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Historic and secluded 17th Century Castle located in private Scottish estate

Bedrooms 5
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 9; 5 Bedrooms; 3 Bathrooms

Grade A listed Scottish tower house built in the mid Seventeenth century by William Maclallen.

The Castle offers comfortable accommodation for a group of up to 9 guests, with excellent westerly views of the rolling hills of the Glenkens across mature lawned gardens and beautiful surrounding countryside.

Furnished in a traditional country style, the Castle has a large kitchen family room on the ground floor, a Great Hall on the first floor and four bedrooms with two bathrooms (one en suite) on the second floor. There is also a bedroom with en suite located above the entrance.

The Castle is quietly situated within Barscobe Estate, a privately owned 800 acre estate located about 1 mile from the village of Balmaclellan and 17 miles from the market town of Castle Douglas.

This secluded and historic estate also benefits from its own wild trout fishing on the picturesque Barscobe Loch, hills, ancient woodlands, river and waterfalls making it the perfect Scottish retreat.

There are also numerous other activities locally available within 5-10 minutes of the house including sailing, canoeing, water skiing on Loch Ken; hill walking and mountain biking in the Galloway Forest Park; and the local golf course in New Galloway. Barscobe House is also within easy distance of sandy beaches and a range of nationally famous country houses open to the public, such as Drumlanrig Castle and Dumfries House.

PRICING: Minimum stay is 3 nights. Nightly rates vary according to season. The HomeAway system is unable to apply our discounts available on nightly rates for additional nights.

PLEASE CONTACT US for an exact quotation if you are interested in booking.

Nightly rate discounts are as follows:

3 nights - 0% discount on nightly rate advertised

4 nights - 14.29% discount on nightly rate advertised

5 nights - 22.86% discount on nightly rate advertised

6 nights - 28.57% discount on nightly rate advertised

7 nights - 38.78% discount on nightly rate advertised (automatically applied by HomeAway)

WARNING: use of the property for all male or all female gatherings, stag parties, hen parties or the like is strictly forbidden and entry to the property will be refused.

More Details

Mr and Mrs Emery
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle in Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Historic and secluded 17th Century Castle located in private Scottish estate
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

A perfect property for a family celebration

  • 4 of 5

This property is very well equipped for all your needs for up to nine people.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great! Dignified and spacious. Fit for Kings!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location and the property just absorbed nine people. Amazing kitchen and relaxing lounge with roaring log fire. Wonderful 'away from it all' venue.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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