for dogs. Sandstone flagged patio with garden furniture and BBQ.
The courtyard garage houses the log store with room for storing bikes or canoes. An eyebolt and padlock give additional security. Outside wash facilities are available for bikes, walking boots etc.
"One of the most attractive & comfortable cottages we have ever stayed in, with excellent facilities including the garden and the hose for paw-washing. Ideally situated for exploring the Galloway countryside with a variety of walks on the doorstep & further afield. Add to this interesting wildlife and local hostelries with good food, and lovely weather - what more could we want? Much appreciated by both Beardies & humans!" A. & J., May 2013.
"Very comfortable & cosy cottage, gorgeous location, plenty to see & do in the area - will certainly recommend to others, many thanks! G. & C., Sept 2013
"Have had a fabulous time thank you! Lovely cottage, wonderful location. Will be back next year if you'll have us!" R. & D., B. & J., May 2014
"Thank you for your 5 star accommodation, everything was perfect esp. the garden for us & hound. Fledging birds everywhere. A few suggestions... Beltie Cafe Wigtown best for cakes, Castle Threave for Ospreys & young, Walk up the hill 'behind'!" S. & B., June 2015
"Yet another really enjoyable stay. Very reluctant to leave what has become a lovely home from home, which is why we'll be back." A. & M. Dec 2015
"Lovely, comfortable & cost cottage - thanks for the little extras! A great base for exploring the area - Rockcliffe & Cree Woods especially beautiful. had 4 season in 2 weeks!" H. & M., April 2016
"First class facilities, wonderfully reliable shower (no floppy shower-head here!) Aimed to see as many of the fantastic gardens around as possible. Bought lots of plants as a result. thanks Elaine & Jonathan". J. & M., May 2016
"A lovely, comfortable cottage. Enjoyed spotting the wildlife in the garden. only managed to do a fraction of the things the area offers - hopefully back to see more". M, M, J & L., Aug 2016
"The week's gone so quickly, so many places to go. Lots of variety in the scenery from oak woods to moors, rivers to coast. The cottage is a lovely retreat, so peaceful. Saw a red squirrel and a sparrowhawk in the garden (not together!). Most mornings bright & sunny but decidedly nippy." J. & J., Sept 2016
"Thank you for a most enjoyable week in your lovely cottage. Very comfortable & warm. Hope to return a.s.a.p!!" M. & A., B. & J., Oct 2016
"Thanks for another wonderfully relaxing week at Stable Cottage. Lovely weather! Fantastic mountain bike riding - the best in GB! Hoping to be back in 2017. Thank you Elaine & Jonathan." D. & M., Oct 2016.
"Here again and every day just as enjoyable and relaxing as the previous days spent in this special place. Recommend - Afternoon tea at the House o' the Hill." E. & D., Feb 2017.
"Another quiet and peaceful week in this lovely cottage with plenty of excellent walks and friendly hosts, Elaine & Jonathan." M. & A. April 2017