Traditional granite barn conversion, with woodburner and French doors to garden, lovely walks from the door and close to beaches.. These two semi-detached holiday cottages are situated approximately 1 mile off the public road up a private drive, next to the owners&rsquo; home and small working farm in a very quiet, peaceful location, which is ideal for secluded retreats or as a central touring base to explore Dumfries & Galloway. The cottages are similar in style and design and Myrtle Cottage (ref 28177) is a restored barn conversion consisting of a traditional granite byre with an architect designed larch clad extension featuring a welcoming woodburner. They are located near the Solway Coast and close to the world-class &lsquo;7 Stanes&rsquo; mountain bike facility at nearby Dalbeattie, 10 minutes&rsquo; drive. Also in the vicinity is the Galloway Forest Park which is one of just a handful of &lsquo;Dark Sky Parks&rsquo; in the western world in recognition of spectacular sightings of the starry skies it affords. The region&rsquo;s capital, Dumfries, is a 25 minute drive, and is known for its links with Robert Burns; visitors may explore his house, sample a dram in Burns&rsquo; favourite hostelry - The Globe Inn, or find out more about him at the Robert Burns Centre. Other nearby areas of interest are Colvend Golf Course and Southerness Golf Course, both 10 minutes away, and horse riding facilities at Barend Riding School at Sandyhills, just 5 minutes&rsquo; drive and fishing. Along the coast, discover unspoilt villages, dramatic coastlines, sandy beaches and rocky coves. There is wildlife in abundance with an RSPB Mersehead Nature Reserve nearby. Whitecroft itself has an abundance of wildlife such as roe deer, red squirrels and plentiful birdlife including the majestic red kite. During times of agricultural activity (lambing, shearing, hay making, feeding calves) the owners are more than happy for visitors to view or even have a try. This can be arranged during your stay. In addition to being an ideal venue for a traditional spring/summer break, the cottages make for a perfect cosy autumn/winter break. Constructed and insulated to the highest standards with the benefit of a technologically advanced biomass boiler, you can enjoy the added bonus of central heating 365 days a year, meaning whatever the weather you&rsquo;re guaranteed to be warm and cosy for no additional cost. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.. All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining room. 2 double (6ft) bedrooms (one zip and link, can be twin), both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. . Pet welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, working farm). . Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 25-acre natural, woodland grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from well. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Large pond at the bottom of the drive, sloping banks in grounds.
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